Interior Health is seeking a Registered Nurse to join our Emergency Department at the Kelowna General Hospital in beautiful Kelowna, B.C.
If you are an experienced registered nurse and would like to –move into emergency nursing but do not have formal education, we would love to consider you for paid in-house emergency training. This training would require an 18-month return of service commitment.
This in-house Regional Emergency Department Education Program (REDEP) program uses the standardized, evidence informed online curriculum authored by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) called, Emergency Nurse Orientation 3.0 (ENO). Learners will complete Advanced Cardiovascular Life Saving (ACLS) during their training. Heart & Stroke Basic Life Support within one year and competency in electrocardiogram interpretation is required as a pre-requisite of this program.
The REDEP program has three (3) components:
• **Prerequisite Emergency Nurse Orientation 3.0 Online Theory Modules: Total 109 hours (independent, unpaid study hours) – approximate completion time 10-12 weeks
• Orientation and In-Person Lab/Simulations: Total 75 hours – includes ACLS
• Clinical Practicum Hours: Total 352 hours
**Participation in Clinical Practicum and Education Opportunity is conditional upon completion of Online Theory Modules.
The start date for this position is May 1, 2023.
About the Job:
The Registered Nurse:
• Provides nursing care to emergency patients, both by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team
• Enhances quality of life for the patient and family; consults, confers, and collaborates with other health care providers
• Demonstrates continuous improvement and evidence based practice in nursing practice
• Maintains and advances own clinical competence
• Participates on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned
This is a PERMANENT FULL-TIME OPPORTUNITY. Shifts of work will be scheduled days and nights; rotating from 07:30 to 19:45, 19:30 to 07:45 hours.
About this location/unit:
KGH: Interior Health has embarked on an expansion plan to meet increasing demands, expand health services, and enhance patient care in the Okanagan. Construction of the six-storey, Centennial Patient Care Tower was completed in May 2012. It includes an expanded emergency department and ambulatory care department, five new operating rooms, a rooftop helipad, an expanded adult inpatient psychiatric unit, and extra space for more patient beds in the future. Kelowna General Hospital is the site of the brand new clinical academic campus for the University of BC Medical School.
Our new ER department is quadruple the size of the previous department and features:
• Zone 1 (acute): 15 beds and 3 trauma rooms
• CDU (clinical decision unit) beside zone 1 and will have 8 beds for patients not admitted but needing more time in the department
• Zone 2 (Urgent care/Streaming) has a large waiting room where patients will be triaged and an additional 7 rooms to treat patients
• Zone 3 (Minor treatment) will be for suturing, casting, splinting, etc. and will be staffed by ER Physician and LPN/Ortho tech. 10 spaces to treat patients (space includes an ortho and gyne room)
• Heli-pad is manned by BC Ambulance Service
• Negative pressure rooms, no positive pressure
• 4 ambulance bays
• 3 seclusion rooms
• 3 bariatric rooms and 3 isolation rooms
We offer a range of employee benefits and services to support you at every stage of your career:
• Employer paid vacation
• Insurance premiums 100% paid by Interior Health
• Medical Services Plan
• Extended Health Coverage
• Dental Health Coverage
• Pension Plan
Interior Health is an organization where you have room to grow and where life outside of work is just as important to us as it is to you. Apply Today!
• Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM)
• Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within 3 years
• ACLS and/or TNCC would be an asset
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.