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Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 23, 2022
Temporary
Come work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) to join the Professional Practice Administration team in Vancouver, BC. The focus for this role will be Wound, Ostomy and Continence. Apply today to join our team!   As a Clinical Nurse Specialist with Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Provide leadership and direction in the delivery of nursing care and the formulation of organizational policies relevant to such care. Work within the organization’s leadership framework to foster, facilitate and achieve the highest standards of service delivery and leads in the planning, development and implementation of clinical policies and programs designed for improving patient/client care. Provide expert advice and consultation in the areas of nursing, resource planning, program and health system improvement, research and professional development to support quality and utilization initiatives. Continuously evaluate nursing practice and contribute to the ongoing organizational development of practice knowledge by evaluating research and developing frameworks and strategies to facilitate the implementation of best practices. Function as clinical leader in a particular area of specialty and advances nursing practice in the area of specialty through the use of advanced practice and evidence based research. Work closely with Professional Practice leaders and act as a liaison between various hospitals and/or community programs to facilitate integration of care across the continuum and reports on professional nursing practice matters. Provide leadership and expert consultation to team members and other health care staff, patients/clients and families/significant others. Work collaboratively with Program Managers, Medical Directors, Clinical Educators, Nurse Clinicians, staff nurses, and others members of the interdisciplinary team to pro-actively move nursing practice forward at the regional, provincial and national levels. QUALIFICATIONS:   Education & Experience  Masters degree in Nursing plus current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). A minimum of five (5) year’s recent related experience working in a health care setting with a focus in primary care and in a progressive leadership role. Completion of a Wound, Ostomy and Continence Education Program (WOC-EP). Canadian Nurses Association certification or membership in related provincial, national and/or international professional association(s) preferred. Knowledge & Abilities Effectively collaborates to build relationships that promote the achievement of cooperative goals and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. Professionally consults to enable the successful sharing of expertise with caregivers, patients/clients, families/significant others, other members of the public, and colleagues. Proficiently provides and vigilantly evaluates education/orientation on complex advanced practices and abilities to ensure skills levels are acquired or maintained by team members to meet overall practice and care standards. Utilizes expert acute clinical evaluation skills to assess needs of the patient/client and their families/significant others. Skillfully, and in consultation with academic institutions and professional bodies, identifies/develops discipline specific standards for teaching and education. Collaboratively leads in the identification, planning and implementation of ongoing activities to support research initiatives. Effectively leads and directs staff by providing a work environment that fosters motivation and respectful relationships, and enables decision-making. Exhibits advanced verbal, written and technological communication and presentation skills when disseminating information/advice and/or promoting the use of research findings. Applies knowledge of a wide range of cross-cultural and diversity issues within a health care environment. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH? VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive. To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities. VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 23, 2022
Full time
Come work as a Nursing Practice Initiatives Lead with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!   Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Nursing Practice Initiatives Lead to join the Prof Practice Admin Coastal Team. Apply today to join our team!   As a Nursing Practice Initiatives Lead with Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Be responsible for promoting excellence and advancing professional practice relevant to the strategic direction of the Organization, Professional Practice and the Community of Care (CoC). Work in close collaboration with the regional Professional Practice team, the CoC Operational teams and other relevant internal/external stakeholders Guide the development of professional standards and practice, scope and regulations, supports research activities, and fosters collaboration and problem solving between programs, projects and professional staff. Provides leadership and expert consultative advice on nursing issues, including scope of practice, clinical informatics, resource planning and research to enhance the practice environments and achieve effective and efficient quality of care. QUALIFICATIONS:   Education & Experience Master’s Degree in nursing with three (3) to five (5) year’s recent, related experience in a complex health care environment including program planning, education, facilitation and project leadership or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Knowledge & Abilities Comprehensive knowledge of professional practice, nursing regulations and nursing standards and application of these across the continuum of care. Understands available resources for practice and keeps quality in the forefront of all resource utilization decisions; provides knowledgeable input into the planning and resources allocation for Service(s)/Program(s) within the Community of Care. Facilitates, collaborates and negotiates for effective resolution of practice issues. Keeps informed about evolving tends and practices, shares knowledge and supports Nurses to integrate evidence-based practice in the delivery of quality care/services. Fosters collaborative and effective working relationships to support the professional practice and ongoing development of staff and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.   As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?   VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed. We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 23, 2022
Full time
Come work as a Nursing Practice Initiatives Lead with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!   Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Nursing Practice Initiatives Lead to join the Prof Practice Admin Coastal Team. Apply today to join our team!   As a Nursing Practice Initiatives Lead with Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Be responsible for promoting excellence and advancing professional practice relevant to the strategic direction of the Organization, Professional Practice and the Community of Care (CoC). Work in close collaboration with the regional Professional Practice team, the CoC Operational teams and other relevant internal/external stakeholders. Guide the development of professional standards and practice, scope and regulations, supports research activities, and fosters collaboration and problem solving between programs, projects and professional staff. Provides leadership and expert consultative advice on nursing issues, including scope of practice, clinical informatics, resource planning and research to enhance the practice environments and achieve effective and efficient quality of care. QUALIFICATIONS:   Education & Experience Master’s Degree in nursing with three (3) to five (5) year’s recent, related experience in a complex health care environment including program planning, education, facilitation and project leadership or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Knowledge & Abilities Comprehensive knowledge of professional practice, nursing regulations and nursing standards and application of these across the continuum of care. Understands available resources for practice and keeps quality in the forefront of all resource utilization decisions; provides knowledgeable input into the planning and resources allocation for Service(s)/Program(s) within the Community of Care. Facilitates, collaborates and negotiates for effective resolution of practice issues. Keeps informed about evolving tends and practices, shares knowledge and supports Nurses to integrate evidence-based practice in the delivery of quality care/services. Fosters collaborative and effective working relationships to support the professional practice and ongoing development of staff and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.   As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?   VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed. We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 21, 2022
Part time
