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Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 14, 2021
Temporary
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for LPNs to join the Case and Contact Tracing team. Apply today to join our team!   As an LPN - Case and Contact Tracing, Emerging Pathogens you will: Work collaboratively within an integrated health service delivery model and interdisciplinary care team providing targeted emerging pathogens and viral case and contact tracing programming with a focus on individuals with stable or predictable states of health. Provide nursing services in person or by telephone related to the assessment of individuals presenting with or at risk for outbreak communicable disease such as COVID-19, by methods such as communicating test results to infected individuals and non-infected individuals and providing health information, education and referrals related to communicable diseases. Assist with major communicable disease outbreak investigations by monitoring active cases, conducting testing, conducting surveillance follow-ups, administering immunizations as per scope of practice, monitoring laboratory reports for new cases, and providing information about disease process and prevention measures. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses. Current practicing registration as a Licensed Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Recent, related experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse providing team based care in a healthcare environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Driver's License and access to a vehicle for local area travel may be required. Knowledge & Abilities Knowledge and practice within the standards dictated by the BCCNM for LPNs. Knowledge of the public health model and its approach to service delivery. Knowledge of communicable disease control practices and procedures including: prevention, promotion, reporting responsibilities and related procedures and immunization practices, including up-to-date immunization competency in accordance with the BCCDC standards and guidelines. Knowledge of community development and health promotion principles and practices. Demonstrated ability to deal sensitively and tactfully with clients and provide culturally sensitive nursing services to diverse and marginalized populations. Knowledge of communicable disease control practices and procedures including: prevention, promotion, reporting responsibilities and related procedures and immunization practices, including up to date immunization competency. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH? VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive. To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities. VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 01, 2021
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a   Registered Nurse   to join the Care Management Leadership team at Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital.  Apply today to join our team!  As a Care Management Leader you will: Facilitate assigned patients’ hospitalization from admission through discharge. Coordinate and collaborate with the acute interprofessional team to expedite effective patient care and coordinate timely sustainable discharge plans. Conduct comprehensive nursing assessments and provide direction to the interprofessional team on appropriate level of care and determine sustainable, quality discharge plans. Intervene to address barriers, and provide leadership as needed to achieve optimal outcomes, including securing funding and approvals for services as required. Be accountable for the development and effectiveness of policies, procedures and standards to support effective care management and discharge planning. Apply the use of data in your own practice; identifying where to focus efforts, the measurement of progress towards identified outcomes, and as an educational tool to ensure that the plan of care and services provided are patient focused, high quality, efficient, and effective. Participate in committees, task groups, continuing education, and/or corporate initiatives. Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Three (3) years recent, related acute care experience including (1) years’ experience in case management, discharge planning, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Knowledge & Abilities Comprehensive knowledge of Nursing theory and practice within a patient/family centred model of care. Comprehensive knowledge of the BCCNM standards for nursing practice. Broad knowledge of evidence based nursing practice related to various patient population groups and demonstrated ability to apply knowledge to a case management process. Broad knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacology and demonstrated ability to apply knowledge to safely plan discharge. Board knowledge of biological and pathophysiology indicators related to severity of illness to apply medical appropriateness criteria to resource utilization and transition/discharge planning. Board knowledge of the illness or disease process and potential long-term complications. Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient care. Broad knowledge of clinical pathways, expected length of stays, resource utilization, and patient assessment. Broad knowledge of external agencies and community resources. Demonstrated ability to engage in comprehensive assessment, observation and monitoring of patients. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work. Demonstrated ability to analyze situations, problem solve, deal with conflict, and negotiate resolutions in a timely manner. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, work direction and consultation. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of an interprofessional team. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships and communicate (orally and in writing) effectively with clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of external agencies. Demonstrated skill in CPR Techniques. Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use computerized client care information system. Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position. The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH? VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive. To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities. VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Aug 31, 2021
Temporary
