Vancouver Coastal Health
Jan 11, 2019Full time
Job Title: Registered Nurse - Supervisor - Patient Flow, Access and Operations Work Site: Sechelt Hospital - Sechelt, BC Status: Regular Full Time - Vacation Relief Start Date: As Soon As Possible Salary: $42.50 - $51.24 per hour Hours: 0700-1900 and 1900-0700 Reference#: 106934-bmc The Sunshine Coast: The Sunshine Coast peninsula is one of B.C.’s most scenic regions. A backdrop of the majestic coastal mountain range frames a myriad of bike and cross-country skiing trails and sandy beaches. The area is home to nearly 29,000 people concentrated around the larger town centres of Sechelt, Gibsons Landing and Pender Harbour. The peninsula attracts people looking for a friendly, more relaxed lifestyle. Whether you settle in a town centre or choose a rural setting, you’re always close to a wonderful array of social, cultural and recreational activities. This popular area within the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region is accessible by a scenic 40-minute BC Ferries ride from Horseshoe Bay to Gibsons. Sechelt Hospital is a 46-bed acute care hospital serving the entire Sunshine Coast. The hospital provides acute medical, surgical and maternity care and outpatient services, supported by laboratory, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation services. It is also home to a 4-bed critical care unit, a 24/7 Emergency Department and a new Ambulatory Care Unit. Job Summary: Administrates/oversees the provision of clinical care and provides supervision, leadership and guidance to designated staff and team professionals to achieve excellence in client care. Oversees patient flow and access on a 24/7 basis to ensure timely and appropriate patient placement from one care level to another. Works in conjunction with the Manager to identify and alleviate barriers to effective patient flow and provision of care. Coordinates work activities to ensure an efficient and high standard of care and effective utilization of client care resources to meet operational needs. Oversees and provides supervision to designated staff and team professionals including continuous communications, conflict resolution, performance recognition, coaching, performance management, safe work practices, workload and staffing issues. Works closely with Leadership to recruit, hire, select, mentor and retain staff. During evenings, nights, and weekends, acts as senior administrative person on-site overseeing the delivery of care with direct accountability for providing leadership and supervision to staff, at all applicable sites. Is visible and available to units to address and resolve performance and staff issues including addressing workload pressures, resolving conflicts, communicating expectations and coaching staff, conducting performance management and having conversations with staff to both recognize good performance and to address under performance (both behavioral and clinical). Coordinates work activities by establishing priorities, reviewing workload assignments, assessing workload/staffing needs and ensuring staff is allocated accordingly, Practices within the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the BC College of Nursing Professionals. Qualifications: Education & Experience Current practicing registration with the BC College of Nursing Professionals is required. Baccalaureate in Nursing, supplemented with leadership and business management courses. Five (5) years’ recent clinical experience including one year of experience in bed utilization and/or two (2) years’ of progressive leadership experience in a supervisory and/or administrative capacity in an acute care setting or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Completion of post basic specialty nursing certificate/program may be required. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Demonstrated critical ability to function as a strong team leader, motivator, coach/mentor and team member within a complex multidisciplinary setting. Demonstrates a high level of clinical and performance management acumen. Demonstrated ability to continuously communicate effectively and strategically with colleagues, physicians and health care staff, both one-on-one and in groups. Demonstrated ability to provide clinical and administrative supervision and consultation. Utilizes strong critical thinking and problem solving skills when making decisions, resolving issues/conflict. Demonstrated listening and information seeking skills that promote open and direct communication and lead to a cooperative approach to problem solving. Demonstrated ability to plan, set priorities, organize work and meet deadlines. Comprehensive knowledge of various health care disciplines and their role within health care. Demonstrated strong facilitation and team building skills and ability work both independently and collaboratively. Demonstrated ability to model and foster a positive, collaborative and respectful team working environment. Demonstrated strong ability to manage and deal effectively with, and guide others in, the resolution of conflict issues. Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events. Demonstrated systems analysis capability. Ability to maintain a high level of professional confidentiality. Demonstrated knowledge of basic research principles and practices. Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment. Physical ability to perform the duties of the position. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques and Advanced Cardiac Life Support techniques. Advanced computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system, bed management technology and word processing, spreadsheet, databases, Internet and e-mail software. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.