Specialty Maternity [Labour & Delivery]

Role and Facility Information

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.

BCW is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose

Registered Nurse, Acute Perinatal
Birthing / Labour & Delivery / Maternity
Permanent Full-Time & Part-Time Opportunities Available
Salary: $32.33 -$42.45 per hour
Vancouver, BC

A new life. A new beginning. A new opportunity to use the skills and expertise you have gained throughout the years to make a real difference in the lives of new children and new mothers. It all begins here … at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre.

As part of a multidisciplinary team operating in a continuously changing environment, you will provide nursing to patients in all three areas of obstetrics, including antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum. You will conduct comprehensive assessments of women patients, their fetus or newborn, and provide emergency care for the woman-fetus-newborn in crisis. As well, you will plan, coordinate and evaluate the in-hospital experience in collaboration with the patient, her family and the physician / midwifery team. As an effective communicator, you will provide patient teaching and care, focusing on health promotion. You will also help develop and revise policies and participate on committees as required.

Qualifications
• Graduated of an approved School of Nursing
• Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CNRBC)
• Successful completion of the perinatal specialty certificate
• Recent 2 years related experience in perinatal nursing or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Current CPR/Newborn Resuscitation Certification (NRP)
• Breastfeeding course, minimum 6 hours, in the last 2 years

*Relocation assistance of up to $5,000 may be provided. Benefit package included.

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For more information on all nursing careers that PHSA has to offer, please visit: www.phsa.ca/nursing

For more information about the Agency that you are interested in, please visit the website at: www.bcwomens.ca

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities

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