We are looking for a patient focused team player to fill a casual Registered Nurse-General Duty in the Pediatrics department at the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH).
The Pediatric unit at KGH is a dedicated pediatric unit providing inpatient care as well as day care surgery and outpatient support for children up to and including 16 years of age. The inpatient area is supported by 10 beds, but has the physical capacity to increase to 21 bed spaces if/when required. We have a separate daycare/outpatient space that supports care on a daily basis.
Our Pediatric department is composed of 8 pediatricians, 4 full time and 4 part time. Of the 8 pediatricians, one is an pediatric endocrinologist and one is a pediatric nephrologist with the rest being general paediatricians. We have a busy neonatal service with over 1600 deliveries per year and the KGH offers level 2 neonatal care.
The Pediatric Program believes in a closer to home model of care, where children when possible, can receive care in their home community surrounded by their support system. A partnership exists with B.C. Children’s and Women’s Hospital which allows for the provision of ongoing chemotherapy and supportive care to pediatric oncology patients living in Kelowna as well as the surrounding Okanagan Valley. In addition to oncology care, partnership outreach clinics from B.C. Children’s also utilize the outpatient space on the unit to provide follow-up to children and families. Cardiology and Neurology clinics visit 6 – 8 times a year. Due to current space limitations Genetics and Hemophilia clinics come to the community but are facilitated off-site.
The department operates 24/7 with nursing staff working 8 hour and 12 hour shifts from 07:00 to 19:00, 19:00 to 07:00 hours.
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!
Come and join us! Our focus is on giving people room to grow, to make an impact in the lives of others.
Education, Training and Experience:
• Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
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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