As a RHH team member, you will undertake a lead role in planning and supporting the implementation of designated RHH initiatives across the health authority. Ensure the identification and incorporation of evidence-based standards and best practices for care delivery, coordinate project development for a broad range of initiatives and ensure appropriate frameworks and processes for evaluation are in place. Undertakes a lead role in planning and supporting the implementation of designated initiatives across the health authority. Ensures the identification and incorporation of evidence-based standards and best practices for care delivery, coordinates project development for a broad range of initiatives and ensures appropriate frameworks and processes for evaluation are in place. As a Clinical Planner - Regional Home Health with Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Take a lead role in providing clinical project coordination for designated projects at that support the Regional Home Health program. Lead planning processes to help identify specific needs within the project and in relation to other areas of health. Coordinates the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic initiatives identified for implementation. Work collaboratively with stakeholders/managers and other program leads throughout Vancouver Coastal Health to ensure RHH-wide plans meet standards to be implemented across the health authority, while at the same time being sensitive to individual community needs, supports and capacity. Research and recommend policies and practices to support care delivery models that are specific to the project/initiative. In doing so, consults with Physicians, Managers, staff, partnership program leads, consumers and family members and other stakeholders in Vancouver Coastal Health Work collaboratively with other provincial and federal authorities and organizations to provide the resources and contacts necessary for sourcing and developing various care models. Develop and complete an action research/evaluation process to be utilized for the gathering and sharing of expertise for incorporation into plans within Vancouver Coastal Health. Manage the transition of assigned projects through the development state and ensures the transition of the management of these to the identified responsible Manager. Carry out responsibilities in accordance with health and safety requirements.  Immediately reports unsafe situations by notifying supervisor or other appropriate personnel. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Master’s Degree in a health related discipline; preferably nursing.  Five years recent experience related to the designated initiative or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Demonstrated experience in program development, implementation and evaluation. Knowledge & Abilities Extensive knowledge & clinical experience in Home Health Proven ability to manage complex projects Knowledge and experience in community development Demonstrated ability in change management and change processes Ability to undertake program evaluation Experience with budget development Demonstrated leadership skills with diverse populations and stakeholder groups Excellence in computer skills, including the Microsoft Office group of products As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH? VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed. We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022. Please note that a resume is required to apply to this posting. Hours of Work may vary due to project requirements. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 15, 2022
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a  Registered Nurse OR Registered Psychiatric Nurse  to join the Vancouver Detox team in Vancouver, BC as an Addiction Nurse. This position works out of Harbourlight Detox. Harbourlight Detox is a partnership between Salvation-Army and VCH and is located in the Downtown Eastside. Apply today to join our team! Harbourlight Detox Centre Harbourlight Detox is an inpatient  WDM program for clients who do not require 24-hour nursing care (medical detox). Located at 119 East Cordova Street on the DTES, Harbourlight is operated by the  Salvation Army in partnership with VCH WDM services. Harbourlight clients are supported by VCH nurses and a physician during the day. As an Addiction Nurse with Vancouver Detox you will: Provide direct nursing care and supportive counseling to clients who are in the process of detoxification, stabilization and/or transitioning into other long term care addiction services, working effectively with challenging clients to maintain a safe environment for clients and staff. Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, educational resources and other health professionals and care providers from multi-jurisdictional sectors such as housing, justice and/or health to achieve excellence in client-centered care and education. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Two (2) years’ recent, related experience providing treatment services to individuals with mental health and/or substance use concerns, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Driver's License and access to a personal vehicle for business-related purposes. Knowledge & Abilities Knowledge of the principles of recovery and trauma informed practice. Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family-centred model of care. Knowledge of BCCNM Standards for Nursing Practice. Broad knowledge of substance use and a non-judgmental attitude towards working with clients with problematic substance use through their recovery. Demonstrated knowledge of substance use, harm reduction strategies including assessment and intervention, evidence-based pharmacological approaches to substance use treatment and recovery. Broad knowledge of community bed-based services, psychosocial and mental health resources available for clients experiencing concerns with their substance use. Broad knowledge of behaviour management and ability to utilize non-violent crisis intervention strategies in a trauma informed manner. Demonstrated knowledge of the impact of colonization on Indigenous peoples. Broad knowledge of facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution techniques and demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills. Demonstrated skill in CPR Techniques. Demonstrated case management, teaching/training, clinical support and consultation skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team environment. Demonstrated ability to prioritize, work independently, and use a cooperative approach to program delivery. Ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications. 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. As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH? VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed. We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 15, 2022
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse OR Registered Psychiatric Nurse to join the Vancouver Harbourlight Detox team in Vancouver, BC as as Addiction Nurse. This position works out of Harbourlight Detox which is a parternship between the Salvation-Army and VCH located in the Downtown Eastside. Apply today to join our team! We also have Regular Part Time opportunities available.  As an Addiction Nurse with Vancouver Detox you will: Provide direct nursing care and supportive counseling to clients who are in the process of detoxification, stabilization and/or transitioning into other long term care addiction services, working effectively with challenging clients to maintain a safe environment for clients and staff. Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, educational resources and other health professionals and care providers from multi-jurisdictional sectors such as housing, justice and/or health to achieve excellence in client-centered care and education. Harbourlight Detox Centre Harbourlight Detox is an inpatient  WDM program for clients who do not require 24-hour nursing care (medical detox). Located at 119 East Cordova Street on the DTES, Harbourlight is operated by the  Salvation Army in partnership with VCH WDM services. Harbourlight clients are supported by VCH nurses and a physician during the day. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Two (2) years’ recent, related experience providing treatment services to individuals with mental health and/or substance use concerns, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Driver's License and access to a personal vehicle for business-related purposes. Knowledge & Abilities Knowledge of the principles of recovery and trauma informed practice. Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family-centred model of care. Knowledge of BCCNM Standards for Nursing Practice. Broad knowledge of substance use and a non-judgmental attitude towards working with clients with problematic substance use through their recovery. Demonstrated knowledge of substance use, harm reduction strategies including assessment and intervention, evidence-based pharmacological approaches to substance use treatment and recovery. Broad knowledge of community bed-based services, psychosocial and mental health resources available for clients experiencing concerns with their substance use. Broad knowledge of behaviour management and ability to utilize non-violent crisis intervention strategies in a trauma informed manner. Demonstrated knowledge of the impact of colonization on Indigenous peoples. Broad knowledge of facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution techniques and demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills. Demonstrated skill in CPR Techniques. Demonstrated case management, teaching/training, clinical support and consultation skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team environment. Demonstrated ability to prioritize, work independently, and use a cooperative approach to program delivery. Ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications. 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. As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH? VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed. We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 15, 2022
