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Specialty Emergency Room/Trauma

Role and Facility Information

Do you have a passion for providing quality care to patients? Island Health has a full-time opportunity for an Emergency Nurse at West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni.

Job Summary

As the Emergency Nurse, you will assess, plan, provide and evaluate nursing care for assigned patients in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards.


You are a graduate of a recognized school of nursing, and have your current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC). You have one year recent related experience for critical care and/or a specialty unit or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

About Us

Island Health is one of British Columbia’s five regional health authorities. With over 21,500 employees, 1,900 physician partners and 6,500 volunteers, Island Health is the largest employer on Vancouver Island. 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.

Come be part of our future!

Relocation Incentive Promotion – relocate to Port Alberni!

For a limited time, nurses who relocate to some of Island Health’s most beautiful rural and remote communities are eligible to receive a $15,000 nursing recruitment incentive grant through our Rural/Remote Nursing Recruitment Retention Incentive Program. Under the program, $5,000 is payable upon commencement of employment in this position, with additional payments of $5,000 being made after completion of year one and year two with a total return of service commitment of three years. This offer may be available to the successful candidate.

Port Alberni - Affordable West Coast Living

Port Alberni is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, situated on the waterfront in the scenic Alberni Valley. With a population of approximately 18,000, this quaint community is just 85 kilometres from Nanaimo. Surrounded by amazing rain forests with easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities, Port Alberni is an affordable city with full amenities.

Live and work in BC

Port Alberni

Situated in the central interior of Vancouver Island at the end of a long narrow inlet, Port Alberni is one of the few ports on the west coast that provides shelter against some of the powerful Pacific weather systems. Blessed with a moderate climate, it harbours both commercial fishing vessels and pleasure craft. Recreational activities in the area include fishing, hiking, scuba diving, golfing, kayaking and windsurfing.

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