Employment Opportunity – On Call Nurse –
For more than 27 years, the Galiano Health Care Centre has
provided health, wellness and community services to Galiano Island. The centre is the hub of health and wellness
activity on the island and takes pride in offering quality care and programs to
the residents of Galiano. Responding to
community need, we are implementing a program of a Nurse providing week-end
call, a program that existed for years on the island but was stopped four years
ago due to cutbacks in funding. We have
secured funds from the Ministry of Health through the work of the BC and
Canadian Association of Community Health Centres, of which we are a member
centre, and are able to offer this opportunity to an interested and qualified
Working to a full scope of practice, the RN candidate with
First Call Nurse, Remote Nurse certification or equivalent experience, will
provide comprehensive urgent and emergent care nursing, including transfers to
higher levels of care, in a primary care clinic setting. The candidate will work closely with First
Responders and Paramedics. The Nurse
will be supported by Physicians on call on Galiano or our sister Gulf Islands
of Mayne and Pender, and Physicians in the emergency departments of Saanich
Peninsula, Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals. Our family practice physician will be
available as a mentor and support on an ongoing basis.
Post-secondary diploma (RN) or degree (BScN)
from a recognized college or university
Certification as a First Call or Remote Nurse an
Minimum of four year’s nursing experience
Emergency room experience an asset
Working in a rural health care and community
nursing environment an asset
Ability to work with diverse communities
Excellent communication skills
Strong computer skills and past use of EMR
systems an asset
Ability to work alone under sometimes stressful
Knowledge of this and adjacent community health
Recognizing situations that require immediate
consultation or referral to higher levels of care
Consulting and/or referring to a physician or NP
Ability to maintain complete and accurate
records in accordance with the Health Centre’s policies
Suture, IV, ECG
This position offers a competitive wage based on the BCNU
wage scale and on-call premiums. Hours
of work would normally be from 2pm on Fridays to 8am on Monday, up to three
weekends a month. (More weekends are
required when our population expands during visitor season of May to
September). The candidate will work
within the Galiano Health Care Centre, which has a fully equipped Urgent and
Emergent Treatment Room.
Funding for required courses and updates is available for
the successful candidate.
How do I apply for
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by forwarding a
covering letter and resume to the attention of Linda Ruedrich, Executive
Director and Manager at:
Clinic hours: Monday to Friday 9-5 pm with 1 hr. lunch (days and hours are flexible and can be negotiated). 1 in 4 call shared with other Gulf Island physicians on Mayne and Pender, covered by MOCAP.
Contract with Host Physician
May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including: Fee premium – 10.99%, MOCAP covered on-call
Galiano Island, located midway between Victoria and Vancouver, is accessible by ferry from either the Tsawwassen ferry terminal on the BC mainland or the Swartz Bay ferry terminal, adjacent to Victoria on Vancouver Island. Surrounded by abundant natural beauty, and blessed with a warm climate, Galiano is the ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts. Galiano also boasts a thriving artistic community, and many of the 1,300 Galiano Islanders are writers and craftspeople who love the relaxed and laid back lifestyle.
Galiano Island enjoys seven beautiful parks, and miles of old logging trails and country lanes. Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park is a favourite destination for boaters and kayakers. Whether you enjoy beachcombing, bird watching, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, boating or fishing – Galiano is the ideal location to find the balance you’ve been looking for.
Your career can be a demanding one…so why not considering a location where the benefits are naturally distracting?
Opportunity to provide locum coverage on the beautiful Southern Gulf Island of Galiano. Flexibility to establish workdays to suit your practice model.
Enjoy an independent and challenging practice in a modern office (Wolf EMR) with an emergency treatment room. No obstetrics or hospital work and support from outstanding staff and Nurse Practitioner. Records are very well kept and maintained. Hospital privileges not required and overhead is approximately $6,100 a month (approx. 25%).
Education, Training and Experience
– Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
– Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) – mandatory
– Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) – desired
– Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – desired
– Anesthesia experience – desired
– Emergency experience – mandatory
We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest and only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to confirm the receipt of individual applications or resumes.