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the team in the Complex Activation Medical Unit at UBC Hospital. Apply today to join our team!  As a Registered Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Assess, plan, implement and evaluate client care for the Complex Activation Medical Unit patient/client group. Participate in discharge planning, function as a client advocate and teach clients and their families about illness/injury and overall health promotion and wellness. Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the client/family. Document care provided and respond to incidents. Consult, confer and collaborate with other health care providers. Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned. WHO WE ARE Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it. Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Knowledge & Abilities Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated patient/client group - Complex Activation Medical Unit. Demonstrated knowledge of pathophysiology related to common diagnosis/surgeries and specific clinical situations related to area of practice (e.g. Respiratory; Gastrointestinal; Hepatic; Renal; Cardiovascular; Neurological; Glandular procedures; Vascular; Orthopedic). Demonstrated ability to provide nursing assessments & interventions related to common diagnosis/surgeries and specific clinical situations relevant to the designated patient/client group (e.g. Respiratory - Pneumothorax, Pleural effusions, Pneumonia, COPD; Renal failure; Genitourinary - urinary retention, UTI, renal impairment/failure; Cardiovascular assessments; Neurological assessments; Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)/Pulmonary embolus (PE); Wound care; Vascular bypass grafts; Gastrointestinal - Bowel resection, GI bleeds; Diabetes; Long-stay orthopedic - incision care, skin grafts; Chest tubes). Demonstrated ability to perform focused secondary assessments and integrate information from a variety of sources including diagnostics and develop plan of care relevant to the designated patient/client group. Demonstrated ability to anticipate and respond to potential complications and care issues relevant to the designated patient/client group. Demonstrated ability in correct usage of equipment and maintains competency in working with VAC machines; Oxygen therapy equipment; other care related pumps, catheters, tubes, suctions for patient population. Demonstrated ability to document client care on appropriate systems/forms in accordance with organizational and unit standards in a timely and accurate manner. Demonstrated skill in the management of patients with insulin administration, IV therapy, delirium treatment in older adults, acute /chronic pain management, withdrawal. Utilizes the Pain Assessment Record to perform comprehensive pain assessments. Demonstrated skill in safe care & management of patients with Resections; Chest Tubes-Chest Drainage Systems; Tracheostomy care; Skin grafts & donor sites. Demonstrated skill in Peripheral IV insertion, maintenance; CVC/PICC maintenance; Blood product administration, blood collection, removal; TPN/Parenteral Nutrition. Demonstrated skill in performing RN autonomous scope of practice and standards of care relevant to designated patient/client population including IV, infection control, isolation protocols etc. The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Aug 31, 2021
Part time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a   Registered Nurse OR Registered Psychiatric Nurse   to join the team at the STAT Centre Inpatient unit at UBC Hospital in Vancouver, BC.  Apply today to join our team !  As a Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse at the STAT Centre, you will: Use sound judgment and apply critical thinking skills in providing resident care to predominantly older residents, both by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing practice and coordinate the implementation of clinical interventions and evaluation of resident outcomes based on resident goals of care. Act as a resource for the interdisciplinary team by providing information and coordination of ongoing resident care. Support the work of RCA’s and LPN’s and support cohesive team work to ensure resident centered care. Enhance quality of life of the resident/family. Consult, confer, and collaborate with other health care providers. Maintain and advance your own clinical competence. Participate on designated committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned. About the Short Term Assessment and Treatment Centre (STAT) Centre  The Short Term Assessment & Treatment (STAT) Centre is a specialized unit for seniors experiencing health changes that interfere with functioning and independence. Services are provided by an interdisciplinary team with a holistic approach to client-centred care.  Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). Completion of an approved gerontology course or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Knowledge & Abilities Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to residents who may have chronic diseases. Demonstrated knowledge of pathophysiology of common medical conditions, aging changes, polypharmacy, treatment protocols, and nursing interventions related to common diagnoses and specific care situations related to care of adults living in Long Term Care (e.g. Stroke, Chest pain, Pneumonia; Pain management; Wound Care; Delirium; Dementia; Depression; other mental health conditions; Frail elderly residents with physical and/or cognitive impairments including Acquired Brain Injuries; Chronic illnesses such as COPD and CHF, Diabetes). Demonstrated ability to provide nursing assessments & interventions related to common diagnoses and specific care situations relevant to residents (e.g. Respiratory symptoms such as Shortness of Breath; Pressure Ulcer (Braden Scale); Delirium (PRISME/CAMI); Dementia, (PIECES framework); Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD), GPA - Gentle Persuasion Approach; Dysphagia; Falls; Incontinence). Demonstrated ability in recognizing physical adaptations required to accommodate the frail elderly and/or physically impaired resident population. Demonstrated ability in End of Life care approaches, Embedding Palliative Approach in Long Term Care (EPAIRS) and systems of family dynamics and end-of-life issues. Proactively leads family/resident/Most Responsible Clinician discussions on goals of care and documents reflections of Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment. Demonstrated ability in Chronic Disease Management by being able to anticipate and respond to potential complications and care issues relevant to the designated resident group. Demonstrated ability in correct usage of equipment such as lifts, oxygen, suction machines, pumps, and other related equipment. Demonstrated ability in developing care plans and able to implement care in relation to resident and family priorities, including counselling and teaching residents and families based on their priorities. Demonstrated skill in the assessment and management of residents with acute/chronic pain management including residents with Cognitive impairment. Demonstrated skill in safe care & management of residents with Oxygen Therapy; VAC Dressing; Wound Care, Catheters, Ostomy Care, Tracheostomy Care, Ventilator Management, and other treatments. Demonstrated skill in performing RN autonomous scope of practice and standards of care relevant to designated patient/client population including IV, infection control, isolation protocols, outbreak protocols, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, acute event orders, etc. The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH? VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive. To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities. VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Aug 31, 2021
