We are seeking a Perinatal Nurse to join us at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, BC!
We have a relief, part time opening available. We offer exceptional employer-paid benefits, recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary, and generous vacation entitlements.
What will you work on?
EKRH Maternal Child nurses care for patients throughout their perinatal journey providing prenatal, labour and delivery and post-partum care- all done in a rooming-in setting. They also care for general pediatric in-patients and provide clinical expertise during Code Pink and neonatal emergencies.
How will you create impact?
EKRH serves the City of Cranbrook and outlying rural areas. As a Regional Centre, we see a broad scope of patients and deliver about 500 babies per year. Family centered care is an integral part of our nursing philosophy and contributes to a positive experience for all mothers and support persons. Well established physician specialists in Obstetrics and Pediatrics, along with many Midwives, complement our collaborative team. EKRH is a teaching hospital with students in rural nursing and baccalaureate programs offering an excellent opportunity to develop and mentor others.
How will we help you grow?
We will provide you with an orientation customized to meet your individual needs and immediate support from colleagues and clinical educators. We offer in-house training for NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) and FHS (Fetal Health Surveillance) as well as ongoing education through More Ob, a comprehensive patient safety and performance improvement program for interprofessional obstetrical teams. Our simulation doll, Bertha, is available for training on a regular basis.
Who are we looking for?
Nurses with a perinatal specialty certificate and/or experience in perinatal nursing. We are seeking nurses who are motivated, work well within a team, enjoy teaching patients, families and students and have excellent communication skills. Flexibility and a willingness to learn new skills and improve practice is necessary as our Unit grows and changes.
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This is a relief part time (0.84 FTE) position until approximately January 6, 2023 or return of incumbent. Shifts are days and nights, rotating and shift times are 07:00 to 19:00 and 19:00 to 07:00.
Community Profile: Located in the southeastern corner of British Columbia, Cranbrook is the business capital of the East Kootenays and the largest city in the Rocky Mountain Region. Nestled on a gentle plain with scenic mountain vistas in the distance, it is considered by many to be an ideal location to raise a family or retire. Residents enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities including golf, hiking and skiing. For those who enjoy more urban pursuits, there are shops, boutiques and cafes, as well as an arts centre and heritage attractions. Cranbrook’s economy is driven primarily by mining, forestry, transportation, and tourism.
Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
Advanced preparation in a Perinatal clinical specialty or an equivalent combination of education & experience.
Current Fetal Health Surveillance.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NPR) within 2 years.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within 3 years.
*Experience working in pediatrics an asset.
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
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