Part time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse OR Registered Psychiatric Nurse to join the Vancouver Harbourlight Detox team in Vancouver, BC as as Addiction Nurse. This position works out of Harbourlight Detox which is a parternship between the Salvation-Army and VCH located in the Downtown Eastside. Apply today to join our team! As an Addiction Nurse with Vancouver Detox you will: Provide direct nursing care and supportive counseling to clients who are in the process of detoxification, stabilization and/or transitioning into other long term care addiction services, working effectively with challenging clients to maintain a safe environment for clients and staff. Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, educational resources and other health professionals and care providers from multi-jurisdictional sectors such as housing, justice and/or health to achieve excellence in client-centered care and education. Harbourlight Detox Centre Harbourlight Detox is an inpatient  WDM program for clients who do not require 24-hour nursing care (medical detox). Located at 119 East Cordova Street on the DTES, Harbourlight is operated by the  Salvation Army in partnership with VCH WDM services. Harbourlight clients are supported by VCH nurses and a physician during the day. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Two (2) years’ recent, related experience providing treatment services to individuals with mental health and/or substance use concerns, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Driver's License and access to a personal vehicle for business-related purposes. Knowledge & Abilities Knowledge of the principles of recovery and trauma informed practice. Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family-centred model of care. Knowledge of BCCNM Standards for Nursing Practice. Broad knowledge of substance use and a non-judgmental attitude towards working with clients with problematic substance use through their recovery. Demonstrated knowledge of substance use, harm reduction strategies including assessment and intervention, evidence-based pharmacological approaches to substance use treatment and recovery. Broad knowledge of community bed-based services, psychosocial and mental health resources available for clients experiencing concerns with their substance use. Broad knowledge of behaviour management and ability to utilize non-violent crisis intervention strategies in a trauma informed manner. Demonstrated knowledge of the impact of colonization on Indigenous peoples. Broad knowledge of facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution techniques and demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills. Demonstrated skill in CPR Techniques. Demonstrated case management, teaching/training, clinical support and consultation skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team environment. Demonstrated ability to prioritize, work independently, and use a cooperative approach to program delivery. Ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications. 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. As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH? VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed. We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 15, 2022
Part time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse OR Registered Psychiatric Nurse to join the Vancouver Harbourlight Detox team in Vancouver, BC as as Addiction Nurse. This position works out of Harbourlight Detox which is a parternship between the Salvation-Army and VCH located in the Downtown Eastside. Apply today to join our team! As an Addiction Nurse with Vancouver Detox you will: Provide direct nursing care and supportive counseling to clients who are in the process of detoxification, stabilization and/or transitioning into other long term care addiction services, working effectively with challenging clients to maintain a safe environment for clients and staff. Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, educational resources and other health professionals and care providers from multi-jurisdictional sectors such as housing, justice and/or health to achieve excellence in client-centered care and education. Harbourlight Detox Centre Harbourlight Detox is an inpatient  WDM program for clients who do not require 24-hour nursing care (medical detox). Located at 119 East Cordova Street on the DTES, Harbourlight is operated by the  Salvation Army in partnership with VCH WDM services. Harbourlight clients are supported by VCH nurses and a physician during the day. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Two (2) years’ recent, related experience providing treatment services to individuals with mental health and/or substance use concerns, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Driver's License and access to a personal vehicle for business-related purposes. Knowledge & Abilities Knowledge of the principles of recovery and trauma informed practice. Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family-centred model of care. Knowledge of BCCNM Standards for Nursing Practice. Broad knowledge of substance use and a non-judgmental attitude towards working with clients with problematic substance use through their recovery. Demonstrated knowledge of substance use, harm reduction strategies including assessment and intervention, evidence-based pharmacological approaches to substance use treatment and recovery. Broad knowledge of community bed-based services, psychosocial and mental health resources available for clients experiencing concerns with their substance use. Broad knowledge of behaviour management and ability to utilize non-violent crisis intervention strategies in a trauma informed manner. Demonstrated knowledge of the impact of colonization on Indigenous peoples. Broad knowledge of facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution techniques and demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills. Demonstrated skill in CPR Techniques. Demonstrated case management, teaching/training, clinical support and consultation skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team environment. Demonstrated ability to prioritize, work independently, and use a cooperative approach to program delivery. Ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications. 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. As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH? VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed. We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 15, 2022
Full time
Come work as a Registered Nurse in Emergency at Sechelt Hospital! Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is looking for Registered Nurses to join the Emergency unit at Sechelt Hospital in Sechelt, BC. Apply today to join our team!   As a Registered Nurse in Emergency you will: Provide emergency nursing to clients of all ages presenting with a wide variety of symptoms within an uncontrolled environment, and to unique client populations such as victims of sexual assault. Assess client needs and prioritizes care requirements, often with limited information. Stabilize and resuscitate multi-trauma victims, and prepare for and responds to disaster situations. Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the client/family. Consult, confer, and collaborate with other health care givers. Demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing practice. Maintain and advance clinical competence. Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned. 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 Completion of a recognized advanced program in emergency care nursing or two (2) years’ recent, related experience. Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centered model of care. Broad knowledge of BCCNM's standards for nursing practice. Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group. Demonstrated ability to plan and implement plans of care in relation to client/family priorities. Demonstrated ability in interviewing and assessment skills. Demonstrated ability to assess client responses to care, and to respond appropriately. Demonstrated ability in the management of trauma in an emergency setting. 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 based on their priorities. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction. Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position. Demonstrated skill in the use of medical equipment and supplies appropriate to the clinical area. Demonstrated skill in techniques appropriate to the clinical area. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques Skill in techniques appropriate to emergency care nursing. Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client 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. As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH? VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed. We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 15, 2022