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is looking for High Acuity trained Registered Nurses to join the Burns Trauma High Acuity unit at Vancouver General Hospital. Click here to apply today! As a Registered Nurse in High Acuity at VGH you will: Provide nursing care to acutely ill patients with complex, acute and often co-existing chronic illnesses both by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the client/family. Consult, confer, and collaborate with other health care givers. Demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing practice. Maintain and advance clinical competence. Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned. TRAINING OPPORTUNITY   Please note that a resume and cover letter is required to apply for this specialty training opportunity. Should there be insufficient qualified candidates available for the above position, VCH may fund post-basic training education. Eligibility for the post-basic training education is restricted to applicants who are currently working in an acute medical/surgical area and have a minimum of 18 months recent acute medical/surgical experience. Applicants must successfully complete the post-basic training education prior to working in the Department. Online Theory (if required): January 4, 2022 - March 25, 2022 Education/Workshop days (3): TBD Full-time training at BCIT & practicum locations: April 2022 - June 2022, exact dates TBD *course dates will be modified based on previous courses completed. VCH only funds for required courses. The post-basic training education program requires full time attendance. Funding will consist of 100% of wages, tuition and books during the training program. The High Acuity training opportunity main streams with the Critical Care program setting candidates up for success to work in the Burns Trauma High Acuity Unit at VGH. Candidates accepting this training opportunity agree to remain with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) as a regular status nurse in the area of nursing applicable to the education program for which they are hired for at least 18 months subsequent to completing training. This will ensure that candidates are able to consolidate and apply skills in the specialty area that VCH has supported and funded candidates to complete. In the event that a candidate leaves the area of nursing applicable to the education program for which they were hired or VCH in under 18 months, VCH will seek to recover the cost of the program. Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Completion of a recognized advanced nursing specialty program in High Acuity Nursing or two years’ recent, related experience in a high acuity setting or an equivalent combination or education and experience. Knowledge & Abilities Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centred model of care. Broad knowledge of BCCNM’s standards of practice for registered nurses. Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group. Demonstrated ability to plan and implement plans of care in relation to client/family priorities. Demonstrated ability to assess client responses to care, and to respond appropriately. Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events, problem-solve and set priorities. Demonstrated ability to deal with conflict situations. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of outside agencies. Demonstrated ability to counsel and teach clients and their families based on their priorities. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership through initiative and independence. Demonstrated skill in the use of medical equipment and supplies appropriate to the designated clinical area. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques. Demonstrated skill in techniques appropriate to the designated clinical area. Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment. Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system. Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position. The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH? VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive. To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities. VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Aug 31, 2021
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the team at Bella Coola General Hospital.  Apply today to join our team! As a Registered Nurse with Bella Coola General Hospital you will: Provide nursing care to patients/clients on the inpatient ward. Provide nursing care to predominantly older residents in a continuing care setting. Provide emergency nursing care to patients/clients of all ages presenting to the emergency department with a wide variety of symptoms. Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the client/resident/patient and/or family. Consult, confer, and collaborate with other health care providers. Demonstrate continuous improvement and best practice approach in your nursing practice. Demonstrate expertise and leadership in your nursing practice. Maintain and advance your own clinical competence. Participate on designated committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned. ABOUT BELLA COOLA, BC   Bella Coola sits in a mountain valley at the head of the North Bentinck Channel, 500 km north of Vancouver, with a population of about 1800 people. The community is at the end of a long, truly magnificent fjord, on the mainland coast of British Columbia. Bella Coola General Hospital has 10 acute bed, 5 long term care beds and a 3 bed emergency department open 24/7, along with a laboratory, diagnostic imaging services, Telehealth, Mental Health, Public Health, Home & Community Support Services. Also within the hospital are a medical clinic and a pharmacy. Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Completion of a recognized advanced nursing program in emergency or critical care nursing, one year recent, related experience in emergency or critical care nursing, or an equivalent combination of education training and experience. Knowledge & Abilities Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centred model of care. Broad knowledge of BCCNM’s standards for nursing practice. Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group. Demonstrated ability to plan and implement care plans. Demonstrated ability to assess patient/client/resident responses to care, and to respond appropriately. Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with conflict. Demonstrated ability in the management of trauma in an emergency setting. Demonstrated ability in nursing practice to assess and manage critical and life-threatening situations. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and deal effectively with clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of external agencies. Demonstrated ability to counsel and teach clients and their families. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership through initiative and independence. Demonstrated ability to model and mentor new staff and students. Demonstrated skill in clinical techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques. Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client care information system. Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position. The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH? VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive. To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities. VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Aug 30, 2021
