This is an exciting NICU training opportunity at Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH), located in New Westminster, BC. Fraser Health offers specialty nursing education sponsorship to new applicants, including new graduates nurses, or currently registered Nurses as part of our ongoing shared responsibility for professional development and safe, competent, ethical care. Sponsorship for the Specialty Nursing education includes:
The Neonatal program is 23 weeks long and consists of 12 weeks of online studies and 11 weeks of full time studies, which include classroom days and clinical placements. This programs is offered in 3 intakes a year (Spring, Fall and Winter) through BCIT.
Candidates accepting this training opportunity agree to remain with Fraser Health in NICU for at least 18 months subsequent to completing training. This will ensure that candidates are able to consolidate and apply their skills in the specialty area. Learn more about Specialty Nursing Education Sponsorship at Fraser Health.
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Effective October 26, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.
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In accordance with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) standards of practice and the Mission and Values of Fraser Health, and working collaboratively and in partnership with the interprofessional care team in the provision of person-centered care, the Registered Nurse provides direct patient care by assessing, planning, providing and evaluating nursing care to patients.
The purpose of this position is to provide qualified registered nurses the opportunity to consolidate their skills by rotating through a specialty nursing unit(s) prior to and/or during the undertaking of post graduate course work applicable to the relevant specialty nursing unit(s). As such, successful applicants will be expected to participate in and successfully complete the applicable post graduate specialty nursing courses/program within the agreed-to time frames.
Education and Experience
Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
Completion of the applicable post graduate specialty nursing course/program and/or willingness to complete the applicable post graduate specialty nursing courses/program.
Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS).
Skills and Abilities