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Position Summary
VJH has a relief full time opening for a Perioperative certified Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

This position is to provide coverage until December 2021, or the return of incumbent. Shifts are scheduled on a rotational basis Days/Evenings. We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, group life, and extensive extended health plan, plus generous vacation entitlement after your first year of employment.

VJH is a regional care facility where you will find five beautiful, large totally integrated operative theatres. The OR’s are supported by the new Pre-Surgical Screening, Surgical Day Care area, ten monitored Recovery Bays and a new Medical Device Reprocessing area. Four of the operating theatres provide the following services: general surgery, urology (laser), gynecology/obstetrics, ENT (laser), dental, and orthopedics/spinal. The fifth operating theatre opens several times a month to provide local cystoscopy services. There is a separate vision center with an operating theatre located in Armstrong that performs cataract surgery. There is a case cart delivery system and Vocera as a communication tool. Perioperative records are online and the Alex Gold instrument tracking system was implemented and currently all joint prostheses are being bar coded.

As a member of the VJH Operating Room team, the Operating Room LPN provides practical nursing services as a member of an integrated surgical team performing varied surgical interventions. Consults, confers, and collaborates with other members of the surgical team in facilitating safe and effective surgical interventions through the performance of scrubbing and circulating duties in accordance with established standards and protocols. This includes pre-operative, operative, and post-operative activities such as assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and documenting client care, and providing support to clients and their families.

At VJH you will find a tight knit team leading Interior Health in efficiency. We welcome receiving your application today!


• Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses with the full range of current licensed practical nursing competencies.
• Graduation from an accredited Operating Room Program for Licensed Practical Nurses.
• One (1) year recent related experience working as a Licensed Practical Nurse in acute care, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Current full practicing licensure with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
• Current CPR certification required.

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