Specialty Medicine/Surgery

Role and Facility Information

Island Health is seeking a full-time experience Registered Nurse to work at our Cormorant Island Health Centre in Alert Bay.


Relocation assistance is available and temporary paid accommodation may be offered (subject to availability). We currently have a $10,000 rural and remote incentive once employment commences in exchange for a 2-year return of service, plus an additional potential $5,000 at the beginning of your third year if you commit to a third year return of service. You may also be eligible for up to $2,000 per year reimbursement of professional development expenses ($8,000 max).

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.


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

- Two 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.

About Us

Island Health is one of British Columbia’s five regional health authorities. With over 24,000 employees, 1,900 physician partners, and more than 3,000 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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Alert Bay

The community of Alert Bay is known for its magnificent scenery, First Nations culture and some of the best saltwater fishing in British Columbia. Alert Bay offers residents and visitors a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities ranging from local arts and cultural pursuits, to hiking, cycling, beachcombing and whale watching. Because of its easy access to the mainland via BC Ferries at Port McNeill, some residents commute on a daily basis.

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