Staff Anesthesia Assistant

Company

Interior Health Authority

Interior Health is a regional health authority in British Columbia. It is one of the five publicly-funded regional health authorities, serving the southern Interior region of British Columbia.

Location

Kelowna

Duties

Interior Health’s Kelowna General Hospital is inviting applications for the position of Staff Anesthesia Assistant. If you are a CSRT Certified Anesthesia Assistant looking for an opportunity to join one of BC’s leading healthcare centres and drawn to the Sunny Okanagan for a quality of life style change, now is your time to apply, and we would love to hear from you for our permanent, full time opening.

Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is one of two tertiary hospitals within Interior Health and is the region’s main referral center offering a full range of services with approximately 400 beds and over 84,000 ED visits yearly. KGH is home to the Interior Heart & Surgical Centre (IHSC) and is BC’s only cardiac critical care centre outside of Victoria and the Lower Mainland. IHSC is Kelowna General Hospital’s principal surgical site and features; 12 specialized Operating Rooms created for Thoracic, Urology, Neurosurgery, Vascular, Plastics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Ears Nose and Throat, Orthopedics, General and Trauma surgeries with two ORs dedicated to Cardiac Surgery.

The Staff Anesthesia Assistant performs technical duties related to anesthesia such as testing, preparing and maintaining anesthesia equipment and supplies, and performs clinical duties related to assisting Anesthesiologists with the induction, maintenance and recovery phases of anesthesia. We are a group of nine Staff Anesthesia Assistants, 30 Anaesthesiologists and an abundance of perioperative nursing staff providing a full service tertiary referral service to patients. We pride ourselves on being a supportive group delivering the highest quality of care in a complex high acuity environment.

Days of work are rotating and shifts include varying Days or Evenings; on-call hours required. We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package including generous vacation entitlement after the first year of employment. Relocation Allowance package may be offered with position. We recognize previous experience in determining starting salary.

Now is an exciting time to join this growing hospital caring in our thriving community! Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation!

Requirements

• Graduation from a recognized school of Respiratory Therapy plus three years’ recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Completion of an accredited post-graduate Anesthesia Assistant diploma program.
• Current certification with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) and eligible for registration with the British Columbia Society of Respiratory Therapists (BCSRT) and CSRT.
• Current certificates in CPR, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).

Start Date

2021-02-12

Salary

$34.95 - $43.58

Contact

Name

Jessica Geen

Display Name

careers@interiorhealth.ca

Title

Recruitment Assistant

Address

505 Doyle Ave

Telephone

250-469-7070

Fax

250-469-7068

Email

careers@interiorhealth.ca

Job Posting Link

Interior Health Authority

Display Date

2021-02-12

Expiry Date

2021-03-13