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RN, Intensive Care Unit St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver BC

Providence Health Care (PHC) is looking for permanent full time ICU Nurse to join our Critical Care team at St. Paul’s Hospital. 

Home to the very first ICU in Canada and British Columbia’s only comprehensive referral Heart Centre for patients with heart disease, Providence Health Care’s Critical Care programs are equipped to care for BC’s most critically ill patients. We are committed to translating new research findings into the care we provide and to creating an environment where teaching and learning is a normal part of any work day. We welcome the most complex cases and thrive on saving lives and supporting families.

Providence  is one of Canada’s largest faith-based health care organizations, operating 17 health care sites in Greater Vancouver. Known for our Mission, Vision and Values and guiding principle “How you want to be treated,” dedicated to creating a health community of inspiration and solace, we are an organization that really cares about our patients and staff.

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Job Summary:
Reporting to the Patient Care Manager, the Staff Nurse, assesses, identifies, plans, implements and evaluates the nursing care required to assist patients/residents in meeting their physical, social, spiritual and psychological needs using an established framework for nursing practice. Develops, implements, evaluates and revises the plan of care. Incorporates individual and/or group teaching into the care plan and nursing interventions and/or makes referrals to other identified resources. Supports other nurses and health care professionals by collegially sharing information and demonstrating procedures. The Staff Nurse works within an interdisciplinary clinical framework in accordance with the BCCNP Standards of Practice and consistent with the mission, vision and values and established protocols of Providence Health Care.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) procedures appropriate for the area of service.
  • Ability to work as a member in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to apply decision making and analytical skills.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Ability to role model conflict resolution strategies.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Ability to teach and identify patient/resident learning needs.
  • Ability to lead patient/family group sessions.
  • Ability to provide clinical direction.

What you bring:

Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP), or in Residential Care and Mental Health, current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals.

Completion of a post graduate critical care course, or two years’ recent experience in an equivalent setting.

Bring your nursing expertise, leadership skills and commitment to a role where you can really make a difference!  Click here to apply or contact kwall@providencehealth.bc.ca for further information.

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Posted: January 7, 2020; Expires: February 9, 2020