In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority, patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at VIHA; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reports to the Nurse Manager, or designate, the Registered Nurse - Perinatal plans and provides direct nursing care to obstetrical patients in the hospital in accordance with the unit/program philosophy, competency guidelines, policies; national, provincial, regional and local obstetrical guidelines and the BCCNP Standards for Nursing Practice in British Columbia.
Education, Training And Experience
Registration with BC College of Nursing Professionals as a practicing RN registrant
Graduate of a recognized Perinatal Nursing specialty program.
Current CPR Basic Rescuer.
Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Certificate
Fetal Health Surveillance Course Certificate
Breastfeeding Course Certificate
Two (2) years recent related experience; OR
an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Skills And Abilities
Ability to apply the nursing process effectively in a well-organized manner to the care of assigned patients as required by the hospital and described in BCCNP Standared of Nursing Practice.
Demonstrate sound organizational, problem solving and teaching skills.
Demonstrate good judgement, observation and patient assessment skills.
Demonstrate Respectful Workplace skills, such as politeness, tact and empathy.
Prioritize, and organize patient demands and care needs.
Operate related equipment.
Provide leadership in emergency situations.
Work as part of a multidisciplinary health care team.
Assume charge responsibility as needed.
Foster and promote good public relations.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to remain calm and to act appropriately in stressful and emergency situations.