Specialty Medicine/Surgery

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Are you a Registered Nurse looking to showcase your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment?

Island Health is an employer that knows our people make the organization. We are the Health Authority for all of Vancouver Island, one of the most livable regions in the world. We are the largest employer on Vancouver Island with over 24,500 employees, 1,900 Physician partners, and 3,000 volunteers that provide health services to the 794,000 residents of Vancouver Island and adjacent coastal communities.

Island Health has unique opportunities to work on the spectacular west coast of Vancouver Island.

Current and future regular full-time, regular part-time, temporary and casual opportunities for Registered Nurses may be available in Port Alberni and Tofino. Relocation Reimbursement up to $5000 and a Rural & Remote Incentive Grant may also be available for select positions. The Grant includes:

$10,000 after employment in the position commences, in exchange for a 2-year Return of Service Commitment.
A potential additional payment of $5,000 in year 3, in exchange for a further 1-year Return of Service Commitment.
Guaranteed Regular employment for 5 years, at starting FTE.
Up to $2,000 per year reimbursement of professional development fees (to a max of $8,000)
These positions may also qualify for the Federal Loan Forgiveness program:

Situated in the heart of the Alberni Valley, the vibrant city of Port Alberni awaits you. Port Alberni continues to grow and is one of the most affordable places to live on the island. No matter what feeds your passion-follow the link below and find it!: https://youtu.be/amD__Ko_6SY

West Coast General Hospital is currently undergoing a renovation which will include a 244-square-metre (2,626-square-foot) expansion. Improvements will feature three new patient exam beds, extra space for patients awaiting tests and results, improvements to the triage and admitting area, and a dedicated entrance for ambulances. The expansion is expected to be ready for patients in December 2022.

To join our team, you will have:
-Registration with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN registrant
-Basic life support, Level C for general duty nurse positions
-Advanced Cardiac Life Support and specialty certification for Critical Care, Emergency and Intensive Care.

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Island Health offers programs and services on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwakwaka'wakw Peoples.

As an organization, we are committed to cultural safety and humility and we demonstrate this through our actions to address Indigenous specific racism, systemic racism and the ongoing impacts of colonialism.

Please note, only applicants who are fully vaccinated (7 days past their second dose of vaccine) are eligible to work at Island Health. This position is part of by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination order. This offer of employment is conditional upon you providing proof of your vaccination status prior to your first day. If proof of full vaccination (7 days past the second dose of vaccine) is not provided prior to the effective date, this offer will be rescinded.

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Port Alberni

Situated in the central interior of Vancouver Island at the end of a long narrow inlet, Port Alberni is one of the few ports on the west coast that provides shelter against some of the powerful Pacific weather systems. Blessed with a moderate climate, it harbours both commercial fishing vessels and pleasure craft. Recreational activities in the area include fishing, hiking, scuba diving, golfing, kayaking and windsurfing.

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