Registered Nurse - NICU

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Island Health is seeking Registered Nurses to work in NICU at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and Victoria General Hospital. Are you a Registered Nurse with specialty training in Neonatal Intensive Care looking to showcase your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? Apply today! 

Island Health is an employer that knows our people make the organization. We are the Health Authority for all of Vancouver Island, one of the most livable regions in the world, with an abundance of recreational and cultural opportunities. We are the largest employer on Vancouver Island with over 27,000 employees, 1,900 Physician partners and 6,500 volunteers that provide health services to the 765,000 residents of Vancouver Island and adjacent coastal communities.

Health care attracts smart, caring individuals who want to make a difference and help people. No matter what area of health care you are in, our multi-disciplinary teams work together to provide the best care to our patients. At Island Health we believe our values guide our actions and relationships, shaping how we make decisions and plan for the future. Our vision is, "Excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time".

Join the team at Island Health and use your exceptional nursing skills to provide quality care for our babies and families.

Current and future regular full-time, regular part-time, temporary and casual opportunities for NICU Registered Nurses are available at these locations:

  • Victoria General Hospital - Level 3 Tertiary Center
  • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital - Level 2 Center


  • Registration with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN registrant
  • Basic life support, Level C for general duty Staff Nurse positions
  • Graduate of a recognized Neonatal specialty nursing program
  • Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Certificate
  • Breastfeeding Course Certificate (recommended)
  • One (1) year recent related NICU experience; OR recent graduation of NICU Nursing specialty program

Skills & Abilities:

NICU Registered Nurses provide direct nursing care to newborns in the NICU setting of the hospital in accordance with the unit/program philosophy, competency guidelines, policies; national, provincial, regional and local neonatal guidelines and the BC College of Nurses and Midwives Standards for Nursing Practice in British Columbia.

Come work with dedicated professionals who are enthusiastic and committed to provide quality healthcare to our clients and patients.

Take the next step and apply so we can continue the conversation with you!

Additional Information

Only applicants that are fully vaccinated (7 days past their second dose of vaccine) are able to work in the facility. If you are offered employment it will be contingent on you providing proof of vaccination prior to commencement of the offered effective date. If proof of vaccination is not provided, the offer of employment is rescinded.