Please note that our office will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020 for Family Day holiday.  We will re-open on Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Specialty Operating Room (Adult)

Role and Facility Information

At Island Health, we provide the public health care services to over 794,000 residents throughout our region. We work hard to create work environments that support and attract workers with passion, professionalism and dedication that will help us provide the highest quality of patient care.

In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority), patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

Reports to the Manager, or designate. Plans and provides direct nursing care to patients/ in the Operating Room in accordance with the unit/program philosophy, competency guidelines, policies, and the BCCNP Standards for Nursing Practice in British Columbia.



Registration with BC College of Nursing Professionals as a practicing RN registrant. Recognized Peri-operative Program or recent operating room experience essential.


Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Demonstrated ability to organize assigned workload and set priorities.

Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with a variety of internal and external contacts, including co-workers, physicians, community agency representatives, patients, residents and families.

Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

We have Lots to Offer

 Generous Paid Vacation Entitlements & Statutory Holidays

 Relocation assistance may be available for several sites

 Competitive Salary, Pension Plan, Comprehensive Benefits Program

 A Commitment to Cultural Safety

 A Commitment to Inclusivity - We promote Pride because Love is Healthy

 We Recognize the Importance of Recognition

 Assistance in Connecting your Spouse to Local Employers

Work on beautiful Vancouver Island, with the mildest climate in all of Canada. You’ll enjoy amazing recreational opportunities with hiking, access to the ocean and lakes, skiing in winter and endless options for wilderness exploration.

You will also have access to Sporting Events, Festivals, Theatre, a Vibrant Music Scene, a well known Foodie Mecca, Shopping and access to countless other interesting activities.

Live and work in BC


The bustling harbour city of Nanaimo is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island and is often known as the “gateway city” or the “gateway to Vancouver Island” with easy access to both the north/ south regions of the Island. Nanaimo also features easy access to the mainland/ Vancouver via ferry, seaplane/ commercial plane (15 mins). Boasting a diversified economy, the city is a regional centre for technology, manufacturing, tourism, retail, health, and government services. Nanaimo offers an attractive quality of life (interconnected bike route, minimal traffic, and excellent public transit), with a family-oriented culture, friendly people, and stunning views. Residents and visitors to Nanaimo enjoy hiking, kayaking, golfing, biking and swimming (multiple lakes within city limits, Nanaimo River, and Departure Bay) as well as world-class scuba diving and snorkeling.

“I love Nanaimo, it is the best-kept secret on Vancouver Island – I have the best job in the world!”

Dr. Chris Collins

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