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for Registered Nurses to join the Emergency unit at Powell River General Hospital in Powell River, BC. Apply today to join our team! As a Registered Nurse - Critical Care/Emergency you will: Provide emergency nursing care to clients/patients of all ages presenting with a wide variety of symptoms within an uncontrolled environment as well as care to critically ill patients/clients with unpredictable outcomes attached to life-support equipment, and/or clients in post-anaesthetic recovery. As member of emergency response team, stabilize and resuscitate multi-trauma victims, and prepare for and responds to disaster situations. Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the client/family. Consult, confer, and collaborate with other health care givers. Demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing practice. Maintain and advance clinical competence. Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned. TRAINING OPPORTUNITY Please note that a resume and cover letter is required to apply for this specialty training opportunity. Should there be insufficient qualified candidates available for the above position, VCH may fund post-basic training education. Eligibility for the post-basic training education is restricted to applicants with a minimum of 1 years’ recent acute medical/surgical experience. Preferences will be given to applicants with high-acuity training. Applicants must successfully complete the post-basic training education prior to working in the Department. Online Theory Prerequisites (if required): December 6, 2021 - March 28, 2022 Compressed Clinical Dates: TBD Full-time training at BCIT: TBD. Travel to lower mainland required during practicums *course dates will be modified based on previous courses completed, VCH only funds for required courses. The post-basic training education program requires full time attendance. Funding will consist of 100% of wages, tuition and books during the training program. Travel expenses reimbursed according to VCH policy. Candidates accepting this training opportunity agree to remain with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) as a regular status nurse in the area of nursing applicable to the education program for which they are hired for at least 18 months subsequent to completing training. This will ensure that candidates are able to consolidate and apply skills in the specialty area that VCH has supported and funded candidates to complete. In the event that a candidate leaves the area of nursing applicable to the education program for which they were hired or VCH in under 18 months, VCH will seek to recover the cost of the program. ABOUT POWELL RIVER, BC On the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, where endless green mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River provides a stimulating blend of outdoor adventure and cultural amenities. Originally founded as a resource extraction centre - once home to the world's largest pulp and paper mill - Powell River now offers adventurers countless opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, golfing, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, and scuba diving. This area is host to world-class art galleries, tremendous dining opportunities, and memorable events and festivals. On the doorstep of both Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Powell River region offers an array of experiences for travelers of all kinds, no matter the season. Experience the legendary Sunshine Coast Trail and Powell Forest Canoe Route, rock-climb the Eldred Valley, snowshoe in the Knuckleheads; this is the adventure destination you've long been waiting for. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) is required. Completion of a recognized critical care nursing program or completion of a recognized advanced program in emergency care nursing or two (2) years’ recent, related experience. Knowledge & Abilities Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client and family centered care model. Broad knowledge of BCCNM standards for nursing practice. Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group. Demonstrated ability to plan and implement plans of care in relation to client/family priorities. Demonstrated ability in interviewing and assessment skills. Demonstrated ability to assess client responses to care, and to respond appropriately. Thorough knowledge of the indications, actions, reactions, routes, dosages, and side effects of anaesthetic and other drugs used in critical care environment. Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events. Demonstrated ability in the management of trauma in an emergency setting. Demonstrated ability in nursing practice to assess and manage critical and life-threatening situations. Demonstrated ability to deal with conflict situations. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of outside agencies. Demonstrated ability to counsel and teach clients and their families based on their priorities. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction. Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position. Demonstrated skill in the use of medical equipment and supplies appropriate to the clinical area. Demonstrated skill in techniques appropriate to the clinical area. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques Skill in techniques appropriate to critical care nursing. Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system. Ability to operate related equipment. The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH? VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive. To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities. VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Aug 26, 2021
Temporary
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse with experience in public health nursing to join the department of Case and Contact Tracing, Emerging Pathogens. Apply today to join our team!   As a Registered Nurse and/or Registered Psychiatric Nurse focused in   Case and Contact Tracing, Emerging Pathogens ,  you will: Utilize Public Health nursing knowledge and expertise to promote and protect the optimal health, well being and safety of patients, residents and clients at all ages and life stages through targeted emerging pathogens and viral case and contact tracing programming. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Recent, related public health nursing experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Driver's License and access to a vehicle for local area travel may be required. Knowledge & Abilities Comprehensive knowledge of public health nursing theory, practices and procedures. Knowledge of community development and health promotion principles and practices. Demonstrated ability to deal sensitively and tactfully with clients and provide culturally sensitive nursing services to diverse and marginalized populations. Knowledge of communicable disease control practices and procedures including: prevention, promotion, reporting responsibilities and related procedures and immunization practices, including up to date immunization competency. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with co-workers, physicians, other health care staff, clients and their families and outside agencies. Demonstrated knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care, the ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with co-workers, care team and community partners and the ability to identify and facilitate community resources appropriate to clients’ and families’ needs.   WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH? VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive. To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities. VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.