Registered Nurse, Northern Rural Critical Care Incentive (5510936)

$36.23 - $47.58 hourly
  • Northern Health
  • Terrace, BC, Canada
  • Apr 26, 2022
Full time Registered Nurses

Job Description

**Relocation is available for this position**

Quit searching for work-life balance… get paid $20,000* to find it! For a limited time, critical care trained nurses who relocate to some of B.C.’s most beautiful northern communities will receive a bonus $20,000* through the Northern Rural Critical Care Incentive program. The combination of shorter commutes, affordability, and breathtaking scenery in your new location means you will have time to explore the outdoors, master a new recipe, or simply catch up on your favourite show.
* two-year return of service required

What else do you receive with the Northern Rural Critical Care Incentive Position?
• Guaranteed ongoing full time employment within Northern Health.

What else do I need to know?
• The Northern Rural Critical Care Incentive position is dependent on a two-year return of service.
• Should a recipient of the Northern Rural Critical Care incentive voluntarily leave NH during the two-year return of service agreement, they will be required to refund a portion of the incentive at a prorated rate (calculated on the basis of 1/24th of the total allowance for each month of the two-year return of service not yet served)

I already work for NH. Can I take advantage of the Northern Rural Critical Care Incentive?
• The Northern Rural Critical Care Incentive supports nurses who have made an employment commitment to support Northern BC’s Critical Care Departments. This opportunity is only available to external hires to Northern Health. For more information, contact recruitment at: NHJobs@northernhealth.ca

Provides and coordinates nursing care with current standards of nursing practice and the Clinical Specialty of Critical Care & Emergency/Ambulatory Care Nursing. Clinical experience to independently work in ICU and Emergency is required. Responsibilities include designated tasks on the Acute Care Unit as delegated by Head Nurse/ in-charge.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Days, Nights - 07:00 to 19:00, 19:00 to 07:00 rotating

Mills Memorial Hospital is a 52 acute care bed hospital and provides the only inpatient psychiatric unit in the northwest. They offer emergency services, and has a diagnostic and specialist center which includes CT scan and nuclear medicine. Visiting specialists come for obstetrics/gynecology, psychiatry, general surgery, urology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, anaesthetics, radiology, nuclear medicine, pathology, otorhinolaryngology (ENT), podiatry, pediatrics and internal medicine. Community cancer and chronic disease management clinics are available.

Terrace has a population 12,700 (2021) residents. The community of Terrace is northern living at its best. Snow-capped mountains, pristine glacier-fed rivers, lakes and streams all add to the beauty of this community. Check out Terrace where there is always something new to experience.

What Northern Health has to offer you!

  • Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
  • Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
  • Relocation Incentive is available for eligible positions
  • Employee referral program
  • Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
  • “Loan Forgiveness Programs” offered through the Federal and BC Government 

Qualifications

  • Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN registrant.
  • Minimum two (2) years medical/surgical experience and/or Post Diploma Certificate in Critical Care and/or Emergency Nursing and/or equivalent combination of experience and training. Applicants without formal Emergency/Critical Care Training and/or equivalent experience will be expected to enroll in an Emergency or Critical Care Course within 6 months of receiving the job.
  • CPR (Basic Life Support) certification.
  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certification or willingness to complete within 1 year.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage all equipment appropriate for the provision of care for patients admitted to the critical care and acute care units.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Ability to work well on own with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to assist in orientation of new personnel.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.

Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.

There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.