ROYAL INLAND HOSPITAL

ORTHOPAEDIC TECHNICIAN – LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (BB-38110)

Found in: Neuvoo Bulk CA

Description:

Position Summary


Interior Health is seeking a LPN–Orthopaedic Technologist to join our team to support the Urgent and Primary Care Learning Centre at the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH)/Clinical Services Building. This is an inpatient-based position that works both autonomously and within a multi-disciplinary team where services include specialized casting, minor fractures, sprains and strains.

As the LPN-Orthopaedic Technologist you will perform assessments and plan, implement and provide nursing care to patients in an ambulatory care setting. You will also dispense and administer oral, subcutaneous and intramuscular medications in accordance with pharmaceutical and organizational policies and procedures. Under the direction of a physician you will provide orthopaedic care by assessing and evaluating patient condition, reviewing x-rays, applying casts and splints, and removing pins and sutures as well as setting up traction equipment and performing related orthopaedic duties.

Qualifications
Graduation from a BCCNM recognized practical nursing education program plus completion of formal post-basic education in Orthopaedics, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current practicing licensure with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) required.

Skills and Abilities:
Assessment and Intervention – Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) and provide nursing care through appropriate/ prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
Communication – Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with the clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written and computer communication means.
Critical Thinking – Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve effectively.
Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice – Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitive to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
Teaching – Ability to transmit information intended to instruct clients and others about topics essential to health care and well-being.
Management – Manages time and resources, implementing activities to promote cooperation among relevant others, collaboration across disciplines and related activities.
Leadership – Promotes staff morale, cooperation, assertiveness and risk-taking, creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self.
Knowledge Integration – Using factual information, prior learning and basic principles and procedures to support decisions and actions with relevant research-based evidence. Integrates best practice from nursing and health-related disciplines and the humanities, arts and sciences disciplines into professional practice.
Ability to operate related equipment including relevant computer applications.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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