Vancouver Coastal Health

Registered Nurse (RN) - Surgical Suites

Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse (RN) - Surgical Suites
Work Site: Eye Care Centre Surgical Suite, Vancouver General Hospital
Status: Casual
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $36.23 - $47.58 per hour
Hours: 0730-1530/0800-1600
Reference#: 157703-jch

 

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

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the Eye Care Centre Surgical Suite at Vancouver General Hospital. Apply today to join our team!

 

As a Registered Nurse in an Operating Room environment at Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Provide nursing care to clients in post-anesthetic recovery both by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team, and provide nursing services in an operating room environment as a member of an integrated team performing varied and complex surgical interventions.
  • Enhance the quality of life of the client/family.
  • Consult, confer, and collaborate with other health care givers as well as with other members of operating room team.
  • Demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing practice.
  • Maintain and advance clinical competence.
  • Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Completion of a recognized advanced nursing specialty program in operating room nursing, or two years’ recent, related experience in an operating room/post-anesthetic recovery environment.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centred model of care.
  • Broad knowledge of BCCNM standards for nursing practice.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of perioperative nursing techniques and standards, and instrumentation and equipment set ups, for a wide variety of surgical procedures.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of pharmacology, and client physiological reactions, related to anesthesia and conscious sedation, including knowledge of other drugs used in post-anesthetic recovery.
  • Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
  • Demonstrated ability in nursing practice in an operating room environment including ability to admit, assess and manage clients perioperatively and in post-anesthetic recovery.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond immediately and appropriately to sudden emergencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as an integral member of an operating room team.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess client responses during surgery, and to respond appropriately.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement plans of care.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, clients and their families, co-workers, physicians, and other health care staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in writing accurately, concisely, and clearly.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach clients and their families.
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Demonstrated skill in conscious sedation techniques.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
  • Skill in the use of and set up of operating room equipment.
  • Skill in techniques appropriate to the operating room and post-anesthetic recovery environments.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client care information system.

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.

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.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?


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 our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.

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


***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings 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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