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Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room - BC Children's Hospital

Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room

BC Children's Hospital

Vancouver, BC


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


You are an RN who enjoys learning and professional growth as part of your chosen field of practice. You work exceptionally well with your colleagues – other nurses, physicians, allied health, consultants – and seek opportunities to collaborate, support, problem-solve, and provide patient care together. You’re seeking an organization where you can access ongoing learning and training, participate in ground-breaking treatments and procedures, and find a fit with your “work family.” If you’re excited about what might be next…BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) and the exceptional Operating Room team want to meet you!


RN Kim Oquendo is an internationally trained nurse from the Philippines who made the decision to immigrate to Canada and join the nursing team at BCCH. He has found his work to be incredibly gratifying through the opportunities to assist with treatments and procedures to help a sick or injured child recover. He also has a big appreciation for his team:  "The strong camaraderie formed among members of the team is both amazing and crucial to ensure patient’s safety and the success of the surgery. If you like a variety of learning, a patient- and family-centred care environment, and working with an incredible team? Then, Perioperative Nursing is for you." – Kim Oquendo RN, Operating Room - BCCH

Watch this video to learn about O.R. nursing at BCCH: 


Relocation assistance may be available for qualified candidates. Contact Heather Finn for more information about working as an RN with BCCH:


What you’ll do

  • Plan direct care for the patient by performing activities such as reviewing patient/family history, developing a care plan specific for the patient and family and meeting with other members of the health care team to discuss and review the care plan.
  • Provide direct patient care in accordance with the standards established by the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) and collaborate with other members of the interprofessional healthcare team to provide family-centered care in the particular setting.
  • Maintain patient records by performing activities such as collecting and documenting information including health care information regarding patients and their families, nursing observations, telephone communications, interventions, teaching and care evaluations to ensure that patient records are current and complete.
  • Participate in the orientation and continuing education of all new learners on the interprofessional care team, in accordance with ORNAC standards, by role modeling, precepting, and mentoring, under the direction of the unit educators.
  • Participate as a member of the healthcare team through contributing participating in rounds, committees and professional practice groups.
  • Provide input regarding policies, procedures and operational requirements which address patient and family needs and promote effective use of resources, while maintaining ORNAC standards.


What you bring

  • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as an RN with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM)
  • Successful completion of a post-graduate program in Operating Room Nursing or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
  • CPR Training – Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) – Level I.
  • Current PALS certification


You have the ability to

  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Relate effectively with patient and their families.
  • Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary care team
  • Physically perform the duties of the job.
  • Operate related equipment.


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.
  • 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).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Interested in learning more about this opportunity? 


Please contact the Talent Advisor (Heather Finn) at\


***************Relocation assistance may be provided***********************************

Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time (Until September 01, 2023)

Wage: $36.23 - $47.58 per hour
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, V6H 3N1
Hours of Work: Various rotations
Requisition # 135555, 135547



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).


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.


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PHSA and BC Children’s Hospital 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.



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