Job Title: Registered Nurse – EndoscopyWork Site: Vancouver General HospitalStatus: Temporary Full TimeStart Date: As soon as possible until approximately Nov. 30, 2018Salary: $33.56 – $44.06 per hourHours: 0700-1500/0730-1530 / 0800-1600 / 0830-1630 / 0900-1700 / 1000-1800 – Monday – FridayReference#: 108238-hleJOB SUMMARY:Within the context of a client and family centered care model, and in accordance with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) standards of practice, Codes of Ethics, and the established mission, vision, values, objectives, and policies of the organization, provides nursing services within endoscopy clinics to ambulatory clients requiring diagnostic endoscopic procedures and to critically ill clients requiring therapeutic endoscopic procedures, both by working independently and as a member of an integrated care team. Assists the physician during procedure and performs direct nursing care as appropriate to ensure the comfort and safety of clients undergoing procedures. Enhances quality of life from the perspective of the client/family. Prepares for and responds to fluctuating workloads, unexpected critical situations, and the requirement to be on-call as required. Consults, confers, and collaborates with other health care givers as well as with other endoscopy clinic team members. Demonstrates expertise and leadership in nursing practice. Maintains and advances clinical competence. Participates on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.QUALIFICATIONS:Education & Experience Current practicing registration with the CRNBC.Two (2) years recent, related endoscopy or critical care experience. Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesBroad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centred model of care.Broad knowledge of CRNBC’s standards for nursing practice.Broad knowledge of Gastrointestinal (GI) anatomy and physiology.Broad knowledge of pharmacology, and client physiological reactions, related to conscious sedation.Broad knowledge of nursing problems commonly encountered in an endoscopy environment.Demonstrated ability in the initiation and management of IV therapy and administration of IV medications.Demonstrated ability to respond immediately and appropriately to sudden emergencies.Demonstrated ability to assess client responses during procedure and to respond appropriately.Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, clients and their families, co-workers, physicians, and other health care workers.Demonstrated skill in procedural sedation and analgesia.Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.Demonstrated skill in the use of and set up of endoscopy equipment.Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system.Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload in a fast paced, high volume procedure environment. Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.