Specialty Clinical Nurse Leader

Role and Facility Information

Come live, work & play on beautiful Vancouver Island. Join a motivated and family-oriented team who strives to make a difference in our community.

The Opportunity

Are you a nurse with excellent leadership skills? Can you provide innovative leadership in managing and implementing change?

In this role, you will be accountable for directing patient care services. This includes providing the day-to-day direction for patient care delivery, operational planning, human resource deployment, financial monitoring, quality management and education. You will provide professional and technical guidance to clinical staff and perform highly complex and varied tasks requiring independent knowledge and application to a variety of situations as well as exercise independent judgement.

As a leader, you will be supported every step of the way in your journey as you focus on making a valuable impact on our teams. You can expect:

Competitive salary with benefits package
Professional development
Passionate and collaborative team dynamic


A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in a relevant health discipline and five years of relevant managerial experience.

If you have a demonstrated leadership ability in the context of evolving needs and skills in negotiating creative solutions and strong management skills, particularly in the staff and budget areas, we invite you to apply.

What our employees have to say:

“CDH ER has a unique dynamic between all interdisciplinary teams. There is no hierarchy of power understanding we all have roles to play. We consider each other “family”, and often socialize outside our workplace with each other and our families.

There is fast-paced growth and development of the functionality of this team. We perform miracles everyday. It is rewarding to go home feeling proud of your department and the people who serve this community.”
- Terra, Clinical Nurse Educator, CDH

The Cowichan Valley

The Cowichan region gets its name from "Quw'utsun', an Indigenous word meaning 'the warm land'. With one of the warmest year-round climates in Canada, it's no wonder the valley is rich with thriving farmlands and farmers markets.

The Cowichan Valley is home to scenic hiking and biking trails, year-round kayaking, golfing, wineries and craft breweries.

The Cowichan District Hospital (CDH) is located in Duncan, the heart of the Cowichan Valley.

Located between Victoria and Nanaimo, Duncan is easily accessible by car, float plane or by BC Ferries. The Nanaimo airport (YCD) is a 35 minute drive from Duncan. The Victoria airport (YYJ) is an hour and a half drive from Duncan.

Cowichan District Hospital

Island Health is in the process of replacing the current hospital with a modern, 204-bed hospital that will be located at 6775 Bell McKinnon Road in North Cowichan. Construction will begin in January 2023 and finish up in late 2026. The new hospital will be three times larger with a reduced impact on the environment and spaces that support a welcoming, culturally safe health care and workplace experience for all. To learn more visit www.islandhealth.ca/newcdh or email newcdh@islandhealth.ca to ask questions or subscribe to project updates.

About Island Health

With more than 24,500 employees, 1,900 physician partners and 3,000 volunteers, Island Health is the largest employer on Vancouver Island, providing a comprehensive range of progressive health services to the 765,000 residents of Vancouver Island and adjacent coastal communities.

Excellent Benefits Package ~ All regular positions are eligible for an employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, government-backed Defined Benefits Pension Plan, long-term disability and extensive extended health plan, plus paid time off.

Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.


Live and work in BC


Known as the “City of the Totems,” the community of Duncan takes pride in its rich First Nations heritage. Over 75 totem poles embellish the townscape, along with fascinating cultural artifacts. Duncan is located in the Cowichan region in the south central part of Vancouver Island and is a supply and service hub for the area. It is home to some of British Columbia’s newest vineyards that grow amidst rolling hillsides and country lanes.

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