*REGISTERED NURSE (RN), RURAL REMOTE NURSING INCENTIVE, MED SURG

Position Summary

** Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for this position **

Quit searching for work-life balance… get paid $5,900 to find it!

For a limited time, nurses who relocate to some of B.C.’s most beautiful rural and remote communities will receive a bonus $5,900 through the Rural/Remote Nursing Incentive program. The combination of shorter commutes, affordability, and breathtaking scenery in your new location means you will have time to explore the outdoors, master a new recipe, or simply catch up on your favourite show.

Plus, take your career to the next level with $2,000 per year (for 4 years) to put toward professional development. Rural/Remote Nursing Incentive financial details Year 1 $5,900 in hand* Year 2 $2,000 toward professional development* Year 3 $2,000 toward professional development* Year 4 $2,000 toward professional development Year 5 $2,000 toward professional development * three-year return of service required

What else do you receive with the Rural/Remote Nursing Incentive Position?
• Guaranteed ongoing full-time employment within Northern Health.
• Financial Support for moving expenses may be available

What else do I need to know?
• The Rural/Remote Nursing Incentive position is dependent on a three-year return of service
• Should a recipient of the Northern Remote incentive voluntarily leave NH during the three-year return of service agreement, they will be required to refund a portion of the incentive at a prorated rate (calculated based on 1/36th of the total allowance for each month of the three-year return of service not yet served)

I already work for NH. Can I take advantage of the Rural/Remote Nursing Incentive?
• The Rural/Remote Nursing Incentive supports nurses who have made an employment commitment to Northern BC remote communities. This opportunity is available to external hires to Northern Health and internal casuals who have not had regular status in the past year and would need to relocate outside of their current work location/community to take advantage of this opportunity.

For more information, contact recruitment at: NHJobs@northernhealth.ca


The Registered Nurse provides nursing care according to the established standards and administrative policies. This involves triaging and assessing physical and psychosocial needs, planning, implementing and documenting the nursing care for an individual patient or groups of patients. Co-ordinates the care of assigned patients and supervises the work activities of assigned non-professional nursing staff. The Registered Nurse assists with the implementation of primary care duties within the course of the daily duties.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: : Days, Nights - 07:00 to 19:00, 19:00 to 07:00

New Wage: As of April 1, 2024 the new wage is: $41.42 - $59.52/hour

McBride and District Hospital is a three acute care bed hospital with eight long term care beds, one respite bed and one palliative care bed. It offers 24 hour emergency services, outpatient services, full time laboratory and medical imaging. In the adjoining health centre they offer primary care, mental health and substance use, well woman’s and foot care clinics. Visiting specialists come to the clinic for orthopedics and renal treatment.

McBride , situated in the beautiful Robson Valley with a population of 616 (2021) residents. Nestled between the Canadian Rockies and the Cariboo Mountains, this tight knit community offers endless opportunities to explore and enjoy the amazing landscape. Check out McBride for more information on this four-season playground.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial support for moving expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• “Loan Forgiveness Programs” are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

Qualifications

• Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN registrant.
• Minimum of one (1) years’ experience in Emergency, Outpost and/or Rural Hospital Nursing.
• Trauma Nursing Core Competency (TNCC) and ACLS certification

Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated ability in carrying out the principles of nursing skills in patient care.
• Proven ability to chart and record accurately.
• Proven comfort as an RN working within a rural area.
• Ability to communicate effectively, as part of a team.
• Ability to take charge within emergency situations and direct other nursing staff regarding patient care standards.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
• Ability to organize work.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.

Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.

There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

Comments

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Competition #:

05561541

Employee Type:

PERMANENT PART TIME (0.59 FTE)

Bargaining Unit:

BCNU

Facility:

MCBRIDE & DISTRICT HOSPIT

Location:

McBride

Department:

MCB COMBINED MED/SURG

Reports To:

NURSING SERVICES SUPERVISOR

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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