• Registered Nurse (RN) - Perinatal - Birth Centre - Possible Training Opportunity

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Registered Nurse - PerinatalBirth Centre - Possible Training Opportunity
    Work Site: Richmond Hospital
    Status: Regular Full Time
    Start Date: SEP 09, 2019
    Salary: $33.56 - $44.06 per hour
    Hours: 0730 - 1930 / 1930-0730
    Reference#: 111487-mal




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


    Should there be insufficient qualified candidates available for the this position, VCH may fund post-basic training education. 


    Eligibility for the post-basic training education is restricted to applicants with a minimum of:

    • 2 years’ recent acute medical/surgical experience.
    • Preference to applicants with high acuity training and/or experience.

    Applicants must successfully complete the post-basic training education prior to working in the Department.


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


    Online theory prerequisite: April 8 to June 28, 2019
    Full-time training at BCIT and practicum locations: Sept 9 to Nov 22, 2019



    Within the context of a client and family centred care model and in accordance with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) standards of professional practice and Code of Ethics for registered nurses, and the established vision and values of the organization, works in collaboration with other members of the health care team, to use appropriate clinical judgment to provide optimal perinatal care (Antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum) to women and babies and their families. This includes assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and appropriate documentation of care for assigned patients in the perinatal service. Is knowledgeable of and adheres to standards of professional nursing and patient care practice in accordance with Health Authority policies and procedures.


    Education & Experience

    • Graduate of an approved nursing program.
    • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) and current National Registration in CPR and NRP required.
    • Completion of a post-basic obstetrical/perinatal nursing certificate/diploma.
    • Two (2) years’ recent related experience in a Level 2-3 Maternity Unit, supplemented by courses in fetal health assessment and breastfeeding or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Knowledge & Abilities

    • Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group.
    • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement plans of care in relation to client/family priorities.
    • Demonstrated ability to assess client responses to care and to respond appropriately.
    • Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
    • Demonstrated ability to deal with conflict situations.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate with and deal effectively with clients and their families, co-workers, physicians, other health care staff and staff of outside agencies.
    • Demonstrated ability to counsel and teach clients and their families based on their priorities.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction.
    • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
    • Demonstrated skill in the use of medical equipment and supplies appropriate to the clinical area.
    • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
    • Demonstrated skill in techniques appropriate to the clinical area.
    • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system.
    • Ability to operate related equipment.

    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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