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Vancouver Coastal Health
Nov 06, 2019
Full time
HEALTH CARE JOBS WITH A WORLD-CLASS INNOVATOR IN MEDICAL CARE, RESEARCH, & TEACHING   Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) delivers services to more than 1 million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver’s North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Corridor, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, the Central Coast and surrounding areas. The remarkable range of jobs & specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for many health care professionals. Our amazing jobs, workforce, and remarkable organizational culture ensure that VCH is always promoting better health for our communities through innovation and exceptional care. JOB SUMMARY: Using a best practices’ approach, provides nursing care to clients working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary care team to achieve quality symptom management, goals of care conversations and end of life care. Assesses, consults, plans, implements, and evaluates care needs of clients who are facing problems associated with life-threatening illness in acute, hospice or community settings. Assesses clients’ physiological, psychological, sociocultural and spiritual needs. Provides support to clients/families and caregivers who are facing physical, emotional and practical difficulties arising from advanced progressive life-threatening illness. Promotes the palliative philosophy that improves the quality of life of clients and their families and relieves suffering. Participates on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned. Practices in accordance with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) Standards (professional & practice) and code of ethics for a Registered Nurse. Practices within the scope of practice as set by the organization, as per VCH policies and guidelines/clinical practice documents and within own competence. This practice is aligned with the vision, mission, goals and values of the organization as well as with the concept of a client and family centred care model. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). Two (2) years’ recent, related acute medical-surgical experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Palliative Care experience and completion of related coursework is an asset. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group - palliative patient populations. Demonstrated knowledge of best practices, pathophysiology and trajectory of disorder/disease related to common diagnosis/ and specific clinical situations related to area of practice (e.g. cancer, end stage cardiac, COPD, neurological disease such as ALS or MS, chronic renal disease, end stage liver disease, metabolic disorders, or HIV/AIDS, dementia, frailty). Demonstrated ability to provide nursing assessments and interventions related to common diagnosis and specific clinical situations relevant to palliative patient/client group i.e. lab value monitoring, symptom management, appropriate referrals, safe medication practices, bowel care, care of body after death. Demonstrated knowledge of approaches and systems in place (e.g. iPace, EPAIRS, etc.) Demonstrated ability to perform focused secondary assessments, 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 client group. Demonstrated ability in correct usage of equipment and maintains competency in working with Central venous access devices; Oxygen delivery equipment; Ostomy/wounds; chest tubes; other care related tubes, catheters, drains, 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 palliative symptom management (e.g. pain, dyspnea, nausea and vomiting, depression, constipation) Demonstrated skill in conducting goals of care conversations and in understanding the care goals and what is most important to the patient. Demonstrated skill in performing RN autonomous scope of practice and standards of care relevant to palliative patient/client group. 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. APPLY NOW: http://bit.ly/2ClnXLI Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Nov 06, 2019
Full time
HEALTH CARE JOBS WITH A WORLD-CLASS INNOVATOR IN MEDICAL CARE, RESEARCH, & TEACHING   Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) delivers services to more than 1 million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver’s North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Corridor, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, the Central Coast and surrounding areas. The remarkable range of jobs & specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for many health care professionals. Our amazing jobs, workforce, and remarkable organizational culture ensure that VCH is always promoting better health for our communities through innovation and exceptional care. ABOUT HOME HEALTH: Home Health programs provide a range of health care and support services to people living in the community who have acute, chronic, palliative or rehabilitative health care needs. Ravensong   serves the midtown area including Olympic Village, Mount Pleasant, Main Street and Riley Park neighbourhoods. JOB SUMMARY: Works within a client and family model of care with acute, chronic and palliative populations within the community and within the context of the vision and values of the organization. The Community Health Nurse practices within the context of a client and family centred care model, and in accordance with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) standards of practice and Code of Ethics for registered nurses. The Nurse works in partnership with the client and family to establish goals that are safe, realistic, and reasonable by assessing, planning, coordinating, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and transitioning nursing and other services for the client in an interprofessional team model in collaboration with the primary care provider, and other care providers. Assesses service eligibility, facilitates the development, implementation, and adaptation of a care plan, delivers direct care, and provides care management to assist clients to manage their own care and navigate through the various services available within the community settings. The Nurse works in consultation with other system partners and incorporates current evidence into practice. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). Two years’ recent clinical experience that is relevant to the specific clinical area of employment. Valid BC Driver’s License required as local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle. Knowledge & Abilities Demonstrated knowledge and skills within a specific knowledge of community health nursing theory and practice within a client and family centred model of care. Broad knowledge of the BCCNP standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners. Knowledge of the Community Health Nurse of Canada (CHNC) competencies and standards of practice. Basic knowledge of nursing standardised tests and measures. Knowledge and demonstrated skill in the provision of evidence-based clinical practice related to designated client populations. Knowledge of provincial acts, regulations, and program policies and guidelines related to home and community care. Knowledge of acute, chronic disease, palliative and health management and self-management support. Knowledge of community resources available for client/family support and related health services. Knowledge of transitions through continuums of care. Knowledge of other health care professions and their role in client care. Knowledge of research, quality improvement, evaluation process and methodologies. Knowledge of adult education principles, methods and tools. Demonstrated ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitive to diverse cultures and preference, client advocacy and social justice concerns. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of a professional team. Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events. Demonstrated ability to manage psychosocial and behavioural issues. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through verbal, nonverbal, written, electronic and social media. Demonstrated ability to employ effective conflict resolution and reconciliation approaches and techniques. Demonstrated ability to teach, facilitate and coach. Demonstrated ability to employ teaching/learning strategies to transfer knowledge to engage clients/families in planning and self management of care. Demonstrated ability to promote staff morale, cooperation, assertiveness, creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of policies or other protocols and ongoing professional development of self. Demonstrated ability to develop rapport, trust and ethical relationships with clients/families, family care providers and other health care professionals and providers. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, schedule and prioritize work. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques. Demonstrated skill in the use of equipment and in the techniques appropriate to nursing treatment. Ability to operate related equipment including relevant computer applications. 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. APPLY NOW: http://bit.ly/2WLDhea Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Nov 06, 2019
Full time
HEALTH CARE JOBS WITH A WORLD-CLASS INNOVATOR IN MEDICAL CARE, RESEARCH, & TEACHING   Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) delivers services to more than 1 million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver’s North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Corridor, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, the Central Coast and surrounding areas. The remarkable range of jobs & specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for many health care professionals. Our amazing jobs, workforce, and remarkable organizational culture ensure that VCH is always promoting better health for our communities through innovation and exceptional care. JOB SUMMARY: Works within a client and family model of care with acute, chronic and palliative populations within the community and within the context of the vision and values of the organization. The Community Health Nurse practices within the context of a client and family centred care model, and in accordance with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) standards of practice and Code of Ethics for registered nurses. The Nurse works in partnership with the client and family to establish goals that are safe, realistic, and reasonable by assessing, planning, coordinating, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and transitioning nursing and other services for the client in an interprofessional team model in collaboration with the primary care provider, and other care providers. Assesses service eligibility, facilitates the development, implementation, and adaptation of a care plan, delivers direct care, and provides care management to assist clients to manage their own care and navigate through the various services available within the community settings. The Nurse works in consultation with other system partners and incorporates current evidence into practice. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). Two years’ recent clinical experience that is relevant to the specific clinical area of employment. Valid BC Driver’s License required as local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle. Knowledge & Abilities Demonstrated knowledge and skills within a specific knowledge of community health nursing theory and practice within a client and family centred model of care. Broad knowledge of the BCCNP standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners. Knowledge of the Community Health Nurse of Canada (CHNC) competencies and standards of practice. Basic knowledge of nursing standardised tests and measures. Knowledge and demonstrated skill in the provision of evidence-based clinical practice related to designated client populations. Knowledge of provincial acts, regulations, and program policies and guidelines related to home and community care. Knowledge of acute, chronic disease, palliative and health management and self-management support. Knowledge of community resources available for client/family support and related health services. Knowledge of transitions through continuums of care. Knowledge of other health care professions and their role in client care. Knowledge of research, quality improvement, evaluation process and methodologies. Knowledge of adult education principles, methods and tools. Demonstrated ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitive to diverse cultures and preference, client advocacy and social justice concerns. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of a professional team. Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events. Demonstrated ability to manage psychosocial and behavioural issues. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through verbal, nonverbal, written, electronic and social media. Demonstrated ability to employ effective conflict resolution and reconciliation approaches and techniques. Demonstrated ability to teach, facilitate and coach. Demonstrated ability to employ teaching/learning strategies to transfer knowledge to engage clients/families in planning and self management of care. Demonstrated ability to promote staff morale, cooperation, assertiveness, creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of policies or other protocols and ongoing professional development of self. Demonstrated ability to develop rapport, trust and ethical relationships with clients/families, family care providers and other health care professionals and providers. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, schedule and prioritize work. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques. Demonstrated skill in the use of equipment and in the techniques appropriate to nursing treatment. Ability to operate related equipment including relevant computer applications. 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. APPLY NOW: http://bit.ly/2WOAkcJ Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Oct 23, 2019
Full time
