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Experienced Resource Nurse (RPN RN) Tertiary & Acute MH&Addictions

Job Title: Experienced Resource Nurse (RPN RN) Tertiary & Acute MH&Addictions
Work Site: Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital
Status: Regular Full Time - Baseline (1.00 FTE)
Start Date: JANUARY 2018
Salary: $39.16 - $48.00 per hour
Hours: 0730-1930 / 0730-1530 / 1530-2330
Reference#: 098037-slo





About Experienced Resource Nurses (ERNs)


Experienced Resource Nurses (ERNs) work at a leadership level and provide direct patient care across multiple programs while supporting and mentoring less experienced team members. ERNs work a regular rotation and receive their schedule in advance.


As Carole Rudko, the manager of the Experienced Resource Nurse Team explains, “The ERN role provides a unique opportunity for nurses to provide mentoring skills while practicing and role modeling excellence in patient and family care.”


Farinah Kadir, ERN, loves the constant variety of the ERN role. “Some people think that working on multiple units could feel uprooting, but for me it’s the opposite.  Most people only get the benefit of one work family, but I get 11. The staff is welcoming and always ready to help.” Read more about Farinah’s ERN experience here.






Within the context of a client and family centred care model, 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) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses (CRPNBC) and the established vision and values of the organization. This role works on a regular basis providing relief on various nursing units and functions as a mentor, experienced clinical resource and champion in the delivery of excellent patient care to nurses and other team members. Utilizes advanced clinical skills to function as a clinical resource including formally advising other nursing staff in nursing practice, providing clinical instruction, supporting staff training and development to the (nursing or interdisciplinary or care) team. This role takes on a leadership role in assisting unit leaders and teams by performing functions such as mentoring staff, implementation of new clinical practice initiatives and providing direction to individual staff and providing input and feedback regarding the operation of the unit(s). The role also provides nursing care to assigned clients both by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.


Education & Experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

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 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.

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