Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Registered Nurse (RN) - Surgical, Clinical Resource Team

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Registered Nurse (RN) - Surgical, Clinical Resource Team
    Work Site: Vancouver General Hospital 
    Status: Regular Full Time 
    Start Date: As soon as possible 
    Salary: $34.83 - $45.73 per hour
    Hours: 0700-1900/1900-0700
    Reference#: 114391-rra



    This is a float pool position that floats between units within the hospital.


    Using a best practices approach, provides nursing care to assigned patients/clients working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary care team. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates client care for designated surgical patient/client group. Participates in discharge planning, functions as a client advocate and teaches clients and their families about illness/injury and overall health promotion and wellness. Enhances quality of life from the perspective of the client/family. Documents care provided and responds to incidents in accordance with established policies and procedures. Consults, confers and collaborates with other health care providers. Maintains and advances own clinical competence. Participates on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.

    Practices in accordance with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) Standards (professional & practice) and code of ethics for a Registered Nurse. Practices within the scope of practice as set by the organization, as per VCH policies and guidelines/clinical practice documents and within own competence. This practice is aligned with the vision, mission, goals and values of the organization as well as with the concept of a client and family centred care model.


    Education & Experience

    • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).

    Skills & 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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