Staff Anesthesia Assistant

Position Summary

Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) has an immediate permanent, full time Staff Anesthesia Assistant opening.

Effective April 2024 hourly rates of pay $42.27 to $52.81. Recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary.

What we offer:
• Financial moving support
• Strong employee benefit package
• Defined Pension Plan
• Mentorship to help orientate, navigate and thrive in your new role
• $1,000 per year to use for courses plus education leave
• Development resources for leadership skills leading to future roles
• Diversity and inclusion ~ bring your whole self to work
• Focus on safety and employee wellness
• Time is best spent in the service of clients

KGH is a tertiary hospital offering a full range of services with 472-inpatient beds and over 78,000 ED visits yearly. Adjacent to KGH is home to the brand new Interior Heart & Surgical Centre (IHSC) which opened in 2015 and is BC’s only cardiac critical care centre outside of Victoria and the Lower Mainland.

IHSC is KGH’s principal surgical site and features 12 specialized Operating Rooms created for Thoracic, Urology, Neurosurgery, Vascular, Plastics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Ears Nose and Throat, Orthopedics, General and Trauma surgeries with 2 ORs dedicated to Cardiac Surgery. Our state-of-the-art Centennial Building also recently opened and boasts a total of 360,000 square feet, an expanded emergency and ambulatory care department, modern operating rooms and a rooftop helipad. KGH is also a teaching centre for the Southern Medical Program affiliated with UBC.

Staff Anesthesia Assistants play a crucial part in performing technical duties related to anesthesia such as testing, preparing and maintaining anesthesia equipment and supplies. Operating within a client-centered approach and as an essential member of our interdisciplinary team, you make a substantial contribution to assisting Anesthesiologists with the induction, maintenance and recovery phases of anesthesia. Schedule is rotating Days/Evenings/Nights. On-call is associated with this position.

We are a group of 30 Anaesthesiologists and 11 Staff Anesthesia Assistants providing a full-service tertiary referral service to patients located in a geographical area larger than France. We pride ourselves on being a supportive group who provide the highest quality of care in a complex high acuity environment.

About this location | Kelowna is the Okanagan's largest and liveliest population centre and one of Canada's most popular vacation destinations. This is your opportunity to call Kelowna home. With such a perfect lakeshore community, it is easy to believe that Kelowna is known to some as the Summer City. Fresh air, mountain landscapes and glistening water year-round will entice you to explore this amazing community. If you enjoy outdoor adventures - sailing, house boating, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, golfing, hiking, mountain biking, skiing – Kelowna is the perfect destination. Downtown Kelowna offers a spectacular landscape of lake, mountains and parks, with all the amenities of a major centre including a wide range of cafés, restaurants and patios to choose from as well as unique shops and boutiques, heritage buildings and modern architecture, art galleries and museums, music and live theatre, and even a symphony and ballet. Come and experience our four seasons playground and see why life is better here.

Qualifications

• Graduation from a recognized school of Respiratory Therapy.
• Completion of an accredited post-graduate Anesthesia Assistant diploma program.
• Current certification with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT)
• Current certificates in CPR, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).
• Three years’ recent related experience is an asset.

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 Indigenous Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process and/or career exploration, send your question(s) via email to IndigenousEmployment@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 #:

01675825

Employee Type:

PERMANENT FULL TIME

Bargaining Unit:

HSA

Facility:

KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL

Location:

Kelowna

Department:

KGH OPERATING ROOM

Reports To:

MANAGER

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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