Specialty Post Anesthetic Recovery

Role and Facility Information

Are you someone who has a real passion for serving others? Are you a Registered Nurse looking to showcase your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment?

Island Health is looking for a patient-focused team players to join their team of compassionate and dedicated nurses who provide care to patients in our Operating Rooms and Post Anesthetic Care Units.

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.

Our perioperative units are state of the art, and allow our multidisciplinary teams provide a comprehensive array of services across the Island.

The Victoria General Hospital and Royal Jubilee Hospital are the Island's primary centres for trauma.

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, located mid-Island, is a major referral centre for general surgery.

Duncan in this slightly smaller community, Cowichan District Hospital continues its own OR upgrades to accommodate expanded services with three operating suites.

West Coast General Hospital serves the communities of Port Alberni, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Tofino and Ucluelet.

The North Island Hospital Campbell River & District has two endoscopy suites and four operating rooms that support surrounding communities and islands. Comox Valley Hospital has six operating rooms and two endoscopy suites.


Education, Training And Experience

Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN registrant.

Recognized post-basic Peri-operative 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.

If you would love to work with a progressive and cohesive team, we would love to hear from you! Apply Today!


Live and work in BC


Known as the “City of the Totems,” the community of Duncan takes pride in its rich First Nations heritage. Over 75 totem poles embellish the townscape, along with fascinating cultural artifacts. Duncan is located in the Cowichan region in the south central part of Vancouver Island and is a supply and service hub for the area. It is home to some of British Columbia’s newest vineyards that grow amidst rolling hillsides and country lanes.

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