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Specialty Operating Room (Adult)

Role and Facility Information

Island Health is actively seeking Post Anesthetic Care Unit (PACU) Nurses across Vancouver Island.

Operating Room Teams
In addition to our Physicians, our staff teams consist of Perioperative Nurses, Post Anesthetic Care Unit Nurses, Anesthesia Assistants, Medical Device Reprocessing Department Staff and Health Care Assistants.

At Island Health, we provide the public health care services to over 794,000 residents throughout our region. We strive to create work environments that support and attract workers with passion, professionalism and dedication that will help us provide the highest quality of patient care.

We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, government backed Defined Benefits Pension Plan, long term disability and extensive extended health plan, plus four weeks’ vacation after your first year of employment.

With a variety of locations across Vancouver Island, you have the ability to work in tertiary care,
community and rural hospitals as well as outpatient clinics. We also offer training and educational opportunities to help you grow your skills and develop in your career.

Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.


Registration with BC College of Nursing Professionals as a practicing RN registrant.
Recognized post-basic Perioperative or PACU education required for clinical areas, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Basic Life Support, Level C required.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Emergency Room, ICU and Critical Care Relief Pool required.
Two years' recent related experience for critical care and speciality units (i.e. Emergency, ICU, O.R., P.A.R., Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Psychiatry)
Scrub nurse experience plus one year’s recent related experience for all other areas.

We have full-time, part-time and casual positions available across Vancouver Island.

Apply today and become part of a nursing team dedicated to the highest quality of patient care.

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British Columbia’s scenic capital city of Victoria is located on the southern part of Vancouver Island. Double-decker buses, horse-drawn carriages, scenic gardens and even the tradition of formal afternoon tea, reflect this seaside city’s British heritage. Victoria’s economy is made up of traditional industry, advanced technology, tourism and arts and cultural organizations. The city boasts one of the highest “park-to-people” ratios of any city in North America. A temperate climate supports numerous recreational pursuits including golfing, fishing and boating.

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