Interior Health has an opportunity available for an Operating Room Licensed Practical Nurse at the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) in beautiful Kelowna, BC!
As a member of the KGH Operating Room team, you will have Scrub or Circulating roles duties during surgical procedures and coordinate and oversee the overall care of the client. We are organized in team based clusters for services. Staffing consists of three nurses per room: 2 RNs : 1 LPN.
What will you work on?
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 have primarily Scrub role duties (secondary Circulating duties based on experience) during surgical procedures and coordinate and oversee the overall care of the client. We are organized in team based clusters for services.
We currently have a RELIEF FULL-TIME opportunity until September 5, 2023, or the return of the incumbent. Shifts are rotating days and evenings, with shift times of 07:30 to 15:30, 07:30 to 17:30, 15:15 to 23:15 hours.
How will you create impact?
KGH serves the City of Kelowna and outlying areas. A broad scope of patients are seen; there is a little bit of everything including pediatrics. Team members work closely together to meet the patients’ needs.
How will we help you grow?
Provide you with an extensive orientation to each of the surgical services, including general hospital orientation. Support to the unit is provided by the Manager, Patient Care Coordinator, Perioperative Clinical Educator, Nursing Unit Clerks, Perioperative Aides, Anesthesia Assistants, and Material Management Coordinator/Clerk. Regular In-Services are offered. Library Services to support patient care, education and research are available.
Who are we looking for?
We are seeking a LPN with peri-Operative advanced specialty education, who is reliable and a team player. If you are a Licensed Practical Nurse who takes pride in having a strong work ethic, excellent communication and critical thinking skills and is Perioperative certified, then we would love to hear from you!
• Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses with the full range of current licensed practical nursing competencies, and graduation from an accredited O.R. program for Licensed Practical Nurses plus one (1) year recent related experience working as a Licensed Practical Nurse in acute care, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Current full practicing licensure with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
• Current CPR certification required.
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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