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Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 28, 2020
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse with experience in Public Health nursing to join the Communicable Disease Control department in Case and Contact Tracing, Emerging Pathogens. Apply today to join our team! Full Time and Casual roles available. As a Registered Nurse focused in   Case and Contact Tracing, Emerging Pathogens ,  you will: Utilize Public Health nursing knowledge and expertise to promote and protect the optimal health, well being and safety of patients, residents and clients at all ages and life stages through targeted emerging pathogens and viral case and contact tracing programming.   POSSIBLE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY Should there be insufficient qualified candidates available for the above position, VCH may offer training. Please include your cover letter and resume. WHO WE ARE: Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, and the Central Coast. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.   QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Recent, related public health nursing experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Driver's License and access to a vehicle for local area travel may be required. Knowledge & Abilities Comprehensive knowledge of public health nursing theory, practices and procedures. Knowledge of community development and health promotion principles and practices. Demonstrated ability to deal sensitively and tactfully with clients and provide culturally sensitive nursing services to diverse and marginalized populations. Knowledge of communicable disease control practices and procedures including: prevention, promotion, reporting responsibilities and related procedures and immunization practices, including up to date immunization competency. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with co-workers, physicians, other health care staff, clients and their families and outside agencies. Demonstrated knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care, the ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with co-workers, care team and community partners and the ability to identify and facilitate community resources appropriate to clients’ and families’ needs. Demonstrated ability to counsel, teach, facilitate and coach individuals, families and groups. Demonstrated ability to deal sensitively and tactfully with clients and provide culturally sensitive nursing services to diverse and marginalized populations. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritise work. Demonstrated ability to analyze situations, problem solve and facilitate resolutions. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with others to make evidence informed decisions. Demonstrated ability to adjust to new and unexpected events. Demonstrated facilitation, mediation and conflict resolution skills. Demonstrated ability to participate in the development and delivery of educational materials based on education theories and best practices. Demonstrated knowledge of basic research principles and procedures, such as research ethics, research question, hypothesis and qualitative vs. quantitative data analysis methods, and demonstrated ability to participate in research. Demonstrated computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system as well as applicable word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications. Ability to operate related equipment. Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 28, 2020
Full time
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of VCHs strategic response to COVID-19. We are looking for LPNs to screen patients for COVID-19 symptoms and perform NP swabbing to test. Full training and PPE provided. Regular Full Time, Regular Part Time, and Casual positions available at various testing sites across Vancouver Coastal Health. As a Licensed Practical Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health, you will: Practice collaboratively as a member of an interprofessional team within Scope of Practice and Professional/Practice Standards of BCCNM for Licensed Practical Nurses and within VCH policies, guidelines and clinical practice documents. Provide care to clients and families based on predictable outcomes and the needs/outcomes can be managed by following an established plan of care or under the direction/supervision/guidance of a Registered Nurse (RN). Work closely with the RN in direct care activities such as assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and documenting client care. Support clients and families to achieve and maintain optimal health. WHO WE ARE Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.   QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses. Current practicing registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Valid BC Driver’s License. Local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage will be reimbursed. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Comprehensive knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care. Demonstrated ability in dealing with a variety of situations and responsibilities requiring initiative, creativity and professional judgment. Knowledge and experience in providing culturally safe and competent care, specifically pertaining to Aboriginal people. Knowledge and practice within the standards dictated by the BCCNM for LPNs. Broad knowledge of working with clients and families across the life span. Broad knowledge of working with Medical, Surgical and Palliative clients. Broad knowledge of Community resources and polices. Demonstrated ability to apply decision-making and analytical skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interprofessional team. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with conflict situations. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work. Physical ability to perform the duties of the position. Knowledge and experience with basic computer programs (Word, Microsoft Outlook). Demonstrated skill in clinical techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques. Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client care information system.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 28, 2020