Full time
Come work as a Registered Nurse at Powell River General Hospital with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for Registered Nurses to join the Emergency Department at Powell River General Hospital in Powell River, BC.  Apply today to join our team! As a Registered Nurse - Critical Care/Emergency you will: Provide emergency nursing care to clients/patients of all ages presenting with a wide variety of symptoms within an uncontrolled environment as well as care to critically ill patients/clients with unpredictable outcomes attached to life-support equipment, and/or clients in post-anaesthetic recovery. As member of emergency response team, stabilize and resuscitate multi-trauma victims, and prepare for and responds to disaster situations. Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the client/family. Consult, confer, and collaborate with other health care givers. Demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing practice. Maintain and advance clinical competence. Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned. ABOUT POWELL RIVER, BC On the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, where endless green mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River provides a stimulating blend of outdoor adventure and cultural amenities. Originally founded as a resource extraction centre - once home to the world's largest pulp and paper mill - Powell River now offers adventurers countless opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, golfing, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, and scuba diving. This area is host to world-class art galleries, tremendous dining opportunities, and memorable events and festivals.   On the doorstep of both Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Powell River region offers an array of experiences for travelers of all kinds, no matter the season. Experience the legendary Sunshine Coast Trail and Powell Forest Canoe Route, rock-climb the Eldred Valley, snowshoe in the Knuckleheads; this is the adventure destination you've long been waiting for.   QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) is required. Completion of a recognized critical care nursing program or completion of a recognized advanced program in emergency care nursing or two (2) years’ recent, related experience. Knowledge & Abilities Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client and family centered care model. Broad knowledge of BCCNM standards for nursing practice. Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group. Demonstrated ability to plan and implement plans of care in relation to client/family priorities. Demonstrated ability in interviewing and assessment skills. Demonstrated ability to assess client responses to care, and to respond appropriately. Thorough knowledge of the indications, actions, reactions, routes, dosages, and side effects of anaesthetic and other drugs used in critical care environment. Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events. Demonstrated ability in the management of trauma in an emergency setting. Demonstrated ability in nursing practice to assess and manage critical and life-threatening situations. Demonstrated ability to deal with conflict situations. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of outside agencies. Demonstrated ability to counsel and teach clients and their families based on their priorities. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction. Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position. Demonstrated skill in the use of medical equipment and supplies appropriate to the clinical area. Demonstrated skill in techniques appropriate to the clinical area. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques Skill in techniques appropriate to critical care nursing. Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system. Ability to operate related equipment. The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH? VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed. We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 13, 2022
Full time
Come work as a Clinical Planner with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Clinical Planner to join the Mental Health Prog-Admin Team. Apply today to join our team!   Undertake a lead role in planning and supporting the implementation of designated initiatives across the health authority. Ensures the identification and incorporation of evidence-based standards and best practices for care delivery, coordinates project development for a broad range of initiatives and ensures appropriate frameworks and processes for evaluation are in place.   As a Clinical Planner with Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Take a lead role in providing clinical project coordination for designated projects at Vancouver Coastal Health. Lead planning processes to help identify specific needs within Mental Health & Addictions and in relation to other areas of health. Coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic initiatives identified for implementation by the Mental Health & Addictions Clinical Services Planning & Delivery Team. Work collaboratively with Mental Health & Addictions managers throughout Vancouver Coastal Health to ensure VCH-wide plans meet standards to be implemented across the health authority, while at the same time being sensitive to individual community needs, supports and capacity. Research and recommend policies and practices to support care delivery models in Mental Health & Addictions. In doing so, consults with physicians, managers, staff, consumers and family members and other stakeholders in Vancouver Coastal Health. Work collaboratively with other provincial and federal authorities and organizations to provide the resources and contacts necessary for sourcing and developing various care models. Develop and complete an action research/evaluation process to be utilized for the gathering and sharing of expertise for incorporation into Mental Health & Addiction plans within Vancouver Coastal Health. Manage the transition of assigned projects through the development state and ensures the transition of the management of these to the identified responsible community manager. Carry out responsibilities in accordance with health and safety requirements. Immediately reports unsafe situations by notifying supervisor or other appropriate personnel.   QUALIFICATIONS:   Education & Experience Masters Degree in a health related discipline. Five years recent experience related to the designated initiative or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Demonstrated experience in program development, implementation and evaluation. Knowledge & Abilities Extensive knowledge & clinical experience in designated area Proven ability to manage complex projects Knowledge and experience in community development Demonstrated ability in change management and change processes Ability to undertake program evaluation Experience with budget development Demonstrated leadership skills with diverse populations and stakeholder groups Excellence in computer skills, including the Microsoft Office group of products As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?   VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed. We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.   Please note that a resume is required to apply to this posting. Hours of Work may vary due to project requirements. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 13, 2022
Full time
Come work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) to join the Regional Palliative/End of Life Care Program at Vancouver General Hospital. Apply today to join our team!   As a Clinical Nurse Specialist with Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Provide leadership and direction in the delivery of nursing care and the formulation of organizational policies relevant to such care. Work within the organization’s leadership framework to foster, facilitate and achieve the highest standards of service delivery and leads in the planning, development and implementation of clinical policies and programs designed for improving patient/client care. Provide expert advice and consultation in the areas of nursing, resource planning, program and health system improvement, research and professional development to support quality and utilization initiatives. Continuously evaluate nursing practice and contribute to the ongoing organizational development of practice knowledge by evaluating research and developing frameworks and strategies to facilitate the implementation of best practices. Function as clinical leader in a particular area of specialty and advances nursing practice in the area of specialty through the use of advanced practice and evidence based research. Work closely with Professional Practice leaders and act as a liaison between various hospitals and/or community programs to facilitate integration of care across the continuum and reports on professional nursing practice matters. Provide leadership and expert consultation to team members and other health care staff, patients/clients and families/significant others. Work collaboratively with Program Managers, Medical Directors, Clinical Educators, Nurse Clinicians, staff