Registered Nurse (RN) Med/Surg in Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Coastal Health

Come work as a Registered Nurse in the Acute Spinal Unit at Vancouver General Hospital!

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the Acute Spinal Unit at Vancouver General Hospital.

As a Registered Nurse with VCH you will:

  • Provide nursing care to assigned patients/clients working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary care team.

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate client care

  • Participate in discharge planning, functions as a client advocate and teaches clients and their families about illness/injury and overall health promotion and wellness.

  • Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the client/family.

  • Document care provided and responds to incidents in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Consult, confer and collaborate with other health care providers.

  • Maintain and advance own clinical competence.

  • Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement care plans.

  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with conflict.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing).

  • Demonstrated ability to deal with others effectively including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrated ability to counsel and teach clients and their families.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership through initiative and independence.

  • Demonstrated skill in clinical techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies.

  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.

  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment including the ability to effectively use a computerized client care information system.

  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and “going first” when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan

  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities

  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families

  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers

  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2023.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. 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.

Job Requisition ID: 2023-103381

Name: 01 – Vancouver General Hospital

Labour Agreement: Nurses’ Bargaining Association

Union: 200 – Nurses BCNU

Position Type: Baseline

FTE: 1.00

Standard Hours / Week: 37.50

Salary Grade: L3

Shift Times: 0700-1900/1900-0700 and 0700-1915/1900-0715

Days Off: Rotating

Position Start Date (external): As soon as possible

External Company URL:

Street: 855 W. 12th Avenue

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