Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) is seeking a critical care trained, transport experienced nurse to be part of its strong High Acuity Response Team (HART) of Registered Nurses. The clinical scope of service encompasses adult, pediatric and neonatal patients who require greater than Basic Life Support level of care. The team is comprised of a Critical Care RN and Registered Respiratory Therapist as required. They are supported by Basic Life Support paramedics provided by the British Columbia Ambulance Service and an on-call transport physician. Working in a team environment, HART collaborates with rural clinicians to stabilize the patient and when appropriate, transport the patient to a higher level of care.
Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) is the busiest trauma centre outside of the Lower Mainland/Vancouver Region. The ground transport team covers the Thompson-Cariboo-Shuswap Region, from Williams Lake to the north, Lillooet to the West, Merritt to the south and Revelstoke to the East. We provide critical care in outlying facilities and the best care as quickly as possible. When not involved in transports, HARTs are integrated into their hospital department of expertise where they are supported by local Medical Directors and clinical managers.
This position is permanent full-time position, working rotating days/nights with shifts times of 07:00 to 19:06, 19:00 to 07:06.
Community Profile: Kamloops is located in a scenic valley in BC’s Thompson Okanagan Region at the junction of the North and South Thompson Rivers. Residents of this dynamic and growing community enjoy many leisure choices and activities, such as fishing, water sports, skiing, and mountain biking. It is a nice sized community that is family orientated and provides a big city feel.
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• Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM)
• Successful completion of an accredited critical care training course and/or certificate, a minimum of three years recent related experience caring for critically ill/injured patients including experience performing inter-facility patient transfers; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
• Successful completion of an accredited trauma course such as Transport Nurse Advanced Trauma Course, International Trauma Life Support Course (ITLS), Trauma Nursing Care Course (TNCC), Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Course (PHTLS); or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
• Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support
• Current valid BC Driver’s License
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
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