Specialty Operating Room (Adult)

Role and Facility Information

Reporting to the Manager, Perioperative Services, the staff nurse is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care and nursing practice activities within the frame work of quality management and in accordance with the University Hospital of Northern BC mission statement. The role is defined by the needs of the Hospital, a select patient/family population, agency expectations and the goals for professional nursing practice.

AORN Perioperative Nursing Program Details

• There are 4 training positions available for this intake

• Northern Health provides placement support and funding for tuition, textbooks, and travel expenses for clinical placements, as required

• Learners should expect to make a 6 – 12 month commitment for this education, which includes online and in-person learning

• Additional study time, outside of schedule hours, may be required to successfully complete the program

• Flexibility for practicums is necessary

• Applicants must successfully complete the education program prior to working in the department

• Applicants must be agreeable to an 18 month return of services with Northern Health in the specialty area where training was provided

Qualifications

- Registration with BC College of Nursing Professionals as a practicing RN registrant.

- Current Level C CPR certification required.

- Post graduate certificate in perioperative nursing or a minimum of one-year recent related experience in peri-operative nursing.

Skills and Abilities:

- Work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

- Make and apply nursing judgment using analytical skills.

- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

- Interact with others effectively.

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

- Maintain own physical, mental and emotional well being.

- Using Critical Thinking skills, prioritize and organize patient care.

- Operate related equipment.

- Teach and provide clinical supervision.

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