Licensed Practical Nurse | Acute

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Licensed Practical Nurse | Acute

Competition: 01949393
Bargaining Unit:  BCNU
Location: Salmon Arm
Department: SLH MED/SURG - LEVEL 2
Reports to: Manager or Designate
Hourly Wage: $31.89 - $40.15
Close date: Open Until Filled

Position Summary

This position may be eligible for relocation allowance. Apply today and ask if you qualify!

If you are passionate about being part of a team that is committed to providing high quality client-centered care, then join us as a Practical Nurse at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm, BC!

Who We Are:

Interior Health (IH) is committed to achieving a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of the communities we serve, and where you are encouraged to bring your whole self to work. Well-being and work life balance is promoted within the IH team, and our commitment to environmental sustainability supports our primary goal of increasing the health and well-being of everybody in the Interior Health region from our employees to the population we serve.

What We Offer:

We offer a range of employee benefits and services to support you at every stage of your career:
• Employee & Family Assistance Program
• Employer paid training/education opportunities
• Generous Vacation Entitlement
• Employer Paid Health Benefits
• Municipal Pension Plan
• Shift Premiums
• Competitive wages

About the Job:

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN):
• Performs assessments and plans, implements and provides personal and nursing care to patients in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team; the scope or extent of the skills that the LPN performs varies according to the predictability of the outcome for a given client population
• Administers oral, subcutaneous and intramuscular medications in accordance with pharmaceutical and organizational policies and procedures
• Operates in accordance with the competency guidelines and full scope of practice within the Standards of Practice as outlined by the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM), and according to organizational policies, procedures, standards and unit specific protocols


Shifts of work will be scheduled days and nights; rotating from 07:00 to 19:00, 19:00 to 07:00 hours.

About this location/unit:

Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm is a 43–bed, Level 2 Community Hospital. This hospital is a rural site, offering services found in some of our larger urban centres, including a 24 hour Emergency Department, High Acuity Unit, Obstetrics, and multiple inpatient Medical/Surgical beds.

At Shuswap Lake General Hospital, our nurses are provided with the exposure to varying levels of acuity in the cases that we see, providing them the ability to work to full scope in their practice. Our team members work as one cohesive unit, where relationships are key. We offer an inviting and welcoming culture, with the benefits of a smaller facility close to other urban centres,

Come work where others play in Salmon Arm, where we are surrounded by outstanding natural beauty, provincial parks and an abundance of green space. Shuswap Lake is a vacation hot-spot, known for swimming and houseboating during the summer months. Salmon Arm also has a mild, yet distinct four-season climate, and offers excellent year-round recreational opportunities including arts and cultural events, skiing and hiking. Apply Today!

See why Nursing at Interior Health is such an amazing opportunity!


• Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses.
• Current full practicing licensure with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
• Current CPR certification required. *Please upload a copy of your valid CPR certificate with your application*

Acute care experience is considered an asset. Along with a copy of your CV (resume) please provide details regarding your previous acute care experience.


This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.