Specialty New Graduate (BC)

Role and Facility Information

Vancouver Coastal Health has many exciting opportunities available for new nursing graduates, with full-time, part-time and casual opportunities available. Apply today to join our team!

Vancouver Coastal Health's New Grad Program provides new RN graduates with learning opportunities that encourage confidence and competence as they transition into their new graduate practice. This tailored program is available for the first 18 months after nursing graduation and provides learning opportunities to further develop clinical skills and consolidate your practice.

As a Registered Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:
Work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary care team to provide nursing care to assigned patients/clients.
Assess, plan, implement and evaluate client care for your designated surgical patient/client group.
Participate in discharge planning, function as a client advocate and teach clients and their families about illness/injury and overall health promotion and wellness.
Enhance the quality of life of the client/family.
Document care provided and respond to incidents in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Consult, confer and collaborate with other health care providers.
Maintain and advance your own clinical competence.
Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.

Education & Experience
Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

VCH is a world-class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

- Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
- Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
- Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
- Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
- Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff
- Relocation assistance may be available

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.


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The world-class city of Vancouver is situated in the southwest corner of British Columbia, surrounded by mountains and ocean vistas. With a population of two million, Vancouver is Canada’s third largest city and is frequently honoured as one of the best places to live in the world. As North America’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, Vancouver has strong links to international markets and is home to a vibrant mix of cultures. Blessed with a balmy coastal climate, the city offers recreational pursuits to suit every taste and disposition, from extreme skiing and mountain biking, to sailing, golfing, nature walks and meditative retreats. The city boasts myriads of theatres, galleries and restaurants.

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