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Vancouver Coastal Health
May 22, 2020
Full time
Come work as a Nurse Practitioner with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Nurse Practitioner to join the First Nations and Aboriginal Primary Care Network (PCN) team in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!   As a Nurse Practitioner with the First Nations and Aboriginal Primary Care Network you will: Be responsible and accountable for the comprehensive assessment of patients and clients including diagnosing diseases, disorders and conditions. Initiate treatment including health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribe medications in accordance with the statutory and regulatory standards, limits and conditions, and employer policies and procedures. Provide professional guidance to other health professionals and participate autonomously as a member of the interdisciplinary health teams. Collaborate with clients and other health professionals to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for clients, families and communities. Develop and implement population and evidence-based strategies to improve health and participate in policy-making and quality improvement activities that influence health services and practices. Participate in peer, program and self-review to evaluate the outcome of the services at the client, community and population level. Be responsible for your own professional development and maintaining competence in the position, and maintaining privileges as active medical staff as required. Report to an Operational Director, Professional Practice and have key accountabilities for quality assurance and patient safety within the Regional Department of Nurse Practitioners. The position is based at Vancouver Native Health Society as part of the First Nations and Aboriginal Primary Care Network. The Nurse Practitioner works within the context of the Aboriginal Wellness model and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization, provides culturally appropriate care and support for Aboriginal peoples in the context of the four quadrants of the medicine wheel: the physical, the emotional, the spiritual and the mental aspects of the individual.   About Primary Care Networks (PCN)  This new model of care includes a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals, working alongside and supporting family physicians, nurse practitioners at primary care offices, Primary Care Community Health Centres, Urgent and Primary Care centres, and services delivered by not-for-profit community health partners. Team members involved in the patient’s care will work closely together, so that they can get a full picture of the health care needs. PCNs are expected to provide patients and primary care providers with strong, effective links to hospitals and diagnostic service providers.   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. 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: https://bit.ly/36oT5Iy Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Vancouver Coastal Health
May 12, 2020
Full time
Come work as a Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a   Registered Nurse OR Registered Psychiatric Nurse   to join the team at George Pearson Centre. Apply today to join our team!   As a Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse in Long Term Care you will: Use sound judgment and apply critical thinking skills in providing resident care to predominantly older residents in a Long Term Care setting, 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. 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.   QUALIFICATIONS: 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. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Vancouver Coastal Health
May 12, 2020
Full time
Come work as an RN/RPN in Long Term Care with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) in North Vancouver, BC! As an RN/RPN in Long Term Care you will: Use sound judgment and applies critical thinking skills in providing resident care to predominantly older residents in a Long Term Care setting, both by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing practice and coordinates the implementation of clinical interventions, 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 supports 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. Maintains and advances clinical competence. Participates on designated committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: 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. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Vancouver Coastal Health
May 12, 2020
Full time
ABOUT BELLA BELLA, BC  Bella Bella is a beautiful island community off the central coast of British Columbia, 690 km north of Vancouver. It is surrounded by a magical world of channels, inlets and old growth forest. It is home to salmon, orcas, humpbacks, bald eagles and the other denizens of the Pacific Northwest. The climate is mild and the area is a paradise for kayaking, sport fishing, hiking and photography. The R.W. Large Memorial Hospital in Bella Bella has 7 acute beds, 7 residential beds and a 4-bed emergency department open 24/7, along with Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging services. It offers telehealth services as well as speciality clinics. R.W. Large Memorial Hospital also has an Intensive Case Management team for mental health and substance use. There is a medical clinic and a pharmacy located in the hospital. The healthcare team consists of Physicians, RNs, LPNs, PCAs, Laboratory and Radiology Technologists, Combined Lab/X-Ray Technologists, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Assistants, and Support Services Personnel.   Relocation assistance may be available.   R.W. Large Memorial Hospital is located on the traditional territories of the Heiltsuk Nation. It is one of the only provincial hospitals located on a reserve in all of Canada. For more information, please refer to this link:   https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/aboriginal-peoples/information-indians.html#hdng2 JOB SUMMARY: 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 for registered nurses as well as within the vision and values of the organization. Provides nursing care to patients/clients on the inpatient ward; provides nursing care to predominantly older residents in a continuing care setting; provides emergency nursing care to patients/clients of all ages presenting to the emergency department with a wide variety of symptoms. Works independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Enhances quality of life from the perspective of the client/resident/patient and/or family. Consults, confers, and collaborates with other health care providers. Demonstrates continuous improvement and best practices approach in nursing practice. Demonstrates expertise and leadership in nursing practice. Maintains and advances own clinical competence. Participates on designated committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). 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 BCCNP’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. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Mar 31, 2020
