Island Health - ICU Critical Care Nursing Opportunities


Explore ICU Critical Care Nursing Opportunities in Victoria, BC

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At Island Health, we provide public health care services to over 794,000 residents throughout our region.  We strive to create work environments that support and attract workers with passion, professionalism and dedication that will help us provide the highest quality of patient care.  

Newsweek ranked Royal Jubilee Hospital and Victoria General Hospital the 7th and 12th best hospitals in Canada in 2019.

That makes Royal Jubilee Hospital the top rated in British Columbia! 1,000 hospitals were selected based on recommendations from medical professionals, patient survey results and medical performance indicators.

Our Teams

Our ICU teams provide a comprehensive array of intensive care services for complex ventilated medical/surgical patients with multi-system failure.  The staffing ratios is 1:1 for ventilated and critically unstable patients. ICU nurses are part of the Code Blue team and provide critical care outreach support to acute medical wards.

The interdisciplinary teams consist of:

  • Physicians who are board certified intensivists
  • Clinical nurse leaders
  • Clinical nurse educators
  • Critical care trained nurses
  • Other healthcare professionals including respiratory therapists, pharmacists, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and dieticians

Our Victoria Facilities

Victoria General Hospital, Victoria

This 9-bed unit is the level 2 trauma referral center and neuroscience centre of excellence for Vancouver Island. Complex multisystem medical and surgical patients requiring hemodynamic monitoring, intracranial pressure, continuous renal replacement therapy and/or organ donation patients are cared for in this unit. The ICU is a closed unit with 24 hour in house intensivist physician support.

Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria

This 11-bed multidisciplinary unit is part of the Provincial Burn Service and takes ventilated burn patients from around the province and is the respiratory centre of excellence.  Complex multisystem medical and surgical patients requiring hemodynamic monitoring, advanced respiratory management including establishing ECMO, continuous renal replacement therapy and/or organ donation are cared for in this unit. The ICU is a closed unit with 24 hour in house intensivist physician support.

What we offer

Excellent Benefits Package - We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, government backed Defined Benefits Pension Plan, long term disability and extensive extended health plan, plus four weeks’ vacation after your first year of employment.

Relocation Assistance - Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.

Growth and Development Opportunities - With a variety of locations across Vancouver Island, you have the ability to work in tertiary care, community and rural hospitals as well as outpatient clinics. We also offer training and educational opportunities to help you grow your skills and develop in your career.

More about Vancouver Island
Surrounded by ocean, Vancouver Islanders enjoy the best year-round climate in Canada with warm summers and mild winters. Imagine skiing, golfing and scuba diving all in the same day! The relaxed pace, easy access to outdoor activities, an abundance of art, music, theatre and festivals ensures that there is something for everyone. Whatever the lifestyle you are looking for, we have it here. Vancouver Island also offers quick access to Vancouver by ferry or seaplane, as well as a growing international airport.

For an intimate look at what makes Vancouver Island truly spectacular, visit the following video. 

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To learn more about our current postings and to apply online, visit our Quick Job Search page
and search the Nursing – Critical Care CATEGORY section. 

Questions?   Contact Joanna Pepper at


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Posted:  May 15, 2019
Expires:  June 16, 2019