We have an amazing opportunity for a critical care float nurse who will work in both the ICU and ER teams at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
The VJH Critical Care Unit current consists of 10 beds with room for expansion to 16 beds. The new space offers a large, bright working area with wide halls, and lots of storage areas with windows surrounding the whole unit. The new unit was designed to focus on the family unit as a whole being and the new ICU has three family areas; a waiting room, a quiet room and a family overnight room, the natural light and the private rooms make for a positive experience for patients and family members. Our new decentralized model moves the nurse and services right to the patients bedside in satellite stations and provides access by all users, in a quiet, soothing experience that is reassuring to patients, families, and visitors. The decentralized room provides optimal patient privacy and enhances private family interactions with patient, nurse and physician and other allied team members such as social workers, clerical staff, physiotherapists, dieticians and respiratory therapists.
The VJH Emergency department offers 26 beds plus two trauma rooms and two secure rooms and is located in the new Polson Tower. Our bright, spacious ED has been developed with consideration for privacy, confidentiality, infection control measures and features state-of-the-art technology in equipment (i.e. cardiac monitoring, diagnostic imaging in our trauma room, negative pressure isolation rooms), communication devices (Vocera, nurse call system), and other care delivery processes (pneumatic tube system, Rapid Assessment Zone, and Minor Treatment Area).
This is a relief full time position until August 1, 2022 or return of incumbent. This position works rotating day and night shifts from 07:00-19:15 and 19:00-07:15.
Our benefits package includes:
• 4 weeks vacation
• Insurance premiums 100% paid by Interior Health
• Medical Services Plan
• Extended Health Coverage
• Dental Health Coverage
• Pension Plan
If you are a team player, confident in your skills and open to change, then this unit will give you an exceptional professional environment and opportunity to use your critical care nursing skills and develop in your career.
Come and join us! Our focus is on giving people room to grow, to make an impact in the lives of others. Apply Today!
• Graduation as a Registered Nurse from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
• Combined Critical Care/Emergency – Advanced preparation in a critical care and emergency clinical specialty and 2 years related clinical experience aligned with unit specific competencies or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) within 3 years.
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.