Vancouver Coastal Health

Registered Nurse (RN) - Critical Care Relief - Training Opportunity

Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse (RN) - Critical Care Relief - Training Opportunity
Work Site: Emergency, Powell River General Hospital - Powell River, BC
Status: Regular Full Time - Training
Start Date:

Online Prerequiste courses:  Apr. 12 - Jun. 3, 2022 (TBC) and Jun. 6 - Aug. 26, 2022
Full-time training at BCIT & practicum locations: Sept. 6 - Nov. 22, 2022

Travel to lower mainland required during practicums (exact dates TBD).

Salary: $36.23 - $47.58 per hour
Hours:

0700-1900/1900-0700

Days off: Rotating

Reference#: 154170-ndh

 

Come work as a Registered Nurse in Powell River, BC!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the Emergency Team at Powell River General Hospital. Apply today to join our team!

 

As an RN in Critical Care Relief/Emergency with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Provide emergency nursing care to clients/patients of all ages presenting with a wide variety of symptoms within an uncontrolled environment as well as care to critically ill patients/clients with unpredictable outcomes attached to life-support equipment, and/or clients in post-anaesthetic recovery.
  • As member of emergency response team, stabilize and resuscitate multi-trauma victims, and prepare for and respond to disaster situations.
  • Enhances quality of life from the perspective of the client/family. Consults, confers, and collaborates with other health care givers.
  • Demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing practice.
  • Participate on designated hospital 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.

Online Prerequiste Courses:  Apr. 12 - Jun. 3, 2022 (TBC) and Jun. 6 - Aug. 26, 2022
Full-time training at BCIT & practicum locations: Sept. 6 - Nov. 22 ,2022
*course dates will be modified based on previous courses completed. VCH only funds for required courses.


Note: Eligibility should be noted as 1 year recent acute med/surg experience. Preferences will be given to applicants with high-acuity training. Travel to lower mainland required during practicums (exact dates TBD). Travel expenses reimbursed according to VCH policy.


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

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 POWELL RIVER, BC

 

On the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, where endless green mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River provides a stimulating blend of outdoor adventure and cultural amenities. Originally founded as a resource extraction centre - once home to the world's largest pulp and paper mill - Powell River now offers adventurers countless opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, golfing, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, and scuba diving. This area is host to world-class art galleries, tremendous dining opportunities, and memorable events and festivals.

 

On the doorstep of both Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Powell River region offers an array of experiences for travelers of all kinds, no matter the season. Experience the legendary Sunshine Coast Trail and Powell Forest Canoe Route, rock-climb the Eldred Valley, snowshoe in the Knuckleheads; this is the adventure destination you've long been waiting for.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Completion of a recognized critical care nursing program plus 6 months’ recent, related experience in emergency nursing or completion of recognized emergency nursing program plus 6 months’ recent, related experience in critical care nursing or two years' recent, related experience encompassing both emergency and critical care nursing. 

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centred model of care.
  • Broad knowledge of BCCNM standards for nursing practice.
  • Thorough knowledge of the indications, actions, reactions, routes, dosages, and side effects of drugs used in a critical care environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of nursing problems commonly encountered in a critical care and emergency 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/or emergency 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 deal effectively with, clients and their families, co-workers, physicians, and other health care staff.
  • 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 physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques
  • Skill in techniques appropriate to critical care and emergency nursing.
  • Skill in the use of critical care monitoring and support equipment.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client 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.

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.

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 our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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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