Hiring-Perinatal Registered Nurses!
At Island Health we believe that Nurses matter.
LIVING on Vancouver Island
Enjoy work / life balance on beautiful Vancouver Island, with the mildest climate in all of Canada and enjoy a west coast lifestyle with an abundance of recreational activities, including sailing, surfing, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, fishing and more. Whether you’re a new grad or an experienced nurse, we need hard working, resilient team players who enjoy a balanced life with their families as well as enjoying island life and outdoors.
WORKING at Island Health
Island Health is one of British Columbia’s regional health authorities and the largest employer on Vancouver Island with more than 24,500 employees, 1,900 physician partners and 3,000 volunteers. At Island Health, we provide public health care services to over 794,000 residents throughout our region. We create work environments that support and attract workers with passion and dedication that will help us provide the highest quality of patient care. We offer a benefits package that may include (depending on position type) dental and prescription coverage, government backed pension plan, long term disability and extended health plan with up to four weeks' vacation after your first year.
ABOUT this position
Victoria General Hospital is one of the three tertiary maternity sites (with a level three NICU) in the province and the only one on Vancouver Island with a large volume of deliveries and complex patients which makes this position both challenging and rewarding. Additionally, all major supports are on site (in house Obstetrician, dedicated obstetric anesthesiologist, pediatrician) so that our RN’s and patients can quickly get the support and care required. On the unit specifically, there are several exciting initiatives including enhanced support of women who use substances in pregnancy and the planning for a new perinatal unit.
Reports to the Nurse Manager, or designate, the Registered Nurse - Perinatal plans and provides direct nursing care to obstetrical patients in the hospital in accordance with the unit/program philosophy, competency guidelines, policies; national, provincial, regional and local obstetrical guidelines and the BC College of Nurses and Midwives Standards for Nursing Practice in British Columbia.
Education, Training & Experience
• Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN registrant
• Graduate of a recognized Perinatal Nursing specialty program.
• Current CPR Basic Rescuer.
• Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Certificate
• Fetal Health Surveillance Course Certificate
• Breastfeeding Course Certificate Two (2) years recent related experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Read the Full Job Description online: http://c.urlh.it/1631313021wokpyil
APPLY by contacting our Island Health recruiters directly at TalentAcquisition@viha.ca