In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority), patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone;
as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Working as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team, the Surgical Care Nurse functions as an experienced self-directed surgical care nurse by assessing, planning, providing, and evaluating nursing care for assigned patients.
Education, Training And Experience
Registration with BC College of Nursing Professionals as a practicing RN registrant; and
Post-basic education in surgical / ambulatory care nursing on a unit specific basis; or
An equivalent combination of education and training.
Up to two (2) years recent, related experience on a unit specific basis.
Basic Life Support, Level C
Skills And Abilities
Apply nursing process as required and described in CRNBC's Standards of Nursing Practice
Demonstrate sound organizational, problem solving, and teaching skills
Demonstrate sound judgement, observation and patient assessment skills
Demonstrate tact and empathy
Prioritize and organize patient demands made and care needs
Operate related equipment
Remain calm and respond appropriately in stressful and emergency situations
Work as part of a multidisciplinary health care team
Foster good public relations
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Physically able to perform the duties of the position
Work independently, with limited supervision