Registered Nurse | Critical Care Float

Position Summary

We are looking for a patient focused team player who has the ability to work autonomously to fill a Critical Care Float Nursing opportunity we have at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm. This position floats in the Intensive Care and Emergency Departments as needed.

The Intensive Care Unit consists of 3-beds, plus responsibility for cardiac monitoring for a maximum of 3 telemetry patients. The department recently received ceiling lifts for all three beds. Our staffing complement is one RN per 12-hour shift with workload called in when needed. The Patient Care Coordinator and Shift Coordinators also available to assist when needed. We have three physicians and our nurses work great rotations with regular meal breaks and coffee breaks.

The Emergency Department consists of 14 beds, including general treatment bays, six monitored beds, two trauma bays, a negative pressure room, and a secure room. The Emergency department receives approximately 26,000 visits per year and offers state-of-the-art equipment including a new Space Labs Cardiac Monitoring System, and a Procedural Cart System. This system was designed to make all treatment area’s multi-purpose by bringing the service needed directly to the patient.

This is a relief full time opportunity available until Nov 17, 2024 or until the return of the incumbent. Shifts of work are rotating days and nights from 07:00 to 19:00, 19:00 to 07:00.

Shuswap Lake General Hospital (SLGH) is a community hospital providing 24-hour emergency services, laboratory and radiology services, acute care beds for patient admissions, and obstetrical care We provide some core physician specialties such as internal medicine and low complexity general surgery including ambulatory care day surgery.

Community Profile: In the heart of British Columbia’s famous Shuswap Lake recreational area is the town of Salmon Arm, surrounded by outstanding natural beauty, clean waterways, provincial parks and an abundance of green space. Salmon Arm has a mild, yet distinct four-season climate, and offers excellent year-round recreational opportunities including arts and cultural events, skiing and hiking. Residents take pride and satisfaction in protecting their quality of life. Salmon Arm’s economy is based upon forestry, agriculture, tourism, commerce, and manufacturing.

If you enjoy working as part of a team and confident working in a rural ICU setting, we would love to hear from you! Apply Today!


• Graduation as a Registered Nurse from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
• Advanced preparation in a critical care clinical specialty or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) within 3 years.


Effective April 1, 2023, the hourly rate for this position will be: $40.21-$57.78

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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