Operating Room Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses

Are you an experienced Operating Room Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse? Do you thrive in a team environment and excel in your nursing practice? If so, Interior Health has career opportunities for you to maximize your skills and be part of a dynamic team at the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH).

KGH is a tertiary centre for the Southern Interior of British Columbia and a teaching hospital with a new Clinical Academic Campus for the new medical program at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. KGH offers high-level specialty medical care including 24 hour emergency and trauma services, ambulatory and outpatient clinics, and diagnostic /para-medical services.

Interior Health Surgical Centre opened its doors in Fall 2015 with 15 brand new operating room theatres (2 cardiac, 12 regular and 1 hybrid). In total, Kelowna General Hospital has 20 perioperative theatres. 

Our uniqueness is in who we are and where we are. Your passion and motivation combined with our commitment to set new standards of excellence makes Interior Health the right choice for you. We can offer you an environment that will challenge your professional, technical, and practical skills. We are dedicated to effective quality care and patient advocacy and have leadership that is committed to teamwork, empowerment, and innovation.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes:

  • Extended Health Benefits
  • Vacation, statutory holidays and leave entitlements
  • Municipal Pension Plan
  • Relocation assistance
  • BC Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Disability & Wellness Programs

Make a difference. Love your work. Come and join Interior Health, where Every Person Matters. Apply today!

Kelowna enjoys a spectacular array of outdoor and cultural activities. Our moderate winter climate boasts renowned champagne powder in the mountains and our world-class ski resorts such as Big White and Silver Star are within a short driving distance. Nordic skiing and snowshoeing are also popular in winter. In the summer, beautiful beaches and hot dry summers lure vacationers from around the globe. Boating, hiking, camping, fishing, mountain biking, and cycling are all in abundance – just to name a few. We also offer a wide range of cafés, continental and ethnic restaurants, unique shops and boutiques, art galleries and museums, music and live theatre, and even a symphony and ballet.

Registered Nurse: 

  • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) 
  • Advanced preparation in the clinical specialty of perioperative nursing and one year recent related clinical experience in the assigned practice environment of an operating room similar in size and scope to the applicable site; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 
  • Current CPR certification required. 

Licensed Practical Nurse: 

  • Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses with the full range of current licensed practical nursing competencies 
  • Graduation from an accredited O.R. program for Licensed Practical Nurses plus 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 College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC). 
  • Current CPR certification required.

*Rotation is subject to change