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  • Registered Nurse (RN) - Cardiac Services Intensive Care Unit - Training Opportunity

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Registered Nurse (RN) - Cardiac Services Intensive Care Unit - Training Opportunity
    Work Site: Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit - Vancouver General Hospital 
    Status: Regular Full Time - Training
    Start Date: JUN 29, 2020
    Salary: $34.83 - $45.73 per hour
    Hours: 07:30-19:45/19:30-07:45 with rotating days off
    Reference#: 120086-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. Preference will be given to applicants with high acuity training and/or 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, 2020 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, 2020 to September 22, 2020

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



    Within the context of a client and family centred care model and in accordance with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) standards of practice for registered nurses, code of ethics and the established mission, vision, values, objectives and policies of Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences centred, provides nursing care to high risk critically ill clients with unpredictable outcomes attached to life-support equipment, and/or clients in post-anaesthetic recovery, both by working independently and as a member of a 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 critical care nursing program or two years' recent, related clinical experience.

    Knowledge & Abilities

    • Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centred model of care.
    • Broad knowledge of BCCNP standards for nursing practice.
    • Thorough knowledge of the indications, actions, reactions, routes, dosages, and side effects of anaesthetic and other drugs used in critical care environment.
    • Thorough knowledge of nursing problems commonly encountered in a critical care environment.
    • Thorough knowledge of the physiological and behavioural aspects of complex critical illnesses.
    • Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
    • Demonstrated ability in nursing practice to assess and manage critical and life-threatening situations.
    • Demonstrated ability to respond immediately and appropriately to sudden emergencies.
    • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload.
    • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement plans of care.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, clients and their families, co-workers, physicians, and other health care staff.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate in writing accurately, concisely, and clearly.
    • Demonstrated ability to teach clients and their families.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction.
    • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
    • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques
    • Skill in techniques appropriate to a critical care environment.
    • Skill in the use of critical care monitoring and support equipment.
    • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system.

    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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