Specialty Clinical Educator

Role and Facility Information

Position Summary

Work where you matter! Interior Health’s Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) invites applications for the role of Clinical Practice Educator (CPE), Operating Room. RIH is looking for an expert Perioperative prepared Registered Nurse with experience in adult teaching/learning, curriculum development, and providing in-service or staff development function.

RIH is a 258-bed facility that serves as the referral centre for approximately 250,000 people. The Perioperative Department has nine OR theatres offering surgical services including General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery, Urology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and 24/7 Anesthesia coverage. Staffing complement consists of a Patient Care Coordinator, Clinical Educator, RNs, LPNs, Anesthetic Assistants, Perioperative Aides, and Unit Clerks.

As a member of the RIH Operating Room leadership team, you will apply nursing theory, advanced knowledge and leadership concepts in providing clinical guidance and resource support to staff and lead in the delivery of nursing education and instruction based on adult education principles and philosophy within the Perioperative clinical specialty. Reporting to Manger, Clinical Operations Operating Room, you will draw upon your ability to assist the Manager in establishing and maintaining standards of care, in providing and participating in continuous quality improvement environment and in providing guidance and support to staff in the application of the nursing process in the provision of patient/client care.

Days of work are Monday to Friday (07:00 to 15:00 hours) with weekends and statutory holidays off.

This position is eligible for our comprehensive benefits plan that includes coverage for basic Medical Services, Dental Services, and Extended Health. Hourly rate of pay is to be determined by relative and recent prior work experience.

At RIH you will find a seasoned, supportive and cohesive team that will allow you to challenge yourself professionally while enjoying all the personal pursuits available to you within this fantastic community and world renowned sports-enthusiastic destination. We welcome receiving your application today!

Community Profile: Kamloops is a vibrant city of 90,000, set on a vast landscape of sandstone canyons, grasslands and evergreen timberlands. Here you can enjoy all the amenities of a big city, while having eight provincial parks at your door step. Kamloops takes pride in its arts community and First Nations culture, represented in sites throughout the city, theatre events and music festivals. Come play a round at Tobiano golf course, spend the day fishing and kayaking or head up to Sun Peaks Four Season Resort for world class mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding. Blue skies with endless sunshine, one thousand lakes and spectacular landscapes make the Kamloops region the natural place to work and play.

Meet Elaine, at 34 she was 30 weeks pregnant with twins. She was also experiencing heart failure. Thanks to the care she received at RIH Elaine is alive today, raising two healthy babies.


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 (i.e. Perioperative Nursing).

• Three years’ recent related experience in clinical area of expertise and two years’ formal experience in adult teaching/learning, curriculum development, teaching, providing in service or staff development function or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

• Current CPR certification.

Skills and Abilities:

• 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 and others.

• Management – Manages time and resources, implementing activities to promote cooperation among relevant others, supervising responsibilities of others, collaboration across disciplines and related activities.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• Teaching – Ability to transmit information intended to instruct clients and others about topics essential to health care and well-being.

• 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.

• Ability to operate related equipment including proven ability to utilize computer technology.

• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


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Kamloops is a vibrant city that takes pride in its arts community and First Nations culture, represented in sites throughout the city, theatre events and music festivals. Come here and play a round at Tobiano golf course, spend the day kayaking, or head up to Sun Peaks for mountain biking, skiing or snowboarding. With something for everyone, Kamloops is a great place to live, work and play.

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