In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority), patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
This position represents a regular full time training opportunity (theory and practicum) to prepare staff to work in an intermediate care area between Adult Intensive Care and Inpatient Medicine/Surgical Units. The High Acuity unit will be a closed unit with a multidisciplinary team led by intensivists.
Upon completion of the training the staff member will be placed into a regular full time rotation line in the specialty department that they have been trained for. Opportunities for part time lines may also be available based on vacancies on the unit.
There is an 18 month return of service requirement* as a regular/permanent employee within the Island Health specialty department for which they have been trained. Note: staff may move between Island Health departments within that specialty if qualified. The post-basic training program requires full time attendance. For more information, visit the Professional Practice Website: https://intranet.viha.ca/departments/professional_practice/Pages/specialty-education.aspx.
Reports to the Nurse Manager, Department Head, or designate. Plans and provides direct nursing care to patients/residents in the hospital or in the community in accordance with the unit/program philosophy, competency guidelines, policies, and the BCCNP Standards for Nursing Practice in British Columbia.
- The 18 month return of service requirement is based on full time hours and candidates opting for part time or casual positions would be required to fulfill the equivalent of 18 months full time hours.
Education, Training And Experience
Registration with BC College of Nursing Professionals as a practicing RN registrant, with recent related medical and/or surgical experience. When applicants have completed this specialty training they will be moved into a regular position within the Specialty department.
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.
Skills And Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to organize assigned workload and set priorities.
Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with a variety of internal and external contacts, including co-workers, physicians, community agency representatives, patients, residents and families.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.