Registered Nurse (RN)/Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN), New Graduate Nurse

City Fraser Health
Job ID 2023-43676
Nursing - (RN / RPN) - New Graduate
Closing Date
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0700-1900; 1900-0700
Days Off
Various - All departments (Generic)
Salary at Time of Posting
$40.21 - $57.78 / hour

Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $40.21 - $57.78 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health’s New Graduate component of the Practice Transition Program provides new RN/RPN graduates with an opportunity to consolidate their registered nursing practice.  We have opportunities for regular and relief part-time and full-time positions with an initial commitment of 6 months in the role. 


The program offers mentorship and workshops that focus on critical decision making and provides new graduate networking opportunities. 


To be considered for a New Grad opportunity, please apply online. 


*Internal Fraser Health employees must access their profiles through myFHinfo (please do not create a profile through the external site as duplicate profiles will be deleted).* 


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.

Detailed Overview

As part of the New Graduate Nurse (RN/RPN) Program and reporting to the Manager, Health Services, the newly graduated Registered Nurse (RN)/Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) provides nursing care to patients/clients consistent with current Standards of Professional Practice and the Nursing Philosophy of Fraser Health. The RN/RPN plans, organizes and implements nursing care for patients/clients receiving medical and surgical care.


  1. Provides direct nursing care to patients/clients based on nursing knowledge and in conformance with established standards and hospital policies by performing such duties as assessing patient care needs, identifying problems, planning, implementing, evaluating and documenting nursing care. Modifies care as needs change, initiates immediate treatment if required and communicates changes to the appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
  2. Collaborates with physicians and other health care providers in planning and evaluating the care provided.
  3. Plans and provides teaching to patients/clients and their families by identifying health-related learning needs, providing related teaching and/or referring to the appropriate resources (e.g. respiratory therapy, home care, cardiac rehab programs, diabetes education center etc.).
  4. Initiates discharge planning for patients/clients on admission, intervenes as appropriate and refers to other disciplines (e.g. social work).
  5. Communicates, participates and consults with members of the health care team about patient /client care and participates in multidisciplinary conferences.
  6. Participates in the collegial sharing of information among staff; identifies self-learning needs and attends educational programs to maintain and enhance clinical competency.
  7. Participates in the orientation and ongoing education of nursing staff and students by providing information and acting as a preceptor, as appropriate.
  8. Participates in quality improvement activities by maintaining information relevant to the management of the assigned patient group, and providing input to the Patient Care Coordinator and/or Clinical Nurse Educator regarding the development of indicators, standards, practices, procedures; prepares reports as required; participates in related research activities by identifying patient care and/or work environment issues and collecting data.
  9. Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment for patients/clients, visitors and staff by adhering to established hospital standards related to infection control, fire and other emergency practices and procedures.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Graduation in current year from a recognized program in Nursing.

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

Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support.

Skills and Abilities

  • Current medical/surgical assessment skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to determine and deal with emergency situations and make appropriate clinical decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply clinical knowledge in practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with patients and their families.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and professionally with others, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work and problem solve.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible.
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively and efficiently in an interdisciplinary team setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment including non-invasive blood pressure machines, pulse oximeters, tracheostomy devices and computers and related software.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


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