Specialty Critical Care/Transport

Role and Facility Information

Position Summary

New! Exciting! Touching Lives! Dedicated Leadership! These are just a few of the expressions describing Interior Health’s High Acuity Response Team Program. If you like a challenge when you work and choices when you play, Interior Health is the place for you!

Our hospital (RIH) is seeking a critical care trained, transport experienced nurse to be part of its strong High Acuity Response Team (HART) of Registered Nurses. HART nurses attend to acute patients in rural and remote health sites, either stabilizing them to avoid transfer or transporting to a higher level of care. BC Ambulance Services provides transport with a basic life support ambulance team while HARTs supply advanced training in airway management.

Our hospital (RIH) is the busiest trauma centre outside of the Lower Mainland/Vancouver Region. The ground transport team covers the Thompson-Cariboo-Shuswap Region, from Williams Lake to the north, Lillooet to the West, Merritt to the south and Revelstoke to the East. We provide critical care in outlying facilities and the best care as quickly as possible. When not involved in transports, HARTs are integrated into their hospital department of expertise where they are supported by local Medical Directors and clinical managers.

“Our team is quite close. RIH is nice sized hospital that is not too big that you feel like a number. We perform on average one transport per day with the majority of calls at a CTAS II level or higher.”

Community Profile: Kamloops is located in a scenic valley in BC’s Thompson Okanagan Region at the junction of the North and South Thompson Rivers. Residents of this dynamic and growing community enjoy many leisure choices and activities, such as fishing, water sports, skiing, and mountain biking. It is a nice sized community that is family orientated and provides a big city feel.

Come and join us! Our focus is on giving people room to grow, to make an impact in the lives of others.

Qualifications

We are seeking a registered nurse who is a team player, motivated, self-directed, and knowledgeable.

Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).

Successful completion of an accredited critical care training course and/or certificate.

Minimum of three (3) years recent related experience caring for critically ill/injured patients including experience performing inter-facility patient transfers; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Successful completion of an accredited trauma course, such as Transport Nurse Advanced Trauma Course, International Trauma Life Support Course (ITLS), Trauma Nursing Care Course (TNCC), Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Course (PHTLS); or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support

Current valid BC Driver’s License.

Transport experience and/or pediatric transport experience would be an asset.

** Effective April 1, 2017 the payscale for this position is $32.94 - $43.24

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Kamloops

Kamloops is located in a scenic valley in BC’s Thompson Okanagan Region at the junction of the North and South Thompson Rivers. Residents of this dynamic and growing community enjoy a unique combination of urban amenities and stunning natural surroundings. Kamloops boasts a wild west history that includes the fur trade, the gold rush, and cattle ranching. Recreational amenities include everything from an art gallery and museum to several golf courses and numerous parks. Fishing, water sports, skiing, and mountain biking are among the numerous leisure pursuits enjoyed by residents.

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