Vancouver Coastal Health

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

Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse (RN) - ICU - Critical Care - Training Opportunity
Work Site: Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Sechelt Hospital - Sechelt B.C.
Status: Regular Full Time 
Start Date:

BCIT Emergency Nursing Specialty Program (Note: Exact dates will be confirmed by BCIT)
BCIT On Site Orientation Day: May, 2023.

BCIT Workshop Days: 4 days in May/June
Online Prerequisites: May - August 2023
Full-time training at BCIT & practicum locations: September - November 2023

Salary: $36.23 - $47.58 per hour

0700-1915 / 1900-0715

Days off: Rotating

Reference#: 173229-awu


Come work as a Registered Nurse at Sechelt Hospital with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for Registered Nurses to join the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Sechelt Hospital in Sechelt, BC.  Apply today to join our team!


As a Registered Nurse - Critical Car 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 responds to disaster situations.
  • Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the client/family.
  • Consult, confer, and collaborate with other health care givers.
  • Demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing practice.
  • Maintain and advance clinical competence.
  • Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.


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

Eligibility 1 year recent acute med/surg 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.

BCIT Emergency Nursing Specialty Program (Note: Exact dates will be confirmed by BCIT)
BCIT On Site Orientation Day:  May, 2023.

BCIT On Site Workshop Days:  4 days May/June.
Online Prerequisites: May - August 2023.
Full-time training at BCIT & practicum locations:  September - November 2023.
*course dates will be modified based on previous courses completed. VCH only funds for required courses.


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.


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.


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.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.

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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