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for  Registered Nurses   to join the teams at our various COVID-19 Screening & Testing Sites as a Primary Care Nurses. Apply today to join our team! This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the strategic response to COVID-19 at VCH.  Regular Full Time, Regular Part Time, and Casual positions available at various testing sites across Vancouver Coastal Health.  As a Primary Care Nurse with VCH you will: Triage, assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care for patients and families who require high priority care within 24 hours. Develop and maintain partnerships with primary care providers in accordance with the local Community of Care (COC) service delivery model and primary care network. Use approved triage standards in applying critical thinking skills within safe limits of patient care. Apply chronic disease management, palliative, health management, and/or self-care management principles to conduct assessments, identify problems, provide direct care, and address issues or variances from the plan of care. Act as a resource for the interdisciplinary team by providing information based on nursing theory and practice related to patients with primary level care needs.   WHO WE ARE Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.   QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). One year of recent clinical experience that is relevant to the designated clinical area, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Knowledge & Abilities Demonstrates ability in applying critical thinking skills within safe limits of patient care. Demonstrated knowledge and skills within primary care as well as theory and practice within a patient and family centred model of care. Demonstrated knowledge of relevant Professional Regulations and Standards (ie. Community Health Nurse of Canada (CHNC) competencies and standards of practice). Demonstrated knowledge and demonstrated skill in the provision of evidence-based clinical practice related to primary care. Demonstrated knowledge of provincial acts, regulations, and program policies and guidelines related to home, community and primary care. Demonstrated knowledge of acute, chronic disease, mental health and substance use, palliative and health management and self-management support. Demonstrated ability to provide culturally safe care to diverse populations. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Trauma Informed Practice, Harm Reduction and Recovery Oriented Care. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively. Demonstrated ability to employ effective conflict resolution. Demonstrated ability to work independently and set priorities for care. Demonstrated knowledge of other health disciplines and their role in patient care. Demonstrated ability to use research in practice. Demonstrated knowledge of adult education principles and ability to teach and coach patients and families. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques. Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position. Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 28, 2020
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the West Primary Care Network (PCN) team on the North Shore. Apply today to join our team!   As a Primary Care Nurse with VCH you will: Assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care for patients/clients and caregiver(s). Maintain partnership with the Primary Care Provider in accordance with the local PCN care delivery model as co-designed by the PCN Partners (local Division of Family Practice, VCH Community of Care and First Nations Partners). Apply health promotion, chronic disease management, advance care planning, and/or self-care management principles to conduct assessments, identify problems, provide direct care, and address issues or variances from the plan of care. Provide continuity of care by liaising with team members, coordinating ongoing care (internal and external), supporting transitions and navigating services. Act as a nursing resource for the team by applying problem-solving and critical thinking skills and providing information based on nursing theory and practice Please note, this position will work with primary care providers in primary care practices in the Horseshoe Bay area in West Vancouver.   About Primary Care Networks (PCN)  This new model of care includes a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals, working alongside and supporting family physicians, nurse practitioners at primary care offices, Primary Care Community Health Centres, Urgent and Primary Care centres, and services delivered by not-for-profit community health partners. Team members involved in the patient’s care will work closely together, so that they can get a full picture of the health care needs. PCNs are expected to provide patients and primary care providers with strong, effective links to hospitals and diagnostic service providers.   WHO WE ARE Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.   QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). One (1) year recent, related clinical experience relevant to the designated clinical area, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Valid B.C. driver’s license and access to a vehicle. Knowledge & Abilities Demonstrated ability in applying critical thinking skills within safe limits of patient care. Demonstrated understanding and knowledge and skills within primary care as well as theory and practice within a patient/client and family centred model of care. Demonstrated knowledge of relevant Professional Regulations and Standards (e.g Community Health Nurse of Canada (CHNC) competencies and standards of practice). Demonstrated knowledge and skill in the provision of evidence-based clinical practice related to primary care. Demonstrated knowledge of provincial acts, regulations, and program policies and guidelines related to home, community and primary care. Demonstrated knowledge of acute, chronic disease, mental health and substance use, palliative and health management and self-management support. Demonstrated ability to provide competent and culturally safe care in a variety of settings and with diverse populations Demonstrated ability to promote Indigenous Cultural Safety. Demonstrated understanding of Trauma Informed Practice, Harm Reduction and Recovery Oriented Care. Demonstrated ability to recognize when referral to another health care professional is required Demonstrated ability to support seamless transition in care. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively. Demonstrated ability to employ effective conflict resolution. Demonstrated ability to work independently and set priorities for care. Demonstrated knowledge of other health disciplines and their role in patient/client care. Demonstrated ability to use research in practice. Demonstrated knowledge of adult education principles and ability to teach and coach patients/clients and caregiver(s) families. Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized patient/client care information documentation system. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques Physical ability to perform the duties of the position. Ability to operate related equipment.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 28, 2020