Temporary
Come work as a Nurse Practitioner with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!   Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for Nurse Practitioners to support across the organization in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Apply today to join our team!   As a Nurse Practitioner you will: Be responsible and accountable for the comprehensive assessment of patients and clients including diagnosing diseases, disorders and conditions. Initiate treatment including health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribe medications in accordance with the statutory and regulatory standards, limits and conditions, and employer policies and procedures. Provide professional guidance to other health professionals and participate autonomously as a member of the interdisciplinary health teams. Collaborate with clients and other health professionals to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for clients, families and communities. Develop and implement population and evidence-based strategies to improve health and participate in policy-making and quality improvement activities that influence health services and practices. Participate in peer, program and self-review to evaluate the outcome of the services at the client, community and population level. Be responsible for your own professional development and maintaining competence in the position, and maintaining privileges as active medical staff as required. Report to an Operational Director, Professional Practice and have key accountabilities for quality assurance and patient safety within the Regional Department of Nurse Practitioners.   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.   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. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.   Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Mar 31, 2020
Temporary
Come work as a Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Registered Nurses to support teams across the organization in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Apply today to join our team!  As a Nurse focused in Mental Health with Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Provide nursing care to assigned psychiatric patients, both by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Provide nursing services for clients before, during and after undergoing Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) treatment and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment. Enhance the quality of life of the patient/family. Consult, confer, and collaborate with other health care providers. Demonstrate continuous improvement and best practice approach in nursing practice. Provide education and support to client and family. Maintain and advance your own clinical competence. 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. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). Certification in Mental Health Nursing or two (2) years’ recent, related experience in an acute psychiatric setting. When applying for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment programs, job requires completion of a recognized critical care nursing program or two (2) years recent, related critical care experience. Knowledge & Abilities Knowledge of mental health issues and treatments. Knowledge of community mental health services, resources, and referral procedures. Applicable to ECT and TMS treatment programs, knowledge of the indications, actions, reactions, routes, dosages, and side effects of anesthetic and other drugs used in critical care environment as well as nursing problems commonly encountered in a critical care environment. Applicable to ECT and TMS treatment programs, demonstrated ability in the initiation and management of IV therapy and administration of IV medications. Knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to client. Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care. Demonstrated ability to respond immediately and appropriately to sudden emergencies. Demonstrated ability to assess client responses during procedure and to respond appropriately. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with patients and their families, colleagues, physicians, and other health care providers, both one-on-one and in groups. Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to assessment of behaviour and to assisting patients to regain or improve their coping abilities, and to prevent further disability. Demonstrated ability to lead and co-lead group sessions. Demonstrated ability to manage aggressive and suicidal behaviour. Demonstrated ability to plan and implement care plans. Demonstrated ability to assess patient responses to care, and to respond appropriately. Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with conflict. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to teach clients and their families. Demonstrated skill in conscious sedation techniques. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques. Demonstrated skill in techniques appropriate to a critical care environment. Demonstrated skill in the use of critical care monitoring and support equipment. Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use 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. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Mar 31, 2020
Temporary
Come work as a Licensed Practical Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for Licensed Practical Nurses to support teams across the organization in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Apply today to join our team! As an LPN at Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Perform the full scope of practical nursing functions for clients with predictable outcomes including activities such as assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and documenting client care, and providing support to clients and their families. Work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary care team and under general supervision, and support the Registered Nurse in caring for clients with unpredictable outcomes. You will work under the direction of an RN for patients where the acuity or complexity of care requires an advanced level of knowledge and skill beyond the scope of practice for Licensed Practical Nurses. 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. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Current practicing registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). Knowledge & Abilities Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to deal with others effectively. Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position. Ability to organize work. 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. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Mar 31, 2020
