Job ID 1644888Date posted 12/09/2021
Job title: HIGH ACUITY RESPONSE NURSE
Status: PERMANENT FULL TIME
TOUCHING LIVES! ROOM FOR GROWTH! INDEPENDENT PRACTICE! These are just a few of the descriptions that describe Interior Health’s High Acuity Response Team (HART) program and we are seeking critical care trained nurses to be part of this innovative program.
The HART program at Interior Health is a very successful innovative provincial initiative. The mission is to provide mobile critical care for patients who reside in the rural areas. The clinical scope of service encompasses patients who require greater than Basic Life Support level of care. The team is comprised of a Critical Care RN and Registered Respiratory Therapist as required. They are supported by Basic Life Support paramedics provided by the British Columbia Ambulance Service and an on-call transport physician. The team responds to rural health care facilities by ground ambulance. Working in a team environment, HART collaborates with rural clinicians to stabilize the patient and when appropriate, transport the patient to a higher level of care.
When not on transport, HART Clinicians are actively supporting patient care at their base hospital. Each base site performs on average 1 transport/day with the majority of calls at a CTAS II level or higher.
This ground-breaking program is a proven success and we are looking for you to join us as we expand the transport teams throughout the region. We currently have transport teams based in:
~ Cranbrook bordering the Rocky Mountains
~ Trail in the heart of the Kootenay region
~ Kamloops in the serene and beautiful Thompson Shuswap region
~ Penticton in the world renowned Okanagan Valley
We currently have permanent, relief and casual opportunities available:
• Penticton, permanent full time
• Trail, permanent full time, permanent part time (0.5FTE)
• Cranbrook, permanent part time (0.50FTE) ($10,000 rural recruitment bonus), and relief full time
• Casual at all locations
If you like a challenge when you work, opportunities for funded training and choices when you play, Interior Health is the place for you! APPLY TODAY!
Graduation as a Registered Nurse from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
Successful completion of an accredited Critical Care Course.
Minimum of three (3) years’ recent, related experience caring for critically ill/injured patients including experience performing inter-facility patient transfers; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Successful completion of an accredited Trauma Course, such as Transport Nurse Advanced Trauma Course, International Trauma Life Support Course (ITLS), Trauma Nursing Care Course (TNCC), Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Course (PHTLS); or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support and a current valid BC Driver’s License.
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.