nurses, and others members of the interdisciplinary team to pro-actively move nursing practice forward at the regional, provincial and national levels. QUALIFICATIONS:   Education & Experience  Masters degree in Nursing plus current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). A minimum of five (5) year’s recent related experience working in a health care setting with a focus in   Palliative/End of Life Care  and in a progressive leadership role. Canadian Nurses Association certification in Palliative /End-Of-Life Care preferred. Knowledge & Abilities Effectively collaborates to build relationships that promote the achievement of cooperative goals and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. Professionally consults to enable the successful sharing of expertise with caregivers, patients/clients, families/significant others, other members of the public, and colleagues. Proficiently provides and vigilantly evaluates education/orientation on complex advanced practices and abilities to ensure skills levels are acquired or maintained by team members to meet overall practice and care standards. Utilizes expert acute clinical evaluation skills to assess needs of the patient/client and their families/significant others. Skillfully, and in consultation with academic institutions and professional bodies, identifies/develops discipline specific standards for teaching and education. Collaboratively leads in the identification, planning and implementation of ongoing activities to support research initiatives. Effectively leads and directs staff by providing a work environment that fosters motivation and respectful relationships, and enables decision-making. Exhibits advanced verbal, written and technological communication and presentation skills when disseminating information/advice and/or promoting the use of research findings. Applies knowledge of a wide range of cross-cultural and diversity issues within a health care environment. As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order) as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.   WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH? VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed. We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 13, 2022
Full time
Come work as a  Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiac Care Team with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiac Care Team to join the Aortic Clinic team. Apply today to join our team!   As a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiac Care Team with Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Be responsible for providing leadership and direction in the delivery of nursing care and the formulation of organizational policies relevant to such care. Work within the organization’s leadership framework to foster, facilitate and achieve the highest standards of service delivery and leads in the planning, development and implementation of clinical policies and programs designed for improving patient/client care. Provide expert advice and consultation in the areas of nursing, resource planning, program and health system improvement, research and professional development to support quality and utilization initiatives. Continuously evaluate nursing practice and contributes to the ongoing organizational development of practice knowledge by evaluating research and developing frameworks and strategies to facilitate the implementation of best practices. Function as clinical leader in a particular area of specialty and advances nursing practice in the area of specialty through the use of advanced practice and evidence based research. Work closely with Professional Practice leaders and acts as a liaison between various hospitals and/or community programs to facilitate integration of care across the continuum and reports on professional nursing practice matters. Provide leadership and expert consultation to team members and other health care staff, patients/clients and families/significant others. Work collaboratively with Program Managers, Medical Directors, Clinical Educators, Nurse Clinicians, staff nurses, and others members of the interdisciplinary team to pro-actively move nursing practice forward at the regional, provincial and national levels. QUALIFICATIONS:   Education & Experience Masters degree in Nursing plus current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). A minimum of five (5) year’s recent related experience working in a health care setting with a focus in (designated clinical specialty) and in a progressive leadership role. Canadian Nurses Association certification in (designated clinical specialty) or membership in related provincial, national and/or international professional association(s) (designated clinical specialty) preferred. Knowledge & Abilities Effectively collaborates to build relationships that promote the achievement of cooperative goals and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. Professionally consults to enable the successful sharing of expertise with caregivers, patients/clients, families/significant others, other members of the public, and colleagues. Proficiently provides and vigilantly evaluates education/orientation on complex advanced practices and abilities to ensure skills levels are acquired or maintained by team members to meet overall practice and care standards. Utilizes expert acute clinical evaluation skills to assess needs of the patient/client and their families/significant others. Skillfully, and in consultation with academic institutions and professional bodies, identifies/develops discipline specific standards for teaching and education. Collaboratively leads in the identification, planning and implementation of ongoing activities to support research initiatives. Effectively leads and directs staff by providing a work environment that fosters motivation and respectful relationships, and enables decision-making. Exhibits advanced verbal, written and technological communication and presentation skills when disseminating information/advice and/or promoting the use of research findings. Applies knowledge of a wide range of cross-cultural and diversity issues within a health care environment. As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?   VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed. We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.   Please note that a resume is required to apply to this posting. Hours of Work may vary due to project requirements. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 13, 2022
Full time
Come work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sexual Health with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sexual Health to join the Sexual Health Team. Apply today to join our team!   Reporting operationally to the Director, Ambulatory Care, GF Strong, and with professional accountability to the VCH Vice President Professional Practice, the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Sexual Health, is responsible for providing leadership and direction in the delivery of nursing care and the formulation of organizational policies relevant to such care. The CNS works within the organization’s leadership framework to foster, facilitate and achieve the highest standards of service delivery and leads in the planning, development and implementation of clinical policies and programs designed for improving patient/client care. Provides expert advice and consultation in the areas of nursing, resource planning, program and health system improvement, research and professional development to support quality and utilization initiatives. Continuously evaluates nursing practice and contributes to the ongoing organizational development of practice knowledge by evaluating research and developing frameworks and strategies to facilitate the implementation of best practices. Functions as clinical leader in sexual health and advances nursing practice in the area of this specialty through the use of advanced practice and evidence based research. Works closely with Professional Practice leaders and acts as a liaison between various hospitals and/or community programs to facilitate integration of care across the continuum and reports on professional nursing practice matters. Provides leadership and expert consultation to team members and other health care staff, patients/clients and families/significant others. Works collaboratively with Program Managers, Medical Directors, Clinical Educators, Nurse Clinicians, staff nurses, and others members of the interdisciplinary team to pro-actively move nursing practice forward at the regional, provincial and national levels.   