Alberta Health Services

Registered Nurse - Operating Room (BB-C64A2)

Found in: Neuvoo CA


Your Opportunity:

Drumheller Health Centre is seeking an experienced Registered Nurse with the peri-operative course for their busy surgical unit. This OR Nurse role acts as a patient advocate, providing a link between the patient care unit and the Operating Room. The Drumheller Health Centre provides extensive health care services including an active Acute Care, Emergency department, maternity, general medicine, the surgical department, and palliative care. As the Operating Room (OR) Nurse at Drumheller Health Centre, you are an integral part of the surgical team, responsible for providing perioperative patient care using the nursing process in accordance with CARNA, Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC), and CSA standards of practice. You will deliver safe, effective and efficient care in both the scrub and circulating, post anesthetic recovery of patients, including day surgery. To be successful in this position you must collaborate within the expectations of a highly complex integrated team, and be able to perform consistently in a highly organized, rapid moving, and complex environment. You must demonstrate advanced critical thinking, good judgment and expert problem solving skills. This role can be physical demanding as you may be required to stand scrubbed for many hours as well as wear a lead apron for protection. Drumheller is located 135 km from Calgary and 160 km from Red Deer, with a population of 8,029 and is located in the valley of the Alberta Badlands. Drumheller residents benefit from a wide variety of recreational facilities and amenities within the town, such as the Aquaplex for swimming, the Memorial Arena for skating and the Badlands Community Facility for fitness and library resources, as well as the beautiful Royal Tyrell Museum featuring ancient dinosaur artifacts.On-call after hours will be required.


As a Registered Nurse (RN), you will provide a wide variety of nursing services to patients, families, communities and populations, while taking necessary steps to ensure their safety and well-being. In your role, you will utilize nursing processes, through critical thinking, problem solving and decision making, as well as teach, counsel and advocate on behalf of patients and their families. You will play a leadership role in supporting an integrated and holistic approach to patient care, health promotion and maintenance. You will provide safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.

  • Classification: Registered Nurse
  • Union: United Nurses of Alberta
  • Department: Day Surgery Combined OR PARR P
  • Primary Location: Drumheller Health Centre
  • Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
  • FTE: 0.42
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 4
  • Shifts per cycle: 8
  • Shift Pattern: Days, On Call
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
  • Required Qualifications:

    Completion of an accredited nursing education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).

    Additional Required Qualifications:

    Successful completion of a Peri-operative Nursing course or equivalent experience.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Minimum 3 years’ experience in an Operating Room in both the scrub and circulating roles.Recent experience in the post anesthesia recovery unit is preferred.

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