BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the largest maternity facility in Canada, with over 7,000 births every year. BC Women’s W provides the highest level of care to pregnant women and newborns throughout the province, as well as supporting the specialized health needs for BC women throughout all the phases of their lives. This includes strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals.
BCW is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. You can make a difference in the lives of those who have survived sexual assault. Caring for sexual assault survivors is both challenging and rewarding. Consider this employment opportunity and make a difference in the lives of many. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.
Registered Nurses, Sexual Assault Services Program
BC Women’s is seeking registered nurses to build their unique Sexual Assault Services Program based at Vancouver Hospital’s Emergency Department. Working within a casual on-call capacity, you will become an integral member of an interdisciplinary team, providing nursing care, emotional support, health education, and referrals to community-based support services. You will work closely with other members of the Sexual Assault Service team, initiating the team response and assisting in the provision of care.
You bring to this role an understanding of issues related to violence against women and a compassionate commitment to caring for survivors of sexual assault. BC Women’s will provide in-depth training to compliment your one to two years’ nursing experience, preferably gained in community health nursing, youth clinics and/or STD clinics. Knowledge of women’s health issues and volunteer or work experience in women’s health organizations will be an asset. Since most cases are seen between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. you must be available for several 24 hour on-call shifts per month and be currently registered with CRNBC.
To learn more about the Sexual Assault Program at BC Women's Hospital please contact Lianne Ritch at 604.875.3284
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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
For more information on all that the PHSA has to offer, please visit: http://careers.phsa.ca.
The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.