Registered Nurse - ICU & High Acuity Unit

  • Island Health
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time

Job Description

Island Health is seeking Registered Nurses - ICU & High Acuity Unit.

Multiple opportunities are available. Apply today and join our team!


  • Campbell River Hospital - Campbell River, BC V9W 3V1 CA
  • Comox Valley Hospital - Courtenay, BC V9N 0B9 CA
  • Cowichan District Hospital - Duncan, BC V9L 1E5 CA
  • Royal Jubilee Hospital - Victoria, BC V8R 1J8 CA
  • To Be Determined - To Be Determined, BC V8R 1J8 CA (Primary)
  • Victoria General Hospital - Victoria, BC V8Z 6R5 CA
  • West Coast General Hospital - Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4S1 CA

Vacancy Type: Multiple opportunities available

Salary Range (Hourly Rate):$40.21 - $57.78


Are you someone who has a real passion for serving others? Are you a Registered Nurse looking to showcase your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment?

Island Health is an employer that knows our people make the organization. We are the Health Authority for all of Vancouver Island, one of the most livable regions in the world. The South Island is a vibrant urban centre with an abundance of recreational and cultural opportunities. We are the largest employer on Vancouver Island with over 21,500 employees, 1,900 Physician partners and 6,500 volunteers that provide health services to the 765,000 residents of Vancouver Island and adjacent coastal communities.

People make our organization. Health care attracts smart, caring individuals who want to make a difference and help people. No matter what area of health care you are in, our multi- disciplinary team's work together to provide the best care to our patients and residents, At Island Health we believe our values guide our actions and relationships, shaping how we make decision and plan for the future. Our vision is, "Excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time".

 Island Health is looking for a patient-focused team players to join their team of compassionate and dedicated nurses who provide care to acutely ill patients in our Critical Care units.

Our Intensive Care units are state of the art, and allow our multidisciplinary teams provide a comprehensive array of intensive care services for complex ventilated medical/surgical patients with multi-system failure. The staffing ratio is 1:1 for ventilated and critically unstable patients. ICU nurses are part of the Code Blue team except for the Cowichan District and West Coast General Hospitals. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) and organ donor maintenance is available at the Victoria and Nanaimo Hospitals.

The High Acuity units at Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria General Hospital and Nanaimo General Hospital act as an intermediate care area between Adult intensive Care and Inpatient Medicine/surgical units. The HAU provides care for adult patients requiring increased monitoring and resuscitation in a multidisciplinary environment. The unit's staffing includes Intensivist and Critical Care Nurses with specialty education training. The nurse to patient ratio in this unit is 1:2.



  • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BC College of Nurses and Midwives).
  • Minimum 2 years recent Critical Care nursing experience and or an accredited Critical Care course.
  • Demonstrated ability in arrhythmia interpretation as evidenced by a mark of 75% on the VIHA ECG Challenge exam.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support and CRRT (continuous renal replacement therapy) are assets.


If you would love to work with a progressive and cohesive team, we would love to hear from you! Apply Today!

Additional Information

Vaccination Notification: To keep our employees, clients and the communities we serve safe, Island Health is enforcing an employee mandatory vaccination policy which is intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. As such, Island Health requires Proof of BC Provincial Immunization Registration as a condition of employment, and any offers of employment are contingent on you providing proof of vaccination prior to commencement of the offered effective date. If an offer of employment is extended, but proof of vaccination is not provided, the offer will be rescinded.

Job Category

Registered Nurse


Victoria, BC