Temporary
Come work as a Registered Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for Registered Nurses to support teams across the organization in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Apply today to join our team! As a Registered Nurse at Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Provide nursing care to assigned patients/clients working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary care team. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate client care. 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 in accordance with established policies and procedures. Consult, confer and collaborate with other health care providers. Maintain and advance your own clinical competence. 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.   QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). Completion of a recognized advanced nursing specialty program or two years’ recent, related experience in a specialty nursing area may be required Knowledge & Abilities Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement care plans. Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with conflict. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing). Demonstrated ability to deal with others effectively including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to counsel and teach clients and their families. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership through initiative and independence. Demonstrated skill in clinical techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques. Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment 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. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Mar 16, 2020
Full time
Come work as an Infection Control Nurse at Lions Gate Hospital with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Infection Control Nurse to join the Infection Control Department at Lions Gate Hospital. Apply today to join our team! As an Infection Control Nurse at Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Provide leadership and expertise related to the surveillance, prevention, and control of infection in the hospital and associated out-patient settings. Conduct surveillance, analyze data and make recommendations to improve the effectiveness of existing practices or procedures Act as a resource for nurses and other health care providers in the hospital and community and provide clinical leadership on interdisciplinary teams in addressing infection prevention & control issues through consultations, continuing education, and other presentations. Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, educators, and other health care professionals/providers to achieve excellence in client centred care, education and research. 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. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). Three (3) years’ recent, related acute care clinical nursing experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience; and certificate of completion in an IPAC-Canada (Infection Prevention and Control) approved basic course in infection prevention and control. Current CBIC Certification in Infection Control (CIC) or expected certification within two (2) years of start of employment. Valid BC Driver’s licence as local area travel requires the use of a vehicle. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Broad knowledge of nursing science theory and practice within a client centred care model. Comprehensive knowledge of BCCNP standards for nursing practice. Broad knowledge of hospital policies, procedures and standards of care. Comprehensive knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care. Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with others in a consultative/collaborative method. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership. Demonstrated ability to develop educational programs and material. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to function as a team member, leader and facilitator. Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities on own and in collaboration with others. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others. Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use database management software (data entry and analysis) and computerized patient care information systems. Physical ability to perform the duties and responsibilities 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/2ISDqWU Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Feb 27, 2020
Part time
Come work as a Nurse Practitioner with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! The Personalized Support and Stabilization (PSS) NP will be a part of an innovative multidisciplinary team providing patient and family centred interventions supporting the transition from acute care to home. The goal of the PSS team is to wrap a patient in support during their journey to continue to stabilize upon discharge at home. The key aspects to this role include providing robust primary care directly upon discharge that is timely, accessible, that provides in the moment support in the patient’s home.  The expected outcomes that the NP will contribute to include decreasing acute care length of stays, decreased readmission rates, increasing patient functioning upon discharge, and decreasing admissions to residential care by providing care in the home. Apply today to join our team!   As a Nurse Practitioner with the Personalized Support and Stabilization team you will: Be responsible and accountable for the comprehensive assessment of patients and clients including diagnosing diseases, disorders and conditions. Initiate treatment including health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribe medications. Provide professional guidance to other health professionals and participate autonomously as a member of the interdisciplinary health teams. Collaborate with clients and other health professionals to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for clients, families and communities. Develop and implement population and evidence-based strategies to improve health and participate in policy-making and quality improvement activities that influence health services and practices. Participate in peer, program and self-review to evaluate the outcome of the services at the client, community and population level. Be responsible for your own professional development and maintaining competence in the position, and maintaining privileges as active medical staff as required. Report to an Operational Director, Professional Practice and have key accountabilities for quality assurance and patient safety within the Regional Department of Nurse Practitioners. 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. ABOUT PERSONALIZED SUPPORT AND STABILIZATION (PSS) Personalized Support and Stabilization is a new community team of interdisciplinary professionals working together to support people to safely transition, early on, from hospital settings back to their homes in the community.   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. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Feb 27, 2020
