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  • Registered Nurse (RN) - High Acuity - Training Opportunity

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Registered Nurse (RN) - High Acuity - Training Opportunity
    Work Site: Burns Trauma High Acuity - Vancouver General Hospital 
    Status: Regular Full Time - Training
    Start Date: JUN 29, 2020
    Salary: $34.83 - $45.73 per hour
    Hours: 07:00-19:15/19:00-07:15 with rotating days off
    Reference#: 120074-aca


    Please note that a resume and cover letter is required to apply for this specialty training opportunity.

    Should there be insufficient qualified candidates available for the above position, VCH may fund post-basic training education.

    Eligibility for the post-basic training education is restricted to applicants with a minimum of 2 years’ recent acute medical/surgical experience. Applicants must successfully complete the post-basic training education prior to working in the Department.

    The post-basic training education program requires full time attendance. Funding will consist of 100% of wages, tuition and books during the training program.

    Online theory prerequisites (if required): January 6 to June 21, 2020
    Education days on January 28, March 17, April 2, April 30, May 12, May 26
    Full-time training at BCIT and practicum locations from June 29 to AUG TBD


    *course dates will be modified based on previous courses completed, VCH only funds for required courses.



    Practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics for registered nurses as outlined by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) as well as within a client and family centred care model and the vision and values of the organization. Provides nursing care to acutely ill patients with complex, acute and often co-existing chronic illnesses both by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Enhances quality of life from the perspective of the client/family. Consults, confers, and collaborates with other health care givers. Demonstrates expertise and leadership in nursing practice. Maintains and advances clinical competence. Participates on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.


    Education & Experience

    • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
    • Completion of a recognized advanced nursing specialty program in High Acuity Nursing or two years’ recent, related experience in a high acuity setting or an equivalent combination or education and experience.

    Knowledge & Abilities

    • Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centred model of care.
    • Broad knowledge of BCCNP’s standards of practice for registered nurses.
    • Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group.
    • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement plans of care in relation to client/family priorities.
    • Demonstrated ability to assess client responses to care, and to respond appropriately.
    • Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events, problem-solve and set priorities.
    • Demonstrated ability to deal with conflict situations.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of outside agencies.
    • Demonstrated ability to counsel and teach clients and their families based on their priorities.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership through initiative and independence.
    • Demonstrated skill in the use of medical equipment and supplies appropriate to the designated clinical area.
    • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
    • Demonstrated skill in techniques appropriate to the designated clinical area.
    • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.
    • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system.
    • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

    The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

    Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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