Vancouver Coastal Health

Registered Nurse (RN) - Surgical - Clinical Resource Team

Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse (RN) Surgical - Clinical Resource Team
Work Site: Surgical - Clinical Resource Team, Vancouver General Hospital
Status: Temporary Full Time
Start Date:

As soon as possible until approximately August 2021

Salary: $35.53 - $46.65 per hour


Days off: Rotating

Reference#: 137671-nmo


Come work as a Registered Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the Surgical - Clinical Resource Team at Vancouver General Hospital. Apply today to join our team!


As a Registered Nurse at Vancouver General Hospital you will:


  • Provide nursing care to assigned patients/clients working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary care team.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate client care.
  • Participate in discharge planning, function as a client advocate and teach clients and their families about illness/injury and overall health promotion and wellness.
  • Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the client/family.
  • Document care provided and respond to incidents in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Consult, confer and collaborate with other health care providers.
  • Maintain and advance your own clinical competence.
  • Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.


Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.

Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • ONe (1) year recent, related medical/surgical experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated surgical patient/client group including but not limited to patients with complex diseases, respiratory therapies, IV therapies, substance abuse & addictions, delirium, dementia, end of life care and nutritional therapies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of pathophysiology related to common diagnosis/surgeries and clinical situations related to area of practice such as head and neck, gastrointestinal, hepatic, glandular, vascular, orthopedic, thoracic, solid organ transplant, urological/gynecological, plastics, spinal and/or neurologic.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide nursing assessments & interventions related to common diagnosis/surgeries and specific clinical situations relevant to the designated patient/client group such as end-stage liver disease, renal failure, congestive heart failure, pneumonia, diabetes, pneumothorax, pleural effusions, chest pain/MI, deep vein thrombosis (DVT)/pulmonary embolus (PE), skin and wound care, sepsis and/or cardiac/respiratory arrest.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform focused secondary assessments and integrate information from a variety of sources including diagnostics and develop plan of care relevant to the designated patient/client group.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate and respond to potential complications and care issues relevant to the designated patient/client group.
  • Demonstrated ability in correct usage of and maintains competency in working with equipment such as negative pressure wound therapy equipment, oxygen delivery equipment, other care related assessment/monitoring equipment, pumps, IV lines, infusions, catheters, tubes, ostomies and/or suctions for patient population.
  • Demonstrated ability to document client care on appropriate systems/forms in accordance with organizational and unit standards in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Demonstrated skill in the management of patients with acute /chronic pain management/opioid tolerant patients, patients with addictions / withdrawal issues. Utilizes the Pain Assessment Record to perform comprehensive pain assessments.
  • Demonstrated skill in safe care & management of patients with resections, pancreatectomies, splenectomies, pleural chest tubes, skin grafts & donor sites, compartment syndrome, organ transplant, urologic/gynecological surgeries, reconstructive surgeries, bone fractures, chest tubes, spinal surgeries and/or neurological conditions.
  • Demonstrated skill in peripheral IV insertion and maintenance, CVC/PICC maintenance, blood collection, blood transfusions, TPN/enteral nutrition, tracheostomy care and/or care of various tubes/drains.
  • Demonstrated skill in performing RN autonomous scope of practice and standards of care relevant to designated patient/client population including IV, infection control, isolation protocols etc.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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