Vancouver Coastal Health

Registered Nurse (RN) - Preadmission

Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse (RN) - Preadmission
Work Site: Operating Room Booking-Slating, Richmond Hospital - Richmond, BC
Status: Casual
Start Date:

As soon as possible

Salary: $36.23 - $47.58 per hour
Hours: Various
Reference#: 145367-ndh


Come work as a Registered Nurse in Preadmission at Richmond Hospital!

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is looking for an RN to join the team at Richmond Hospital. Are you interested in working in a fast-paced, outpatient environment? Apply today to join our team!


As an RN in Preadmission at Vancouver Coastal Health you will: 

  • Assess and plan for the successful pre/post-operative nursing care associated with secondary, tertiary and quaternary surgical patients from thirteen different surgical services.
  • Work proactively in assessing complex patient risks, collaborate with Anesthesiologists, and initiate referrals with other interdisciplinary team members in the planning for the day of surgery and the discharge/transition to alternate sites/programs within Vancouver Acute and home/other facility.
  • Provide education to patients and families in pre/post-operative care to minimize anxiety and maximize their preparation and resources for surgery.
  • Consult and collaborate with team members/other caregivers in the identification and resolution of client/family care issues.
  • Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.


Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
  • Completion of two years’ recent, related experience in acute, tertiary, surgical care environment including demonstrated experience in multiple surgical services.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centered model of care.
  • Broad knowledge of BCCNP’s standards for nursing practice.
  • Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to assessment and planning of pre/post operative surgical patient care.
  • Demonstrated ability with use of critical thinking skills, fostering the plan and implementation of surgical patient care - setting priorities and integration of available information from several sources to arrive at an accurate baseline clinical picture and make appropriate decisions around patient care.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess client understanding of care, provide education, and to respond appropriately.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events, problem-solve and set priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with conflict situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of outside agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach clients and their families.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership through initiative and independence.
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of medical equipment and supplies appropriate to the designated clinical area.
  • Demonstrated skill in techniques appropriate to the designated clinical area.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.

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.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. 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. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

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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