Specialty Education

Role and Facility Information

Position Summary
Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake has a Registered Nurse Employee Education Opportunity for the Perianesthesia Education Program (PEP). The PEP uses a standardized, evidence informed on-line curriculum offered by Elsevier, called ASPAN: Mosby’s Orientation to Perianesthesia Nursing (MOPAN) curriculum and
American Association of Critical Care Nurses Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO). Learners will complete Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) during their training.
* Application Pre-requisite Heart & Stroke Basic Life Support within one year and competency in electrocardiogram interpretation required

PEP has three (3) program components to be completed:
• *Prerequisite Online Theory Modules (84 hours)
• Facilitated Lab/Simulation (75 hours)
• Clinical Practicum Shifts/Consolidated Learning (313 hours)
o 225-hours in PACU; 88-hours in ICU
*Must be completed prior to commencement of Education Opportunity (unpaid study hours)

As per the NBA Article 35.03, upon successful completion of the education program, an employee must return to, or post into a regular position in the area of nursing applicable to the education (Critical Care/Emergency) for a minimum of 18 months. If no regular position is available, the employer will create a regular relief line equivalent to the employee's original FTE. For casual employees, FTE will be determined on number of hours in previous year or 0.5 FTE whichever is greater. Employee will work in a relief line until the employee can secure regular employment.

Cariboo Memorial Hospital (CMH) is a community hospital within Interior Health and plays an important role in meeting the healthcare needs of the people in the Williams Lake and surrounding areas. Because CMH is a rural site, our nurses do it all and receive a wide range of experience.

Interior Health offers a comprehensive benefits package and relocation allowance may be available.

If this sounds like a fit for you, we would love to hear from you. Apply Today!

Community Profile: The community of Williams Lake is located amidst sparkling lakes and rolling ranchland in the heart of the Cariboo-Chilcotin Region of British Columbia. As the largest city in the area, it serves as a business, industrial and service hub for outlying communities and provides employment opportunities in the forestry, mining, agriculture and tourism sectors. Home to the famous Williams Lake Stampede, this former “cowtown” has grown into a vibrant city that offers its residents a comfortable blend of urban living and western charm. Williams Lake offers four distinct seasons, which fosters a large host of sporting possibilities.

Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.


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Williams Lake

Set in the heart of the Frontier, Williams Lake has been the focal point of the Cariboo and Chilcotin regions since the turn of the century. Here you will find a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and ample opportunity for fishing, hiking and mountain biking. Explore pristine forests, lakes, and rivers in the temperate summer, and experience snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. Williams Lake has retained its magical western frontier character while becoming the modern commercial centre and transportation hub of the Cariboo. Hometown hospitality mixed with a high-quality lifestyle make this an ideal place to raise a family, start a business or retire.

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