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Licensed Practical Nurse | Orthopaedic Technician

Position Summary

We are seeking an Orthopaedic Technician certified Licensed Practical Nurse with comprehensive assessment and critical thinking skills to join our team at Vernon Jubilee Hospital in Vernon, BC.

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.

What We Offer:

We offer a range of employee benefits and services to support you at every stage of your career:
• Employee & Family Assistance Program
• Employer paid training/education opportunities
• Generous Vacation Entitlement
• Employer Paid Health Benefits
• Municipal Pension Plan
• Shift Premiums
• Competitive wages

About the Job:

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN):
• Performs assessments and plans, implements and provides personal and nursing care to patients in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team; the scope or extent of the skills that the LPN performs varies according to the predictability of the outcome for a given client population
• Under the direction and supervision of a physician/nurse practitioner (NP), provides orthopaedic care by performing duties such as assessing and evaluating patient condition; reviewing x-rays to confirm plan of care; applying casts and splints; removing externally exposed pins, wires, staples and sutures; setting up traction equipment and performs related orthopaedic duties
• Operates in accordance with the competency guidelines and full scope of practice within the Standards of Practice as outlined by the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM), and according to organizational policies, procedures, standards and unit specific protocols

This is a PERMANENT PART-TIME (0.47 FTE) OPPORTUNITY.

Shifts of work will be scheduled days and evenings; rotating from 09:00 to 17:00 and 14:00 to 22:00 hours.

About this location/unit:

Located in Vernon, between Kelowna and Kamloops, VJH offers services including core physician specialties, 24 hour emergency and trauma services, acute and obstetrical care.

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!

See why Nursing at Interior Health is such an amazing opportunity!

Qualifications

• Graduation from a BCCNM recognized practical nursing education program plus completion of formal post-basic education in Orthopaedics, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

• Current practicing licensure with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) required.

Comments

Effective April 1, 2023 the hourly rate for this position will be: $31.89 - $43.65 per hour

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.

Competition #:

01886838

Employee Type:

PERMANENT PART TIME (0.47 FTE)

Bargaining Unit:

BCNU

Facility:

VERNON JUBILEE HOSPITAL

Location:

Vernon

Department:

VJH EMERGENCY

Reports To:

MANAGER (OR DESIGNATE)

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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