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Provincial Health Services Authority / BC Transplant

Surgical Recovery Specialist (Posted 09/20/18)

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 The only integrated delivery system for organ transplant services in North America, BC Transplant (BCT) is a leading comprehensive health care organization responsible for all aspects of organ donation and transplantation in BC. As part of the Provincial Health Services Authority, our impact can be felt in communities across BC where our specialized health care and outreach services are touching lives every day. 


BCT is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose. 



Surgical Recovery Specialist

Regular Full-Time

Vancouver, BC



The Surgical Recovery Specialist functions as an integral part of the ODHD Team, and as a provincial resource for the surgical recovery of organs, from deceased and living donors. This includes facilitating the recovery procedures, and perfusing and packaging organs for transplantation. This position is also responsible for the compilation and analysis of data for Quality Assurance, and for the formal development and delivery of educational programs on solid organ surgical recovery for health care professionals throughout the province of British Columbia. 



The Surgical Recovery Specialist performs a variety of functions related to organ retrieval such as participation in recovery surgeries, on-site liaison with the donor hospital, review of donor documentation to ensure compliance to regulatory requirements, and communication with transplant centers and surgeons, transportation suppliers, Coroner, and donor families as needed. This key role also provides consultation, guidance and advice on surgical practices to hospital staff including the development and provision of educational initiatives. The Surgical Recovery Specialist is also responsible for maintaining surgical supplies and equipment, and inventory control and tracking in accordance with the BCT Quality Plan and Health Canada requirements. This position also contributes to continuous quality improvement by collecting and reporting data, and providing on-going education to hospital staff and donation and transplant stakeholders. Participation in an on-call rotation is required to ensure 24/7 program coverage.  This includes working days, evenings, nights, weekdays and weekends.



You have a level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or a Health Sciences Program, plus three to five years of operating room /critical care experience. Familiarity with the operating room environment and surgical equipment and procedures is required as well as critical care experience. Certification or experience in the education of public and health-care personnel is desirable. Additionally, you bring strong verbal interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to interpret and clearly communicate complex clinical information in an often emotionally-charged environment. The role also requires the ability to negotiate and facilitate consensus within the donation and transplantation stakeholder community, as well as knowledge in the area of quality improvement. You have demonstrated problem-solving skills, and the ability to work independently and establish effective working relationships within the multi-disciplinary hospital environment. 



We invite you to apply by clicking on the link below, then on the "Apply Now" button where you can register for the first time or enter your Username and Password in order to re-access your profile on our system. 



Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled. 



For more information please contact Linda Hand, Lead Talent Acquisition at (604) 875-7216 or email



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PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit.  We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Contact: For more information please contact Linda Hand, Lead Talent Acquisition at (604) 875-7216 or email

Interior Health Authority

Operating Room Nurse (Posted 09/19/18)

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Are you an experienced perioperative nurse? Do you thrive in a team environment and excel in your nursing practice? If so, we have a career opportunity for you within our perioperative team here at Kelowna General Hospital. 

Kelowna General Hospital 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 is part of a $432 million dollar expansion with 3 new Patient Care Towers and 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 benefits package includes: 
• 4 weeks vacation 
• Insurance premiums 100% paid by Interior Health 
• Medical Services Plan 
• Extended Health Coverage 
• Dental Health Coverage 
• Pension Plan 

We are building a team that ensures the highest standards of patient and family care for both perioperative and cardiac services throughout our region. Come and join our expanding team! Apply Today!


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 the assigned area (perioperative nursing) and one year recent related clinical experience in the assigned practice environment on an operating room similar in size and scope to the facility or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 

Note: Sites requiring competency in Emergency Room, Perianesthesia and Medical Device Reprocessing functions may also require NRP, TNCC and ACLS certificates. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at: 
Interior Health 
5th Floor, 505 Doyle Avenue 
Kelowna, BC V1Y 0C5 

CLICK HERE to apply!


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