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Registered Nurse (RN) Med/Surg – General Surgery

Vancouver Coastal Health

This is a Full-time position in Waterloo, ON posted June 17, 2021.

Job Description Job Title: Registered Nurse (RN) Med/Surg
– General Surgery Work Site: Vascular/General Surgery, Vancouver General Hospital Status: Regular Full Time Start Date: As soon as possible Salary: $36.23
– $47.58 per hour Hours: 0700-1900/1900-0700 Days off: Rotating Reference: 144721-aca Come work as a Registered Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the Vascular/General Surgery team at Vancouver General Hospital.

Apply today to join our team As an RN with Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary care team to provide nursing care to assigned patients/clients.

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate client care for your designated surgical patient/client group.

Participate in discharge planning, function as a client advocate and teach clients and their families about illness/injury and overall health promotion and wellness.

Enhance the quality of life of the client/family.

Document care provided and respond to incidents in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Consult, confer and collaborate with other health care providers.

Maintain and advance your own clinical competence.

Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).

Skills & Abilities Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group
– General Surgery.

Demonstrated knowledge of pathophysiology related to common diagnosis/surgeries and specific clinical situations related to area of practice (e.g.

Head & Neck; Gastrointestinal; Hepatic; Glandular procedures; Vascular).

Demonstrated ability to provide nursing assessments & interventions related to common diagnosis/surgeries and specific clinical situations relevant to the designated patient/client group (e.g.

End-stage liver disease; Renal failure; Pneumothorax; Pleural effusions; Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)/Pulmonary embolus (PE); Wound care; Skin grafts Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
– Resection; Amputation/Lower Limb; By-Pass Graft: Extra Anatomical, Lower Limb ; Endovascular Aortic Stent Grafts ).

Demonstrated ability to perform focused secondary assessments and integrate information from a variety of sources including diagnostics and develop plan of care relevant to the designated patient/client group.

Demonstrated ability to anticipate and respond to potential complications and care issues relevant to the designated patient/client group.

Demonstrated ability in correct usage of equipment and maintains competency in working with VAC machines; Oxygen delivery equipment; other care related pumps, catheters, tubes, suctions for patient population.

Demonstrated ability to document client care on appropriate systems/forms in accordance with organizational and unit standards in a timely and accurate manner.

Demonstrated skill in the management of patients with acute /chronic pain management/opioid tolerant patients, patients with addictions / withdrawal issues.

Utilizes the Pain Assessment Record to perform comprehensive pain assessments.

Demonstrated skill in safe care & management of patients with Resections; Pancreatectomy; Splenectomy; Pleural chest tube; Skin grafts & donor sites; Compartment syndrome.

Demonstrated skill in Peripheral IV insertion, maintenance; CVC/PICC maintenance, blood collection, removal; TPN/Parenteral Nutrition; Tracheostomy care.

Demonstrated skill in performing RN autonomous scope of practice and standards of care relevant to designated patient/client population including IV, infection control, isolation protocols etc.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents.

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.

We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work.

At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture.

We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C.

Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process .

Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions.

Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate.

Seniority will not apply.

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.