Registered Nurse | Perioperative Training Opportunities

Position Summary

Shuswap Lake General Hospital (SLH) has an opportunity for employer sponsored training for registered nurses to become Operating Room Nurses. The training is an in-house Regional Perioperative Education Program (RPEP) and is administered in a blended format. The program is a systematic integration of online and face-to-face learning aimed to facilitate critical thinking skills while applying an understanding of perioperative care.

If you are an experienced registered nurse and would like to move into the Operating Room environment but do not have formal education, we would love to consider you for paid in-house training.

This training would require an 18-month return of service commitment.

The RPEP uses a standardized, evidence informed online curriculum offered by the Association of Registered periOperative Nurses’ (AORN). RPEP has three (3) components to be completed:
• *Prerequisite Online Theory: Modules Videos and Readings (90 hours)
• Facilitated Lab/Simulation: 75 hours in-person sessions
• Clinical Practicum Shifts/Consolidated Learning: 375 hours at RIH’s Operating Room Department

*Must be completed prior to commencement of Education Opportunity (unpaid study hours).

This educational opportunity starts on January 9, 2023.

SLH is a newly renovated 42-bed, Level 2 Community Hospital located in Salmon Arm, between Kamloops and Revelstoke, which services the surrounding population of approximately 37,000 people. This hospital offers a 24-hour new Emergency Department with a registered nurse triage, laboratory and Radiology (X-ray), Surgical, Acute Care beds, Ambulatory and Outpatient Care, Obstetrical Care and Diagnostic/Paramedical Services. Additional features include three operating rooms, a modern computed tomography (CT), Echocardiography, Level 2 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with three beds, and visiting clinics that include Orthopedics, Urology, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Pediatrics.

The Operating Room Department handles general surgery, some gyne-surgery, urology, ortho-arthroscopy and hardware removals (but not total joints), Dental surgery and emergency Ophthalmology. There is a high number of C-sections. As well, we run an Endoscopy Room (gastroscopies & colonoscopies). Recovery Nurses do post-op recovery.

If you are interested in expanding your nursing practice to become an Operating Room Nurse, Apply Today!


• Graduation from an approved School of Nursing.
• Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNM).


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 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.

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$36.23 - $47.58

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