Part time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a   Registered Nurse OR Registered Psychiatric Nurse   to join the Powell River Mental Health team as a Mental Health & Addictions Case Coordinator Nurse. Apply today to join our team!   As a Mental Health & Addictions Case Coordinator Nurse with VCH you will: Work as part of a multidisciplinary mental health and addictions care team to provide treatment and case management services that are both inclusionary and flexible for individuals with mental illness and concurrent disorders (i.e. addictions.) Establish and maintain relationships with, and consult with, clients, their families and colleagues to provide appropriate treatment services based on best practices and client need. Perform key duties such as: intake, mental health assessment, treatment planning, crisis intervention, consultation, individual counseling, education, and support groups to facilitate and coordinate client access to services. 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.   WHO WE ARE Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.   QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Diploma in Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing. Three (3) years’ recent related experience providing treatment services to individuals with mental health issues, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle. Knowledge & Abilities Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client and family centred care model. Broad knowledge of BCCNM standards for nursing/psychiatric nursing practice. Broad knowledge of mental illness and treatment. Broad knowledge of substance abuse and addictions treatment. Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects). Broad knowledge of counseling skills and group facilitation skills. Broad knowledge of other facilities and community resources. Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care. Broad knowledge of adult education principles, methods and tools. Broad knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to client. Demonstrated ability to conduct mental health assessments, and provide treatment planning and crisis intervention. Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of theory and practice to a case management process. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients and their families, colleagues, physician, and other health care staff, both one-on-one and in groups. Demonstrated listening and information seeking skills that promotes communication and lead to a co-operative approach to problem solving within a multidisciplinary setting. Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events. Demonstrated ability to problem solve. Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations. Demonstrated ability to provide consultation, leadership and work direction. Ability to operate related equipment. Physical ability to perform the duties of the position. Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 28, 2020
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the team in the Operating Rooms at Richmond Hospital.  As an RN in the Operating Rooms at Richmond 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. WHO WE ARE Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.   QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC 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.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 28, 2020
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a   Registered Nurse OR Registered Psychiatric Nurse   to join the team at the Carlile Youth Concurrent Disorders Centre at Lions Gate Hospital. Apply today to join our team!   As a Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse you will: Provide nursing care to youth and their families, both by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the patient/family. Consult, confer, and collaborate with other health care providers. Demonstrate continuous improvement and a trauma informed, harm reduction and recovery oriented care approach in nursing practice. Provide education and support to patient and family. Maintain and advance your own clinical competence. Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned. WHO WE ARE: Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.   QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Two years’ recent, related experience working with youth experiencing significant mental health and/or substance use challenges in a youth-specific setting combined with specialty training in adolescent psychiatry or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Knowledge & Abilities Knowledge of mental health/substance use issues and treatments with youth. Knowledge of mental health/substance services, resources, and referral procedures. Knowledge and experience in Trauma Informed Practice, Harm Reduction and Recovery Oriented Care. Knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to patient. Ability to assess clients at risk and knowledge of appropriate acts; Mental Health Act as it relates to the rights of clients and staff. Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care. Demonstrated ability to respond immediately and appropriately to sudden emergencies. Demonstrated ability to assess patient responses during procedure and to respond appropriately. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with patients and their families, colleagues, physicians, and other health care providers, both one-on-one and in groups. Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to assessment of behaviour and to assist patients to regain or improve their coping abilities, and to prevent further disability. Demonstrated ability to lead and co-lead group sessions. Demonstrated ability to manage aggressive and suicidal behaviour. Demonstrated ability to plan and implement care plans. Demonstrated ability to assess patient responses to care, and to respond appropriately. Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with conflict. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to teach clients and their families. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques. Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized patient care information system. Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 28, 2020
