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Specialty Pediatrics

Role and Facility Information

Position Summary

We are seeking a Perinatal Nurse to join our high functioning and supportive team at Kelowna General Hospital. We are looking for someone who brings effective problem solving skills, is highly motivated, and can work well in a team environment.

Kelowna General Hospital’s Women’s and Children’s Services Department is a major referral centre for Interior Health. With five birthing rooms and 22 obstetrical beds, it sees 1,650+ deliveries a year. The department operates 24/7 with three RNs in labour and delivery and four RNs in Antepartum/Postpartum/Gyne Surgery at any given time.

About the role:

The Perinatal Nurse practices in a perinatal clinical setting and is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of client care. Working in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, the Registered Nurse ensures the delivery of client–centered care by assisting individual clients and their families respond to changing health care needs. The Registered Nurse demonstrates a specialized body of knowledge and bases practice on nursing science and related content from other sciences and humanities.

Nursing staff work in all areas. Shifts are rotating and shift times are Days 07:30 to 19:30 and Nights 19:30 to 07:30.

If you would love to work with a progressive and cohesive team, we would love to hear from you! We have excellent benefits, opportunities to maximize your skills, and we are an organization where we believe every person matters. Apply today!

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Qualifications

Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Advanced preparation in a Perinatal clinical specialty or an equivalent combination of education & experience.

Current Fetal Health Surveillance.

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NPR) within 2 years.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within 3 years.

Any additional education around obstetrical emergencies, such as the ALSO (Advanced Life Support Obstetrics) would be an asset. Experience and/or education in circulating role in C-Section in the OR would be an asset.

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