As a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sexual Health with Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Exemplify excellence in nursing by providing advanced level nursing expertise and clinical support to a multi-disciplinary health care team. Develop and implement standards, clinical practice guidelines and other processes that support excellence in service delivery and are consisten with provincial and national guidelines. Lead the design and implementation of integrated systems and processes to promote the development of competent staff, support professional and clinical practice and enhance collaborative working relationships across the continuum of care. Lead the development of quality assurance programs within clinical area and collaborates with Operations and Practice Directors to report and recommend the implementation of research with impact to initiatives on nursing practice and job content, staff allocation, training and performance, and budetary planning. Conduct research that is focused on identifying and/or incorporating best practices and evidence-based care to foster the development and implementation of strategies designed to optimize excellence in patient/client care and the health system. Develop, implement and evaluate clinical and educational programs relating to the delivery of patient care with the speciality area. Provide leadership and guidance to team members using effective coaching techniques, mentors staff, conducts performance evaluations, enables developmental opportunities, participates in recruitment activities and makes final hiring decisions in collaboration with leadership team. Provide mentorship and supervision to assist graduate and undergraduate students develop a thorough understanding and skilled use of advanced nursing practices and related competencies. Collaborate in the development and promotion of clear guidelines, performance standards and effective processes to assess competencies of staff and students and facilitate continuing development of nursing and allied health professionals in compliance with professional standards as well as codes of ethics. Monitor and provide input into budget to ensure the budget enables attaining clinical practice requirements and meeting professional standards while remaining in the confines of environmental and resource constraints. QUALIFICATIONS:   Education & Experience Masters degree in Nursing; plus current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). A minimum of five (5) year’s recent related experience working in a rehabilitation, community health nursing, and/or neuroscience psychiatric mental health setting with a focus in Sexual Health Rehabilitation and in a progressive leadership role. Knowledge & Abilities Effectively collaborates to build relationships that promote the achievement of cooperative goals and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. Professionally consults to enable the successful sharing of expertise with caregivers, patients/clients, families/significant others, other members of the public, and colleagues. Proficiently provides and vigilantly evaluates education/orientation on complex advanced practices and abilities to ensure skills levels are acquired or maintained by team members to meet overall practice and care standards. Utilizes expert acute clinical evaluation skills to assess needs of the patient/client and their families/significant others. Skillfully, and in consultation with academic institutions and professional bodies, identifies/develops discipline specific standards for teaching and education. Collaboratively leads in the identification, planning and implementation of ongoing activities to support research initiatives. Effectively leads and directs staff by providing a work environment that fosters motivation and respectful relationships, and enables decision-making. Exhibits advanced verbal, written and technological communication and presentation skills when disseminating information/advice and/or promoting the use of research findings. Applies knowledge of a wide range of cross-cultural and diversity issues within a health care environment. As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?   VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed. We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022. Please note that a resume is required to apply to this posting. Hours of Work may vary due to project requirements. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 07, 2022
Full time
Come work as a Registered Nurse in Dialysis at Vancouver General Hospital! Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the Renal - Haemodialysis Clinic at Vancouver General Hospital. Apply today to join our team!   As a Registered Nurse in Dialysis at Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Provide nursing care to clients and teach clients/families about management and treatment of chronic renal failure both by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the client/family. Consult, confer, and collaborate with other health care givers. Demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing practice. Maintain and advance your own clinical competence. Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Completion of a recognized advanced program in nephrology nursing or two years’ recent dialysis experience. Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Knowledge & Abilities Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centered model of care. Broad knowledge of BCCNM standards for nursing practice. Comprehensive knowledge of the etiology, physiology, manifestations and treatment of renal disease. Comprehensive knowledge of adult physiology. Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to treatment of clients with end-stage renal failure. Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group. Demonstrated ability to plan and implement plans of care in relation to client/family priorities. Demonstrated ability to assess client responses to care, and to respond appropriately. Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events. Demonstrated ability to deal with conflict situations. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of outside agencies. Demonstrated ability to counsel and teach clients and their families based on their priorities. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction. Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position. Demonstrated skill in the use of medical equipment and supplies appropriate to the clinical area. Demonstrated skill in techniques appropriate to the clinical area. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques. Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system. Ability to operate related equipment. Demonstrated skills in techniques pertaining to hemo, nocturnal and peritoneal dialysis. Demonstrated skill in the use of dialysis equipment and supplies. 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. As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.   WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH? VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed. We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 02, 2022
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiac Care Team to join the Aortic Clinic team. Apply today to join our team! As a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiac Care Team with Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Be responsible for providing leadership and direction in the delivery of nursing care and the formulation of organizational policies relevant to such care. Work within the organization’s leadership framework to foster, facilitate and achieve the highest standards of service delivery and leads in the planning, development and implementation of clinical policies and programs designed for improving patient/client care. Provide expert advice and consultation in the areas of nursing, resource planning, program and health system improvement, research and professional development to support quality and utilization initiatives. Continuously evaluate nursing practice and contributes to the ongoing organizational development of practice knowledge by evaluating research and developing frameworks and strategies to facilitate the implementation of best practices. Function as clinical leader in a particular area of specialty and advances nursing practice in the area of specialty through the use of advanced practice and evidence based research. Work closely with Professional Practice leaders and acts as a liaison between various hospitals and/or community programs to facilitate integration of care across the continuum and reports on professional nursing practice matters. Provide leadership and expert consultation to team members and other health care staff, patients/clients and families/significant others. Work collaboratively with Program Managers, Medical Directors, Clinical Educators, Nurse Clinicians, staff nurses, and others members of the interdisciplinary team to pro-actively move nursing practice forward at the regional, provincial and national levels. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Masters degree in Nursing plus current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). A minimum of five (5) year’s recent related experience working in a health care setting with a focus in (designated clinical specialty) and in a progressive leadership role. Canadian Nurses Association certification in (designated clinical specialty) or membership in related provincial, national and/or international professional association(s) (designated clinical specialty) preferred. Knowledge & Abilities Effectively collaborates to build relationships that promote the achievement of cooperative goals and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. Professionally consults to enable the successful sharing of expertise with caregivers, patients/clients, families/significant others, other members of the public, and colleagues. Proficiently provides and vigilantly evaluates education/orientation on complex advanced practices and abilities to ensure skills levels are acquired or maintained by team members to meet overall practice and care standards. Utilizes expert acute clinical evaluation skills to assess needs of the patient/client and their families/significant others. Skillfully, and in consultation with academic institutions and professional bodies, identifies/develops discipline specific standards for teaching and education. Collaboratively leads in the identification, planning and implementation of ongoing activities to support research initiatives. Effectively leads and directs staff by providing a work environment that fosters motivation and respectful relationships, and enables decision-making. Exhibits advanced verbal, written and technological communication and presentation skills when disseminating information/advice and/or promoting the use of research findings. Applies knowledge of a wide range of cross-cultural and diversity issues within a health care environment. As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 02, 2022
