Registered Nurse, Specialty Education - Operating Room (5556103)

$36.23 - $47.58 hourly
  • Northern Health
  • Terrace, BC, Canada
  • Oct 24, 2022
Full time Registered Nurses Nursing

Job Description

Do you have a passion for nursing? Do you want to extend your nursing knowledge? We have a training opportunity that may interest you! We are seeking a motivated Registered Nurse with a dedication for delivering compassionate patient care to join our team in the OR department at Mills Memorial Hospital.

In accordance with established hospital policies and procedures provides and co-ordinates nursing care to assigned patients consistent with current standards of nursing practice and the clinical specialty of operating room nursing and post-anaesthetic care nursing. Nursing responsibilities include scheduled on-call responsibilities for emergency surgery and PACU assignment.

AORN Perioperative Nursing Program Details

  • There are 2 training positions available for this intake
  • 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
  • Qualified applicants will be considered first for specialty positions. If there are not qualified applicants, training lines will be awarded to unqualified applicants and training will be provided.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Days, Nights - 07:00 to 19:00, 19:00 to 07:00 rotating

Mills Memorial Hospital is a 52 acute care bed hospital and provides the only inpatient psychiatric unit in the northwest. They offer emergency services, and has a diagnostic and specialist center which includes CT scan and nuclear medicine. Visiting specialists come for obstetrics/gynecology, psychiatry, general surgery, urology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, anaesthetics, radiology, nuclear medicine, pathology, otorhinolaryngology (ENT), podiatry, pediatrics and internal medicine. Community cancer and chronic disease management clinics are available.

Terrace has a population 12,700 (2021) residents. The community of Terrace is northern living at its best. Snow-capped mountains, pristine glacier-fed rivers, lakes and streams all add to the beauty of this community. Check out Terrace where there is always something new to experience.

What Northern Health has to offer you!

  • Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
  • Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
  • Relocation Incentive is available for eligible positions
  • Employee referral program
  • Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
  • “Loan Forgiveness Programs” are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions. 

Qualifications

  • taken from the JD)
  • Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN registrant.
  • Post diploma certification in operating room techniques and procedures, or post diploma course in post-anaesthetic care nursing, CPNC (national perioperative certification) desirable OR
  • Equivalent combination of education, training and recent experience in O.R. and P.A.C.U.
  • Critical care skills an asset.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.

Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.

There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.