Interior Health’s Vernon Jubilee Hospital (VJH) invites applications for the role of Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room. VJH is looking for a knowledgeable Perioperative prepared RN with experience in the delivery of client–centered care that has assisted individual clients and their families respond to changing health care needs.
This is a RELIEF FULL-TIME position and is available until July 21, 2023, or the return of incumbent. Shift types are rotating days and nights, with shift times of 07:30 to 16:00, 09:00 to 17:30, 15:30 to 00:00, and 00:00 to 07:30
We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, group life, and extensive extended health plan, plus generous vacation entitlement after your first year of employment.
What will you work on?
As a member of the VJH Operating Room team, you will coordinate and oversee the overall care of the client and set priorities, provide clinical expertise and leadership for the plan of care, plan and implement health care treatments and interventions, and assign and delegate tasks as appropriate to other members of the healthcare team. Reporting to Manger, Clinical Operations Operating Room, you will draw upon your ability to establish therapeutic relationships through the use of effective interpersonal and interviewing techniques, ensuring client choices and autonomy in decision making and care planning.
About this location/unit
VJH is a regional care facility where you will find five beautiful, large totally integrated operative theatres. The OR’s are supported by the new Pre-Surgical Screening, Surgical Day Care area, ten monitored Recovery Bays and a new Medical Device Reprocessing area. Four of the operating theatres provide the following services: general surgery, urology (laser), gynecology/obstetrics, ENT (laser), dental, and orthopedics/spinal. The fifth operating theatre opens several times a month to provide local cystoscopy services. In addition, there is a separate vision center with an operating theatre located in Armstrong that performs cataract surgery. There is a case cart delivery system and Vocera as a communication tool. Perioperative records are online and the Alex Gold instrument tracking system was implemented and currently all joint prostheses are being bar coded.
Vernon's small city charm melds with its year-round cultural events, festivals, and celebrations. Whether it's a morning on the greens or a day on a lake, this is the place where you become the hero of your own story. Celebrate the glorious sunshine with hiking and biking trails, lush orchards, and farmers markets galore! Once the snow flies, explore the winter carnival or strap on your downhill or cross-country skis, snowboards and snowshoes and head up to Silver Star Mountain for some of the best winter recreation around. Vernon’s unique history, diversified economy, and attractive climate offer residents a highly desirable balance of small-town charm combined with the amenities of an urban centre.
Reasons to Apply
At VJH you will find a tight knit team leading Interior Health in efficiency. Joining our team will allow you to challenge yourself professionally while enjoying all the personal pursuits available to you within this fantastic community and world renowned vacation destination. We welcome receiving your application today!
• Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCMN).
• Advanced preparation in the clinical specialty of Peri-operative Nursing.
• One year recent related clinical experience in the assigned practice environment on an operating room similar in size and scope to the facility or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Note: Sites requiring competency in Emergency Room, Perianesthesia and Medical Device Reprocessing functions may also require NRP, TNCC and ACLS certificates.
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.