HEALTH CARE JOBS WITH A WORLD-CLASS INNOVATOR IN MEDICAL CARE, RESEARCH, & TEACHING   Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) delivers services to more than 1 million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver’s North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Corridor, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, the Central Coast and surrounding areas. The remarkable range of jobs & specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for many health care professionals. Our amazing jobs, workforce, and remarkable organizational culture ensure that VCH is always promoting better health for our communities through innovation and exceptional care. JOB SUMMARY: Responsible and accountable for the comprehensive assessment of patients and clients including diagnosing diseases, disorders and conditions. Initiates treatment including health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribes medications in accordance with the statutory and regulatory standards, limits and conditions, and employer policies and procedures. Provides professional guidance to other health professionals and participates autonomously as a member of the interdisciplinary health teams. Collaborates with clients and other health professionals to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for clients, families and communities; develops and implements population and evidence-based strategies to improve health and participate in policy-making and quality improvement activities that influence health services and practices. Participates in peer, program and self-review to evaluate the outcome of the services at the client, community and population level. Is responsible for own professional development and maintaining competence in the position, and maintaining privileges as active medical staff as required. Reports to an Operational Director, Professional Practice and has key accountabilities for quality assurance and patient safety within the Regional Department of Nurse Practitioners. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP), plus 4 years of recent, and relevant clinical nursing experience. Successful completion of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) required. Knowledge & Abilities Ability to perform the full scope of NP duties and responsibilities. Applies for and maintains core and non-core privileges, as required by the program, as active medical staff within the VCH Regional Department of Nurse Practitioners and cross-appointments as described in the VCH Medical Staff Rules and Medical Bylaws. Ability to apply knowledge of developmental stages, behavioral sciences, pathophysiology, psychopathology, epidemiology, and evidence-based practice to clinical diagnosis and patient management. Ability to apply knowledge of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to prescribing and evaluating treatment responses. Ability to communicate and collaborate with patients and families about health findings, diagnosis, treatment, self care and prognosis. Ability to collaborate, consult with and formally refer clients and patients to physicians and other health professionals when appropriate. Ability to critically assess and evaluate health research literature to determine best practices; ability to introduce education and evidence-based research. Ability to assess and recognize population health trends; ability to plan and implement strategies for population based prevention and health promotion. Ability to implement and evaluate planned change. Ability to define the specific areas of practice and client population for whom the position is competent to provide health care services. Ability to apply lead leadership skills within a program and team setting. Ability to self-direct, interact and adapt effectively with other professionals in complex, dynamic situations. Ability to transfer knowledge, teach, coach and mentor others. Ability to identify and respond appropriately to legal and ethical issues that may arise in patient care. Ability to self-assess performance and assume responsibility and accountability for own professional development, educational or consultative assistance when appropriate. APPLY NOW: http://bit.ly/2qE6YBU Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Oct 21, 2019
Seasonal
  HEALTH CARE JOBS WITH A WORLD-CLASS INNOVATOR IN MEDICAL CARE, RESEARCH, & TEACHING   Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) delivers services to more than 1 million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver’s North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Corridor, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, the Central Coast and surrounding areas. The remarkable range of jobs & specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for many health care professionals. Our amazing jobs, workforce, and remarkable organizational culture ensure that VCH is always promoting better health for our communities through innovation and exceptional care. JOB SUMMARY: The Nurse Specializing in Wound Ostomy Continence (NSWOC) provides leadership and demonstrates/applies advanced clinical preparation and expert nursing skills in the provision of care to patients/clients/residents who have skin, wound, ostomy, and/or continence challenges. Provides consultation and education to, and works in collaboration with, physicians/nurse practitioners, nursing and other interdisciplinary team members to provide evidence-base care for patients/clients/residents with skin, wound, ostomy and continence concerns. Practices in accordance with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) standards (professional & practice) and code of ethics for registered nurses. Practices within the scope of practice as set by the organization, as per VCH policies and guidelines/clinical practice documents and within own competence. This practice is aligned with the vision, mission, goals and values of the organization as well as with the concept of the client and family centered care model. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). Completion of a recognized Nurse Specializing in Wound Ostomy Continence Education Program or the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Education Program. Valid BC Driver’s License as local travel may be required; travel may require the use of own personal vehicle. Knowledge & Abilities Knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a patient/family centered model of care. Knowledge of the BCCNP standards for nursing practice. Knowledge of evidence based nursing practice related to a patient population. Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient care. Knowledge of research process and methodology. Knowledge of adult learning principles. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction. Demonstrated ability to teach, demonstrate, coach and facilitate staff and patients as individuals and in groups. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, co-workers, physicians, other health care staff, patients and their families, and staff of outside agencies. Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with conflict situations. Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work in collaboration with others. Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position. Demonstrated skill in the use of medical equipment and supplies appropriate to designated clinical area. Demonstrated skill in techniques appropriate to the treatment of designated patient population. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques. 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. APPLY NOW : http://bit.ly/2W39Ofu Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.