Vancouver Coastal Health
Registered Nurse, Critical Care/Emergency/ PACU (Sunshine Coast) Training Opportunity (RFT) Job Description POSTING NUMBER: 166704-awu NURSES’ BARGAINING ASSOCIATION Number of Positions: 2 Job Title: Registered Nurse, Critical Care/Emergency/ PACU (Sunshine Coast) Training Opportunity Union Code: (200) Nurses BCNU Job Pay Grade: L3 ($36.23 – $47.58 per hour) Status (FTE): Regular Full Time – Training (1.00 FTE) Dept / Work Area: Intensive Care Unit / ICU Work Location: Sechelt Hospital Home Site: (32) Sechelt Hospital Shift Times: TBD Days Off: TBD Start Date: APR 03, 2023 Training Details: Online Prereqs: Dec. 5/22 – Mar. 27/23 FT BCIT training: Apr. – Jun./23 ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Please note that the internal competition closed on June 26, 2022 , however we are still accepting late applications from qualified internal candidates. JOB SUMMARY: Provides 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, stabilizes and resuscitates multi-trauma victims, and prepares for and responds to disaster situations. Enhances quality of life from the perspective of the client/family. Consults, confers, and collaborates with other health care givers. Demonstrates expertise and leadership in nursing practice. Maintains and advances clinical competence. Participates on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned. Practices within the context of a client and family centred care model and in accordance with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) standards of professional practice and Code of Ethics for registered nurses, and the established vision and values of the organization. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) is required. Completion of a recognized critical care nursing program or completion of a recognized advanced program in emergency care nursing or two (2) years’ recent, related experience. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client and family centered care model. Broad knowledge of BCCNM’s standards for nursing practice. 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 to adjust to new or unexpected events. Demonstrated ability in the management of trauma in an emergency setting. Demonstrated ability to deal with conflict situations. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of outside 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 critical care nursing. Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system. Ability to operate related equipment. CLOSING DATE: JUN 26, 2022 Please note that a resume and cover letter is 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. BCIT Emergency Nursing Specialty Program (Note: Theses dates will be confirmed by BCIT). BCIT On Site Orientation Day: Nov. 22/22 BCIT Workshop Days: Dec. 5,6,8, & 9/22 Online Prerequisites: Dec. 5/22 – Mar. 27/23 Full-time training at BCIT & practicum locations: Apr. – Jun./23 – BCIT To Confirm Dates course dates will be modified based on previous courses completed. VCH only funds for required courses. 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 Note: Eligibility 1 year recent acute med/surg experience. Preferences will be given to applicants with high-acuity training. Also add: Travel to lower mainland required during practicums (exact dates TBD). Travel expenses reimbursed according to VCH policy. The post-basic training education program requires full time attendance. Funding will consist of 100% of wages, tuition and books during the training program. Candidates accepting this training opportunity agree to remain with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) as a regular status nurse in the area of nursing applicable to the education program for which they are hired for at least 18 months subsequent to completing training. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed. We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2022. Nursing & LPN postings close at 0800 AM on the Closing Date. All other postings will close at Midnight. Please submit your internal application form and resume to Recruitment prior to the close date and time. Nursing & LPN successful applicants will be notified by email. We regret that only short listed candidates will be acknowledged. 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