Operating Room Licensed Practical Nurse

Operating Room Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date March 2, 2021
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Kelowna, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Position Summary

Interior Health’s Kelowna General Hospital is inviting applications for the position of Operating Room Licensed Practical Nurse.
If you are a Licensed Practical Nurse who takes pride in having a strong work ethic, excellent communication and critical thinking skills and is Perioperative certified, then we would love to hear from you for our permanent, full time opening.

Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is one of two tertiary hospitals within Interior Health and is the region’s main referral center offering a full range of services with approximately 400 beds and over 84,000 ED visits yearly. KGH is home to the Interior Heart & Surgical Centre (IHSC) and is BC’s only cardiac critical care centre outside of Victoria and the Lower Mainland. IHSC is Kelowna General Hospital’s principal surgical site and features; 12 specialized Operating Rooms created for Thoracic, Urology, Neurosurgery, Vascular, Plastics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Ears Nose and Throat, Orthopedics, General and Trauma surgeries with two ORs dedicated to Cardiac Surgery.

The Operating Room Licensed Practical Nurse provides practical nursing services in an operating room environment as a member of an integrated surgical team performing varied surgical interventions. Consulting and collaborating with members of the surgical team this position facilitates safe and effective surgical interventions through the performance of scrubbing and circulating duties in accordance with established standards and protocols. This includes pre-operative, operative, and post-operative activities such as assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and documenting client care, and providing support to clients and their families.

We are a group of Surgeons, Anaesthesiologists, Staff Anesthesia Assistants and Nursing staff providing a full service tertiary referral service to patients. We pride ourselves on being a supportive group delivering the highest quality of care in a complex high acuity environment.

Days of work are rotating and shifts include varying Days or Evenings. We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package including generous vacation entitlement after the first year of employment. Relocation Allowance package may be offered with position.

Now is an exciting time to join this growing hospital caring in our thriving community! Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation!


Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses with the full range of current licensed practical nursing competencies, and graduation from an accredited O.R. program for Licensed Practical Nurses plus one (1) year recent related experience working as a Licensed Practical Nurse in acute care.

Current full practicing licensure with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Current CPR certification required.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal and would like assistance with tips on resume and cover letter writing, the Interior Health application process, or interview readiness, send us your query via email to [email protected] to reach an Employment Advisor.

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