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a   Registered Nurse   to join the Public Health team in Vancouver, BC as a Public Health Nurse. Apply today to join our team!   As a Public Health Nurse with VCH, you will: Utilize Public Health nursing knowledge and expertise to promote and protect the optimal health, well being and safety of infants, young children, youth, adults and families at all ages and life stages through universal and targeted programming. Provide a full continuum of services including prevention, health promotion and early intervention services to individuals/groups in a variety of community based settings. Establish and maintain multidisciplinary and community partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. Identify the client as an individual/community/system and determine necessary interventions using a continuum of Public Health Nursing interventions such as screening, assessment, referral, advocacy, surveillance and monitoring, education and consultation.   POSSIBLE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY If there are insufficient qualified applicants for this position, VCH may offer a training opportunity.   WHO WE ARE Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Completion of specialty nursing certificate/certified practice (BCCNM) as applicable and two (2) years' recent, related public health nursing experience including experience related to the population applicable to the job or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Driver's License and access to personal vehicle for local area travel. Knowledge & Abilities Comprehensive knowledge of public health nursing theory, practices and procedures. Knowledge of community development and health promotion principles and practices. Comprehensive knowledge of evidence informed nursing practice related to normal growth and development of relevant populations and appropriate screening and referral processes. Knowledge of communicable disease control practices and procedures including: prevention, promotion, reporting responsibilities and related procedures and immunization practices, including up to date immunization competency. Knowledge of Baby Friendly initiative, including completion of relevant breastfeeding course(s). Demonstrated certified skills/abilities to provide contraceptive management and to assess and treat sexually transmitted infections. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with co-workers, physicians, other health care staff, clients and their families and outside agencies. Demonstrated knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care, the ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with co-workers, care team and community partners and the ability to identify and facilitate community resources appropriate to clients’ and families’ needs. Demonstrated ability to counsel, teach, facilitate and coach individuals, families and groups. Demonstrated ability to deal sensitively and tactfully with clients and provide culturally sensitive nursing services to diverse and marginalized populations. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritise work. Demonstrated ability to analyze situations, problem solve and facilitate resolutions. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with others to make evidence informed decisions. Demonstrated ability to adjust to new and unexpected events. Demonstrated facilitation, mediation and conflict resolution skills. Demonstrated ability to participate in the development and delivery of educational materials based on education theories and best practices. Demonstrated knowledge of basic research principles and procedures, such as research ethics, research question, hypothesis and qualitative vs. quantitative data analysis methods, and demonstrated ability to participate in research. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques. Demonstrated computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system as well as applicable word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications. Ability to operate related equipment. Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 28, 2020
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Clinic Nurse to join its team at the Supervised Injection Site in the Downtown Eastside.   As a Clinic Nurse at the Supervised Injection Site you will: Provide on-going health care in a multi-disciplinary clinic setting to clients of all ages with a variety of acute and chronic illnesses/diseases, including communicable diseases, addictions and general health issues. Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, educational resources and other health care professionals/providers to achieve excellence in client-centered care and education.   WHO WE ARE: Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, and the Central Coast. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.   QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Training in community health nursing, plus 2 years’ recent acute care or community health nursing experience in a clinic setting, working with marginalized youth and clients, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge & Abilities Working knowledge of community health nursing theory and practice within a client/family -centered approach. Working knowledge of the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) standards of practice for nursing. Working knowledge of theory and established practices and procedures of professional nursing care for acutely, chronically and terminally ill clients. Working knowledge of facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution techniques, and demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills. Demonstrated case management, teaching/training, clinical support and consultation skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to provide physical, psychological and educationally supportive care and counseling. Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team environment. Demonstrated Skill in CPR Techniques. Ability to prioritize, work independently, and use a cooperative approach to program delivery. Ability to carry out the physical demands of the job.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 28, 2020
