Specialty Critical Care/ICU

Role and Facility Information

Are you someone who has a real passion for serving others? 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. The South Island is a vibrant urban centre with an abundance of recreational and cultural opportunities. We are the largest employer on Vancouver Island with over 21,500 employees, 1,900 Physician partners, and 6,500 volunteers that provide health services to the 765,000 residents of Vancouver Island and adjacent coastal communities.

People make our organization. Health care attracts smart, caring individuals who want to make a difference and help people. No matter what area of health care you are in, our multi-disciplinary team's work together to provide the best care to our patients and residents, At Island Health we believe our values guide our actions and relationships, shaping how we make decisions and plan for the future. Our vision is, "Excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time".

Island Health is looking for a patient-focused team player to join their team of compassionate and dedicated nurses who provide care to acutely ill patients in our Critical Care units.

Our Intensive Care units are state of the art, and allow our multidisciplinary teams to provide a comprehensive array of intensive care services for complex ventilated medical/surgical patients with multi-system failure. The staffing ratio is 1:1 for ventilated and critically unstable patients. ICU nurses are part of the Code Blue team except for the Cowichan District and West Coast General Hospitals. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) and organ donor maintenance are available at the Victoria and Nanaimo Hospitals.

The High Acuity units at Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria General Hospital, and Nanaimo General Hospital act as intermediate care areas between Adult intensive Care and Inpatient Medicine/surgical units. The HAU provides care for adult patients requiring increased monitoring and resuscitation in a multidisciplinary environment. The unit's staffing includes Intensivist and Critical Care Nurses with special education training. The nurse to patient ratio in this unit is 1:2.


Education, Training And Experience

-Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BC College of Nurses and Midwives).

-Minimum 2 years recent Critical Care nursing experience and or an accredited Critical Care course.

-Demonstrated ability in arrhythmia interpretation as evidenced by a mark of 75% on the VIHA ECG Challenge exam.

-Advanced Cardiac Life Support and CRRT (continuous renal replacement therapy) are assets.

Skills And Abilities

If you would love to work with a progressive and cohesive team, we would love to hear from you! Apply Today!


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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