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Registered Nurse - Gastroenterology
Location:Kelowna
Facility:KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL
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Competition #:01369058
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:BCNU
Facility:KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Department:KGH GI LAB
Reports To:MANAGER OR DESIGNATE
Hourly Wage:$34.83 - $45.73
Close Date:OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
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Position Summary

Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is seeking a Registered Nurse for the Ambulatory Care Department. Within the department there is work available in colon screening, GI Lab and GI Daycare.

Interior Health Regional and Tertiary Hospitals provide a range of Ambulatory Care Services and depending on the assigned clinical area within the Ambulatory Care Unit, the successful candidate may be required to be competent in multiple areas.

KGH's Ambulatory Care operates 7 days a week. Minor surgeries, including Plastic Surgery, ENT are performed, as well as medical treatments including blood product transfusions and IV treatments. Shifts when available will fall within a Day schedule.

Casual employment means work requirements can vary between Zero and 37.5 hours per week. Casual employees receive 12.6 percent of straight time pay, exclusive of all premiums, in lieu of scheduled vacations and statutory holidays. Upon completion of 180 hours, Casual employees have the option of purchasing medical, dental and extended health benefit plans.

Kelowna is a wonderful, safe place with unsurpassed quality of life. Interior Health can offer excellent benefits, an opportunity to maximize your skills, and is an organization where you have room to grow in a place where life outside of work is just as important to us as it is to you.

If you would love to work with a progressive and cohesive team, we would love to hear from you! Apply Today!
 
Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience:
• Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).
• GI Certificate preferred.
• Two (2) years recent, related ambulatory care experience (i.e. gastroenterology ) 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