Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Registered Nurse, Surgical Suite (Operating Rooms) (BB-98687)

Found in: Neuvoo CA


Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia.

We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Reporting to the Health Services Manager of the OR Department, the Surgical 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.
This individual must also work in compliance with the hospital code of conduct and the provisions of health and safety policies and procedures of the Nova Scotia Health Authority, Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses and the Nova Scotia College of Nursing Standards of Nursing Practice.


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Eligible for registration with NSCN
  • One year of recent Operating Room experience and/or completion of a post graduate Operating Room course or O.R. certification required
  • BLS-C (HCP) certification is required
  • Recent experience in General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, Gynaecology, OMF, ENT and Plastics preferred
  • Possess strong positive attitude, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to change and function in emergency situations
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

  • PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

    Hours of Work

    Casual relief position

    Salary Information

    $35.2108 - $41.4848 hourly
    $42.9366 with 25 years' experience

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