Registered Nurse | Critical Care Training Opportunities

Position Summary

East Kootenay Regional Hospital (EKRH) is looking to provide employer sponsored training to become a Critical Care Nurse. This in-house program uses the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (ACCN) Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO) program coordinated by the Interior Health Critical Care and Emergency Networks. If you are an experienced nurse and would like to move into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) department but don’t have formal education, we would love to consider you for paid in-house training.

This training would require an 18-month return of service commitment with training starting on September 11, 2023. There are four components that need to be completed with this Program: - Theory On-Line Case Based Modules - Clinical Hours (100) - Clinical Lab Hours (40) - Consolidated Preceptorship Hours (292.50).

East Kootenay Regional Hospital is located in Cranbrook, BC, we care for over 80,000 patients a year and provide hospital services to the residents of the East Kootenay region. You will have an opportunity to work with a full complement of internists and surgeons and in conjunction with the Interior Health High Acuity Response Transport Team (HART) regarding critical care transfers both in and out of the outlying regional facilities. We have a new 6 bed ICU and our RNs work 8 or 12-hour shifts.

Interior Health offers a comprehensive benefits package and relocation allowance is available. For those requiring housing for relocation purposes, temporary housing is available. If this sounds like a fit for you, we would love to hear from you. Apply Today!!!

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 the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM)

**Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within 3 years will be required

BCLS within 3 years


Effective April 1, 2023 - hourly rate $40.21-$57.78 per hour.

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 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.

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