ORTHOPAEDIC LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSEApply Now Job ID 1464290 Date posted 11/21/2020
Facility :KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Status :PERMANENT FULL TIME
We are seeking an Orthopaedic Technician certified Licensed Practical Nurse with comprehensive assessment and critical thinking skills to join our team at Kelowna General Hospital.
This position 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). Under the direction and supervision of a physician/nurse practitioner (NP) this position also provides orthopaedic care by performing duties such as assessing and evaluating patients’ conditions; 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 performing other related orthopaedic duties.
With approximately 86,000 visits a year, the KGH Emergency Department is one of the busiest tertiary Emergency Departments in all of BC. The variety of clinical experiences is unparalleled and includes trauma, pediatrics, cardiac, mental health, geriatrics, addictions, acute medicine and oncology. We are also known for innovation in clinical practice by having our Registered Nurses initiate diagnostics and advanced practice protocols.
This position offers the specialty trained LPN Orthopaedic Technician a 100 percent employer paid benefits package and generous vacation entitlement.
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.
Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.
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