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Registered Nurse (RN) - Interventional Radiology (M-F Days)

Registered Nurse (RN) - Interventional Radiology (M-F Days)

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Job Description


Job Title: Registered Nurse - Diagnostic Imaging
Work Site: Vancouver General Hospital
Status: Temporary Full Time
Start Date: As soon as Possible until approximately June 28, 2019 or return of incumbent
Salary: $33.56 - $44.06 per hour
Hours: 07:00-16:30/07:30-17:00/08:00-17:30/08:30-18:00 (9 hour shifts, 4 days per week)
Reference#: 101932-jta


Practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) as well as within a client and family centred care model and the vision and values of the organization. Performs nursing functions associated with interventional, angiography, computed tomography and other diagnostic imaging procedures to patients of all ages who may be critically ill and/or attached to life-support equipment, both by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Assists the physician during the procedure and performs direct nursing care as appropriate to ensure the comfort and safety of patients undergoing procedures. Enhances quality of life from the perspective of the patient/family. Prepares for and responds to fluctuating workloads, unexpected critical situations, and the requirement to be on-call as required. Consults, confers, and collaborates with other health care providers as well as with other members of the Diagnostic Imaging team. Demonstrates continuous improvement and best practice approach in nursing practice. Maintains and advances own clinical competence. Participates on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.


Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses’ of British Columbia (CRNBC).
  • Completion of a recognized critical care nursing program or
  • Two years recent, related experience in an interventional diagnostic imaging (such as angiographic, cardiac catheterization) or critical care (such as intensive care, post-anesthesia recovery, emergency, operating room) setting or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centred model of care.
  • Broad knowledge of CRNBC’s standards for nursing practice.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of pharmacology, and patient physiological reactions, related to anesthesia and/or procedural sedation.
  • Broad knowledge of nursing problems commonly encountered in a critical care environment.
  • Demonstrated ability in the initiation and management of IV therapy and administration of IV medications.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond immediately and appropriately to emergencies.
  • Demonstrated ability in nursing practice within an angiographic and/or interventional diagnostic imaging setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement care plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess patient responses during diagnostic imaging and interventional procedures, and to respond appropriately.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with conflict.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and deal effectively with patients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of external agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to counsel and teach patients and their families.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership through initiative and independence.
  • Demonstrated ability to model and mentor new staff and students.
  • Demonstrated skill in clinical techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies appropriate to an angiographic and/or interventional diagnostic imaging setting.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
  • Demonstrated skill in use of cardiac monitoring equipment.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized patient care information system.
  • 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.

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.***

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