Licensed Practical Nurse (Theatre Qualified) - Burnaby Hospital (BUH)

City Burnaby
Job ID 2022-16605
Nursing - (LPN) - Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Posting Date
1 year ago(5/19/2022 12:03 AM)
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Saturday, Sunday
Operating Room
Salary at Time of Posting
$28.43 - $32.98 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

We invite you to apply today and find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends as an exceptional place to work. A 2022 BC Top Employer, we value diversity in the work force and seek to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.


Have you graduated from an accredited O.R. program for Licensed Practical Nurses? Are you looking to join a team dedicated to service excellence? If you have answered "yes", we want you to keep reading! We hire great people for outstanding jobs and need your help to expand the ability to deliver prompt and professional service. We are currently looking for a Casual Theatre Qualified Licensed Practical Nurse to join our General OR team at Burnaby Hospital located in Burnaby, B.C.


Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care. 


Effective October 26th 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines).  Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.


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Detailed Overview

The Licensed Practical Nurse (Theatre Qualified) provides practical nursing services in an operating room environment as a member of an integrated surgical team performing varied and complex surgical interventions. Consults, confers, and collaborates with other members of the surgical team in facilitating safe and effective surgical interventions through the performance of circulating duties, and scrubbing in accordance with established standards and protocols. This includes pre-operative, operative, and post-operative activities such as assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and documenting client care, and providing support to clients and their families.


  1. Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and documents patient care during the pre-operative, operative and immediate post-operative periods.
  2. Performs scrub duties, admission of patient to the OR and circulating duties, in collaboration with the peri-operative team and the RN coordinating care in the O.R.
  3. As an assistant to and upon request of the RN coordinating care in the operating room, performs duties which assist the primary circulating RN in her role.
  4. Alerts the RN to any problems, changes or unusual signs or symptoms of the patient while in the operating room setting.
  5. Documents observations, treatment and other patient care activities during the pre, intra and post-operative periods by performing duties such as recording observations/information onto patient record.
  6. Attends a variety of meetings such as staff meetings and quality improvement rounds to provide and obtain information and feedback about patients and patient care.
  7. Assists with orientation of new staff by performing duties such as demonstrating work procedures.
  8. Attends educational sessions, in-services and workshops as required to facilitate knowledge enhancement and technology changes.
  9. Performs related clerical duties such as answering the telephone, taking and relaying messages and assisting in maintaining standardized records.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses with the full range of current licensed practical nursing competencies, and graduation from an accredited O.R. program for Licensed Practical Nurses plus one (1) year recent related experience working as a Licensed Practical Nurse in acute care, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current practicing registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Current basic cardiac life support certification.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.


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