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Northern Health

Registered Nurse (rn), Specialty Education, Emergency

Posted 4 days ago

Job Description

Position Summary
Do you have a passion for nursing? We have the position for you! We are seeking a motivated Registered Nurse with a dedication for delivering compassionate patient care to join our team at Kitimat General Hospital.

Under the direction of the Unit Manager of the Nurse in Charge of the Acute Care Unit, is responsible for the total nursing care rendered to the patients in her/his charge, and participation in the general activities of the Acute Care Unit. Work areas include Medical Surgical, Pediatrics, Maternity, Special Care, Palliative Care and Emergency Outpatients. Regional Emergency Department Education Program (REDEP) The Northern Health Regional Emergency Department Education Program (REDEP) utilizes a standardized, evidence informed on-line curriculum offered by Elsevier, called Emergency Nursing Orientation (ENO). Plans and provides direct nursing care to patients in accordance with the hospital policies and BCCNM Standards for Nursing Practice in British Columbia. This position reports to the Maternity Coordinator.

REDEP combines Elsevier's ENO online curriculum with a skills/simulation lab and clinical practicum to prepare registered nurses to provide safe and competent emergency nursing care, at a novice level. Preparation will be accomplished by:

• Introducing the basic topics, concepts, and practice guidelines that are fundamental to emergency nursing.
• Developing the specialized skills, knowledge, attitudes, and judgement required to provide safe, competent, and individualized care to the emergency patient.
• Promoting professionalism in emergency nursing.
• There are 2 training positions available for 2024/2025
• Northern Health provides placement support and funding for tuition, textbooks, and travel expenses for clinical placements, as required • Successful candidates may be required complete pre-requisite courses through part-time distance education, on their own time, prior to assuming this position
• Learners should expect to make a 4 month commitment for this education, which includes online and in-person learning
• Additional study time, outside of scheduled hours, may be required to successfully complete the program
• Flexibility for practicums is necessary
• Prior experience on an acute care ward (i.e. medical/surgical) preferred • Current BLS certification within a year is mandatory prior to the skills/simulation
• Preference for participants who have completed an electrocardiogram (ECG) course prior to beginning REDEP. (If needed participants can complete an Elsevier ECG module during theory
• Applicants must successfully complete the education program prior to working in the department
• Upon successful completion of the education program, Northern Health requires an eighteen (18) month return of service in a regular position in the area of nursing applicable to the education program.
• Qualified applicants will be considered first for specialty positions. If there are no qualified applicants, training lines will be awarded to unqualified applicants and training will be provided. Please indicate the site you are applying for on your cover letter.

Actual start date & hrs of work for education varies as education is on-going throughout 2023/2024.contact studentpractice@northernhealth.ca for information.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Monday to Friday, Days, 08:00 to 16:00

Kitimat General Hospital and Health Centre is a 20-bed Acute Care unit including 2 maternity beds. It integrates Acute Care, residential care, public health and community care in one facility. The services include:
• Emergency
• Physiotherapy
• Radiology
• Laboratory
• Diabetes and Chronic Disease management
• Outpatient Community Chemotherapy clinic
• Regional Orthopaedic Centre
• Regional Palliative Care Nurse consultant
• Mountainview Lodge a 36-bed residential and complex care facility
• Public Health team

Kitimat Set in a beautiful and natural ocean, mountain and valley paradise, Kitimat is located on the Douglas Channel just a few miles off British Columbia's inside passage. Kitimat was built in the 1950's and is one of BC's youngest coastal communities. Main industries include an aluminum smelter, a pulp and paper mill and a petrochemical manufacturer. The population of Kitimat is approximately 8,236. The community has three elementary schools, two secondary schools, and one post-secondary school. Check out Kitimat where there is always something new to experience.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
As part of your application process, you will need to upload the following documentation:
• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
• Registration number (if you are part of a regulated profession)
• Any supporting documents regarding education/qualifications for this position. Examples may include:
• Program certificates or diplomas
• High school/college/university transcripts etc.
• It is also recommended to provide a cover letter and resume

Are you an International Applicant? Before applying for a job with Northern Health, please follow these steps on our Northern Health careers page

Qualfications
• Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN registrant.
• Previous experience in all levels of care.
• Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certificate preferred.
• Previous experience in Maternity preferred.

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to deal with others effectively.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
• Ability to organize work.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

About Northern Health

Northern Health leads the way in promoting health and providing health services for Northern and rural populations. Our vision of building a strong primary health care system for all Northerners will create a dynamic work environment that challenges all of your skills. We are also dedicated to optimizing the expertise of our staff and building relationships with regional educational institutions for training opportunities such as new physicians, nurses, and paramedical professionals. Northern British Columbia features spectacular lifestyle options in all of our family-oriented communities. Whether you want a casual walkabout beginning in your own backyard, sporting opportunities to challenge the best of athletes, or cultural activities in one of our many diverse communities, Northern British Columbia offers something for everyone.

Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-14

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