Vancouver Coastal Health is world renowned for innovation and a focus on quality care and outcomes. The remarkable range of specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for Nurses, Sonographers, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Mental Health professionals and many other health care and allied professionals. Launch an exciting career with us where you can apply your skills and develop new ones alongside some of Canada”s finest practitioners. Come for the job. Stay for the team.Job Title: Registered Nurse – Obstetrics, Medical & SurgicalWork Site: Powell River HospitalStatus: CasualStart Date: As soon as possibleSalary: $33.56- $44.06 per hourHours: VariousReference#: 098290-bmcJOB SUMMARY:Practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) as well as within a client and family centred care model and the vision and values of the organization. Provides advanced perinatal nursing care to expectant clients by conducting a comprehensive nursing assessment of the client and fetus and by providing nursing care to other assigned medical/surgical patients both by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Enhances quality of life from the perspective of the client/family. Consults, confers, and collaborates with other health care providers. Demonstrates continuous improvement and best practices approach in nursing practice. Maintains and advances own clinical competence. Participates on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.QUALIFICATIONS:Education & ExperienceCurrent practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).Completion of a recognized advanced nursing specialty program in perinatal nursing, orTwo years’ recent, related Obstetrics RN experience.Knowledge & AbilitiesBroad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centred model of care.Broad knowledge of CRNBC’s standards for nursing practice.Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group.Demonstrated ability to plan and implement care plans.Demonstrated ability to assess client responses to care, and to respond appropriately.Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with conflict.Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and deal effectively with clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of external agencies.Demonstrated ability to counsel and teach clients and their families.Demonstrated ability to provide leadership through initiative and independence.Demonstrated ability to model and mentor new staff and students.Demonstrated skill in clinical techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies.Demonstrated skill in CPR and NRP techniques.Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client care information system.Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.