The Kelowna General Hospital has an educational training opportunity for an experienced Registered Nurse to move into the Critical Care profession within nursing. We are offering the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (ACCN), in house Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO) program. This in-house program uses the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (ACCN) curriculum, and is coordinated by the Interior Health Critical Care Network.
The ECCO program is full time training (12 weeks) with a systematic integration of online and face-to-face learning, aimed to facilitate critical thinking within the context of critical care. The program uses a standardized, evidence informed online curriculum offered by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses called Essentials of Critical Orientation (ECCO) and the *Essentials of ECG & Dysrhythmia Monitoring. There are three components to be completed with this Program:
• Required Theory (115 hours)
• Clinical Lab Hours (155 hours)
• Preceptorship led Clinical Practicum (180 hours)
As per the NBA Article 35.03, upon successful completion of the education program, an employee must return to, or post into a regular position in the area of nursing applicable to the education (Critical Care) for a minimum of 18 months. If no regular position is available, the employer will create a regular relief line equivalent to the employee's original FTE. For casual employees, FTE will be determined on number of hours in previous year or 0.5 FTE whichever is greater. Employee will work in a relief line until the employee can secure regular employment.
Kelowna General Hospital’s (KGH) Multi-System ICU department consists of 19 patient care beds. RNs work 11.25 hour shifts and there are 14 on day shift and 13 on night shift.
Our department provides an exceptional professional environment for Critical Care nursing and our nurses have excellent clinical and communication skills, high commitment of professionalism and commitment as team players. We have a future of unparalleled opportunity for professional growth. Patient populations include trauma, sepsis, medical, and surgical (orthopedic, neurology, thoracic, vascular, plastics, general).
If you would love to work as an ICU Nurse with a progressive and cohesive team, we would love to hear from you! Apply Today!
Surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, the thriving city of Kelowna is situated on the eastern shores of Lake Okanagan in the south central region of British Columbia. It is the largest city in the area and boasts all of the amenities of a major centre including fine dining, unique shops and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Wine tours, golfing, skiing, boating, swimming and camping are among the many recreational activities enjoyed by residents here.
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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)
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.