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Registered Nurse - Perioperative (OR)
Location:Kamloops
Facility:ROYAL INLAND HOSPITAL
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Competition #:01377914
Employee Type:RELIEF FULL TIME
Bargaining Unit:BCNU
Facility:ROYAL INLAND HOSPITAL
Department:RIH OPERATING ROOM
Reports To:MANAGER AND/OR DESIGNATE
Hourly Wage:$34.83 - $45.73
Close Date:JULY 09, 2020*
Comments:Effective April 3, 2020, hourly rates of pay increase to $35.53 to $46.65.

Position Summary

Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) is a tertiary referral hospital located in Kamloops, BC. The Perioperative Department has 9 theatres offering: general surgery (MIS bowels, hernias, spleen), obs/gyne, surgery, urology (MIS nephrectomy), ortho (2 rooms, 1 total joints, sports medicine), ENT & retinal, neuro, vascular (AAA stents), major plastics, dental, laser cases (Holmium, CO2, YAG), and trauma. The staffing complement consists of a Patient Care Coordinator, Clinical Educator, RNs, LPNs, Anesthetic Assistants, Peri-Operative Aides, and Unit Clerks.

RIH has a temporary, full-time opening for a Registered Nurse in the Operating Room Department until the return of incumbent November 2021.

The Registered Nurse, Perioperative (OR) practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) as well as within a patient and family centered care model. The Registered Nurse, Perioperative (OR) practices in a variety of clinical settings and is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of client care. Working in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, the Registered Nurse, Perioperative (OR) ensures the delivery of client–centered care by assisting individual clients and their families respond to changing health care needs. The Registered Nurse, Perioperative (OR) demonstrates a specialized body of knowledge and bases practice on nursing science and related content from other sciences and humanities.

This position’s schedule will consist of Days and Nights. Orientation to the OR Department will be tailor made to your experience as a new staff member, where an average orientation is 8 weeks. Resource Nurses are available in the all specialties to ensure there is on-going support and teaching for all staff members.

Interior Health offers a competitive benefits package which includes:
• 4 weeks’ vacation
• Insurance premiums 100% paid by Interior Health
• Medical Services Plan
• Extended Health Coverage
• Dental Health Coverage
• Pension Plan

If you are a Registered Nurse with Perioperative Certification and prior experience in the OR we would love to hear from you! A supportive and cohesive team is waiting to meet you!
 
Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience:
• Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
• Advanced preparation in the clinical specialty of Perioperative Nursing and 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.

Skills and Abilities:
• Assessment and Intervention – Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) and provide nursing care through appropriate/ prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
• Communication – Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with the clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written and computer communication means.
• Critical Thinking – Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve effectively.
• Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice – Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitive to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
• Teaching – Ability to transmit information intended to instruct clients and others about topics essential to health care and well-being.
• Management – Manages time and resources, implementing activities to promote cooperation among relevant others, collaboration across disciplines and related activities.
• Leadership – Promotes staff morale, cooperation, assertiveness and risk-taking, creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self.
• Knowledge Integration – Using factual information, prior learning and basic principles and procedures to support decisions and actions with relevant research-based evidence. Integrates best practice from nursing and health-related disciplines and the humanities, arts and sciences disciplines into professional practice.
• Ability to operate related equipment including relevant computer applications.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT