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Registered Nurse (RN), Sterile Processing - BC Children's & Women's Hospital

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
4 days ago
Registered Nurse (RN), Sterile Processing

BC Children's & Women's Hospital

Vancouver BC

The Registered Nurse, Sterile Processing Department (SPD) works under the direction of the Manager, SPD and carries out responsibilities in accordance with the mission, vision and core values of the Hospital and the Department. The incumbent provides guidance to the SPD Technicians and the department's clients regarding standards, processes and best practices. Provides work direction to assigned staff in areas such as cleaning, assembling, sterilizing, storing and distributing instruments and equipment. The Registered Nurse implements the Quality Assurance Plan developed by the Manager to maintain quality control.

What you'll do
  • Provides work direction to assigned staff in the cleaning, assembling, sterilizing, storing and distributing instruments and equipment. Duties include collegial sharing of information, demonstrating and/or providing guidance on related tasks, providing incidental or ad hoc input in to staff performance, and ensuring staff is aware of assignments.
  • Provides orientation to new staff in the department and provides input to manager on staff training required when asked.
  • Provides guidance to staff by answering questions and troubleshooting problems related to the instruments and equipment.
  • Assists with the implementation of the Quality Assurance Plan by performing periodic audits to ensure department standards are maintained and reporting issues such as staff performance, equipment malfunctions and workflow to the Manager.
  • Monitors the efficiency of the department through continuous quality improvement activities, including provincial audits and user audits. Observes various practices and identifies processes that could be streamlined and brings it to the manager's attention.
  • Liaises with user departments regarding ongoing sterile supply requirements, troubleshoots and responds to issues or concerns.
  • Ensures that adequate sterile equipment and supplies are available at levels appropriate to the clinical needs of the hospitals and are prepared in accordance with CSA standards.
  • Assists the Manager in developing safe, efficient work routines and procedures according to accepted standards and best practices.
  • Meets with vendor representatives in relation to loaner instruments/equipment as per policy. Makes recommendations on trial/purchase of new equipment to manager and appropriate committees and assists with clinical trials of new equipment.
  • Maintains records of all items processed by the Department and ensures records completed are filed appropriately.
  • Performs other related duties.

What you bring

  • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as an RN with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
  • Completion of a recognized advanced nursing certificate in operating room nursing or sterile supply processing or a minimum of two (2) years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

You also have the ability to:
  • Sound comprehensive knowledge of reprocessing practices and care of surgical instruments and equipment within a sterile processing setting.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Function as an effective team member, leader and facilitator.
  • Deal with and/or guide others in resolution of conflict issues.
  • Demonstrate awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • Commit to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth and development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular Part-Time (FTE 0.40)

Wage: $36.23 to $47.58 per hour

Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 3N1

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Saturday, Sunday and Stats; 0730-1530

Requisition: 140450E

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia. BC Children's Hospital is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education.

The Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA, BCCH & BCW are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of February 10, 2023. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday - Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.
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