Specialty Nurse Practitioner

Role and Facility Information

This exciting NP position provides an opportunity to work as a member of the Cardiac Surgery multidisciplinary team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing independent and collaborative patient management throughout the continuum of inpatient cardiac surgery care at Kelowna General Hospital.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Independently and in collaboration with other members of the health care team provides quality, comprehensive, patients in the context of shared decision-making and the right to self-determination
• Establishes medical diagnoses from short-term, chronic and acute health problems for new and established patients
• Prescribes/orders appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions
• Manages post-operative complications in conjunction with Cardiac Surgeon
• Performs office procedures and wound care such as suture, staple and tunneled catheters removals, sharp wound debridement, application and management of advanced wound technologies.
• Orders and reviews laboratory testing, interprets results, adjusts medications and interacts with patients and referring physicians to effectively monitor and coordinate patient care
• Determines appropriate consultations/referrals to other health professionals and community agencies
• Provides hospital rounding, admission consultations and discharge support, dictation of upcoming hospital procedures and electronic hospital medical record entry, as assigned. Confers/collaborates with cardiac surgeons, regarding H&P findings and plan. Responds to phone calls from hospital staff during clinic hours
• Provides counseling and education to patients and their families/caregivers regarding disease process, treatment options, and follow up plans
• Demonstrates knowledge and experience in diagnosis and procedure coding
• Demonstrates willingness to independently, perform/assist in surgical procedures and to be trained accordingly 7 day/week coverage - schedule includes weekends and statutory holidays. No after-hours/on-call requirement.

Interior Health offers work-life balance with competitive wages, excellent employee benefits, professional development and educational leave in a larger-than-life landscape and four seasons playground. Come and join our team!

Job Qualifications:
• Current registration and exam-qualified as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

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Glistening water below lush mountains, dotted with parks frame the Okanagan's largest and liveliest population centre; Kelowna. Okanagan Lake is the perfect place to sail, kayak, or relax on the beach. Rolling greens offer world class golfing, minutes away from spectacular hiking and biking trails. In the winter enjoy ski resorts and skating rinks right at your fingertips. Decorated with heritage buildings and modern architecture, Kelowna offers something for everyone with orchards, vineyards and all the amenities of a major centre. From restaurants, and shops, to art galleries, live music and theatre, this city has it all. Come and experience our four seasons playground and see why life is better here.

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