Specialty Operating Room (Adult)

Role and Facility Information

Under the direction of the Operating room Head Nurse, the OR/P.A.R. nurse provides direct nursing care to the peri-operative patient according to established standards/policies and provides work direction to nursing and non-nursing staff as required. The OR/P.A.R. nurse assesses the physical and psychological needs; plans, implements, evaluating and documents the nursing care for the patient during the peri-operative process, and the immediate post-operative period. Nursing responsibilities include scheduled on call responsibilities.

Qualifications:

- Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, registered with the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) and holds a current license to practice.

- Current C.P.R., I.V. Therapy and Discharge from P.A.R. Certificates mandatory.

- One year recent experience in the Operating Room/Post-Anesthetic Room.

Skills and Abilities:

- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

- Demonstrated ability to deal with others effectively.

- Demonstrated physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

- Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment such as blood pressure and oxygen saturation monitor, hydrotherapy blanket, operative instruments, endoscopes and scope washer.

- Demonstrated knowledge of specialized procedures and techniques such as scrub, circulating and Post-Anesthetic and Endoscope Room nursing care.

- Demonstrated Knowledge of aseptic technique.

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Fort St. John

Fort St. John, known as "The Energetic City" due to its resource base of oil, natural gas, forestry and agriculture, is located on a plateau in the Peace Region of northeastern British Columbia. Being the cultural and commercial centre of the region, Fort St. John offers a rural lifestyle with modern conveniences such as shopping and entertainment. Recreational opportunities in the area include cross-country skiing, fishing, hockey, boating, hiking, camping, hunting, and curling.

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