Vancouver Coastal Health

Registered Nurse (RN) - Gender Surgery Clinic

Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse (RN) - Gender Surgery Clinic
Work Site: Gender Surgery Program, Vancouver General Hospital
Status: Casual
Start Date:

As soon as possible

Salary: $36.23 - $47.58 per hour
Hours: Various
Reference#: 147399-nmo


Come work as a Registered Nurse in Acute Medicine at Vancouver General Hospital!

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the team in the new Gender Surgery Program at Vancouver General Hospital. Apply today to join our team!


As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order) as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


As an RN at Vancouver General Hospital you will:

  • Provide nursing care for Transgender clients undergoing gender affirming surgery by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • In relation to the client’s surgical journey, serve as the first point of contact between TransCare BC and the Trans speciality clinics in the community.
  • Provide comprehensive pre-operative health assessment and post-operative care needs.
  • Alongside patients, surgeons and social supports, develop care plans, education resources, provide wound care and follow-up on post-operative healing, liaising with surgeon on any post-operative complications.
  • Act as client advocate to protect and promote client’s emotional support and safety.


Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

  • Four (4) years’ recent, related clinical experience in the provision of lower gender affirming surgical care for trans and gender diverse patients.

  • Certified practice in Reproductive Health - Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult physiology, differences between gender and sex, trans and gender diversity.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and respond to potential complications and care issues related to post-operation and preservation of sexual organs (e.g. wound care; bolster care; compression care; VAC dressing; catheter management; tissue expansion).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of transgender health system in British Columbia and social and historical barriers to care in transgender health.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to trans and gender diverse client and their support network.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients, families/care givers, community partners, medical staff and members of the multidisciplinary care team.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote person-centered care that demonstrates empathy for patients and families/care givers, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, and patient advocacy.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement plans of care in relation to client/family priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to counsel and teach clients and their families based on their priorities.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to operated related equipment including relevant computer applications.
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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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