Registered Nurse | Operating Room

Position Summary



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Interior Health is seeking an experienced and dynamic Perioperative Registered Nurse to join our Operating Room team at KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL in beautiful Kelowna, B.C.! If you are a Registered Nurse who has completed a recognized Perioperative certification program and has recent related clinical experience, apply today!


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

Effective April 1, 2024, the hourly wage for this position will be $41.42 to $55.91


About the Job:

The Registered Nurse:
• Provides nursing care to OR 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

We currently have RELIEF FULL TIME opportunity until September 15, 2025, or return of the incumbent. Shifts are rotating days and nights; on call requirements associated with position. Shift times include 07:30 to 15:30, 23:15 to 07:30.


About this location/unit:

Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is a tertiary hospital with 400+ acute care beds and is the region’s main referral centre offering a full range of services. The Interior Heart & Surgical Centre (IHSC) is KGH’s principal surgical site and features 19 functioning OR theatres where two function per evening. Two OR theatres are dedicated to Cardiac Surgery and one Hybrid Room features a floor mounted fluro machine. Surgical procedures include: Cardiac, Ortho Trauma, Obs/Gyne, Pediatrics, Neurosurgery, General Surgery, Thoracic, Vascular, Orthopedics, Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, ENT, Dental, and Urology.

As a member of the KGH Operating Room team, you will have primarily Scrub role duties (secondary Circulating duties based on experience) during surgical procedures and coordinate and oversee the overall care of the client. We are organized in team based clusters for services. Staffing consists of three nurses per room: 2 RNs: 1 LPN.

We are a team of Surgeons, Anaesthesiologists, Staff Anesthesia Assistants and Nursing staff who pride ourselves on being a supportive group delivering the highest quality of care in a complex high acuity environment.


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Qualifications

• Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCMN).

• Advanced preparation in the clinical specialty of Peri-operative Nursing.

• One year recent related clinical experience in the assigned practice environment on an operating room similar in size and scope to the facility or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Comments

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 Indigenous Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process and/or career exploration, send your question(s) via email to IndigenousEmployment@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 #:

02016991

Employee Type:

RELIEF FULL TIME

Bargaining Unit:

BCNU

Facility:

KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL

Location:

Kelowna

Department:

KGH OPERATING ROOM

Reports To:

MANAGER OR DESIGNATE

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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