Vancouver Coastal Health

Registered Nurse (RN) - Sexual Assault Nursing Services - Training Opportunity

Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse (RN) - Sexual Assault Nursing Services - Training Opportunity
Work Site: Emergency, Sechelt Hospital - Sechelt, BC 
Status: Casual
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $35.53 - $46.65 per hour
Hours: Various
Reference#: 130999-eag

Come work as a Registered Nurse in Sexual Assault Services with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the Emergency department at Sechelt Hospital. Apply today to join our team!


As a Registered Nurse in Sexual Assault Services you will provide comprehensive forensic nursing care to patients triaged to Sexual Assault Nursing services.




Please note that a cover letter and resume are 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 Sexual Assault Nurse Program is restricted to applicants with 2 years recent Acute Care or 2 years recent Public Health experience.

Applicants must successfully complete the post-basic training education prior to working in the Department.

The Forensic nurse program requires completion of two courses at BCIT: FSCT 7810 and FSCT 7840.
- FSCT 7810 Introduction to Forensic Science is an 10 week online course starting September 8 - October 30, 2020.
- FSCT 7840 Forensic Nurse Examiner course will be delivered via web platform and will only require one day attendance on the last day for skills. Starting November 2 - November 17, 2020, Mondays and Tuesdays for 3 weeks.

Candidates accepting this training opportunity must agree to remain in the department for at least 18 months subsequent to completing training. This will ensure you are able to consolidate and apply your skills in the specialty area that VCH has supported and funded you to complete.



Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.



Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Completion of recognized Sexual Assault/Forensic Nurse Examiner coursework.
  • Two (2) years’ recent and related nursing experience in an acute or public health setting or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing patient assessment (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) and provide nursing care through appropriate/prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
  • Ability to demonstrate therapeutic interviewing and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, families/care givers, the public, medical staff and members of the interprofessional care team using verbal, written and electronic communication means.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contraceptive management and sexually transmitted infections.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote person-centered care that demonstrates empathy for patients and families/care givers, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, and patient advocacy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a variety of professionals from the health and legal professions.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize patient care.
  • Demonstrated ability to use factual information, prior learning and basic principles and procedures to support nursing decisions and actions with relevant research-based evidence/evidence-informed practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to operated related equipment including relevant computer applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the physical 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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