Registered Nurse (RN) - Sexual Assault Nursing Services - Training Opportunity

$35.53 - $46.65 hourly
  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Sechelt, BC, Canada
  • Oct 20, 2020
Casual Registered Nurses Healthcare Nursing Nurse

Job Description

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the Emergency department at Sechelt Hospital. Apply today to join our team!

As a Registered Nurse in Sexual Assault Services you will provide comprehensive forensic nursing care to patients triaged to Sexual Assault Nursing services.



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 above position, VCH may fund post-basic training education.

Eligibility for the Sexual Assault Nurse Program is restricted to applicants with 2 years recent Acute Care or 2 years recent Public Health experience.

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



Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.



Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Completion of recognized Sexual Assault/Forensic Nurse Examiner coursework.
  • Two (2) years’ recent and related nursing experience in an acute or public health setting or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing patient assessment (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) and provide nursing care through appropriate/prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
  • Ability to demonstrate therapeutic interviewing and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, families/care givers, the public, medical staff and members of the interprofessional care team using verbal, written and electronic communication means.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contraceptive management and sexually transmitted infections.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote person-centered care that demonstrates empathy for patients and families/care givers, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, and patient advocacy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a variety of professionals from the health and legal professions.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize patient care.
  • Demonstrated ability to use factual information, prior learning and basic principles and procedures to support nursing decisions and actions with relevant research-based evidence/evidence-informed practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to operated related equipment including relevant computer applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the physical duties of the position.