Specialty Medicine/Surgery

Role and Facility Information

Island Health is hiring a Surgical Care Nurse.

Working as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team, the Surgical Care Nurse functions as an experienced self-directed surgical care nurse by assessing, planning, providing, and evaluating nursing care for assigned patients.

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

- Post-basic education in surgical/ambulatory care nursing on a unit specific basis.

- An equivalent combination of education and training.

- Up to two (2) years recent, related experience on a unit specific basis.

- Basic Life Support, Level C.

Island Health is one of five regional health authorities in British Columbia and the largest employer on Vancouver Island with more than 22,500 employees. 

At Island Health, we provide public health care services to over 794,000 residents throughout our region. We create work environments that support and attract workers with passion and dedication that will help us provide the highest quality of patient care. 

We offer a benefits package that may include (depending on position type) dental and prescription coverage, government backed pension plan, long term disability and extended health plan with up to four weeks' vacation after your first year. 

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The bustling harbour city of Nanaimo is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island and is often known as the “gateway city” or the “gateway to Vancouver Island” with easy access to both the north/ south regions of the Island. Nanaimo also features easy access to the mainland/ Vancouver via ferry, seaplane/ commercial plane (15 mins). Boasting a diversified economy, the city is a regional centre for technology, manufacturing, tourism, retail, health, and government services. Nanaimo offers an attractive quality of life (interconnected bike route, minimal traffic, and excellent public transit), with a family-oriented culture, friendly people, and stunning views. Residents and visitors to Nanaimo enjoy hiking, kayaking, golfing, biking and swimming (multiple lakes within city limits, Nanaimo River, and Departure Bay) as well as world-class scuba diving and snorkeling.

“I love Nanaimo, it is the best-kept secret on Vancouver Island – I have the best job in the world!”

Dr. Chris Collins

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