Registered Nurse, Special Education OR (5505678)

$36.23 - $47.58 hourly
  • Northern Health
  • Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
  • Jul 14, 2021
Full time Registered Nurses

Job Description

Northern Health is accepting applications for nurses who want to expand their experience in the operating room at Prince Rupert Regional Hospital.

How it Works

  • 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.

Who we are
Northern Health leads the way in promoting health and providing health services for Northern and rural populations. Through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations, we provide exceptional health services for Northerners. Our value statements guide decisions and actions and include: Empathy - Respect - Collaboration - Innovation.

What you can expect

  • Opportunities for career growth
  • Supportive work environment
  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Health & Dental Coverage
  • Pension Plan
  • Relocation Assistance for eligible positions
  • Spectacular outdoor activities
  • Short commutes
  • Affordable housing market
  • Shift rotation/hours of work: Monday – Friday, Days - 07:45 to 15:45


Job Summary
The OR/P.A.R. nurse assesses the physical and psychological needs; plans, implements, evaluating and documents the nursing care for the patient during the peri-operative process, and the immediate post-operative period.  Willing to do a minimum of 8 days on call per month.

 Top 4 Key Responsibilities

  • Determines client status and response to actual and potential health problems, plans interventions, performs and evaluates planned interventions.
  • Administers medications based on patient status and physicians’ orders. Assesses charts and reports patient responses to medications to physician.
  • Provides direct nursing care by performing duties such as personal hygiene, monitoring vital signs, wound care, management of intravenous, chest drainage and assisting physician with other medical / surgical procedures.
  • Provides direct nursing interventions for management of crisis and life threatening situations and violent and aggressive behavior.

 Job Qualifications

  • Registration with BC College of Nursing Professionals as a practicing RN registrant.
  • Current Level C CPR certification required.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume/cover letter to keenan.gobbi@northernhealth.ca