In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority), patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reports to the Nurse Manager, Department Head, or designate. Nurses are expected to assess patients/residents, to plan and carry out nursing care and teach patients and families. They collaborate with other health professionals and communicate with other hospital departments to coordinate the Medical Plan of Care with hospital routines and services, in the best interest of the patient/resident.
Education, Training And Experience
Registration with BC College of Nursing Professionals as a practicing RN registrant or a practicing RPN registrant. Up to two years' recent related experience.
Skills And Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to organize assigned workload and set priorities.
Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with a variety of internal and external contacts, including co-workers, physicians, community agency representatives, patients, residents and families.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.