Registered Nurse – Perinatal

Job ID 1608330
Job title: REGISTERED NURSE – PERINATAL
Community: CRANBROOK
Facility: EK REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Status: RELIEF FULL TIME


Position Summary

Exciting opportunities for Perinatal Nurses at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, B.C.!

Who are we looking for?

Interior Health is currently recruiting perinatal nurses to work alongside physicians and mid-wives in our Labour and Delivery rooms as we provide post-natal care to new moms and babes in the nursery. Join our cohesive team in East Kootenay Regional Hospital’s Maternal Child Department!

What will you work on?

The Registered Nurse - Perinatal practices in a perinatal clinical setting and is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of client care. Working in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, the Registered Nurse ensures the delivery of client–centered care by assisting individual clients and their families respond to changing health care needs. The Registered Nurse demonstrates a specialized body of knowledge and bases practice on nursing science and related content from other sciences and humanities.

Shifts for this position are rotating days and nights. Shift times are 07:00 to 19:00 and 19:00 to 07:00.

About this location/unit

We are fortunate to have a staff that is very diverse in age, experience, background, interests, and our strength is that supportive team environment. EKRH is located in Cranbrook, British Columbia and we provide hospital services to residents of the East Kootenay Health Service Area. Our hospital cares for over 80,000 patients a year and our department delivers 350 to 400 babies per year within our four Labour and Delivery Rooms. Our Nursery has an open design with a station for emergency care and isolettes for “grower and feeder” infants. Our Maternal Child Unit includes 2 general pediatric beds. Nurses work 12-hour shifts and our department operates 24/7.

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.

Make Cranbrook your next, best career destination. We’re all about making a significant difference in the lives of others.

Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you

We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package, recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary, and generous vacation entitlement after your first year of employment.

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.

BC’s rural towns and smaller cities offer natural beauty, access to backcountry adventures, community connections, peace of mind, and a quieter way of life. Experience the satisfaction that comes from working and living in a rural area.

**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.


Qualifications

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.

Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships.