Registered Nurse – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Position Summary

We are seeking a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse to join our high functioning and supportive NICU team at Kelowna General Hospital. We are looking for nurses who brings effective problem solving skills, are highly motivated, and can work well in a team environment.

Kelowna General Hospital’s Women’s and Children’s Services Department is a major referral centre for Interior Health. With five birthing rooms and 19 obstetrical beds, it sees 1,650+ deliveries a year. The perinatal department operates 24/7 with three RNs in labour and delivery (plus a Triage RN that works 1130—1930 Monday to Friday; and 0730—1930 Saturday and Sunday) and four RNs in Antepartum/Postpartum/Gyne Surgery at any given time. Nursing staff work in all areas and work Days (07:30 to 19:30) and Nights (19:30 to 07:30).

The NICU department is one of two Level 2b or Tier 4 NICU’s in Interior Health caring for neonates less than or equal to 30 weeks gestation. It has 12 funded beds as it is a major referral centre for Interior Health. The department operates 24/7 with four RNs on staff at any given time. Nursing staff work Days (07:30 to 19:30) and Nights (19:30 to 07:30).

This is a Casual opportunity. Casual means there are no guaranteed hours and work requirements may vary from 0 - 37.5 hours per week. Casual employment includes: short-notice, on-call availability; workload coverage during a temporary absence; and/or providing relief coverage in a specific position. Once hired into a casual role, employees are eligible to apply for internal postings including permanent part-time or full time positions. There are many opportunities with Interior Health that begin with casual positions and lead to regular employment.

If you would love to work with a progressive and cohesive team, we have what you are looking for and would love to hear from you. Excellent benefits, opportunity to maximize your skills, an organization where you have room to grow in a place where life outside of work is just as important to us as it is to you. Apply today!

We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes. Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.

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Qualifications

Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Advanced preparation in Neonatal clinical specialty or an equivalent combination of education & experience.

Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (within 2 years)

Current CPR (within 3 years)

Comments

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

Competition #:

01597293

Employee Type:

CASUAL

Bargaining Unit:

BCNU

Facility:

KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL

Location:

Kelowna

Department:

KGH NURSERY

Reports To:

MANAGER (OR DESIGNATE)

Hourly Wage:

$36.23 - $47.58

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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