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Specialty Critical Care/ICU

Role and Facility Information

“How you want to be treated” is now a benchmark — for all of us, every day.

Come work as a Registered Nurse in our Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at St. Paul's Hospital! Providence Health Care (PHC) is looking for Critical Care trained Registered Nurses to join our critical care programs at St. Paul’s Hospital.

The Heart Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital is British Columbia’s only comprehensive referral centre for patients with heart disease, a major teaching facility for cardiac professionals and a leader in understanding and treating heart disease. The CICU at PHC is a provincial cardiac referral centre for critically ill cardiac patients. Specialized care is provided to patients with a variety of conditions such as myocardial infarction, heart failure, and arrhythmias as well as post-procedural management of various percutaneous interventions such as transfemoral aortic valve replacement. We offer advanced training opportunities in Ventricular Assist Device management as well and our staff are encouraged to partake in a variety of academic sessions through the Heart Centre

How you want to be treated. That’s our way of saying that we’re committed to treating those we serve with compassion and respect. We are committed to treating each other the same way, with compassion and respect. While it started with very humble roots, the Providence of today has grown; now there are almost 9,000 people working at our 16 sites. We have 6,000 staff, 1,000 medical staff/physicians, 200 researchers, 1,600 volunteers.
Education & Experience
Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives, or in Residential Care and Mental Health, current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives.
Completion of a post graduate critical care course, or two years’ recent experience in an equivalent setting.

Skills And Abilities:
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) procedures appropriate for the area of service.
Ability to work as a member in an interdisciplinary team.
Ability to apply decision making and analytical skills.
Ability to deal with others effectively.
Ability to role model conflict resolution strategies.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Ability to prioritize and organize work.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Ability to teach and identify patient/resident learning needs.
Ability to lead patient/family group sessions.
Ability to provide clinical direction.
Job Types: Regular Full-time, Regular Part-time, Temporary and casual opportunities are available

Relocation Allowance: Financial relocation assistance offered to help you and your family with the move (eligibility conditions will apply).

FTE: Up to 37.5 hours per week


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