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Specialty Surgical Strategy

Role and Facility Information

Registered Nurse (RN), Surgical Day Care, Gynecology Surgical Services

BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre

Vancouver BC

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

As the Surgical Daycare Nurse, you are a member of the Gynecology Surgical Services Program's multi-disciplinary team and providing nursing activities such as patient assessment, teaching, and support for gynecology procedures and health promotion activities consistent with established policies. This role also participates with other members of the team in program development by providing feedback as required.

What you’ll do

Provide patient care through the provision of education and support to patients in the Program around issues related to their procedure and/or treatment. Works collaboratively with medical staff and other multi-disciplinary health care team members to assist in ensuring effective, evidence-based and high-quality patient-centred care.
Provide direct and indirect nursing support and care for patients including: preparation of patient for gynecology procedures, medication administration, set-up and operation of patient monitoring equipment, and managing recovering patients after procedural sedation and phase II recovery after general anesthesia.
In collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, participate in streamlining and provides input into surgical slates to ensure patients are cared for in a safe and efficient manner. This process includes reviewing patient history noting allergies, risk factors, and medications etc.
Maintain related records including hand written and computerized documents such as patient records, data sheets and procedural forms.
In collaboration with the Program Manager, participate in program and/or policy development by providing feedback on nursing policies as requested. Participate in and may lead daily workflow sessions.
Provide input to the Program Manager or delegate, regarding policies, procedures and operational requirements by observing service needs and providing spoken or written suggestions which address patient and family needs and promote effective use of resources.
Participate in the emergency preparedness by checking the crash cart, participating in mock codes and emergency codes, and responding to other emergency situations as required.

What you bring

Graduate from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
Two (2) years of recent related medical/surgical nursing experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

You will have the ability to:

Practice women-centred care.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrate effective CPR techniques.
Work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
Operate related equipment.
Physically perform the duties of the position.

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time (until May 24, 2023)
Wage: $36.23 to $47.58 per hour
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, Alternate Fridays; 0830-1720
Requisition Number: 125356E

What we do

BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education.

BCW is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

PHSA and BCW are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.


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