Job Type: Casual
Job Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Work site: Vancouver General Hospital
Within the context of a client and family centered care model, and in accordance with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) standards of practice, Codes of Ethics, and the established vision and values of the organization, the RN in the Pre-admission Clinic assesses and plans for the successful pre/post-operative nursing care associated with secondary, tertiary and quaternary surgical patients from thirteen different surgical services. Working in a fast-paced, outpatient environment, the RN works proactively in assessing complex patient risks and collaborates with Anesthesiologists, and initiates referrals with other interdisciplinary team members in the planning for the day of surgery and the discharge/transition to alternate sites/programs within Vancouver Acute and home/other facility. The RN Preadmission plays a key role in providing education to patients and families in pre/post-operative care to minimize anxiety and maximize their preparation and resources for surgery. Consults and collaborates with team members/other caregivers in the identification and resolution of client/family care issues. Participates on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.
Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC). Completion of two years’ recent, related experience in acute, tertiary, surgical care environment including demonstrated experience in multiple surgical services.
Knowledge & Abilities:
Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centered model of care. Broad knowledge of CRNBC’s standards for nursing practice. Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to assessment and planning of pre/post operative surgical patient care. Demonstrated ability with use of critical thinking skills, fostering the plan and implementation of surgical patient care – setting priorities and integration of available information from several sources to arrive at an accurate baseline clinical picture and make appropriate decisions around patient care. Demonstrated ability to assess client understanding of care, provide education, and to respond appropriately. Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events, problem-solve and set priorities. Demonstrated ability to deal with conflict situations. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of outside agencies. Demonstrated ability to teach clients and their families. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership through initiative and independence. Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position. Demonstrated skill in the use of medical equipment and supplies appropriate to the designated clinical area. Demonstrated skill in techniques appropriate to the designated clinical area. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques. Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system. Ability to operate related equipment.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
***Employees of VCH must apply via the "Internal Application Process". Current VCH staff who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered with other external candidates. Seniority will not apply.***
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