Specialty Community Health

Role and Facility Information

“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 2 with a total return of service commitment of 3 years. After one year of service the successful applicant will also be eligible to receive up to $2,000/yr. of educational funding for four years if they stay in the position (some restriction apply). Should a recipient of The Grant voluntarily leave the regular position during the first, second or third year, they will be required to refund a prorated portion of the funding for that year (e.g. should a recipient of The Grant voluntarily leave the position in in the 3rd year after receiving the $5,000 instalment, they would be required to refund a portion of The Grant at a prorated rate calculated on the basis of 1/12th of the $5,000 allowance for each month of the one-year return of service not yet served). This funding is available to external job applicants or Island Health employees relocating from more urban communities or current casuals and nurses who have casual status but are currently in a temporary position at the site. Relocation assistance may also be available for successful external applicants. To learn more about the details of this offer apply to this job posting and if short listed for interview get details from the hiring manager. **Incentive Grants are subject to all statutory deductions (i.e. Income tax, CPP and EI), and are not considered pensionable under the Municipal Pension Plan.”

The Registered Nurse provides professional nursing care to clients as a member of a multidisciplinary team; is responsible and accountable for coordinating and administering direct client care utilizing the nursing process; provides direction to staff and volunteers; and responds to emergency situations to safeguard clients, visitors and staff in accordance with the unit/program philosophy, competency guidelines, policies, and the BC College of Nursing Professionals Standards for Nursing Practice.

QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Registration with BC College of Nursing Professionals as a practicing RN registrant. Recognized post-basic education for maternity/obstetrics care required; two (2) years' recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Basic Life Support, Level C required, Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Emergency Room, ICU and Critical Care preferred. Valid BC Drivers License.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Apply the nursing process effectively in a well-organized manner to the care of assigned patients.
Physically perform the duties of the position.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Remain calm and to act appropriately in stressful and emergency situations.

About Us

Island Health is one of British Columbia’s five regional health authorities in British Columbia. 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.

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Port McNeill

The town of Port McNeill, located on Johnstone Strait, is a logging hub for northern Vancouver Island. Beautiful scenery and a relaxed lifestyle characterize this coastal community, which has become a popular destination for eco-tourists. Port McNeill is home to a lively arts community and with its mild climate, offers a wide range of year-round outdoor recreational activities, including sport fishing, windsurfing, scuba diving and wildlife viewing.

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