• Registered Nurse - Pediatric Emergency Training Opportunity (RN)

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Registered Nurse, Pediatrics Short Stay Unit - Emergency Pediatric Training Opportunity
    Work Site: Richmond Hospital - Richmond, BC
    Status: Regular Full Time 
    Start Date: SEP 16, 2019 (see below for program dates)
    Salary: $33.56 - $44.06 per hour
    Hours: 0715-1930 / 1915-0730
    Reference#: 112398-jta

    Training Opportunity:

    Please note that a resume AND Cover Letter are 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.

    Eligibility for the post-basic training education is restricted to applicants with a minimum of 2 years’ recent acute medical/surgical experience. Preference will be given to applicants with pediatric 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.


    In-class Dysrhythmia training (if required): May 28, 29, 30, 31, June 6, 2019
    Online intro Emergency theory: June 3 to Aug 23, 2019
    Full-time Peds-Emerg training at BCIT and practicum locations: Sept to Nov, 2019 (exact dates TBD)
    *course dates will be modified based on previous courses completed, VCH only funds for required courses. Those who have already completed BCIT Emergency training will only require the Full-Time section.


    Practices in accordance with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals Nurses (BCCNP) standards (professional & practice) and code of ethics for registered nurses. Practices within the scope of practice as set by the organization, as per VCH policies and guidelines/clinical practice documents and within own competence. This practice is aligned with the vision, mission, goals and values of the organization as well as with the concept of a client and family centered care model.

    Focuses on the care of pediatric patients and recognizing that children have unique healthcare needs that require specialized knowledge and expertise, assesses, plans, implements and evaluates patient/ client care. Participates in discharge planning, functions as a client advocate and teaches clients/families about illness/injury and overall health promotion and wellness. Enhances quality of life from the perspective of the client/family. Documents care provided and responds to incidents in accordance with established policies and procedures. Consults, confers and collaborates with other health care providers. Maintains and advances own clinical competence. Participates on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.


    Education & Experience

    • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
    • Completion of a post-basic pediatrics program certificate.
    • Two years recent related experience in a pediatrics unit supplemented by courses in breastfeeding or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement care plans.
    • Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with conflict.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing).
    • Demonstrated ability to deal with others effectively including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
    • Demonstrated ability to counsel and teach clients and their families.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership through initiative and independence.
    • Demonstrated skill in clinical techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies.
    • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
    • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment 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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