LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE – ORTHOPAEDIC TECHNICIAN (EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT)
INTERIOR HEALTH AUTHORITY
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
11d ago

Position Summary

Interior Health is seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse - Orthopaedic Technician for Royal Inland Hospital’s (RIH) Emergency Room Department.

RIH is a tertiary referral hospital and our Emergency Department has 18 beds, 2 trauma bays, a clinical decision area, streaming area, minor treatment area, and an ambulatory care area.

We treat 75,000 patients per year. We see a broad spectrum of patients in age and acuity. Due to our geographical location and outdoor activities we see a large amount of trauma.

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 Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).

  • 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.

    We are seeking an Orthopaedic Technician certified LPN with comprehensive assessment and critical thinking skills to join our team in the Emergency Room.

    This position will rotate through the ortho clinic and the minor treatment area in the Emergency Room Department works in collaboration with the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

    Shifts of work will be rotating Days (07 : 30 to 19 : 40) and Nights (19 : 40 to 07 : 30).

    If you have passion to begin helping those coming into RIH for urgent and immediate care needs, we welcome hearing from you!

    Qualifications

  • Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses.
  • Completion of recognized training in Orthopaedic Technology.
  • Current full practicing licensure with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
  • Current CPR certification.
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