Registered Nurses for the ER and ICU departments

Are you looking for a fast-paced Nursing career in the Emergency Department or Intensive Care Unit? Join the Nursing team at West Coast General Hospital (WCGH).

Island Health is actively seeking Registered Nurses for the ER and ICU departments at West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni.

Located on the central west coast of Vancouver Island, Port Alberni is a quaint and close-knit community. With a population of approximately 18,000, this family-oriented town is surrounded by amazing rain forests, towering mountains and the Alberni inlet. With easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, camping and boating, Port Alberni is an affordable city with full amenities. Nanaimo is just 85 kilometres away and Tofino is 126 kilometres away.


WCGH is a community hospital that boasts a positive culture and sense of community. The staff is supportive and it is easy to get to know everyone who works there. Services offers at WCGH include medical/surgical, inpatient care, gynecology, urology, general surgery, dentistry, paediatrics, ICU, Emergency, psych unit, rehabilitation and more.


  •  Registration with the BC College of Nursing Professionals as a practicing RN registrant.

  •  Recognized post-basic education required for clinical areas (or equivalent).

  •  Basic Life Support, Level C required.

  •  Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Emergency Room, ICU and Critical Care.

  •  Two years of recent, related experience for critical care and speciality units (i.e. Emergency, ICU, O.R., P.A.R., Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Psychiatry).

    View all ER and ICU nursing positions at West Coast General Hospital.
    If you have any questions about these positions, reach out to Brian on our recruitment team at

    Relocation assistance may be available.

    About Island Health

    Island Health is one of British Columbia’s regional health authorities. With more than 24,500 employees, 1,900 physician partners and 3,000 volunteers, Island Health Is the largest employer on Vancouver Island, providing a comprehensive range of progressive health services to the 765,000 residents of Vancouver Island and adjacent coastal communities.

    We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, group life, long term disability and extensive extended health plan, plus up to four weeks’ vacation after your first year of employment.