Licensed Practical Nurse (Theatre Qualified) - Ridge Meadows Hospital (RMH)

City Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows
Job ID 2023-42585
Nursing - (LPN) - Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Posting Date
3 months ago(3/16/2023 12:41 PM)
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Mon to Sun rotating 0630-1430
Days Off
Operating Room
Salary at Time of Posting
$28.43 - $32.98 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations, and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities.


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. Learn more.


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Fraser Health is proudly recognized as a BC Top Employer. Joining our team offers you opportunities to work in a rapidly growing organization with health professionals who are excellent in their respective fields, career growth and advancement, a competitive compensation package (including four weeks of vacation to start, comprehensive health benefits, and pension plan), and the rewarding opportunity to make a difference every single day in health care.


Effective October 26, 2021 all staff for all positions across health care in British Columbia are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (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 there are no exceptions.


Fraser Health values diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring and Trust. Fraser Health’s hiring practices aspire to ensure all individuals are treated in an inclusive, equitable, and culturally safe manner.


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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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