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Are you a specialty nurse looking for an exciting career? VCH offers career opportunities in various specialty areas across BC where you can utilize your expertise to provide the best care to patients including cardiology, critical care, emergency room, operating room, perinatal/pediatric & neonatal, post-anesthesia, renal and rural.

Diversify your nursing experience and work with our dynamic team in a truly client-centred environment.

Specialty Nursing at VCH:

Cardiology | Critical Care | Emergency | Operating Rooms | Perinatal, Pediatric & Neonatal | Post Anesthesia | Renal | Rural

How To Apply

The steps to an exciting career:

External applicant | Internal applicant | International applicant | Medical staff

If applicable, you must be registered with the appropriate statutory body at the time of start date. If you are not currently registered in B.C., please see our Professional Registration page to direct you to the various regulatory bodies.

Training & Education


Earn while you learn! Vancouver Coastal Health offers employer-paid education programs for our experienced registered nurses. In addition to 100% subsidized education, we will cover books and wages while in training. You will step into a permanent full-time position once you successfully complete the program. Define your career in one of the most exciting and rewarding healthcare environments Canada-wide.

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  • Critical care: Intensive care, post-anesthetic recovery, and cardiac
  • Emergency
  • High acuity: Medical/surgical areas
  • Neonatal intensive care unit
  • Nephrology
  • Pediatrics
  • Perinatal
  • Perioperative
  • Rural Perinatal
  • Rural Emergency & Trauma


  • Current practicing registration with BCCNP
  • 1-2 years recent experience in acute medical / surgical nursing
  • Up-to-date CPR

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Cardiac nursing at Vancouver Coastal Health denotes pride and respect for the professional nurse involved in its practice.  It is the vital link in a chain of team members planning and facilitating care that offers the cardiac patient re-entry into an active and independent lifestyle.  Join us for primary patient responsibility, including: intensive care and rehabilitation of the acutely ill cardiac patient, patient and family teaching, being a member of an interdisciplinary care planning team, managing a primary patient load, being a primary support to the patient in changing lifestyle, and being a role model of pride and practice for cardiac nursing.

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Cardiology nurse with stethoscope

Critical Care

Critical Care Medicine is a multidisciplinary field concerned with patients who have sustained, or are at risk of sustaining, life-threatening, single or multiple organ system failure due to disease or injury is always hiring. These disciplines include: ICU, PACU, Emergency, Endoscopy, Diagnostic Imaging, Cath Lab, NICU, CS ICU, CCU, & ICU.

The Critical Care team is responsible for two ICU’s: one at UBCH and one at VGH.  Each ICU treats patients from all services and programs through a multidisciplinary team made up of critical care physicians, nurses and allied health professionals.

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Specialty nurse acute


Our renowned emergency teams navigate complex and often the most critical of cases stemming from all across the province of British Columbia. On average our hospitals see a total of 1,100 patients in our emergency departments each day – that’s roughly one person every two minutes!

The ongoing professional development of emergency nurses is supported by an atmosphere of sharing and learning, and includes support from a clinical education team and expert mentors. Laddering nurses, from novice to expert, ensures nurses have the knowledge, support and guidance at every stage of development. The multi-disciplinary team of nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, psychiatric clinicians, social workers, support workers and clerks collaborate to ensure care is delivered in a safe, timely and patient and family centered manner.

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Emergency Nurse

Operating Rooms

Whether you are looking for an urban setting, a smaller community, or a rural lifestyle – VCH has it all. Our largest hospital, Vancouver General Hospital, is a 21-OR tertiary, level 1 trauma & transplant centre, as well as the referral hub for British Columbia. Other major hospitals include: Lions
Gate Hospital (10 ORs,) Richmond Hospital (8 ORs,) and UBC Hospital (8 ORs.) Our rural hospitals (2 ORs) are located in Squamish, Powell River, and Sechelt.

Perioperative Services

Cardiac | Thoracic | Vascular | Neurosurgery | Spine | Orthopedic | Dental | Cataracts | Plastics | Urology | Gynecology | ENT | Ophthalmology | General & Robotic Surgery | Metabolic & Bariatric | Solid Organ Transplant

Perioperative Training

Interested in starting a career in the Operating Room? Then the Regional Perioperative Education Program (RPEP) is for you!

Vancouver Coastal Health perioperative services include Richmond Hospital, Squamish Hospital, Lions Gate Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital, Sechelt Hospital and Powell River General Hospital.

With record breaking surgical endeavours, a high level of acuity and state of the art technology, perioperative nurses at these facilities bring extensive expertise to the field along with a sincere passion for nursing. Management is a visible and supportive presence to staff. Continually dedicated to quality care, our managers strive to create a strong and holistic framework and an enticing work environment for our nurses.

Research & Educational Technology

The Centre of Excellence for Surgical Education and Innovation (CESEI) at Vancouver Coastal Health is an internationally recognized multi-disciplinary academic centre committed to achieving excellence in medical education and research related to educational technology.

Located at Vancouver General Hospital, CESEI is a high-tech classroom for medical students, physicians, nurses, Canadian Forces medical technicians and other health care workers. The subject matter ranges from basic patient interview skills learned by junior medical students to leading edge surgical techniques acquired by experienced surgeons. Over 2,000 medical staff and trainees use the facility annually.

CESEI plays a vital role in the education of BC’s physicians: about half of the medical students trained in BC stay in-province to complete their residencies.

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Operating room nurses preparing

Perinatal, Pediatric & Neonatal

Provide optimal perinatal care (antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum) to women and babies and their families. Deliver exceptional care through assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and appropriate documentations of care for patients in perinatal, pediatric & neonatal services.

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Specialty nurse team

Post Anesthesia Care

Work alongside highly skilled professionals that will help you develop superior job skills and ultimately, master your specialty.

Vancouver General Hospital is a tertiary, Level 1 Trauma and a Transplant Centre for lung, liver, pancreas and kidney transplants as well as the referral centre for the province of B.C. Our perioperative services include cardiac, thoracic, vascular, neurosurgery, spine, orthopedic, plastics, urology, gynecology, ENT, ophthalmology, general surgery and robotic surgery.

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PACU nurse


Renal nursing provides care to clients and teacher clients/families about management and treatment of chronic renal failure, by working both independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

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Acute nurse team


This is your chance to explore beautiful communities outside of the city and gain unique experiences working in one of our rural hospitals. We have short and long-term opportunities available on the beautiful Central Coast of British Columbia.

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Rural nurse on the Central Coast

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