We have an exciting casual opportunity at the Castlegar Health Centre that may be a fit for you!
Who are we looking for?
If you are an Emergency Nurse with exceptional clinical and interpersonal skills who loves working in a fast-paced environment, we want to hear from you!
What will you work on?
As the Emergency Nurse you will practice in the clinical setting and be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of client care. Working in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, you will ensure the delivery of client–centered care by assisting individual clients and their families respond to changing health care needs.
End of shift overtime may be required as all patients must be discharged or transferred prior to closing the department. The successful applicant must be comfortable working alone.
About this location/unit
Our stand-alone emergency department has 6 stretchers and 2 chairs, there are no in-patient beds. The emergency handles about 30 patients in a 12 hour shift. Laboratory and X-Ray services are available along with outpatient services. Most of the health services of the community have been brought together in the Health Centre including Public Health, Mental Health and Substance Use, Home Care, Home Support, Hospice, Wound Care, Community Physiotherapy, Diabetic Teaching, Aboriginal Patient Navigator, Respiratory Services and others share this space along with a Nurse Practitioner and visiting Physicians.
The emergency hours of operation are 0800-2000 with one nurse working until 2100 to handle end-of-shift backlog. The staffing complement is 2 nurses and 1 doctor.
The friendly town of Castlegar is located in the scenic Columbia Valley where the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers meet. Situated in the Selkirk Mountain Range of British Columbia between Vancouver and Calgary, it is a hub for commercial activity in the area. The amicable climate and breathtaking scenery of Castlegar contribute to an enjoyable lifestyle with unlimited recreational activities year round. Just a short distance from the town are championship golf courses, two world-class alpine ski resorts and groomed cross-country ski trails. Residents in this growing community also enjoy fishing, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking and camping.
Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you
We offer a work environment conducive to growth and development of strong clinical skills. The opportunity to have a balanced lifestyle that allows you to maintain the quality of life you desire.
Come and join us! Our focus is on giving people room to grow, to make an impact in the lives of others. Apply today to join our team in Castlegar!
**Note: Any position that is required to enter a LTC/AL/MH facility to provide services, the successful candidate of that position will be subject to the PHO Order regarding mandatory vaccination.
Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the
British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
Advanced preparation in an ED clinical specialty or Rural Emergency course or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within 3 years.
We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
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 the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.
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.