Specialty Critical Care/ICU

Role and Facility Information

Join our next Advanced Pediatric Critical Care Specialty Training Cohort. Apply now for our April intake!

BC Children’s Hospital


As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

You are an experienced critical care Registered Nurse (RN) who is known for thinking on your feet, working collaboratively with team members, and truly loving your job. You’re looking to stretch your skills – and possibly get a change of scenery in the process – applicants are welcomed from across Canada as well as internationally. Working with BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides opportunities for advanced training along with the urban-outdoorsy lifestyle and coastal climate of British Columbia’s West Coast.

The PICU team is currently hiring RNs to join the September 2023 Advanced Pediatric Critical Care Specialty Training cohort. In addition, relocation assistance or work visa support may be available for successful candidates.

What you’ll do

RNs are vital members of the PICU team at BC Children’s Hospital. Together, multi-disciplinary team members work in a culture of collaboration and mutual respect while delivering compassionate, family-centred care to patients and their families from across British Columbia. The team works from the Hudson Family Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a state-of-the-art facility outfitted with 28 private patient rooms. These large, spacious rooms provide more space for equipment and large teams of health providers to care for our young patients and for their family to be present throughout their care. Along with providing excellent patient care, RNs will enjoy the benefits of being part of BCCH, a leader in general and specialized pediatric services in Canada, and the province’s foremost teaching and research facility for child health.

What you bring

Completed of a certified nursing program and current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM)

1 year of recent related experience in critical care specialty

CPR Training – Basic Cardia Life Support (BCLS) – Level 1

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.

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, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.

Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.

Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Job Type: Full-time Regular

Wage: $40.21/hr - $57.78/hr

Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9

Hours of Work: 12-hour rotating shifts

What we do

BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia. BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

PHSA plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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