Registered Nurse - ER Trained

If you’re an ER Trained RN looking for a change, consider a role in a great community on Salt Spring Island at Lady Minto Hospital.

Reporting to the Clinical Coordinator, the Registered Nurse works between the Acute Care Unit and the Emergency Department as required; provides professional nursing care to patients as a member of a multidisciplinary team; is responsible and accountable for coordinating and administering direct patient care utilizing the nursing process; provides direction to staff and volunteers; and responds to emergency situations to safeguard patients, visitors and staff in accordance with the unit/program philosophy, competency guidelines, policies, and the BC College of Nurses and Midwives professional and practice standards.



Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives. Advanced preparation in emergency and/or obstetrics specialty training. Two (2) years' recent related experience in medical/surgical, obstetrics, emergency/urgent care, neonatal resuscitation, emergency pediatrics or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required.


  • Ability to apply the nursing process effectively in a well-organized manner to the care of assigned patients.
  • Ability to physically perform the duties of the position.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal effectively with a variety of internal and external contacts including co-workers, physicians, community agencies, representatives, patients/clients/residents and families.
  • Ability to remain calm and to act appropriately in stressful and emergency situations.

Link to Full Job Description

Additional Information for Applicants

This position may qualify for our Rural and Remote Incentive:

1. $10,000 after employment in position commences, in exchange for 2-year Return of Service Commitment.

2. A potential additional payment of $5,000 in year 3, in exchange for a further 1-year Return of Service Commitment.

3. Guaranteed Regular employment for 5 years, at starting FTE.

4. Up to $2,000 per year reimbursement of professional development fees (to a max of $8,000) Ask us for details on this exciting new incentive!

Recent negotiations with the Nurses Bargaining Association (NBA) have resulted in changes to the hiring language in the Collective Agreement ( Article 18.01- First Consideration). The internal application process for nurse postings has been changed to ensure that you are aware of the need to provide the following relevant information with your application (within your Cover Letter and/or Resume). 1) Qualifications (Education & Experience): Please list how you meet the qualification requirements as noted in the job posting. 2) Qualifications (Skills & Abilities): Please explain how you meet each of the critical unit specific skills and abilities to work successfully in this position on this unit. Refer to the Job Posting for Skills & Abilities. The change to application process will help managers determine if internal applicants meet education and experience qualifications, and have the necessary unit skills and abilities contained in the job description.

Please note, only applicants that are fully vaccinated (7 days past their second dose of vaccine) are able to work at Island Health. This position is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination order. This offer of employment is conditional upon you providing proof of your vaccination status prior to your first day. If proof of full vaccination (7 days past the second dose of vaccine) is not provided prior to the effective date, this offer will be rescinded.