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Capital District Health Authority

General Information


Job title: Operating Room Registered Nurses
Job location: Halilfax, NS B3H2Y9 Canada
Requisition code:
Date posted: 01/14/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Basic $30.9559 - $36.5904 hourly
Other incentives and premuims may apply

Successful candidates from outside Nova Scotia may be eligible for relocation assistance.

Job Classification

Job Category:Operating Room Nurse
Registered Nurse Medical surgical

Job Description

Job description:
Reporting to the Health Services Manager of the OR Department, the Operating Room (OR) Nurse is responsible for providing peri-operative patient care using the nursing process, critical thinking and problem solving skills. 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 the multi-disciplinary surgical team.

He/she is responsible to provide safe care throughout the patient stay in the surgical suite and to promote the professional role and evaluate his/her own professional education and clinical practice standards. The scope of practice is a continuum ranging from basic to advanced clinical nursing activities. The Nurse will practice using evidence based measures and outcomes and is a patient advocate who provides a link between the units and the Operating Room.


The RN promotes health and assists the patients to attain their optimal health and level of functioning; collaborates with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; provides physical and psychological support to patients, friends, and families and supervises assigned team members. In addition, he/she:

1- Utilizes the nursing process, critical thinking and problem solving skills to provide holistic care to individuals, families, groups, communities and populations across the life span

2- Is responsible for the overall coordination and direction of nursing care
Provides clinical leadership particularly in complex or unpredictable patient/client care settings

3- Has the knowledge, skill and judgment needed to provide competent, evidenced based nursing practice

4- Is accountable for the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of the plan of care to achieve patient/client outcomes

5- Supports the development of students and colleagues through acting as a preceptor and providing ongoing mentorship

6- Contributes to the efficient and effective functioning of the unit and coordination of patient care and staffing

7- Accepts responsibility for maintaining and continually enhancing competencies through ongoing professional development, including participation in education programs, research and continuous quality activities

8- Practices according to the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia Standards of Nursing Practice, specialty standards as applicable and the policies and procedures of the Capital District Health Authority

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
* Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
* Registered, or eligible for registration, with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (CRNNS)
* One year of post-graduate nursing experience is preferred
* One year Operating Room experience or completion of a post graduate Operating Room course or O.R. certification required
* Recent experience in General Surgery, Thoracic, Urology, ENT, OMF, and/or Gyn. Oncology
* Experience with organ transplantation is an asset
* Possess strong positive attitude, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
* Demonstrated ability to adapt to change and function in emergency situations

**Please note: Applications with incomplete or missing information will not be considered for an interview.**
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