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Job Opportunity: On Call Nurse

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Employment Opportunity – On Call Nurse –
Galiano Island

For more than 27 years, the Galiano Health Care Centre has
provided health, wellness and community services to Galiano Island.  The centre is the hub of health and wellness
activity on the island and takes pride in offering quality care and programs to
the residents of Galiano.  Responding to
community need, we are implementing a program of a Nurse providing week-end
call, a program that existed for years on the island but was stopped four years
ago due to cutbacks in funding.  We have
secured funds from the Ministry of Health through the work of the BC and
Canadian Association of Community Health Centres, of which we are a member
centre, and are able to offer this opportunity to an interested and qualified
candidate.

Working to a full scope of practice, the RN candidate with
First Call Nurse, Remote Nurse certification or equivalent experience, will
provide comprehensive urgent and emergent care nursing, including transfers to
higher levels of care, in a primary care clinic setting.  The candidate will work closely with First
Responders and Paramedics.  The Nurse
will be supported by Physicians on call on Galiano or our sister Gulf Islands
of Mayne and Pender, and Physicians in the emergency departments of Saanich
Peninsula, Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals.  Our family practice physician will be
available as a mentor and support on an ongoing basis.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary diploma (RN) or degree (BScN)
    from a recognized college or university
  • Certification as a First Call or Remote Nurse an
    asset
  • Minimum of four year’s nursing experience
  • Emergency room experience an asset   
  • Working in a rural health care and community
    nursing environment an asset
  • Ability to work with diverse communities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong computer skills and past use of EMR
    systems an asset
  • Ability to work alone under sometimes stressful
    circumstances
  • Knowledge of this and adjacent community health
    care resources
  • Recognizing situations that require immediate
    consultation or referral to higher levels of care
  • Consulting and/or referring to a physician or NP
    as appropriate
  • Ability to maintain complete and accurate
    records in accordance with the Health Centre’s policies

Other Key
Qualifications

  • ACLS accredited
  • CARE course
  • Suture, IV, ECG
  • PALS   

Work Life

This position offers a competitive wage based on the BCNU
wage scale and on-call premiums.  Hours
of work would normally be from 2pm on Fridays to 8am on Monday, up to three
weekends a month.  (More weekends are
required when our population expands during visitor season of May to
September).  The candidate will work
within the Galiano Health Care Centre, which has a fully equipped Urgent and
Emergent Treatment Room.

Funding for required courses and updates is available for
the successful candidate.

How do I apply for
this position?

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by forwarding a
covering letter and resume to the attention of Linda Ruedrich, Executive
Director and Manager at:

Email:  galianohealth@shaw.ca

Fax:     (250)-539-3238

Should you require any assistance with your application,
please contact our office via email. We thank all applicants for their interest.
 Only those selected for an interview will
be contacted.