Registered Nurse (Emergency)


Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) delivers services to more than 1 million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver’s North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Corridor, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, the Central Coast and surrounding areas. The remarkable range of jobs & specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for Registered Nurses, Sonographers, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, and many other health care professionals. Our amazing jobs, workforce, and remarkable organizational culture ensure that VCH is always promoting better heath for our communities through innovation and exceptional care. Come join our team!

We currently have an opportunity for a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department located at Richmond Hospital in Richmond, British Columbia.


Practices within the context of a client and family centred care model and in accordance with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) standards of practice for registered nurses and code of ethics and the vision and values of the organization. Provides emergency nursing to clients of all ages presenting with a wide variety of symptoms within an uncontrolled environment, and to unique client populations such as victims of sexual assault. As triage nurse, assesses client needs and prioritizes care requirements, often with limited information. As member of emergency response team, stabilizes and resuscitates multi-trauma victims, and prepares for and responds to disaster situations. Enhances quality of life from the perspective of the client/family. Consults, confers, and collaborates with other health care givers. Demonstrates expertise and leadership in nursing practice. Maintains and advances clinical competence. Participates on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.


Education & Experience

  • Completion of a recognized advanced program in emergency care nursing or two (2) years’ recent, related experience.
  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centered model of care.
    Broad knowledge of BCCNP's standards for nursing practice.
    Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group.
    Demonstrated ability to plan and implement plans of care in relation to client/family priorities.
    Demonstrated ability in interviewing and assessment skills.
    Demonstrated ability to assess client responses to care, and to respond appropriately.
    Demonstrated ability in the management of trauma in an emergency setting.
    Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with conflict.
    Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
    Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and deal effectively with clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of external agencies.
    Demonstrated ability to counsel and teach clients and their families based on their priorities.
    Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction.
    Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
    Demonstrated skill in the use of medical equipment and supplies appropriate to the clinical area.
    Demonstrated skill in techniques appropriate to the clinical area.
    Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques
    Skill in techniques appropriate to emergency care nursing.
    Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client care information system.
    Ability to operate related equipment.

    The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.

    To apply, please visit:

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.