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Registered Nurse - Perioperative (OR)
Location:Salmon Arm
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Competition #:01330952
Employee Type:PERMANENT PART TIME (0.52 FTE)
Bargaining Unit:BCNU
Hourly Wage:$34.83 - $45.73
Comments:This position qualifies for a $10,000 Rural Recruitment and Retention Grant. Certain conditions apply.

Position Summary

The Shuswap Lake General Hospital is a Community Hospital located in Salmon Arm, BC. This hospital offers services that including surgical, inpatient, obstetrics and 24-hour emergency.

The Perioperative Department handles general surgery, some gyne-surgery, urology, ortho-arthroscopy and hardware removals (but not total joints). There are a high number of C-sections and an endoscopy room (gastroscopies and colonoscopies). All RNs in this facility do PAR on-call, which allows for expanded practice.

The Registered Nurse 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. Working in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of client care.

Shift times are 07:30 to 15:30; days of work will fall within Monday to Friday. This is a vacation relief position. Shifts may be adjusted and call will be added. This position is eligible for our comprehensive benefits plan that includes coverage for basic Medical Services, Dental Services, and Extended Health.

BC’s rural towns and smaller cities offer natural beauty, access to backcountry adventures, community connections, peace of mind, and a quieter way of life. Experience the satisfaction that comes from working and living in a rural area.

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 the assigned area (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.

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