** Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for this position **
Quit searching for work-life balance… get paid $20,000* to find it! For a limited time, critical care trained nurses who relocate to some of B.C.’s most beautiful northern communities will receive a bonus $20,000* through the Northern Rural Critical Care Incentive program. The combination of shorter commutes, affordability, and breathtaking scenery in your new location means you will have time to explore the outdoors, master a new recipe, or simply catch up on your favorite show.
* two-year return of service required
What else do you receive with the Northern Rural Critical Care Incentive Position?
• Guaranteed ongoing full time employment within Northern Health.
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses may be available.
What else do I need to know?
• The Northern Rural Critical Care Incentive position is dependent on a two-year return of service.
• Should a recipient of the Northern Rural Critical Care incentive voluntarily leave NH during the two-year return of service agreement, they will be required to refund a portion of the incentive at a prorated rate (calculated on the basis of 1/24th of the total allowance for each month of the two-year return of service not yet served)
I already work for NH. Can I take advantage of the Northern Rural Critical Care Incentive?
• The Northern Rural Critical Care Incentive supports nurses who have made an employment commitment to support Northern BC’s Critical Care Departments. This opportunity is only available to external hires to Northern Health. For more information, contact recruitment at: NHJobs@northernhealth.ca
Reporting to the Unit Manager Emergency/ Ambulatory Care, the staff nurse is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care and nursing practice activities of patients presenting in the Emergency Department. Also provides nursing care, assistance and relief to all nursing areas including ICU; Maternity; Med/Surg and Ambulatory Care within the frame work of quality management and in accordance with the Fort St. John Hospital & Health Centre mission statement. The role is defined by the needs of the Hospital, a select patient/family population, agency expectations and the goals for professional nursing practice.
Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Days, Nights - 07:00 to 19:00, 19:00 to 07:00
New Wage: As of April 1, 2023 the new wage is: $40.21 - $57.78/hour
Fort St. John Hospital and Health Centre is a 46-bed hospital with 115 residential care beds in the adjoining Peace Villa Care Home. They have two state of the art operating rooms, ambulatory clinics including cancer care and hemodialysis, emergency and ICU, a birthing centre with single maternity rooms for labour, delivery and post-partum.
Fort St. John is located above the Peace River Valley, and has a diverse population of 21,000 (2021) and serves an area of approximately 69,000. The friendly, small town feel comes with big city amenities and a vibrant arts community. Check out Fort St. John for more information on what this energetic community has to offer.
What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, 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.
• Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN registrant.
• Acquires and maintains skill certification in the following: A.C.L.S., CPR, Neonatal Resuscitation, IV therapy, Blood Glucose Monitoring, Ventilator and basic Cardiac Monitoring.
• Three (3) years’ full-time recent acute care experience involving intensive care, obstetrics and emergency or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to deal with others effectively.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position/
• Ability to operate related equipment.
• Ability to plan and organize.
• Ability to teach.
• Ability to initiate and work independently.
• Ability to apply critical problem solving.
• Ability to react/respond under pressure.
• Demonstrated knowledge of special procedures and techniques such as I.V. infusions of medications.
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.
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.