Part time
Come work as a Nurse Practitioner with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!  Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Nurse Practitioner to join the Personalized Support & Stabilization team in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!   As a Nurse Practitioner with Personalized Support & Stabilization you will: Be responsible and accountable for the comprehensive assessment of patients and clients including diagnosing diseases, disorders and conditions. Initiate treatment including health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribe medications in accordance with the statutory and regulatory standards, limits and conditions, and employer policies and procedures. Provide professional guidance to other health professionals and participate autonomously as a member of the interdisciplinary health teams. Collaborate with clients and other health professionals to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for clients, families and communities. Develop and implement population and evidence-based strategies to improve health and participate in policy-making and quality improvement activities that influence health services and practices. Participate in peer, program and self-review to evaluate the outcome of the services at the client, community and population level. Hold key accountabilities for quality assurance and patient safety within the Regional Department of Nurse Practitioners. ABOUT PERSONALIZED SUPPORT AND STABILIZATION (PSS): Personalized Support and Stabilization is a new community team of interdisciplinary professionals working together to support people to safely transition, early on, from hospital settings back to their homes in the community. 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.   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. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Feb 27, 2020
Part time
Come work as a Nurse Practitioner with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! The Personalized Support and Stabilization (PSS) NP will be a part of an innovative multidisciplinary team providing patient and family centred interventions supporting the transition from acute care to home. The goal of the PSS team is to wrap a patient in support during their journey to continue to stabilize upon discharge at home. The key aspects to this role include providing robust primary care directly upon discharge that is timely, accessible, that provides in the moment support in the patient’s home.   The expected outcomes that the NP will contribute to include decreasing acute care length of stays, decreased readmission rates, increasing patient functioning upon discharge, and decreasing admissions to residential care by providing care in the home. Apply today to join our team!   As a Nurse Practitioner with the Personalized Support and Stabilization team you will: Be responsible and accountable for the comprehensive assessment of patients and clients including diagnosing diseases, disorders and conditions. Initiate treatment including health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribe medications. Provide professional guidance to other health professionals and participate autonomously as a member of the interdisciplinary health teams. Collaborate with clients and other health professionals to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for clients, families and communities. Develop and implement population and evidence-based strategies to improve health and participate in policy-making and quality improvement activities that influence health services and practices. Participate in peer, program and self-review to evaluate the outcome of the services at the client, community and population level. Be responsible for your own professional development and maintaining competence in the position, and maintaining privileges as active medical staff as required. Report to an Operational Director, Professional Practice and have key accountabilities for quality assurance and patient safety within the Regional Department of Nurse Practitioners. 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.   ABOUT PERSONALIZED SUPPORT AND STABILIZATION (PSS)  Personalized Support and Stabilization is a new community team of interdisciplinary professionals working together to support people to safely transition, early on, from hospital settings back to their homes in the community.   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. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Feb 18, 2020
Temporary
Come work as a Registered Nurse in Powell River, BC with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the team in the Operating Rooms at Powell River Hospital. Apply today to join our team!   As a Registered Nurse focused in Operating Rooms/Post-Anesthetic Recovery/Day Care you will provide nursing care to assigned patients commencing with the admission from Day Care through the peri-operative period to discharge from P.A.R. according to established standards and policies.   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 Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). Successful completion of a recognized O.R. Nursing program or equivalent combination of education training and experience in a related nursing area. One year’s experience in /OR/PAR/DC nursing. Knowledge & Abilities Ability to render nursing care in a professional manner, consistent with nursing and administrative practices, procedures and regulations. Ability to use, maintain, assemble and dismantle O.R. instruments and equipment. Ability to function in emergency or stressful situations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff. Fitness to practice the duties of the position. Ability to function in Day Care, O.R. P.A.R. Ability to take assigned share of O.R. On Call. 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
Feb 13, 2020
Full time
