Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Registered Nurse (RN) - Medicine/Surgery Emergency

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Registered Nurse (Medicine/Surgery/Emergency)
    Work Site: Squamish Hospital
    Status: Casual 
    Start Date: As Soon As Possible
    Salary: $34.83 - $45.73 per hour
    Hours: various
    Reference#: 114068-mhs


    Practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics for registered nurses as outlined by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).as well as within a client and family centred care model and the vision and values of the organization. Provides emergency nursing care to clients of all ages presenting to the emergency department with a wide variety of symptoms; and provides nursing care to other assigned medical/surgical patients on the inpatient ward both by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Enhances quality of life from the perspective of the client/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 hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.


    Education & Experience

    • Completion of a recognized advanced program in emergency care nursing or two (2) years’ recent, related experience.
    • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).

      Knowledge & Abilities
      Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centered model of care.
      Broad knowledge of BCCNP’s standards of practice for registered nurses.
      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 in interviewing and assessment skills.
      Demonstrated ability to assess client responses to care, and to respond appropriately.
      Demonstrated ability in the management of trauma in an emergency setting.
      Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with conflict.
      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 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 techniques appropriate to the clinical area.
      Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques
      Skill in techniques appropriate to emergency care nursing.
      Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client 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 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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