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Operating Room Technician - DTC OR

Nursing - Practical Nurse
Alberta Health Services
ALB00086237 Requisition #
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As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, the experienced peri-operative Operating Room Technician (ORT) will be responsible for providing peri-operative patient care in accordance with CLPNA practice standards. The incumbent will demonstrate competence in delivering safe, effective and efficient care in both a scrub and a circulating role as an integral part of the surgical team. The Operating Room Technician - DTC OR is responsible to provide safe care throughout the patient stay in the surgical suite. The nurse promotes the professional role and evaluates their professional education and clinical practice standards. The scope of practice is a continuum ranging from basic to advanced clinical nursing activities. The Operating Room Technician - DTC OR Surgical Suite is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care during the peri-operative patient experience in accordance with hospital policies and standards. The incumbent will work with patients during peri-operative phase of care and must demonstrate a professional, positive attitude, excellent communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills when performing scrubbing and circulating duties in the surgical environment. It is expected that the ORT is able to contribute to quality initiatives and promotes a professional work environment at all times. The Main OR (DTC) is comprised of 11 theatres primarily focused on general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery including arthroplasty, plastic, maxillofacial, urology, thoracic, and vascular procedures. Theatres are digitally integrated for performing minimally invasive surgery and this is a level 2 trauma center with over 10,000 surgeries done annually. This is a busy and fast paced environment.


As a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), you are part of an interprofessional health care team utilizing nursing processes, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills. You will be guided by your education, experience, demonstrated skill level and AHS policies and procedures. You will play a key role in providing safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.

  • Classification: OR Technician
  • Union: AUPE AUX
  • Department: RA-OR DTC-EDM
  • Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.70
  • Posting End Date: 19-FEB-2019
  • Employee Class: Regular Part Time
  • Date Available: 01-MAR-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 8
  • Shifts per cycle: 28
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $27.73
  • Maximum Salary: $36.34
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

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

Additional Required Qualifications:

Certification as an Operating Room Technician (ORT). 1 – 2 years current DTC OR experience Knowledge of advanced minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Ability to collaborate within the expectations of an integrated team. Ability to demonstrate problem solving skills integrating critical thinking and good judgment. Ability to demonstrate communications skills that promote respect and a positive team environment. Incumbent should have effective interpersonal and written communication skills. To ensure your skills and qualifications are considered please attach a resume with your application.

Preferred Qualifications:

As required.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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