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Registered Nurse - Perioperative (Vision Centre)
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Competition #:01378322
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:BCNU
Hourly Wage:$34.83 - $45.73
Comments:Effective April 3, 2020, hourly rates of pay increase to $35.53 to $46.65.

Position Summary

Pleasant Valley Health Centre is a Community Health Centre located in Armstrong, BC. Surgical Services performed at this site include Cataract and Minor Surgery. Approximately 2300 cataract surgeries are completed per annum for the patients located in the North Okanagan.

We are seeking a Perioperative specialty trained Registered Nurse for a Casual employment opportunity. As a member of the perioperative team, you will coordinate care in the operation room and perform the following duties and responsibilities:

1. Comprehensive assessment of the physiological, psychological, socio-cultural and spiritual needs of the client and family unit and determine client status and responses to actual or potential health problems.
2. Set priorities, provide clinical expertise and leadership for the plan of care, plan and implement health care treatments and interventions, and assign and delegate tasks as appropriate to other members of the healthcare team. Evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of treatments and interventions on an ongoing basis.
3. Ensure the client/family unit actively participates in the development, implementation and ongoing modification of the plan of care, including the long and short-term goals. Develop and implement learning plans to meet identified client learning needs.
4. Collaborate with members of the interdisciplinary team and participate in rounds and/or patient care conferences to ensure effective, consistent, and comprehensive care planning and delivery.
5. Ensure pertinent information and significant clinical changes are communicated to the client/family unit and members of the interdisciplinary team.
6. Discuss and plan referral information with client/family unit and other health team members and in collaboration initiate referrals to appropriate health care/community agencies.

Casual employment means work requirements can vary between Zero and 37.5 hours per week. Casual employees receive 12.6 percent of straight time pay, exclusive of all premiums, in lieu of scheduled vacations and statutory holidays. Upon completion of 180 hours, Casual employees have the option of purchasing medical, dental and extended health benefit plans. Days/hours of work when available Monday through Thursdays; 07:00 to 15:00 or 07:30 to 15:30 hours.

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, apply today to join our health care team at Pleasant Valley Health Centre.

Education, Training and Experience:
• Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
• Advanced preparation in the clinical specialty of the assigned area (perioperative nursing) and one year recent related clinical experience in the assigned practice environment on an operating room similar in size and scope to the facility or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities:
• Assessment and Intervention – Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) and provide nursing care through appropriate/ prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
• Communication – Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with the clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written and computer communication means.
• Critical Thinking – Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve effectively.
• Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice – Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitive to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
• Teaching – Ability to transmit information intended to instruct clients and others about topics essential to health care and well-being.
• Management – Manages time and resources, implementing activities to promote cooperation among relevant others, collaboration across disciplines and related activities.
• Leadership – Promotes staff morale, cooperation, assertiveness and risk-taking, creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self.
• Knowledge Integration – Using factual information, prior learning and basic principles and procedures to support decisions and actions with relevant research-based evidence. Integrates best practice from nursing and health-related disciplines and the humanities, arts and sciences disciplines into professional practice.
• Ability to operate related equipment including relevant computer applications.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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