Specialty Operating Room (Adult)

Role and Facility Information

Do you have a passion for providing quality care to patients? Island Health has an exciting full-time career opportunity for a patient-focused Registered Nurse in the Operatory Room at Cowichan District Hospital.

Situated in the heart of Duncan, Cowichan District Hospital has 134 funded beds and helped more than 33,479 patients who visited our Emergency Room last year. Work in a diverse multi-generational team and serve a diverse culture of patients, from toddlers to seniors.

Cowichan District Hospital is a rural acute care site that qualifies for the Canada Student Loan Forgiveness Program.

As a Registered Nurse in the Operating Room, you will provide direct nursing care to patients in the Operating Room in accordance with the unit/program philosophy, competency guidelines, policies, and the BCCNP Standards for Nursing Practice in British Columbia.

You are registered with BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) as a practising RN registrant. Recognized Perioperative Program or recent operating room experience is essential.

Island Health is one of British Columbia’s five regional health authorities. With over 21,500 employees, 1,900 physician partners and 6,500 volunteers, Island Health is the largest employer on Vancouver Island. We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, group life, long term disability and extensive extended health plan, plus up to four weeks’ vacation after your first year of employment.

Come be part of our future!

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Known as the “City of the Totems,” the community of Duncan takes pride in its rich First Nations heritage. Over 75 totem poles embellish the townscape, along with fascinating cultural artifacts. Duncan is located in the Cowichan region in the south central part of Vancouver Island and is a supply and service hub for the area. It is home to some of British Columbia’s newest vineyards that grow amidst rolling hillsides and country lanes.

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