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Registered Nurse - Operating Room

Nursing - Nurse/Psych Nurse
Alberta Health Services
ALB00081471 Requisition #
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Can you envision yourself living and thriving in a city that has the feel and benefits of a small town? Cold Lake could be your new home! An exciting opportunity exists for a Registered Nurse - Operating Room in the Cold Lake Healthcare Centre. Cold Lake is located on Albert’s seventh largest Lake 300 km for Northeast of Edmonton, offering both indoor and outdoor recreational activities which are bound to keep you busy during any season! We are a populous city of over 20,000 and home to Canada’s busiest fighter base, 4 Wing Air Force Base. We boast multiple busy industries including tourism and Oil and Gas. As a Registered Nurse working in an Operating Room (OR) setting you will rotate through various duties related to the OR, such as scrub and circulating duties. The circulating duties prior to the start of surgery include retrieving the patient from the waiting area, reviewing/confirming patient information and consent, transporting the patient into the OR, Transferring the patients to the surgical table, assisting the anesthesiologist, prepping and positioning the patient and assisting coworkers with the preparation of supplies, equipment and instrumentation. The circulating duties also include unloading the surgical case carts (oversized carts containing surgical kits and supplies), handling and management of multiple types and kits of OR instrumentation. During the operation, the circulating nurse updates computer records, retrieves additional supplies, assist and relieves the scrub nurse, processes specimens (prepares specimens and packaging for pathology), performs surgical counts of supplies and empties garbage/linen bags. The scrub duties before the operation include preparation and set up of supplies and equipment.


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: NZ CDL HC Spcl DN Care
  • Primary Location: Cold Lake Hlthcare/Mental Hlth
  • Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
  • FTE: 0.00
  • Posting End Date: 19-FEB-2019
  • Employee Class: Casual/Relief
  • Date Available: 01-MAR-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: Varies
  • Shifts per cycle: Varies
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, On Call
  • Days Off: Other
  • Minimum Salary: $36.86
  • Maximum Salary: $48.37
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
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:

As Required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous Emergency room and Intensive Care experience would be an asset. Operating Room experience and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred. We are willing to train.

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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