Registered Nurse (RN) - Acute Medicine - Clinical Resource Team

$35.53 - $46.65 hourly
  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Vancouver General Hospital, West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • May 03, 2021
Full time Healthcare Nurse Nurse RN Registered Nurse

Job Description

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the Acute Medicine Clinical Resource team at Vancouver General Hospital. Apply today to join our team!


The Clinical Resource Team (CRT) plays a vital role in the provision of nursing services to a wide range of patient populations across the acute medical and surgical patient care programs at Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital. It is comprised of full-time RNs whose shifts are assigned to a variety of clinical units to meet appropriate staffing requirements and organizational needs as they arise. CRT staff are valued members of VCH and respond to needs based on patient acuity, replacement for vacancies and other operational needs. Members of the CRT perform a full range of professional dues and provide high quality care to patients. All new CRT team members are set up for success and go through an on-site orientation program, led by experienced health care professionals and educators. CRT provides opportunities to grow your skills and expertise and prides itself on growing and mentoring our nurses.


As an RN in Acute Medicine at Vancouver General Hospital you will:

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate client care for designated Acute Medicine patient/client group.

  • Participate in discharge planning, function as a client advocate and teach clients and their families about illness/injury and overall health promotion and wellness.

  • Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the client/family.

  • Document care provided and respond to incidents in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Consult, confer and collaborate with other health care providers.

  • Maintain and advance your  own clinical competence.

  • Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.



Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • One (1) year recent, related acute medical/surgical experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated Acute Medicine client group including but not limited to patients with complex diseases, respiratory therapies, IV therapies, substance abuse & addictions, delirium, dementia, end of life care and nutritional therapies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of pathophysiology, treatment protocols, and nursing interventions related to common diagnoses and specific clinical situations related to area of practice such as sepsis, acute respiratory illness/disease, malignancies, hematological disorders, diabetes, stroke, GI illness/disease, hepatic disease, renal disease, failure to thrive, heart failure (CHF), pneumonia, renal/bladder care, wound care, delirium, dementia and/or alcohol & drug dependency.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide nursing assessments & interventions related to common diagnoses and specific clinical situations relevant to the designated patient/client group such as pain (acute/chronic/neuropathic/palliative), substance use and addictions, substance withdrawal, seizures, sepsis, delirium (PRISME/CAM), dementia, genitourinary conditions, dysphagia, falls, cardiac/respiratory arrest.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform focused secondary assessments and integrate information from a variety of sources including diagnostics and develop plan of care relevant to the designated patient/client group.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

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