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Specialty Critical Care/ICU

Role and Facility Information

**This position qualifies for a Relocation Incentive**

Do you have a passion for nursing? We have the position for you! We are seeking a motivated Registered Nurse with a dedication for delivering compassionate patient care to join our ICU department.

Under the direction of the Manager, Med/Surg; ICU; In-patients, is responsible for the assessment and treatment of patients presenting in the ICU Unit.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Days, Nights - 07:00 to 19:00, 19:00 to 07:00

Fort St. John Hospital and Health Centre is a 46-bed hospital with 115 residential care beds in the adjoining Peace Villa Care Home. They have two state of the art operating rooms, ambulatory clinics including cancer care and hemodialysis, emergency and ICU, a birthing centre with single maternity rooms for labour, delivery and post-partum.

Fort St. John is located above the Peace River Valley, and has a diverse population of 21,000 (2021) and serves an area of approximately 69,000. The friendly, small town feel comes with big city amenities and a vibrant arts community. Check out Fort St. John for more information on what this energetic community has to offer.

What Northern Health has to offer you!

• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.

• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service

• Relocation Incentive is available for eligible positions

• Employee referral program

• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities

• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC

• “Loan Forgiveness Programs” offered through the Federal and BC Government

Qualifications

• Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN registrant.

• Current C.P.R., I.V. Therapy and Blood Glucose Monitor and Ventilator Certificates mandatory.

• In-house Coronary Care Course Certificate or equivalent.

• One (1) year full-time recent experience in intensive care.

Skills and Abilities:

• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

• Demonstrated ability to deal with others effectively.

• Demonstrated physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

• Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.

• Demonstrated ability to initiate and work independently.

• Demonstrated knowledge of special procedures and techniques such as I.V. infusions of medications.

• Demonstrated competency in using equipment and supplies in I.C.U. such as Cardiac Monitors, Blood Pressure and Oxygen Saturation Monitors and Electrocardiograph machines.

Who we are

Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.

Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.

There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

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Fort St. John

Fort St. John, known as "The Energetic City" due to its resource base of oil, natural gas, forestry and agriculture, is located on a plateau in the Peace Region of northeastern British Columbia. Being the cultural and commercial centre of the region, Fort St. John offers a rural lifestyle with modern conveniences such as shopping and entertainment. Recreational opportunities in the area include cross-country skiing, fishing, hockey, boating, hiking, camping, hunting, and curling.

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