I first started with Fraser Health as a medical-surgical registered nurse (RN) at Langley Memorial Hospital (LMH) in 2011. I have worked in surgical day care, emergency and worked in the intensive care unit (ICU) after completing the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) critical care specialty nursing program.
My favorite part about the ICU is being a part of the code blue team and outreach for the hospital.
The ICU is fast-paced, exciting, and always keeps me on my toes! I love the autonomy, critical thinking and teamwork.
I am so lucky to have such a great team at Langley – they are like family. The support and teamwork on the ICU is phenomenal. I know I can rely on my colleagues in any situation (acute or non-acute). We truly trust and understand each other with each person bringing different experiences and knowledge to the table. Our team is not just nursing – we work closely with internal medicine, respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, pharmacists and dietitians – it’s kind of awesome!
Something that is extremely exciting for our team is the preparations to the opening of a new 10-bed Telemetry Unit. This is great achievement for Langley Memorial Hospital [to support our growing community].
Nursing is not an easy job – I’m lucky to feel supported with a fantastic manager, patient care coordinators, and surrounded by wonderful colleagues. I think we all keep ourselves in check, monitor each other’s well-being, and take care of each other. The laughs, cries, and support are plenty.
Fraser Health has great benefits, pension, and flexibility – especially if you have a family at home! If you are looking for a challenge, more autonomy, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and want to increase your critical thinking, the ICU is for you! You will never be alone – you’ll be part of an amazing team at an amazing hospital.