Advance your career & enjoy a balanced lifestyle
Vancouver Coastal Health is opening its doors to qualified perioperative professionals to join our teams. We are hiring perioperative nurses for work across all of our operating rooms and recovery rooms.
As an employer of choice, we offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes:
- Full health & dental coverage
- Vacation starting at 4 weeks
- Defined benefits pension plan
- Relocation assistance
- On-site fitness facilities & showers (VGH)
- State-of-the-art cycling centre (VGH)
You will also experience:
- A rewarding, exciting, & challenging work environment
- Supportive leadership and team members
- Advanced technology & education
- Professional development and mentorship opportunities
- The chance to be “on the pulse” of Canadian perioperative services
- Breathtaking natural beauty that exists in the Vancouver & coastal regions
- Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses’ of British Columbia (CRNBC)
- Completion of a recognized perioperative training or critical care nursing program, OR
- 2 years’ recent, related experience
Your team leaders are a visible, empowering presence that are dedicated to quality care, and strive to create a holistic framework to support nursing staff; developing an enticing work environment where you consistently feel valued and heard is a priority. VCH demonstrates that integrated care isn’t just a buzzword, it’s our practice.
Your colleagues are what truly define the VCH experience. You will work with highly skilled team members that will help you progress as a perioperative professional. Our collaborative and team-centric environment will have you working alongside colleagues with the mutual desire to promote wellness, provide support, and ensure patient care. Participative management provides empowerment to staff through collaboration within a diverse interdisciplinary team. From the moment you throw on your scrubs, you will be an integral member of the team.
What are people saying?
“I am a Registered Nurse and over the 45 years of this amazing career I have met many wonderful people; patients, family and co-workers. There is a special bond with those who share the honour of caring for those needing medical care,” says Joan Mason, a Registered Nurse at Squamish General Hospital. Following an appendectomy at the age of 13, Joan knew she wanted to be a nurse. She was the only daughter in a family of five and her father encouraged her to further her education so that she could be a self-sufficient woman. Joan has experienced many inspirational moments and has great admiration for family members who find the strength to care for their terminally ill loved ones at home. Joan shared what she loves about the location of Squamish General Hospital: “Our operating room has an amazing view of the Squamish Chief – daily we admire it.”
"I relocated to Squamish first and then applied for this current position. I am grateful for this opportunity at Squamish General Hospital because it has allowed me to design my life for a better work-life balance. I strive to spend as much time as possible in the mountains. Every day that I work, rain or shine, I walk outside the hospital and see the Stawamus Chief up close, and marvel at it.
Having worked in four different health regions in AB and BC, it is clear that similar challenges exist in every unit and every hospital. In my role in the perioperative program, I do feel supported because we have active discussions about our challenges and take initiatives to improve as a team. It is a dynamic group of people that I enjoy working with."
“I’ve had the opportunity to work in several specialty areas in VGH over the years and I have found PACU nursing to be the most stimulating and challenging of them all because of the diversity, complexity and unpredictability of the patients we care for every day. Helping a patient make the transition from critically ill to awake and stable in a relatively short time is a unique and rewarding aspect of PACU nursing. The best part of the PACU team is their overall dedication towards helping each other do what’s best for our patients.”