Vancouver Coastal Health

Registered Nurse (RN) - Neurosciences

Job ID 2023-91727
City North Vancouver
Work Location
Lions Gate Hospital - NS
Home Worksite
03 - Lions Gate Hospital
Labour Agreement
Nurses' Bargaining Association
Union
200 - Nurses BCNU
Position Type
Casual
Job Status
Casual
FTE
0.00
Standard Hours / Week
0.01
Job Category
Nursing
Salary Grade
L3
Min Hourly
CAD $40.21/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $54.28/Hr.
Shift Times
various
Days Off
Various
Work Schedule Details
various
Position Start Date
As soon as possible

Salary

The salary range for this position is CAD $40.21/Hr. - CAD $54.28/Hr.

Job Summary

Come work as a Registered Nurse in Neuroscience with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the Neurosciences team at Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!

 

As a Registered Nurse at Lions Gate Hospital you will:

  • Provide nursing care to Neuroscience patients with unpredictable outcomes and provide care to patients presenting with a wide variety of symptoms/illnesses by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the patient/family.
  • Consult, confer, and collaborate with other health care providers.
  • Demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing practice.
  • Maintain and advance clinical competence.
  • Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.

Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Completion of a recognized nursing program plus recent, related experience in neuroscience nursing or completion of a recognized nursing program, minimum of 1 year acute care experience and recognized telemetry training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a patient/family centred model of care.
  • Broad knowledge of BCCNM's standards for nursing practice.
  • Thorough knowledge of the indications, actions, reactions, routes, dosages, and side effects of drugs used in a neuroscience environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of nursing problems commonly encountered in a neuroscience environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of the physiological and behavioural aspects of complex critical illnesses.
  • Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient 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 reliability and ability to organize and prioritize workload.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement and document plans of care.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with patients and their families, co-workers, physicians, and other health care staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively and therapeutically with patients and families experiencing grief, loss and uncertainty of diagnoses and outcome.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in writing accurately, concisely, and clearly.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach patients and their families.
  • Demonstrated ability to enact the Least Restraint Policy and manage aggressive behaviour and acute confusional states.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist patients in maximizing functional abilities.
  • 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 neuroscience nursing and telemetry monitoring.
  • Skill in the use of telemetry monitoring and support equipment.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system.

Closing Statement

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.  Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. 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

Equity, diversity, 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 2023.

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


***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. 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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