Staff Nurse

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Island Health

Courtenay Posted on Thu, 11 August 2022 09:28:39 GMT Competitive Salary Permanent Full Time Source: Island Health

Close Date

Aug. 12 2022


Comox Valley Hospital - Courtenay, BC V9N 0B9 CA (Primary)



Travel Requirement

No travel required

Shift Start Time/End Time

07-19, 19-07

Days Off


Vacancy Type

Regular PT

Salary Range (Hourly Rate)

$36.23 - $47.58



Bi-weekly Hours


Planned Start Date

Sep. 9 2022

Approximate End Date (For Temporary Assignments ONLY)

Pending Return of Incumbent


CRC required? (employee will be working with or have access to children or vulnerable adults and requires a Criminal Record Check)

Required for Professional Registration

Job Description

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.

Within the framework of hospital and nursing department philosophy, mission and standards, the BC College of Nurses and Midwives Standards for Nursing Practice, and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Code of Ethics for Nursing, the Staff Nurse provides professional nursing care to clients as a member of a multidisciplinary team, is responsible and accountable for coordinating and administering direct client care utilizing the nursing process, provides direction to auxiliary personnel and staff, and responds to emergency situations to safeguard clients, visitors and staff


Education, Training And Experience

Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN registrant.
  • General duty staff nurse positions also require Basic Life Support, Level C. Post-basic education for clinical areas, and up to one (1) year of recent related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Specialty unit nurse positions, such as Operating Room, Post Anesthetic Recovery, Obstetrics, Paediatrics, and Psychiatry, also require specialty certification for the unit. Up to two (2) years of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Critical Care, Emergency and Intensive Care nurse positions also require Advanced Cardiac Life Support and specialty certification. Up to two (2) years of 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.
  • 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.
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Additional information for applicants

Additional Clauses

BCNU: As of October 12, 2021, only applicants that are fully vaccinated (7 days past their second dose of vaccine) are able to work in the facility. If you are offered employment it will be contingent on you providing proof of vaccination prior to commencement of the offered effective date. Proof of BC Provincial Immunization Registry is required. If proof of vaccination is not provided, the offer of employment is rescinded. PLEASE NOTE: THIS POSITION WILL BE POSTED FOR 72 HOURS. NOTE CLOSING DATE Recent negotiations with the Nurses Bargaining Association (NBA) have resulted in changes to the hiring language in the Collective Agreement ( Article 18.01- First Consideration). The internal application process for nurse postings has been changed to ensure that you are aware of the need to provide the following relevant information with your application (within your Cover Letter and/or Resume). 1) Qualifications (Education & Experience): Please list how you meet the qualification requirements as noted in the job posting. 2) Qualifications (Skills & Abilities): Please explain how you meet each of the critical unit specific skills and abilities to work successfully in this position on this unit. Refer to the Job Posting for Skills & Abilities. The change to application process will help managers determine if internal applicants meet education and experience qualifications, and have the necessary unit skills and abilities contained in the job description.

Requisition CA

Nurses Bargaining Association



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