Specialty Pediatrics

Role and Facility Information

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the Child and Family Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.

BCCH is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates 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
3M – Specialty Medicine/CTU
Regular Full-Time Opportunities
Wage: $32.94 to $43.24 per hour
4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC

This unit provides inpatient care to infants, children and adolescents requiring medical care for general pediatric conditions and cardiac sciences. The unit also serves as a clinical teaching unit for medical residents and nursing students.

As the Registered Nurse you will provide and coordinate nursing care services such as patient assessment, patient and family teaching, and health promotion activities for patients and their families, consistent with established policies, standards, and philosophy of BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH), BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW), and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC).

Accountabilities
• Provides direct patient care by implementing the care plan, and collaborates with other members of the health care team to evaluate family-centered patient care in the particular setting.
• Plans direct care for the patient by performing activities such as reviewing patient/family history, developing a care plan specific for the patient and family, and meeting with other members of the health care team to discuss and review the care plan.
• Maintains patient records by collecting and documenting information including health care information regarding patients and their families, nursing observations, telephone communications, interventions, teaching, and care evaluations to ensure that patient records are current and complete.
• Teaches patients, family members, or other care-givers by providing and explaining information, demonstrating procedures and use of equipment, checking the learners’ use of procedures, techniques and equipment, and evaluating the overall effectiveness of the selected teaching methods.
• Participates in the orientation and continuing education of nursing staff and students by preceptoring and mentoring.

Qualifications
Education, Training and Experience
• Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).
• One year recent related experience in the designated clinical area and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills and Abilities
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to relate effectively to children and their families and others.
• Ability to function as an active member of multidisciplinary care team.
• Ability to demonstrate effective CPR techniques.
• Ability to organize work
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.
• Ability to operate related equipment including applicable computer software.

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Applications will be accepted until the positon is filled.

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

For more information about the BC Children’s Hospital, please visit the website at: www.bcchildrens.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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