Registered Nurse, Stroke Neurology (RCH)
Job Title: Registered Nurse, Stroke Neurology (RCH)
Posting Number: 1199655
Geographic Location: New Westminster
We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse in our Stroke Neurology Unit at Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) in New Westminster, BC. This position will be the stroke outreach nurse that will accompany a patient suffering from a stroke through their initial acute care journey. They will work closely with the neurologist to ensure our stroke patients experience the highest standards of care.
Fraser Health is one of Canada's largest and fastest growing health authorities. With over 25,000 employees, 2,500 physicians and nearly 6,500 volunteers, we serve more than 1.6 million people - over one third of the entire population in British Columbia.
Twelve acute care hospitals, BC’s first dedicated outpatient care and surgery centre and a wide range of services in public health, home health, mental health and residential care facilities - all within Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Known as one of the most desirable place to live in the world, these dynamic communities along with inspiring scenery and easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities provide an amazing quality of life.
We have a positive and compassionate work environment where you can bring your real passion for critical care nursing to the role and be part of our fast fast-growing team. Fraser Health is experiencing unprecedented growth. Critical Care is one of 13 clinical service programs provided through an integrated network of community, intermediate, and tertiary services to Fraser Health patients who are critically ill.
Build on your career experience by:
Delivering standard methodologies in stroke care to patients and families
Collaborating with the stroke team and physicians in assessing, planning and implementing appropriate nursing care to acute stroke patients
Providing clinical assessment and education to support the interdisciplinary team
Resolving stroke care priorities that meet clinical and patient/family needs in collaboration and consultation with the interdisciplinary team
Identifying patient care issues and recommending revisions/improvements to strategy and processes.
Participating in research, quality reviews and investigations.
Your background includes:
Graduated from an approved school of Nursing
Three (3) years’ related clinical experience in designated clinical area including post-basic clinical training in critical care and/or emergency nursing
Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
Current Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) health care providers (HCP) certification
This role is a full-time position located at Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) in New Westminster, BC. Royal Columbian Hospital is home to Fraser Health’s regional stroke centre providing centralized and comprehensive support for stroke patients with the implementation of a 24/7 acute stroke team. RCH is a provincial referral hospital (tertiary/trauma care centre) with 422 acute beds that is University of BC-affiliated. The hospital is located ½ hour from downtown Vancouver, and close to rapid transit, shopping, restaurants and other amenities.
Join our dedicated team of health care providers in this dynamic and rewarding role.
Apply today and take the next step in your career so we can continue the conversation and make a difference in the communities we serve. Join Fraser Health where we value diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.
Posting Date: 18-Jul-2019
Closing Date: Open until filled
Employment Type: Full Time
Rate: $34.83 - $45.73 / hour
Hours of Work: 0700-1900 and 1900-0700 rotating (weekends and stats)