Staff Anesthesia Assistant

Position Summary

Interior Health’s Kelowna General Hospital is inviting applications for the position of permanent, full time Staff Anesthesia Assistant. Days of work are rotating and shifts include varying Days and Evenings with on-call responsibilities attached to Evening shifts.

We offer one of the best benefit packages and pension plans in Canada. In addition to Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, we offer paid annual vacation starting at 4 weeks (20 days) up to a maximum of 9 weeks (34 days). We also offer an attractive defined employee pension plan, life insurance plan, and options for maternity &/or paternity leave top-up. Recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary. Relocation Allowance package to be offered with position.

Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is a tertiary hospital with 400+ acute care beds and is the region’s main referral centre offering a full range of services. The Interior Heart & Surgical Centre (IHSC) is KGH’s principal surgical site and features 19 functioning OR theatres where two function per evening. Two OR theatres are dedicated to Cardiac Surgery and one Hybrid Room features a floor mounted fluro machine. Surgical procedures include: Cardiac, Ortho Trauma, Obs/Gyne, Pediatrics, Neurosurgery, General Surgery, Thoracic, Vascular, Orthopedics, Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, ENT, Dental, and Urology.

As a member of the KGH Operating Room team, you will perform technical duties related to anesthesia such as testing, preparing and maintaining anesthesia equipment and supplies. And perform clinical duties related to assisting Anesthesiologists with the induction, maintenance and recovery phases of anesthesia.

We are a team of Surgeons, Anaesthesiologists, Staff Anesthesia Assistants and Nursing staff who pride ourselves on being a supportive group delivering the highest quality of care in a complex high acuity environment. Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation!

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 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 #:

01726784

Employee Type:

PERMANENT FULL TIME

Bargaining Unit:

HSA

Facility:

KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL

Location:

Kelowna

Department:

KGH OPERATING ROOM

Reports To:

MANAGER AND/OR DESIGNATE

Hourly Wage:

$35.65 - $44.56

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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