Specialty Emergency Room/Trauma

Role and Facility Information

Why Fraser Health?
Do you have a passion for nursing? Be a part of our dedicated and experienced team of health care providers in Emergency! Watch Naomi's story.



We are seeking a motivated Registered Nurse with a real dedication for delivering compassionate care to join our Emergency unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre.



Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations.



Our team of nearly 40,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.



We have positive and caring work environments where you can bring your real passion for emergency nursing to the role and be part of our fast-growing team. Fraser Health is experiencing unprecedented growth. As services expand and improve, we are implementing new leading practices, including "rapid access to care", at our sites.

Build on your career experience by:
Making a difference by utilizing your critical care nursing skills
Collaborating with members of the inter-professional care team and providing person-centered care
Working in an environment where training is provided and encouraged
Being part of a dedicated and ambitious team
Your background includes:
Graduation from an approved school of Nursing
Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM)
Completion of post graduate course work in emergency
This role is a full-time position located at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre (ARHCC) in Abbotsford, BC. ARHCC is a 272 bed, University of British Columbia affiliated hospital offering medical, surgical, obstetrics, inpatient pediatrics, renal, cardiology, tertiary palliative care, helipad, as well as 24/7 emergency services with 79,289 visits annually.



Abbotsford is a flourishing community with breath-taking scenic views. It is home to the Abbotsford International Airport, the fastest growing airport in western Canada, and the annual Abbotsford International Air Show.



A career at Fraser Health will offer you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are eminent in their respective fields. We offer a competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.



Take the next step and apply, so we can chat about you joining Fraser Health where we value diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.



Effective October 26, 2021 all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.

Detailed Overview
In accordance with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) standards of practice and the Mission and Values of Fraser Health, and working collaboratively and in partnership with the interprofessional care team in the provision of person-centered care, the Registered Nurse provides direct patient care by assessing, planning, providing and evaluating nursing care to patients in an emergency department.

Responsibilities
Assesses patients and collects information from a variety of sources using skills of observation, communication, data review and physical assessment. Makes a nursing diagnosis of the patient's condition and determines whether the condition can be improved or resolved by an appropriate nursing intervention. Plans, performs and evaluates nursing interventions and care.
Collaborates with patients and their families/care givers in developing the care plan and encourages family participation in the development, implementation and ongoing modification of the care plan. Establishes a therapeutic relationship by demonstrating empathy, trust and respect, advocating for the patient's rights to privacy, dignity and access to information, and by ensuring the patient's choice and autonomy in decision making and care planning.
Participates in the care and discharge planning process for patients on admission by ensuring the care plan is established and implemented effectively, updating care plan and intervening as appropriate, collaborating with the interprofessional care team to ensure comprehensive care planning and delivery, and collaborating and communicating with the Patient Care Coordinator on issues that will affect the care/discharge plan.
Coordinates nursing care for the patient; sets priorities, assigns and delegates tasks to support staff, and makes referrals to the interprofessional care team according to established protocols and practice standards.
Collaborates with members of the interprofessional care team including Physicians, Licensed Practical Nurses, Patient Care Coordinator, Clinical Nurse Educators, and other health care professionals/providers in the identification and resolution of issues, adjustments to care plans as required, and in regard to changes in patient condition.
Teaches patients and families/care givers about illness prevention, health restoration and health maintenance to help patients accomplish their health care goals. Assesses learning needs of the patient and family/care giver; provides information and demonstration of care activities to support self-care and the discharge plan.
Plans and discusses referral information with patient and their families/care givers and, in collaboration with members of the interprofessional care team, initiates referrals to appropriate health care/community agencies.
Documents assessments, nursing diagnosis, observations, interventions, patient/family responses, outcomes/evaluations, and referrals according to practice standards and Fraser Health procedures.
Participates on nursing committees, care conferences and councils as assigned or as agreed to with the Manager.
Participates in research and quality improvement activities by identifying patient care issues, collecting data, and identifying needs and recommendations for corrective action and changes to practices, procedures or protocols.
Participates in and attends in-services and other educational programs. Identifies own learning goals and maintains and updates current clinical competence and knowledge within area of practice.
Acts as a preceptor or mentor to assigned new nursing staff and students; shares information, demonstrates care activities, participates in orientation.
Provides feedback to the Manager/delegate regarding the effectiveness of patient care programs, policy/clinical decision support tools (e.g. clinical pathways, standards, order sets and procedures), and equipment.
Performs other related duties as required.
Qualifications
Education and Experience

Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Completion of applicable post graduate course work in emergency, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience in emergency.

Skills and Abilities


Ability to complete initial and ongoing patient assessment (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) and provide nursing care through appropriate/prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
Ability to communicate effectively with patients, families/care givers, the public, medical staff and members of the interprofessional care team using verbal, written and electronic communication means.
Ability to promote person-centered care that demonstrates empathy for patients and families/care givers, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, and patient advocacy.
Ability to integrate and evaluate data from multiple sources to problem-solve effectively.
Ability to teach and instruct patients and families/care givers about topics essential to their health care and well-being.
Ability to organize and prioritize work.
Ability to collaborate with and promote cooperation among members of the interprofessional care team.
Ability to use factual information, prior learning and basic principles and procedures to support nursing decisions and actions with relevant research-based evidence/evidence-informed practice.
Ability to operate related equipment including relevant computer applications.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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Abbotsford

Fondly nicknamed "the Berry Capital of Canada," the city of Abbotsford is an agricultural mecca with more than a handful of strawberries, blueberries and field-grown flowers, such as daffodils and tulips within arm's reach. Abbotsford stays adventure ready all through the year with theme parks, scenic gardens, hiking and skiing trails, campgrounds, and more. Home to the annual Abbotsford International Air Show and the Tulip Festival, Abbotsford overflows with endless opportunities to live, work, and play.

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