A Registered Nurse for Unit 210 Surgical Suite in the Orthopedic Surgery Centre (OSC) at the Royal Alexandra Hospital is responsible for providing peri-operative patient care for hip and knee arthroplasty patients. Using the nursing process, in accordance to CARNA and Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC), the nurse will demonstrate competence in delivering safe, effective, and efficient care in both a scrub and a circulating role as an integral part of their surgical team. The nurse is responsible to provide safe care throughout the patient stay in the surgical suite. The Registered Nurse promotes the professional role and evaluates own professional education and clinical practice standards. The scope of practice is a continuum ranging from basic to advanced clinical nursing activities and the nurse will practice using evidence based measures and outcomes. The Registered Nurse is a patient advocate and provides a link between the Surgical Suite and the units. The Registered Nurse draws on a unique body of nursing knowledge. The Registered Nurse will be expected to work in the OR, PACU and Pre-Op areas.
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: OSC Operating Room
Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital
Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
Posting End Date: 14-DEC-2020
Employee Class: Regular Part Time
Date Available: 04-JAN-2021
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 37
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $36.86
Maximum Salary: $48.37
Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
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:
Current CARNA membership required, expected to be maintained throughout employment. Current BCLS-HCP certification required, expected to be maintained throughout employment. Completion of Peri-Operative course or equivalent OR experience required. Recent experience in an acute care Surgical Suite required. Recent experience in an acute care Surgical Suite with Arthroplasty Hip and Knee surgeries required. Ability to perform consistently in a highly organized and rapid moving environment. Ability to collaborate within the expectations of a integrated team. Demonstrates advanced problem solving skills integrating critical thinking and good judgment. Demonstrates communication skills promoting respect and team spirit. Ability to stand scrubbed from many hours supporting the surgical team. Basic computer skills required. Must attach a resume to be considered.
Recovery Room experience preferred. Pre-Op experience preferred.