Come work as a Registered Nurse in Critical Care with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) in Sechelt, BC! Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the team in the Intensive Care Unit at Sechelt Hospital. Apply today to join our team!   As a Registered Nurse in Critical Care at Sechelt Hospital you will: Provide nursing care to high risk critically ill clients with unpredictable outcomes attached to life-support equipment, and/or clients in post-anaesthetic recovery, both by working independently and as a member of a interdisciplinary team. Enhance the quality of life of the client/family. Consult, confer, and collaborate with other health care givers. Demonstrate expertise and leadership in your nursing practice. Maintain and advance your own clinical competence. 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.   ABOUT SECHELT, BC   The District Municipality of Sechelt is located on the lower Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, approximately 50 km northwest of Vancouver. It is accessible from the mainland by a 40-minute ferry trip between Horseshoe Bay and Langdale, followed by a 25-minute drive along Highway 101, also known as the Sunshine Coast Highway. This charming seaside community is known for its natural beauty and is a popular destination for outdoor activities including sightseeing, boating, diving, camping and mountain biking. There are also several municipal parks, plenty of eateries, locally owned shops, boutiques and galleries, and a golf course. Imagine a lifestyle where you are only a short walk or bike ride to work, you go home for lunch and you are home again in time for an activity or go for a hike AND watch the sunset - all before dinner. That is what Sechelt has to offer you!   ABOUT SECHELT HOSPITAL   Sechelt Hospital is an acute care, 46-bed facility located in Sechelt, British Columbia and serves over 30,000+ residents of the Lower Sunshine Coast. Sechelt Hospital provides a full range of services to the community, including Emergency care, Renal program – community dialysis units, Mental Health and Substance Use Services, surgical services, birthing for low-risk pregnancies and imaging services.   QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). Completion of a recognized critical care nursing program or two years' recent, related critical care experience. Knowledge & Abilities Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centred model of care. Broad knowledge BCCNP standards for nursing practice. Thorough knowledge of the indications, actions, reactions, routes, dosages, and side effects of anaesthetic and other drugs used in critical care environment. Thorough knowledge of nursing problems commonly encountered in a critical care environment. Thorough knowledge of the physiological and behavioural aspects of complex critical illnesses. Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care. Demonstrated ability in nursing practice to assess and manage critical and life-threatening situations. Demonstrated ability to respond immediately and appropriately to sudden emergencies. Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload. Demonstrated ability to plan and implement plans of care. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, clients and their families, co-workers, physicians, and other health care staff. Demonstrated ability to communicate in writing accurately, concisely, and clearly. Demonstrated ability to teach clients and their families. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction. Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques Skill in techniques appropriate to a critical care environment. Skill in the use of critical care monitoring and support equipment. Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system. 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
Feb 13, 2020
Full time
Come work as a Registered Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) in Sechelt, BC! Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse with Perinatal Nursing experience or training to join its team in the Labour & Delivery department at Sechelt Hospital.   As an RN at Sechelt Hospital focused in Obstretics/Medical/Surgical nursing you will: Provide advanced perinatal nursing care to expectant clients by conducting a comprehensive nursing assessment of the client and fetus and by providing nursing care to other assigned medical/surgical patients. Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the client/family. Consult, confer, and collaborate with other health care providers. Demonstrate continuous improvement and best practices approach in nursing practice. Maintain and advance your own clinical competence. Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned. ABOUT SECHELT, BC:   The District Municipality of Sechelt is located on the lower Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, approximately 50 km northwest of Vancouver. It is accessible from the mainland by a 40-minute ferry trip between Horseshoe Bay and Langdale, followed by a 25-minute drive along Highway 101, also known as the Sunshine Coast Highway. This charming seaside community is known for its natural beauty and is a popular destination for outdoor activities including sightseeing, boating, diving, camping and mountain biking. There are also several municipal parks, plenty of eateries, locally owned shops, boutiques and galleries, and a golf course. Imagine a lifestyle where you are only a short walk or bike ride to work, you go home for lunch and you are home again in time for an activity or go for a hike AND watch the sunset - all before dinner. That is what Sechelt has to offer you!   ABOUT SECHELT HOSPITAL:   Sechelt Hospital is an acute care, 46-bed facility located in Sechelt, British Columbia and serves over 30,000+ residents of the Lower Sunshine Coast. Sechelt Hospital provides a full range of services to the community, including Emergency care, Renal program – community dialysis units, Mental Health and Substance Use Services, surgical services, birthing for low-risk pregnancies and imaging services.   QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). Completion of a recognized advanced nursing specialty program in perinatal nursing or two years’ recent, related labour & delivery experience. Knowledge & Abilities Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centred model of care. Broad knowledge of BCCNP’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 client responses to care, and to respond appropriately. Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with conflict. 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 and NRP 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. This posting has been posted internally and externally concurrently. External applicants will be considered after internals. 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.