• Registered Nurse (RN) Training Opportunity (Acute/Emergency/Residential)

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Registered Nurse (Acute/Emergency/Residential) Training Opportunity
    Work Site: R.W. Large Memorial Hospital - Bella Bella, BC
    Status: Regular Full Time - Training Opportunity
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: $33.56 - $44.06 per hour
    Hours: 0730-1930; 1930-0730; 1000-2200
    Reference#: 109503-jta




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

    Should there be insufficient qualified candidates available for the above position, VCH may fund post-basic training education using the University of Northern BC Foundations in Emergency and Trauma Nursing Course.

    Eligibility for the post basic training education is restricted to applicants with recent acute medical/surgical experience. Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum of 1 year recent acute medical/surgical experience.

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

    UNBC Training - Pre-Req online: Online theory from January to April 2019, Workshops - 3 days in March 2019 (travel required), Practicum between May to August 2019 (travel required). Exact dates to be confirmed. Travel expenses reimbursed according to policy.





    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 residential 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 is a medical clinic and pharmacy.



    Practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) as well as within a patient/client/resident and family centered care model and the vision and values of the organization. Provides nursing care to patients/clients on the inpatient ward; provides nursing care to predominantly older residents in a continuing care setting; provides emergency nursing care to patients/clients of all ages presenting to the emergency department with a wide variety of symptoms. Works independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Enhances quality of life from the perspective of the client/resident/patient and/or family. Consults, confers, and collaborates with other health care providers. Demonstrates continuous improvement and best practices approach in nursing practice. Demonstrates expertise and leadership in nursing practice. Maintains and advances own clinical competence. Participates on designated committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.


    Education & Experience

    • Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).
    • 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 CRNBC’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.

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

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca 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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