Registered Nurse - Operating Room

  • Alberta Health Services
  • Apr 09, 2021
Full time

Job Description

Registered Nurse – Operating Room

Location: Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Requisition #: ALB00189960

Salary Range: $36.86 - $48.37 per hour

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Your Opportunity:

As our Registered Nurse, you will be working in a position between our Operating Room and Post-Anesthesia Recovery Room departments, working within an interdisciplinary team, utilizing our values (AHS Cares) and Patient First Strategy in your practice to provide leading care to Albertans. Our Operating Room has the capacity for six (6) theatres, covering general surgery, gynecology and obstetrics, dental, ear, nose and throat, spines, and orthopedic trauma. Our Post-Anesthesia Recovery Room has capacity for eight (8) monitoring beds.

The Registered Nurse (OR Nurse) position is responsible for providing perioperative patient care using the nursing process, in accordance with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA), Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standards of practice. You will demonstrate competence in delivering safe, effective and efficient care in both a scrub and a circulating role, participating as an integral part of our team. You will act as a patient advocate and provide a link between the other units in the facility and the Operating Room and/or Post-Anesthesia Recovery Room. Through your education, experience, knowledge of current principles, techniques and procedures, and interpretation of evidence based healthcare practices and processes, you will play a key role in supporting an integrated and holistic approach to the patient’s care, health promotion and health maintenance.

In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Fort McMurray Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $12,480. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.


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.

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:

Completion of Registered Perioperative Nursing course or equivalent Operating Room experience. Able to do on-call/call back and weekend shifts as required. The Registered Nurse position requires physical demands including the requirement to stand scrubbed for many hours and to wear lead apron protection for an extended period of time.

Preferred Qualifications:

Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing. Two (2) years of experience within the last five (5) years in the operating room and/or post-anesthesia recovery room. Canadian Perioperative Nursing Certificate (CPNC). Post-Anaesthesia Care Nursing Course. Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification. Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification. Membership with Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC).

Job Category

Registered Nurse


Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada