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Registered Nurse(RN)/ Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) - New Grad Opportunities

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


PHSA’s New Grad Program provides new RN/RPN graduates with the opportunity to use their nursing practice skills acquired through education and training and enter into a nursing specialty working in one of pediatrics, child & youth mental health, perinatal, oncology, or adult mental health nursing.


All new employees who are new graduates and hired as a registered nurse (RN) or registered psychiatric nurse (RPN) will be placed into a regular or temporary position, with a minimum 0.7 part-time-employee (FTE) to full-time hours for the first six months of employment.


Nursing shifts are days, evenings, and nights, usually 8 or 12 hours, with shifts varying by unit/department.

Wage: $40.21 – $57.78 per hour 


This posting covers all “New Grad” opportunities for all locations and facilities within Provincial Health Services Authority. Opportunities for New Grad RN/RPNs are at the following areas/locations:


Adult Mental Health Programs:


Correctional Health Services

  • Locations include: Coquitlam, Surrey, Maple Ridge, Chilliwack, Prince George, Oliver, Kamloops, Victoria and Nanaimo

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, Coquitlam


Forensic Regional Clinics

  • Locations include: Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Prince George, Kamloops, Kelowna, Surrey, Nelson and Campbell River

Red Fish Healing Centre, Coquitlam


Heartwood Centre for Women, Vancouver


Provincial Assessment Centre, Coquitlam


BC Cancer:

  • Regional Cancer Centres:  Abbotsford, Kelowna, Prince George, Surrey, Vancouver and Victoria


BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver

  • Mental Health Programs
  • Medical & Surgical Units
  • Nursing Resource Team 
  • Oncology/Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Emergency department
  • Operating Room AORN Training – three intakes a year


Sunny Hill Health Centre

  • Acute Rehabilitation Unit


BC Women’s Hospital + Health Care

  • Families in Recovery (FIR) unit
  • Postpartum Unit
  • Birthing Unit
  • Requirements for both Postpartum & the Birthing Unit include:

o   Completion of BCIT's Perinatal Theory 1 course or equivalent is preferred

o   Current CPR and Newborn Resuscitation Certification (NRP)

o   Breastfeeding course, minimum 6 hours, in the last 2 years 


NICU Requirements include:


o   Current adult CPR and/or Newborn Resuscitation Certification

o   Neonatal Theory 1 from BCIT


What you’ll do:

  • Plan and direct care in accordance with the care plan.
  • Provide nursing assessments, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation relating to real or potential health problems in patients.
  • Collect and document patient health care information.
  • Consult with nurses, family members, members of the interdisciplinary team and other health care professionals.
  • Support patients with psychosocial, life, and personal care skills.
  • Administer medications and monitor patient reactions to treatment and changes in physical and mental status; consult a physician as required.
  • Refer patients to other health care professionals and programs.
  • Maintain accurate computerized and paper records in accordance with established procedures and policies

What you bring:

  • Have graduated from a nursing program in the last 18 months, and have not previously participated in a New Grad Program with a BC Health Authority
  • Have provisional or practicing registration as a registered nurse/registered psychiatric nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Positions with BC Women’s Hospital, Postpartum & Birthing requires Perinatal Theory 1, Breastfeeding course, CPR, and NRP. NICU requires Neonatal Theory 1, NRP and CPR.
  • For positions with BC Cancer current CPR (Level C) certification is required.
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring:


PHSA programs provide care and services through specialized hospitals and centres across B.C. PHSA works in partnership with the province's health authorities and health-care professionals to improve access to evidence-informed practice closer to where people live and to effectively promote health, manage chronic conditions and reduce the burden of illness.


From conducting ground-breaking research to training tomorrow's professionals, to setting province-wide standards, to providing top-notch, compassionate patient care, our leaders, health professionals and staff consistently seek system-wide improvements with an emphasis on prevention, health promotion and protection.

  • Use state-of-the-art technology and the latest, evidence-based treatments.
  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • 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 (as applicable), including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.
Labor Agreement
Requisition #NewGrad-2402565
Work Site
Job TypeCasual, Full-Time
Salary/Rate$40.21 - $57.78 / Year
Hours of WorkRotating
Work DaysRotating
Expiry Date

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