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sexual Health to join the Sexual Health Team. Apply today to join our team! Reporting operationally to the Director, Ambulatory Care, GF Strong, and with professional accountability to the VCH Vice President Professional Practice, the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Sexual Health, is responsible for providing leadership and direction in the delivery of nursing care and the formulation of organizational policies relevant to such care. The CNS works within the organization’s leadership framework to foster, facilitate and achieve the highest standards of service delivery and leads in the planning, development and implementation of clinical policies and programs designed for improving patient/client care. Provides expert advice and consultation in the areas of nursing, resource planning, program and health system improvement, research and professional development to support quality and utilization initiatives. Continuously evaluates nursing practice and contributes to the ongoing organizational development of practice knowledge by evaluating research and developing frameworks and strategies to facilitate the implementation of best practices. Functions as clinical leader in sexual health and advances nursing practice in the area of this specialty through the use of advanced practice and evidence based research. Works closely with Professional Practice leaders and acts as a liaison between various hospitals and/or community programs to facilitate integration of care across the continuum and reports on professional nursing practice matters. Provides leadership and expert consultation to team members and other health care staff, patients/clients and families/significant others. Works collaboratively with Program Managers, Medical Directors, Clinical Educators, Nurse Clinicians, staff nurses, and others members of the interdisciplinary team to pro-actively move nursing practice forward at the regional, provincial and national levels. As a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sexual Health with Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Exemplify excellence in nursing by providing advanced level nursing expertise and clinical support to a multi-disciplinary health care team. Develop and implement standards, clinical practice guidelines and other processes that support excellence in service delivery and are consisten with provincial and national guidelines. Lead the design and implementation of integrated systems and processes to promote the development of competent staff, support professional and clinical practice and enhance collaborative working relationships across the continuum of care. Lead the development of quality assurance programs within clinical area and collaborates with Operations and Practice Directors to report and recommend the implementation of research with impact to initiatives on nursing practice and job content, staff allocation, training and performance, and budetary planning. Conduct research that is focused on identifying and/or incorporating best practices and evidence-based care to foster the development and implementation of strategies designed to optimize excellence in patient/client care and the health system. Develop, implement and evaluate clinical and educational programs relating to the delivery of patient care with the speciality area. Provide leadership and guidance to team members using effective coaching techniques, mentors staff, conducts performance evaluations, enables developmental opportunities, participates in recruitment activities and makes final hiring decisions in collaboration with leadership team. Provide mentorship and supervision to assist graduate and undergraduate students develop a thorough understanding and skilled use of advanced nursing practices and related competencies. Collaborate in the development and promotion of clear guidelines, performance standards and effective processes to assess competencies of staff and students and facilitate continuing development of nursing and allied health professionals in compliance with professional standards as well as codes of ethics. Monitor and provide input into budget to ensure the budget enables attaining clinical practice requirements and meeting professional standards while remaining in the confines of environmental and resource constraints. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Masters degree in Nursing; plus current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). A minimum of five (5) year’s recent related experience working in a rehabilitation, community health nursing, and/or neuroscience psychiatric mental health setting with a focus in Sexual Health Rehabilitation and in a progressive leadership role. Knowledge & Abilities Effectively collaborates to build relationships that promote the achievement of cooperative goals and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. Professionally consults to enable the successful sharing of expertise with caregivers, patients/clients, families/significant others, other members of the public, and colleagues. Proficiently provides and vigilantly evaluates education/orientation on complex advanced practices and abilities to ensure skills levels are acquired or maintained by team members to meet overall practice and care standards. Utilizes expert acute clinical evaluation skills to assess needs of the patient/client and their families/significant others. Skillfully, and in consultation with academic institutions and professional bodies, identifies/develops discipline specific standards for teaching and education. Collaboratively leads in the identification, planning and implementation of ongoing activities to support research initiatives. Effectively leads and directs staff by providing a work environment that fosters motivation and respectful relationships, and enables decision-making. Exhibits advanced verbal, written and technological communication and presentation skills when disseminating information/advice and/or promoting the use of research findings. Applies knowledge of a wide range of cross-cultural and diversity issues within a health care environment. As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 02, 2022
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) to join the Regional Palliative/End of Life Care Program at Vancouver General Hospital. Apply today to join our team! As a Clinical Nurse Specialist with Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Provide leadership and direction in the delivery of nursing care and the formulation of organizational policies relevant to such care. Work within the organization’s leadership framework to foster, facilitate and achieve the highest standards of service delivery and leads in the planning, development and implementation of clinical policies and programs designed for improving patient/client care. Provide expert advice and consultation in the areas of nursing, resource planning, program and health system improvement, research and professional development to support quality and utilization initiatives. Continuously evaluate nursing practice and contribute to the ongoing organizational development of practice knowledge by evaluating research and developing frameworks and strategies to facilitate the implementation of best practices. Function as clinical leader in a particular area of specialty and advances nursing practice in the area of specialty through the use of advanced practice and evidence based research. Work closely with Professional Practice leaders and act as a liaison between various hospitals and/or community programs to facilitate integration of care across the continuum and reports on professional nursing practice matters. Provide leadership and expert consultation to team members and other health care staff, patients/clients and families/significant others. Work collaboratively with Program Managers, Medical Directors, Clinical Educators, Nurse Clinicians, staff nurses, and others members of the interdisciplinary team to pro-actively move nursing practice forward at the regional, provincial and national levels. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience  Masters degree in Nursing plus current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). A minimum of five (5) year’s recent related experience working in a health care setting with a focus in   Palliative/End of Life Care  and in a progressive leadership role. Canadian Nurses Association certification in Palliative /End-Of-Life Care preferred. Knowledge & Abilities Effectively collaborates to build relationships that promote the achievement of cooperative goals and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. Professionally consults to enable the successful sharing of expertise with caregivers, patients/clients, families/significant others, other members of the public, and colleagues. Proficiently provides and vigilantly evaluates education/orientation on complex advanced practices and abilities to ensure skills levels are acquired or maintained by team members to meet overall practice and care standards. Utilizes expert acute clinical evaluation skills to assess needs of the patient/client and their families/significant others. Skillfully, and in consultation with academic institutions and professional bodies, identifies/develops discipline specific standards for teaching and education. Collaboratively leads in the identification, planning and implementation of ongoing activities to support research initiatives. Effectively leads and directs staff by providing a work environment that fosters motivation and respectful relationships, and enables decision-making. Exhibits advanced verbal, written and technological communication and presentation skills when disseminating information/advice and/or promoting the use of research findings. Applies knowledge of a wide range of cross-cultural and diversity issues within a health care environment. As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order) as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 02, 2022
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) to join the Professional Practice Administration team in Vancouver, BC. The focus for this role will be Wound, Ostomy and Continence. Apply today to join our team! As a Clinical Nurse Specialist with Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Provide leadership and direction in the delivery of nursing care and the formulation of organizational policies relevant to such care. Work within the organization’s leadership framework to foster, facilitate and achieve the highest standards of service delivery and leads in the planning, development and implementation of clinical policies and programs designed for improving patient/client care. Provide expert advice and consultation in the areas of nursing, resource planning, program and health system improvement, research and professional development to support quality and utilization initiatives. Continuously evaluate nursing practice and contribute to the ongoing organizational development of practice knowledge by evaluating research and developing frameworks and strategies to facilitate the implementation of best practices. Function as clinical leader in a particular area of specialty and advances nursing practice in the area of specialty through the use of advanced practice and evidence based research. Work closely with Professional Practice leaders and act as a liaison between various hospitals and/or community programs to facilitate integration of care across the continuum and reports on professional nursing practice matters. Provide leadership and expert consultation to team members and other health care staff, patients/clients and families/significant others. Work collaboratively with Program Managers, Medical Directors, Clinical Educators, Nurse Clinicians, staff nurses, and others members of the interdisciplinary team to pro-actively move nursing practice forward at the regional, provincial and national levels. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience  Masters degree in Nursing plus current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). A minimum of five (5) year’s recent related experience working in a health care setting with a focus in primary care and in a progressive leadership role. Completion of a Wound, Ostomy and Continence Education Program (WOC-EP). Canadian Nurses Association certification or membership in related provincial, national and/or international professional association(s) preferred. Knowledge & Abilities Effectively collaborates to build relationships that promote the achievement of cooperative goals and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. Professionally consults to enable the successful sharing of expertise with caregivers, patients/clients, families/significant others, other members of the public, and colleagues. Proficiently provides and vigilantly evaluates education/orientation on complex advanced practices and abilities to ensure skills levels are acquired or maintained by team members to meet overall practice and care standards. Utilizes expert acute clinical evaluation skills to assess needs of the patient/client and their families/significant others. Skillfully, and in consultation with academic institutions and professional bodies, identifies/develops discipline specific standards for teaching and education. Collaboratively leads in the identification, planning and implementation of ongoing activities to support research initiatives. Effectively leads and directs staff by providing a work environment that fosters motivation and respectful relationships, and enables decision-making. Exhibits advanced verbal, written and technological communication and presentation skills when disseminating information/advice and/or promoting the use of research findings. Applies knowledge of a wide range of cross-cultural and diversity issues within a health care environment.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 02, 2022
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the team in the Operating Rooms at Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team! As an RN in the Operating Rooms at   Lions Gate Hospital   you will: Provide nursing services in an operating room environment as a member of an integrated surgical team performing varied and complex surgical interventions. Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the patient/family. Consult, confer, and collaborate with other members of the surgical team. Demonstrate continuous improvement and best practice approach in nursing practice and patient care. Maintain and advance your own clinical competence. Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned. TRAINING OPPORTUNITY - NEW GRADS WELCOME TO APPLY Please note that a cover letter and resume are required to apply for this specialty training opportunity. Should there be insufficient qualified candidates available for the above position, VCH may fund post-basic training education. Applicants must successfully complete the post-basic training education prior to working in the Department. The post-basic training education program requires full time attendance. Funding will consist of 100% of wages, tuition and books during the training program. Full-time training:  Nov. 4, 2022 to the end of March 2023. Candidates accepting this training opportunity agree to remain with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) as a regular status nurse in the area of nursing applicable to the education program for which they are hired for at least 18 months subsequent to completing training. This will ensure that candidates are able to consolidate and apply skills in the specialty area that VCH has supported and funded candidates to complete. In the event that a candidate leaves the area of nursing applicable to the education program for which they were hired or VCH in under 18 months, VCH will seek to recover the cost of the program. For more info on the Regional Perioperative Education Program (RPEP), please visit:  https://careers.vch.ca/rpep/ QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Completion of a recognized advanced nursing specialty program in operating room nursing, or two years’ recent, related experience in an acute care operating room environment. Knowledge & Abilities Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a patient/family centred model of care. Broad knowledge of BCCNM standards for nursing practice. Comprehensive knowledge of perioperative nursing techniques, standards, instrumentation, supply and equipment requirements for a wide variety of surgical procedures. Broad knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Broad knowledge of pharmacology, and patient physiological responses related to anesthesia. Demonstrated ability to practice nursing in an operating room environment of an acute care teaching hospital. Comprehensive knowledge of and demonstrated ability in applying aseptic technique. Demonstrated ability to respond immediately and appropriately to emergency situations. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as an integral member of an operating room team. Demonstrated ability to continually assess patient condition during surgery and to respond appropriately. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and non-verbally. Demonstrated ability deal effectively with, patients and their families, co-workers, physicians, and other health care personnel. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques. Demonstrated skill in the assembly and operation of operating room equipment. Basic computer literacy and knowledge of operating room computerized patient care information system. Physical ability to perform the duties of the position As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH? VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed. We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.