Registered Nurse (RN) - Critical Care Relief

$35.53 - $46.65 hourly
  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Powell River General Hospital, Joyce Avenue, Powell River, BC, Canada
  • Jun 09, 2021
Full time Registered Nurses Healthcare Nursing Nurse

Job Description

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the Emergency Team at Powell River General Hospital. Apply today to join our team!

 

As an RN in Critical Care Relief/Emergency with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Provide emergency nursing care to clients/patients of all ages presenting with a wide variety of symptoms within an uncontrolled environment as well as care to critically ill patients/clients with unpredictable outcomes attached to life-support equipment, and/or clients in post-anaesthetic recovery.
  • As member of emergency response team, stabilize and resuscitate multi-trauma victims, and prepare for and respond to disaster situations.
  • Enhances quality of life from the perspective of the client/family. Consults, confers, and collaborates with other health care givers.
  • Demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing practice.
  • Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.

ABOUT POWELL RIVER, BC

On the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, where endless green mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River provides a stimulating blend of outdoor adventure and cultural amenities. Originally founded as a resource extraction centre - once home to the world's largest pulp and paper mill - Powell River now offers adventurers countless opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, golfing, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, and scuba diving. This area is host to world-class art galleries, tremendous dining opportunities, and memorable events and festivals.

On the doorstep of both Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Powell River region offers an array of experiences for travelers of all kinds, no matter the season. Experience the legendary Sunshine Coast Trail and Powell Forest Canoe Route, rock-climb the Eldred Valley, snowshoe in the Knuckleheads; this is the adventure destination you've long been waiting for.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Completion of a recognized critical care nursing program plus 6 months’ recent, related experience in emergency nursing or completion of recognized emergency nursing program plus 6 months’ recent, related experience in critical care nursing or two years' recent, related experience encompassing both emergency and critical care nursing. 

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centred model of care.
  • Broad knowledge of BCCNM standards for nursing practice.
  • Thorough knowledge of the indications, actions, reactions, routes, dosages, and side effects of drugs used in a critical care environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of nursing problems commonly encountered in a critical care and emergency environment.

 

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff - both current and prospective - have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

 

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.