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Registered Nurse(RN)/ Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) - New Grad Opportunities

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Registered Nurse (RN)/ Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) New Graduate Opportunities

PHSA's New Grad Program provides new RN/RPN graduates with the opportunity to use their nursing practice skills acquired through education and training and enter into a nursing specialty working in one of pediatrics, child & youth mental health, perinatal, oncology, or adult mental health nursing.

All new employees who are new graduates and hired as a registered nurse (RN) or registered psychiatric nurse (RPN) will be placed into a regular or temporary position, with a minimum 0.7 part-time-employee (FTE) to full-time hours for the first six months of employment.

Nursing shifts are days, evenings, and nights, usually 8 or 12 hours, with shifts varying by unit/department.

Wage: $40.21 - $57.78 per hour

This posting covers all "New Grad" opportunities for all locations and facilities within Provincial Health Services Authority. Opportunities for New Grad RN/RPNs are at the following areas/locations:

Adult Mental Health Programs:

Correctional Health Services & Community Transition Teams
  • Locations include: Coquitlam, Surrey, Maple Ridge, Prince George, Oliver, Kamloops, Victoria and Nanaimo

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, Coquitlam

Forensic Regional Clinics
  • Locations include: Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Prince George, Kamloops, Kelowna, Surrey, Nelson and Campbell River

Red Fish Healing Centre, Coquitlam

Heartwood Centre for Women, Vancouver

Provincial Assessment Centre, Coquitlam

BC Cancer:
  • Regional Cancer Centres: Abbotsford, Kelowna, Prince George, Surrey, Vancouver and Victoria

BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver
  • Mental Health Programs
  • Medical Inpatient Unit (T7)
  • Surgical Inpatient Unit (T6)
  • Nursing Resource Team - A team of float nurses who support several areas throughout BC Children's Hospital
  • Oncology/Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (T8)
  • Emergency department
  • Emergency department - Mental Health Team
  • Operating Room AORN Training - three intakes a year

Sunny Hill Health Centre
  • Acute Rehabilitation Unit

BC Women's Hospital + Health Care
  • Families in Recovery (FIR) Unit
  • Postpartum Unit - Next intake scheduled for December 2024. Applications are accepted from September.
  • Birthing Unit - Now accepting applications for a January Intake. Interviews to be held the week commencing September 16, 2024.

Requirements for both Postpartum & the Birthing Unit include:

o Completion of BCIT's Perinatal Theory 1 course or equivalent is preferred

o Current CPR and Newborn Resuscitation Certification (NRP)

o Breastfeeding course, minimum 6 hours, in the last 2 years

  • NICU - Still accepting applicants for the September 2024 intake.

Requirements include:

o Current adult CPR and/or Newborn Resuscitation Certification

o Neonatal Theory 1 from BCIT

What you'll do:
  • Plan and direct care in accordance with the care plan.
  • Provide nursing assessments, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation relating to real or potential health problems in patients.
  • Collect and document patient health care information.
  • Consult with nurses, family members, members of the interdisciplinary team and other health care professionals.
  • Support patients with psychosocial, life, and personal care skills.
  • Administer medications and monitor patient reactions to treatment and changes in physical and mental status; consult a physician as required.
  • Refer patients to other health care professionals and programs.
  • Maintain accurate computerized and paper records in accordance with established procedures and policies

What you bring:
  • Have graduated from a nursing program in the last 18 months, and have not previously participated in a New Grad Program with a BC Health Authority
  • Have provisional or practicing registration as a registered nurse/registered psychiatric nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) .
  • Positions with BC Women's Hospital, Postpartum & Birthing requires Perinatal Theory 1, Breastfeeding course, CPR, and NRP. NICU requires Neonatal Theory 1, NRP and CPR.
  • For positions with BC Cancer current CPR (Level C) certification is required.
  • 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:

PHSA programs provide care and services through specialized hospitals and centres across B.C. PHSA works in partnership with the province's health authorities and health-care professionals to improve access to evidence-informed practice closer to where people live and to effectively promote health, manage chronic conditions and reduce the burden of illness.

From conducting ground-breaking research to training tomorrow's professionals, to setting province-wide standards, to providing top-notch, compassionate patient care, our leaders, health professionals and staff consistently seek system-wide improvements with an emphasis on prevention, health promotion and protection.
  • Use state-of-the-art technology and the latest, evidence-based treatments.
  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth, 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.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package (as applicable), including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • 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.

About BC Cancer

BC Cancer’s mandate covers the full spectrum of cancer care from prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment, to research and education, to supportive and palliative care.


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Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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