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Operating Room Technician - Perioperative

Nursing - Practical Nurse
Alberta Health Services
ALB00065342 Requisition #
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Grande Prairie, found in northwest Alberta, is a growing city with over 65,000 residents and serving approximately 260,000 people in the trading area. Grande Prairie has something for everyone. Outdoor and indoor recreation opportunities are available at the numerous parks and golf courses, in addition to a state of the art recreation facility. The city also has a vibrant arts and culture community with an art gallery, a few museums, and live theatre. There are also a multitude of dining and shopping opportunities. The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to work in the surgical program within the QEII Regional Hospital then transfer to new Grande Prairie Regional Hospital currently under construction. Targeted opening late in 2019. We are looking forward to expansion of Urology, Orthopedics, ENT, General, Gyne and Ophthalmology surgery as well as the addition of Bariatric, Oncoplastics and support for the new cancer center, including radiation therapy. The LPN with a Perioperative Nursing Specialty (OR Technician), under limited supervision, utilizes the nursing process, critical thinking and problem solving skills in the provision of care to patients undergoing surgical procedures. The OR Technician maintains and constantly updates a specialized skill set in addition to the generalist skills of the acute care LPN to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care in the surgical suite. The OR Technician works to full scope of practice as defined by the Health Professions Act, maintaining the standards of the CLPNA. The OR Technician works within the parameters of provincial, zone and facility policy. In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.


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: NZ QEII HOSP General Op Rm30
  • Primary Location: Grande Prairie QE II Hsp/Mac
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 21-NOV-2018
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 01-DEC-2018
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 8
  • Shifts per cycle: 40
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, On Call
  • 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:

This job is open to LPNs with a Specialty in Perioperative Nursing only. Additional qualifications include: Ability to work evenings, weekends and on-call and arrive at the hospital within 20 minutes when called back to work Ability to handle heavy or awkward items (lifting, transferring, carrying), and withstand considerable walking or standing. Ability to be physically confined to an area due to job demands. Ability to maintain confidentiality of all patient information and health records. Ability to adhere to nursing policy and practice standards. Ability to maintain adherence to CLPNA Code of Ethics. Ability to identify own strengths and weaknesses and showing initiative for improvement. Ability to work effectively and efficiently with others and accept change. Ability to work effectively and efficiently with others and accept change.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with recent OR experience. Evidence of strong interpersonal and effective communication skills in all encounters. Evidence of initiative, flexibility and sound judgment. Evidence of thoroughness and attention to detail. Evidence of maturity and stability. Evidence of positive attitude, caring and concern.

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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