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Infection Control Nurse to join the Infection Control Department. This position will work at various sites throughout the Vancouver Coastal Health region (Vancouver General Hospital/Lions Gate Hospital/Richmond Hospital/Squamish/Sechelt/Powell River/UBC Hospital). Apply today to join our team!   As an Infection Control Nurse at Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Provide leadership and expertise related to the surveillance, prevention, and control of infection in the hospital and associated out-patient settings. Conduct surveillance, analyze data and make recommendations to improve the effectiveness of existing practices or procedures Act as a resource for nurses and other health care providers in the hospital and community and provide clinical leadership on interdisciplinary teams in addressing infection prevention & control issues through consultations, continuing education, and other presentations. Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, educators, and other health care professionals/providers to achieve excellence in client centred care, education and research. WHO WE ARE  Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.   QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Three (3) years’ recent, related acute care clinical nursing experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience; Certificate of completion in an IPAC-Canada (Infection Prevention and Control) approved basic course in infection prevention and control. Current CBIC Certification in Infection Control (CIC) or expected certification within two (2) years of start of employment. Ambulatory Experience Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Broad knowledge of nursing science theory and practice within a client centred care model. Comprehensive knowledge of BCCNM standards for nursing practice. Broad knowledge of hospital policies, procedures and standards of care. Comprehensive knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care. Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with others in a consultative/collaborative method. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership. Demonstrated ability to develop educational programs and material. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to function as a team member, leader and facilitator. Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities on own and in collaboration with others. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others. Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use database management software (data entry and analysis) and computerized patient care information systems. Physical ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 28, 2020
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a   Registered Psychiatric Nurse OR Registered Nurse   to join the team at the Purdy Pavilions at UBC Hospital. Apply today to join our team!   As a Nurse in Long Term Care with VCH you will: Use sound judgment and appliy critical thinking skills in providing Long Term Care to predominantly older residents in a Long Term Care setting, both by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing practice and coordinate the implementation of clinical interventions, evaluation of resident outcomes based on resident goals of care. Act as a resource for the interdisciplinary team by providing information and coordination of ongoing resident care. Support the work of RCA’s and LPN’s and support cohesive team work to ensure resident centered care. Enhance the quality of life of the resident/family. Consult, confer, and collaborate with other health care providers. Maintain and advance your own clinical competence. Participates on designated committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned. WHO WE ARE Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.   QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Completion of an approved gerontology course or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Skills & Abilities Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to residents who may have chronic diseases. Demonstrated knowledge of pathophysiology of common medical conditions, aging changes, polypharmacy, treatment protocols, and nursing interventions related to common diagnoses and specific care situations related to care of adults living in residential care (e.g. Stroke, Chest pain, Pneumonia; Pain management; Wound Care; Delirium; Dementia; Depression; other mental health conditions; Frail elderly residents with physical and/or cognitive impairments including Acquired Brain Injuries; Chronic illnesses such as COPD and CHF, Diabetes). Demonstrated ability to provide nursing assessments & interventions related to common diagnoses and specific care situations relevant to residents (e.g. Respiratory symptoms such as Shortness of Breath; Pressure Ulcer (Braden Scale); Delirium (PRISME/CAMI); Dementia, (PIECES framework); Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD), GPA - Gentle Persuasion Approach; Dysphagia; Falls; Incontinence). Demonstrated ability in recognizing physical adaptations required to accommodate the frail elderly and/or physically impaired resident population. Demonstrated ability in End of Life care approaches, Embedding Palliative Approach in Residential Care (EPAIRS) and systems of family dynamics and end-of-life issues. Proactively leads family/resident/Most Responsible Clinician discussions on goals of care and documents reflections of Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment. Demonstrated ability in Chronic Disease Management by being able to anticipate and respond to potential complications and care issues relevant to the designated resident group. Demonstrated ability in correct usage of equipment such as lifts, oxygen, suction machines, pumps, and other related equipment. Demonstrated ability in developing care plans and able to implement care in relation to resident and family priorities, including counselling and teaching residents and families based on their priorities. Demonstrated skill in the assessment and management of residents with acute/chronic pain management including residents with Cognitive impairment. Demonstrated skill in safe care & management of residents with Oxygen Therapy; VAC Dressing; Wound Care, Catheters, Ostomy Care, Tracheostomy Care, Ventilator Management, and other treatments. Demonstrated skill in performing RN autonomous scope of practice and standards of care relevant to designated patient/client population including IV, infection control, isolation protocols, outbreak protocols, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, acute event orders, etc.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 28, 2020
