Specialty Operating Room (Adult)

Role and Facility Information

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the team in the Operating Rooms at Richmond Hospital. As an RN in the Operating Rooms at Richmond Hospital you will:

Provide nursing services in an operating room environment as a member of an integrated surgical team performing varied and complex surgical interventions.
Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the patient/family.
Consult, confer, and collaborate with other members of the surgical team.
Demonstrate continuous improvement and best practice approach in nursing practice and patient care.
Maintain and advance your own clinical competence.
Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.

Education & Experience

Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
Completion of a recognized advanced nursing specialty program in operating room nursing, or two years’ recent, related experience in an acute care operating room environment.

Knowledge & Abilities

Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a patient/family centred model of care.
Broad knowledge of BCCNM standards for nursing practice.
Comprehensive knowledge of perioperative nursing techniques, standards, instrumentation, supply and equipment requirements for a wide variety of surgical procedures.
Broad knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Broad knowledge of pharmacology, and patient physiological responses related to anesthesia.
Demonstrated ability to practice nursing in an operating room environment of an acute care teaching hospital.
Comprehensive knowledge of and demonstrated ability in applying aseptic technique.
Demonstrated ability to respond immediately and appropriately to emergency situations.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as an integral member of an operating room team.
Demonstrated ability to continually assess patient condition during surgery and to respond appropriately.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and non-verbally.
Demonstrated ability deal effectively with, patients and their families, co-workers, physicians, and other health care personnel.
Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
Demonstrated skill in the assembly and operation of operating room equipment.
Basic computer literacy and knowledge of operating room computerized patient care information system.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


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Nestled in the estuary at the mouth of the historic Fraser River, the city of Richmond offers a unique blend of urban sophistication and rural tranquility. A cosmopolitan population, proximity to all kinds of transportation options, sunny weather and endless riverside walking paths make Richmond a marvelous place to live, work and play. Just minutes from downtown Vancouver and close to the U.S. border, Richmond is a convenient location that serves up culture, amazing cuisine, and authentic experiences.

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