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BC Childrens Hospital

Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Services - BC Children's Hospital

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Emergency Services

BC Children's Hospital


You are an RN who believes nursing is a calling vs a job, and you thrive in an environment where you experience the new and different every day. You feel driven to make a difference in children's lives, and are able to connect with young patients and their families with speed, confidence, and compassion. As a nurse, you expect to keep learning, both through your daily work as well as through opportunities for ongoing education and training. Experience the unexpected, and be rewarded with a lifetime of deep connections, invaluable lessons, and unmeasurable gratitude from the people you serve.

What you'll do

RNs are vital team members within the BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) Emergency Department (ED), and work together with a multidisciplinary team. Within the ED, the RN assumes responsibility and accountability for provision of the pediatric patients, including performing emergency care for resuscitation and stabilization, and pediatric trauma nursing care. The ED uses the philosophy of Family-Centred Care and serves pediatric and adolescent patients and their families. Usual duties of the role include:
  • Perform primary and secondary nursing assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation or real and potential health problems in patients
  • Perform triage and prioritization of patients utilizing advanced pediatric assessment skills according to Canadian Pediatric Triage Assessment Scale (PCTAS).
  • Maintain accurate, thorough and timely documentation in patient record of pertinent health information, nursing assessments, interventions, evaluations and communication.
  • Provide patient and family education, discharge teaching and health promotion activities. Facilitate appropriate follow-up care in broader health community.
  • Provide nursing care to unique patient populations in crisis, including physical and sexual abuse, psychiatric problems, toxic ingestions, drug and alcohol intoxication.

What you bring

  • Graduation from an approved Nursing Program with current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Minimum of one (1) year's recent, related clinical experience in pediatrics or an Emergency Department setting.
  • Emergency Nursing Pediatric course (ENPC)/Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)/Trauma Nursing Core Course preferred (TNCC)

  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Relate effectively to children and their families
  • Participate as a member of a multidisciplinary care team, and function as a nursing resource.
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth and development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Casual

Wage: $41.42 to $59.52 per hour
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 2N9

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
Hours of Work:
Per rotation; available: 07-1906, 11-23, 13-01 and 19-0706

Requisition # 144547E

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.

BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

PHSA plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA and BCCH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

About BC Childrens Hospital

BC Children’s Hospital is a leader in general and specialized pediatric services, and is the province’s foremost teaching and research facility for child health.


Health Care

Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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