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full time Nursing - Critical Care/ICU at Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia
Job ID: 4649

Registered Nurse


Within the context of a client and family centred care model, and in accordance with the College Registered Nurses’ of British Columbia (CRNBC) standards of professional practice, Code of Ethics and the established mission, vision, values, objectives and policies of Vancouver Coastal Health, provides nursing care to high risk critically ill clients with unpredictable outcomes attached to life-support equipment, and/or clients in post-anaesthetic recovery, both by working independently and as a member of a interdisciplinary team. Enhances quality of life from the perspective of the client/family. Consults, confers, and collaborates with other health care givers. Demonstrates expertise and leadership in nursing practice. Maintains and advances clinical competence. Participates on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.


Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses’ of British Columbia (CRNBC).
Completion of a recognized critical care nursing program, or
Two years’ recent, related critical care experience.

Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centred model of care.
Broad knowledge of CRNBC’s standards for nursing practice.
Thorough knowledge of the indications, actions, reactions, routes, dosages, and side effects of anaesthetic and other drugs used in critical care environment.
Thorough knowledge of nursing problems commonly encountered in a critical care environment.
Thorough knowledge of the physiological and behavioural aspects of complex critical illnesses.
Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
Demonstrated ability in nursing practice to assess and manage critical and life-threatening situations.
Demonstrated ability to respond immediately and appropriately to sudden emergencies.
Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload.
Demonstrated ability to plan and implement plans of care.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, clients and their families, co-workers, physicians, and other health care staff.
Demonstrated ability to communicate in writing accurately, concisely, and clearly.
Demonstrated ability to teach clients and their families.
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction.
Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques
Skill in techniques appropriate to a critical care environment.
Skill in the use of critical care monitoring and support equipment.
Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system.

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Permanent Full-Time

Hours of Work
0730-1945 / 1930-0745

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Nursing - Critical Care/ICU
British Columbia
Employment Type
full time
Registered Nurse. JOB SUMMARY: Within the context of a client and family centred care model, and in accordance wit...
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Bachelor of Science in Nursing 
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Vancouver General Hospital 
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Published on 2017-12-22
Edited on 2017-12-22