Registered Nurse, Stroke Nurse, Specialty Qualified Emergency or Critical Care (RCH)

City New Westminster
Job ID 2023-46598
Nursing - (RN) - Emergency
Employment Type
Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0730-1930, 1930-0730
Days Off
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?

Looking for a change? A chance for growth? A chance to try something new AND put your critical thinking and clinical knowledge to good use?


In the RCH Stroke Outreach Nurse role you can expand your horizons, while focusing your attention on a specialty field of Emergency care. You will work side by side with ER Nurses, Emergency Physicians, Stroke Neurologists, and the Interventional Radiology team to help improve outcomes for patients presenting with new Stroke symptoms.


Nurses in the role have uncovered new talents in themselves, feel valued, and enjoy the opportunity to specialize with the support of the Stroke experts at RCH.


Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations, and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities.

Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care. Learn more.


Come work with us!

Fraser Health is proudly recognized as a BC Top Employer. Joining our team offers you opportunities to work in a rapidly growing organization with health professionals who are excellent in their respective fields, career growth and advancement, a competitive compensation package (including four weeks of vacation to start, comprehensive health benefits, and pension plan), and the rewarding opportunity to make a difference every single day in health care.


Effective October 26, 2021 all staff for all positions across health care in British Columbia are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (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 there are no exceptions.


Fraser Health values diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring and Trust. Fraser Health’s hiring practices aspire to ensure all individuals are treated in an inclusive, equitable, and culturally safe manner.


Connect with us!

Connect with us on our Careers social channels where you’ll learn about exciting opportunities, get career tips from our recruiters, and meet some of your future team members! You can also visit us on Indeed and Glassdoor.

Instagram | Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | TikTok


Do you have a passion for nursing? Are you wondering what it’s like to work with a dedicated and experienced team of health care providers in Emergency? Watch Naomi's story


Detailed Overview

Employing the four dimensions of nursing practice, the stroke nurse provides clinical assessment, coordination, facilitation and education to support the interdisciplinary team in delivering best practices in stroke care to patients and families.

Working in close collaboration with the stroke team and physician, this role facilitates support of patients who experience an acute (hot) stroke to receive timely and appropriate care in alignment with the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations.

Acts as a clinical resource to interdisciplinary teams, patients and families including education, documentation, data collection and service delivery evaluation.


  1. Responds to all pre-notification calls from Emergency Health Services (EHS) and collaborates with Emergency Department staff for notification of Stroke Neurology service of pre-notification call. Responds to all acute hot stroke admissions and in-hospital strokes; and notifies stroke interdisciplinary team.
  2. Assesses, plans, and implements appropriate nursing care of acute stroke patients in collaboration with the stroke team. Collects information from a variety of sources using skills of observation, communication and physical assessment to enable the provision of appropriate nursing care.
  3. Facilitates stroke treatments planning and delivery such as thrombolysis +/- EVT, ensuring patient preparation and team communication. Administers medications as required. Explains plan of care to patients and their family.
  4. Assists with rapid imaging process (transferring to table, patient weight, etc.) including patient transport; communicates to Stroke Neurology service and physician when CT/CTA is completed. Communicates and consults with members of the stroke team about patient's care.
  5. Facilitates and coordinates the use of stroke protocols and ensures appropriate best practice in stroke care is utilized/implemented. Ensures pre-printed order set, clinical forms and assessments are implemented and utilized.
  6. Documents clinical care in the patient health care record as required; facilitates admission, information gathering and handover reports to appropriate department/unit.
  7. Determines stroke care priorities that meet clinical and patient/family needs in collaboration and consultation with the stroke interdisciplinary team. Collects hot stroke data, compiles statistics, maintains records as determined by stroke interdisciplinary team.
  8. Participates in quality reviews, investigations and follows up on patient cases. Identifies stroke patient care issues and recommends stroke care revisions/improvements to stroke strategy and processes.
  9. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team and participates in research and quality improvement activities including research.
  10. Acts as a resource to staff, patients and families; role models theory-based practice to support the needs of patients/families and staff; facilitates team building. Provides feedback and direction for planning patient care.
  11. Supports the Fraser Health stroke strategy and submits reports as required; supports staff and patient/family education including real-time learning opportunities.
  12. Participates in various internal and related meetings as required.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Graduation from an approved School of Nursing plus three (3) years' related clinical experience in designated clinical area including post-basic clinical training in critical care and/or emergency nursing. Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Current Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) health care providers (HCP) certification.

Skills and Abilities

  • Clinical proficiency/expertise in the designated clinical nursing area.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a patient and family-centred model of care.
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate clinical practices including best practices related to stroke services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with others in an interdisciplinary team setting.
  • Knowledge of research processes and methodology.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and facilitate learning of patients/clients/families based upon principles of adult learning.
  • Ability to operate related equipment including related software applications.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Need help finding the right job?

We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Click here to get started.