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Registered Nurse, Operation Room - Surgical Services Leader (full Time)

Full Time
4 days ago
*An exciting opportunity due to delivery of surgical services expanding in the North East*

Looking for an experienced nursing leader for the Fort St. John Hospital and Health Centre. If you are passionate about providing effective and efficient delivery of hospital services, please look into this position.

Reporting to the Director of Care the Surgical Services Leader is responsible for the quality of care provided and oversees the work of the surgical services program. The Surgical Services Leader provides leadership in the development of surgical clinical practice by teaching, consulting and demonstrating specialized nursing skills to deliver quality services to align with the NH Mission, Vision and Values. The Surgical Services Leader coordinates and facilitates day to day activities of the surgical services Programs to ensure effective use of resources and communication among other health care providers and conflict resolution. As a role model and coach collaborates with Critical Care Educator to orientate staff and provides ongoing professional development to team members through education/learning plans and quality risk management activities.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Monday to Friday, Days - 07:00 to 15:00

Fort St. John Hospital and Health Centre is a 46-bed hospital with 115 residential care beds in the adjoining Peace Villa Care Home. They have two state of the art operating rooms, ambulatory clinics including cancer care and hemodialysis, emergency and ICU, a birthing centre with single maternity rooms for labour, delivery, and post-partum.

Fort St. John is located above the Peace River Valley, and has a diverse population of 21,000 (2021) and serves an area of approximately 69,000. The friendly, small town feel comes with big city amenities and a vibrant arts community. Check out Fort St. John for more information on what this energetic community has to offer.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

• Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN registrant.
• Five (5) years' recent experience in OR/PAR including completion of OR specialty course plus a minimum of two years' recent related teaching and management experience; or an equivalent combination of training, and experience.

Skills and Abilities:
• A competent clinical understanding of the applicable nursing unit to ensure development and monitoring of effective policies, procedures and clinical skills.
• Current unit specific required certifications including IV Therapy, NRP and Code Blue Management.
• Organization, planning, leadership and human resource management skills to plan, direct, and manage nursing services on the nursing unit.
• Ability to plan and organize
• Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, to maintain optimum working relationships with all hospital staff, outside agencies and the public.
• Budgeting and financial administration skills to ensure that services are provided within operating budget allocations.
• Ability to work with others effectively
• Ability to supervise and teach
• Ability to act as a role model in creating a collaborative harmonious atmosphere.
• Ability to work and make decisions under pressure.
• Ability to operate related equipment
• Physical ability to perform duties of the position.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.
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