Interior Health is seeking reliable and flexible Registered Nurses to join our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the ROYAL INLAND HOSPITAL in beautiful KAMLOOPS, B.C.
Who We Are:
Interior Health (IH) is committed to achieving a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of the communities we serve, and where you are encouraged to bring your whole self to work. Well-being and work life balance is promoted within the IH team, and our commitment to environmental sustainability supports our primary goal of increasing the health and well-being of everybody in the Interior Health region from our employees to the population we serve.
About the Job:
The Registered Nurse:
• Practices in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of client care
• Works in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team
• Ensures the delivery of client–centered care by assisting individual clients and their families respond to changing health care needs
• Demonstrates a specialized body of knowledge and bases practice on nursing science and related content from other sciences and humanities
This is a CASUAL OPPORTUNITY. Casual means hours are not guaranteed and may vary and shifts may be at short notice. Casual employees are eligible to apply for internal postings including permanent and temporary positions. There are many opportunities with Interior Health that begin with casual employment and lead to regular employment.
Shifts of work will be scheduled days and nights; rotating from 07:30 to 19:30, 19:30 to 07:30 hours.
About this location/unit:
The Royal Inland Hospital NICU supports the care of sick neonates from across Interior Health. We are one of two tertiary centers outside of the lower mainland. Utilizing and influencing the latest evidenced based care of neonates, the NICU is located in the heart of the Interior in Kamloops BC and serves a population of neonates and their families 30 weeks and over, while stabilizing other acutely ill infants and accessing BC Women’s and Children’s Hospital as the primary referral site as needed.
We pride ourselves on ensuring that new staff are set up for success. Education days and unit orientation are imperative to ensure that you feel prepared to care for our diverse patient population. This education and commitment to improve and maintain skills is ongoing and you will have an educator on the unit to support you. We have inhouse SIMS equipment, which allows this ongoing education. Opportunities to take on special projects, additional education and the opportunity to pursue leadership pathway is promoted and available. Our team works very closely with a variety of experts including our multidisciplinary team where you can learn from our physicians, obstetricians, pediatricians, midwives, social workers, dieticians etc.
Kamloops, the third largest city in the southern interior of BC, is famous for its hospitality, offering visitors all the amenities of a big city - first class accommodation and dining, a lively arts scene, modern shops, a full range of businesses and wonderful parks and recreation facilities. The landscape is characterized by rivers, mountains, lakes and grasslands which offer unsurpassed opportunities for year-round outdoor adventure, enough to keep even the most avid outdoor enthusiast busy. Blue skies, endless sunshine, deep powder snow, one thousand lakes and spectacular landscapes make the Kamloops region the natural place to visit and experience unparalleled adventure opportunities.
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)
• Advanced preparation in Neonatal clinical specialty or an equivalent combination of education & experience
• Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (within 2 years)
• Current CPR (within 3 years)
Effective April 1, 2023, the hourly rate for this position will be: $40.21-$54.28. These are unionized nursing positions with the BCNU.
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.