Vancouver Coastal Health

Registered Nurse (RN) - Acute/Emergency/Long Term Care - Rural Bella Coola - Training Opportunity

Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse (RN) - Acute/Emergency/Long Term Care - Emergency Specialty Training Opportunity
Work Site: Bella Coola General Hospital - Bella Coola, BC
Status: Regular Full Time - Training
Start Date: Online Theory (if required): December 6, 2021 - March 28, 2022
Compressed Clinical Dates: TBD
Full-time training at BCIT: TBD, travel to lower mainland required during practicums
Salary: $36.23 - $47.58 per hour
Hours:

0700-1930/1900-0730/1000-2200; and practicum hours as scheduled

Days off: Rotating

Reference#: 148834-atr

 

Come work as a Registered Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) in Bella Coola, BC!  Relocation Assistance and Staff housing may be available.

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for Registered Nurses to join the team at Bella Coola General Hospital in Bella Coola, BC. Apply today to join our team!

 

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

 

As a Registered Nurse with Bella Coola General Hospital you will:

  • Provide nursing care to patients/clients on the inpatient ward.
  • Provide nursing care to predominantly older residents in a continuing care setting.
  • Provide emergency nursing care to patients/clients of all ages presenting to the emergency department with a wide variety of symptoms.
  • Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the client/resident/patient and/or family.
  • Consult, confer, and collaborate with other health care providers.
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement and best practice approach in your nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate expertise and leadership in your nursing practice.
  • Maintain and advance your own clinical competence.
  • Participate on designated committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.

TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

 

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 1 years’ recent acute medical/surgical experience. Preferences will be given to applicants with high-acuity training. Applicants must successfully complete the post-basic training education prior to working in the Department.

Online Theory Prerequisites (if required): December 6, 2021 - March 28, 2022
Compressed Clinical Dates: TBD
Full-time training at BCIT: TBD, travel to lower mainland required during practicums.
*course dates will be modified based on previous courses completed, VCH only funds for required courses.

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

Travel expenses reimbursed according to VCH policy.

Candidates accepting this training opportunity agree to remain with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) as a regular status nurse in the area of nursing applicable to the education program for which they are hired for at least 18 months subsequent to completing training.

This will ensure that candidates are able to consolidate and apply skills in the specialty area that VCH has supported and funded candidates to complete. In the event that a candidate leaves the area of nursing applicable to the education program for which they were hired or VCH in under 18 months, VCH will seek to recover the cost of the program.

 

ABOUT BELLA COOLA, BC

 

Bella Coola sits in a mountain valley at the head of the North Bentinck Channel, 500 km north of Vancouver, with a population of about 1800 people. The community is at the end of a long, truly magnificent fjord, on the mainland coast of British Columbia. Bella Coola General Hospital has 10 acute bed, 5 long term care beds and a 3 bed emergency department open 24/7, along with a laboratory, diagnostic imaging services, Telehealth, Mental Health, Public Health, Home & Community Support Services. Also within the hospital are a medical clinic and a pharmacy.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Completion of a recognized advanced nursing program in emergency or critical care nursing, one year recent, related experience in emergency or critical care nursing, or an equivalent combination of education training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centred model of care.
  • Broad knowledge of BCCNM’s standards for nursing practice.
  • Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement care plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess patient/client/resident responses to care, and to respond appropriately.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with conflict.
  • Demonstrated ability in the management of trauma in an emergency setting.
  • Demonstrated ability in nursing practice to assess and manage critical and life-threatening situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and deal effectively with clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of external agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to counsel and teach clients and their families.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership through initiative and independence.
  • Demonstrated ability to model and mentor new staff and students.
  • Demonstrated skill in clinical techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client 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.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. 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. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

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


***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings 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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