The Perioperative Registered Nurse (OR Nurse) position is responsible for providing Perioperative patient care using the Nursing Process, in accordance with CARNA (College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta), ORNAC (Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada) and CSA (Canadian Standards Association) standards of practice. The Perioperative Registered Nurse will demonstrate competence in delivering safe, effective and efficient care in both a scrub and circulating role, as an integral part of their surgical team. The Perioperative Registered Nurse is responsible to provide safe care according to the Perioperative Nursing Care Plan, throughout the patient stay in the Surgical Suite. The Perioperative Registered Nurse promotes the professional role and evaluates their own professional education and clinical practice standards. The scope of practice is a continuum ranging from basic to advanced clinical nursing activities. The Perioperative Registered Nurse will practice using evidence based measures and outcomes. The Perioperative Registered Nurse is a patient advocate and provides a link between the units and the Operating Room. The Perioperative Registered Nurse draws on a unique body of nursing knowledge.
As a Registered Nurse (RN), you will provide a wide variety of nursing services to patients, families, communities and populations, while taking necessary steps to ensure their safety and well-being. In your role, you will utilize nursing processes, through critical thinking, problem solving and decision making, as well as teach, counsel and advocate on behalf of patients and their families. You will play a leadership role in supporting an integrated and holistic approach to patient care, health promotion and maintenance. You will provide safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.
Classification: Registered Nurse
Union: United Nurses of Alberta
Department: (FMC) OR
Primary Location: Foothills Medical Centre
Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
Posting End Date: 06-AUG-2019
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 09-SEP-2019
Temporary End Date: 30-SEP-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 57
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $36.86
Maximum Salary: $48.37
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Completion of an accredited nursing education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).
Additional Required Qualifications:
AHS will provide specialty Perioperative training. Commitment to a comprehensive 14-week training program, followed by a full time orientation is required. This temporary one-year position is built upon two phases: Phase 1 – Perioperative didactic and clinical practicum – 14 weeks. Phase 2 – Orientation to solidify practical knowledge and skill – 38 weeks. Phase 2 requires successful completion of all criteria from phase 1. If an individual were not successful in completing phase 1, the temporary position would end (earlier than the expected, posted date). Graduation from a recognized nursing education program required. (University preparation preferred). Ability to stand scrubbed for many hours and to meet the physical demands of the position (including, but not limited to: bending, pushing/pulling, reaching, lifting twising and squating). Ability to wear lead apron protection for extended periods.
Ability to perform consistently in a highly organized, rapid moving, complex environment. Ability to collaborate within the expectations of a highly complex integrated team. Demonstrated advanced problem solving skills integrating critical thinking and good judgment. Demonstrated communication skills promoting respect and team spirit.