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Registered Nurse, FIR - BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre

Registered Nurse, FIR

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre

Vancouver, BC



As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.



The Registered Nurse, FIR program provides nursing care to individuals with concurrent psychiatric and/or substance abuse/misuse disorders, homelessness and physical health needs. 


What you’ll do


  • Provide direct health care services to clients presenting with a wide variety and complexity of illnesses/diseases including communicable diseases, addictions, mental health and general health issues.  Perform physical, addiction and psychiatric assessments, collect specimens, refer clients to the physician for further examination, administer prescribed treatments and medications according to protocols and make appropriate adjustments.
  • Observe, monitor, evaluate and document client progress, symptoms, and behavioral changes and perform a variety of health care interventions utilizing nursing skills and medical equipment including therapeutic interventions using a variety of modalities. Initiate and facilitate discharge planning; identify referrals to other health professionals.
  • Using the nursing process and BCCNP standards of nursing practice provides care services such as maternal, fetal/newborn/infant assessment and administration of ordered drugs and therapy. Cerate a therapeutic environment by providing teaching and counseling.
  • Conduct initial and ongoing comprehensive nursing assessments of assigned patients, including ante partum and postpartum women and newborns.
    • Closely monitor and document physical/emotional condition of the mother/fetus throughout all stages of detoxification and stabilization.
    • Monitor infants for signs of withdrawal and/or other deviations from the expected norm.
  • Provide care and support to:
    • Chemically dependent women
    • Mother/infant dyads during the early postpartum period, caring for the infant at the bedside (whenever possible), aiding the mother in watching for signs and symptoms of withdrawal.
    • Substance exposed babies in the nursery.
    • Babies requiring additional observation for reasons of medical instability.
    • Babies awaiting placement



What you bring


  • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as an RN or RPN with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
  • Two (2) years’ recent experience providing acute or community health nursing care/services to clients who have concurrent psychiatric and/or substance abuse/misuse disorders including one (1) year perinatal and nursery nursing experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Current CPR/Newborn Resuscitation Certification.
  • Breastfeeding update, minimum 6 hours, in the last two years.
  • Fetal Health Assessment Certificate.


You will also have the ability to:


  • Demonstrate working knowledge of community health nursing theory including mental health and addictions, communicable diseases and practice within a client/family -centered approach.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) Standards for Nursing Practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the BC Mental Health Act, other facilities and community resources.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution techniques.  Demonstrate ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
  • Use maternal/fetal/newborn nursing theory and expertise.
  • Demonstrate ability and knowledge of woman centered care and its application.
  • Work with newborn infants in withdrawal. 



What we bring


Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.


  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Job Type: Regular, Part-Time (0.54 FTE)

Wage: $36.23 to 47.58 per hour

Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9

Hours of Work: Self-scheduling; 0700-1910/1900-0710; shifts may occur on any day of the week

Requisition Number # 115619



What we do


BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education.


BCW is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).


The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.


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PHSA and BCW are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.



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