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the Arthritis department at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre. Apply today to join our team!   As a Registered Nurse focused in Rehabilitation you will: Assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient/client care for the designated rehabilitation patient/client group. Participates in discharge planning, functions as a patient/client advocate and teaches patients/clients and their families about illness/injury and overall health promotion and wellness. Enhances quality of life from the perspective of the patient/client/family. Documents care provided and responds to incidents in accordance with established policies and procedures. Consults, confers and collaborates with other health care providers. Maintains and advances own clinical competence. Participates on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned. WHO WE ARE Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.   QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). One (1) year of medical/surgical experience in the care and treatment of patients with conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, burns or other related injuries. Knowledge & Abilities Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group - rehabilitation patients/clients. Demonstrated knowledge of pathophysiology related to common diagnosis/surgeries and specific clinical situations related area of practice (e.g. disabling injuries or disabilities as a result of traumatic or non-traumatic orthopedic/ortho or neurological injuries. Demonstrated ability to provide nursing assessments and interventions related to common diagnosis and specific clinical situations relevant to designated patient/client group (e.g. wound care, respiratory depression/failure, sepsis; deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolus, UTIs, autonomic dysreflexia; cardiac/respiratory arrest) Demonstrated ability to perform focused secondary assessments, integrate information from a variety of sources including diagnostics, and develop plan of care relevant to the designated patient/client group. Demonstrated ability to anticipate and respond to potential complications and care issues relevant to the designated patient/client group. Demonstrated ability in correct usage of equipment and maintains competency in working with assistive devices and technology such as mobility aids including manual and power chairs, ceiling and floor based lifts, specialty beds and mattresses, Alaris pumps, Oxygen delivery equipment, catheters, trachs, feeding tubes and suctions. Demonstrated ability to document client care on appropriate systems/forms in accordance with organizational and unit standards in a timely and accurate manner. Demonstrated skill in the management of patients with acute or chronic pain/discomfort; analgesics; addictions/withdrawal issues; and cognition, comprehension, and sensory deficits. Utilizes the Pain Assessment Record to perform comprehensive pain assessments. Demonstrated skill in safe care & management of complex wound/ostomy care, catheterization, gastrointestinal tubes/drains, and pharmacological agents. Demonstrated skill in performing RN autonomous scope of practice and standards of care relevant to designated patient/client group including IV, infection control, isolation protocols, etc.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 28, 2020
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Clinical Educator to join the Home Support team in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!   As a Clinical Educator with VCH you will: Lead and assess current and future clinical education needs of interprofessional staff based on the population served. Provide or arrange for clinical education services including individual and group learning assessments, designing, developing, implementing and evaluating clinical education programs and resources using specialized theory and knowledge as well as teaching and learning principles and processes. Consult, confer, and collaborate with program and team members as well as other educators, and leader at educational institutions in promotion of continuous quality improvement, resolution of clinical education issues, and coordination of activities required for progressive educational and clinical practice programs. Collaborate with clinical practice leads to coordinate interdisciplinary staff education that support a collaborative practice model within the designated area. Take corrective action with respect to individual and group learning needs and ensure mechanisms are in place to support interprofessional staff in continuous development. WHO WE ARE Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.   QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Three (3) years’ recent, related experience relevant to the designated clinical area, including one (1) year’s recent, related teaching experience and/or group facilitation or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Successful completion of two (2) levels of the Vancouver Coastal Health Educator Pathway Program or Provincial Instructor’s Diploma or equivalency. Valid BC Driver’s License as local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle. Knowledge & Abilities Knowledge of adult education principles and practice within a client/family centred care model. Knowledge of the standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners established by the relevant College. Knowledge of the Community Health Nurse of Canada (CHNC) competencies and standards of practice. Knowledge of provincial acts, regulations, and program policies and guidelines related to home and community care. Knowledge of clinical practice standards and theoretical educational frameworks and their role in client care. Comprehensive knowledge of clinical practice related to care management and interventions and care of the designated client populations. Basic knowledge of nursing standardised tests and measures. Knowledge and demonstrated skill in the provision of evidence-based clinical practice related to designated client populations. Knowledge of acute, chronic disease, palliative and health management and self-management support. Knowledge of community resources available for client/family support and related health services. Knowledge of other health care professions and their role in client care. Knowledge of policies, procedures and standards of care across the continuums. Knowledge of research, quality improvement, evaluation process and methodologies. Knowledge of adult education principles, methods and tools. Demonstrated ability to assess learning needs and apply appropriate methodologies based on individual learning styles. Demonstrated ability to teach, demonstrate, facilitate and lead. Demonstrated ability to use critical thinking in facilitation of learning. Demonstrated ability to develop educational programs and material. Demonstrated excellence in communication within an interprofessional environment. Demonstrated ability to function as an effective team member, leader and facilitator. Demonstrated ability to apply Lean Management principles and project management skills. Demonstrated ability to promote a creative learning environment. Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others. Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events. Demonstrated ability to employ effective conflict resolution and reconciliation approaches and techniques. Demonstrated ability to promote staff morale, cooperation, assertiveness, creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of policies or other protocols and ongoing professional development of self. Demonstrated ability to develop rapport, trust and ethical relationships with other health care professionals. Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, schedule and prioritize work. Demonstrated skill in the use of equipment and in the techniques appropriate to nursing treatment. Ability to operate related equipment including current and relevant computer applications. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques. Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 28, 2020
Part time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the COVID-19 Screening & Testing team focused in migrant worker screening. Apply today to join our team!   As a Primary Care Nurse with VCH you will: Assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care for patients/clients and caregiver(s). Maintains partnership with the Primary Care Provider in accordance with the local PCN care delivery model as co-designed by the PCN Partners (local Division of Family Practice, VCH Community of Care and First Nations Partners). Apply health promotion, chronic disease management, advance care planning, and/or self-care management principles to conduct assessments, identify problems, provide direct care, and address issues or variances from the plan of care. In collaboration with the patient/client and interdisciplinary team, provide continuity of care by liaising with team members, coordinating ongoing care (internal and external), supporting transitions and navigating services. Act as a nursing resource for the team by applying problem-solving and critical thinking skills and providing information based on nursing theory and practice. WHO WE ARE Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.   QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). One (1) year recent, related clinical experience relevant to the designated clinical area, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Valid B.C. driver’s license and access to a vehicle. Fluency in a second language is an asset Knowledge & Abilities Demonstrated ability in applying critical thinking skills within safe limits of patient care. Demonstrated understanding and knowledge and skills within primary care as well as theory and practice within a patient/client and family centred model of care. Demonstrated knowledge of relevant Professional Regulations and Standards (e.g Community Health Nurse of Canada (CHNC) competencies and standards of practice). Demonstrated knowledge and skill in the provision of evidence-based clinical practice related to primary care. Demonstrated knowledge of provincial acts, regulations, and program policies and guidelines related to home, community and primary care. Demonstrated knowledge of acute, chronic disease, mental health and substance use, palliative and health management and self-management support. Demonstrated ability to provide competent and culturally safe care in a variety of settings and with diverse populations Demonstrated ability to promote Indigenous Cultural Safety. Demonstrated understanding of Trauma Informed Practice, Harm Reduction and Recovery Oriented Care. Demonstrated ability to recognize when referral to another health care professional is required Demonstrated ability to support seamless transition in care. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively. Demonstrated ability to employ effective conflict resolution. Demonstrated ability to work independently and set priorities for care. Demonstrated knowledge of other health disciplines and their role in patient/client care. Demonstrated ability to use research in practice. Demonstrated knowledge of adult education principles and ability to teach and coach patients/clients and caregiver(s) families. Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized patient/client care information documentation system. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques Physical ability to perform the duties of the position. Ability to operate related equipment.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 28, 2020
Full time
Come work as a Community Health Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a   Registered Nurse   to join the Home Health team as a Community Health Nurse. Apply today to join our team!   As a Community Health Nurse, you will: Work in partnership with the client and family to establish goals that are safe, realistic, and reasonable by assessing, planning, coordinating, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and transitioning nursing and other services for the client in an interprofessional team model in collaboration with the primary care provider, and other care providers. Assess service eligibility, facilitate the development, implementation, and adaptation of a care plan. Deliver direct care, and provide care management to assist clients to manage their own care and navigate through the various services available within the community settings. Work in consultation with other system partners and incorporates current evidence into practice.   POSSIBLE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY Should there be insufficient qualified candidates available for the above position, VCH may offer an 8-week Community Health Nurse training program - start date: October 19, 2020. Cover letter and resume are required if applying for the Training Program.   QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). One year recent related clinical experience in a relevant clinical area working with complex clients/patients with chronic health conditions and/or functional mobility issues including recent experience in care and transition planning, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Driver’s License required as local area travel may require the use of a vehicle or other accepted mode of transportation. Knowledge & Abilities Demonstrated knowledge and skills in community health nursing theory and practice within a client and family centred model of care. Assessment and Intervention – Demonstrated ability to provide client-focused, trauma informed, Harm reduction, and culturally safe care in completing initial and ongoing client assessments and interventions. Critical Thinking – Demonstrated ability to assess safety and risk prior to entering familiar and unfamiliar home environments and to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve effectively. Problem Solving - Demonstrated ability to manage psychosocial and behavioral issues, and employ effective conflict resolution and reconciliation approaches, techniques, and strategies related to goals of care, transitions and end of life care. Independence – Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize clients and promote cooperation, assertiveness, creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of policies or other protocols and ongoing professional development of self. Resiliency - Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events and promote client-focused care with clients and significant others, sensitive to diverse cultures and preference, client advocacy and social justice concerns. Collaboration - Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team with clients/caregivers to holistically assess/plan/monitor a wide variety of health challenges in the home/community setting and transitions through care continuums Documentation – Demonstrated ability to document timely and appropriate information in an electronic medical record (EMR) reporting assessments, decisions about client status, plans, interventions and client outcomes. Ability to effectively use related computer software, applications, and devices. Confidentiality - Demonstrated ability to maintain client/caregivers’ privacy and confidentiality with respect to communication, documentation, and data, including when travelling between client homes and office/care settings Communication – Demonstrated ability to develop rapport, trust and ethical relationships with clients/families, family care providers and other health care professionals; maintains professional boundaries in relationships in home and community settings. Ability to communicate effectively through verbal, nonverbal, written, electronic and social media. Facilitation & Coaching – demonstrated ability to teach, facilitate and coach employing teaching/learning strategies, adult education principles, methods and tools to transfer knowledge and engage clients/families in planning and self-management of care
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 28, 2020
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the team at R.W. Large Memorial Hospital in Bella Bella, BC. Apply today to join our team!   As a Registered Nurse with R.W. Large Memorial Hospital you will: Provide nursing care to patients/clients on the inpatient ward. Provide nursing care to predominantly older residents in a continuing care setting. Provide emergency nursing care to patients/clients of all ages presenting to the emergency department with a wide variety of symptoms. Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the client/resident/patient and/or family. Consult, confer, and collaborate with other health care providers. Demonstrate continuous improvement and best practice approach in your nursing practice. Demonstrate expertise and leadership in your nursing practice. Maintain and advance your own clinical competence. Participate on designated committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned. ABOUT BELLA BELLA, BC  Bella Bella is a beautiful island community off the central coast of British Columbia, 690 km north of Vancouver. It is surrounded by a magical world of channels, inlets and old growth forest. It is home to salmon, orcas, humpbacks, bald eagles and the other denizens of the Pacific Northwest. The climate is mild and the area is a paradise for kayaking, sport fishing, hiking and photography. The R.W. Large Memorial Hospital in Bella Bella has 7 acute beds, 7 residential beds and a 4-bed emergency department open 24/7, along with Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging services. It offers telehealth services as well as speciality clinics. R.W. Large Memorial Hospital also has an Intensive Case Management team for mental health and substance use. There is a medical clinic and a pharmacy located in the hospital. The healthcare team consists of Physicians, RNs, LPNs, PCAs, Laboratory and Radiology Technologists, Combined Lab/X-Ray Technologists, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Assistants, and Support Services Personnel.   Relocation assistance and staff housing may be available.   R.W. Large Memorial Hospital is located on the traditional territories of the Heiltsuk Nation.    For more information regarding work on a reserve, please refer to this link: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/aboriginal-peoples/information-indians.html#hdng2   WHO WE ARE Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.   QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Completion of a recognized advanced nursing program in emergency or critical care nursing, one year recent, related experience in emergency or critical care nursing, or an equivalent combination of education training and experience. Knowledge & Abilities Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centred model of care. Broad knowledge of BCCNM’s standards for nursing practice. Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group. Demonstrated ability to plan and implement care plans. Demonstrated ability to assess patient/client/resident responses to care, and to respond appropriately. Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with conflict. Demonstrated ability in the management of trauma in an emergency setting. Demonstrated ability in nursing practice to assess and manage critical and life-threatening situations. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and deal effectively with clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of external agencies. Demonstrated ability to counsel and teach clients and their families. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership through initiative and independence. Demonstrated ability to model and mentor new staff and students. Demonstrated skill in clinical techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques. Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client care information system. Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 28, 2020
Part time
Are you a dedicated healthcare worker and enjoy working as a member of an interdisciplinary care team? Do you thrive in both independent and collaborative environments? Apply to work as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Vancouver Coastal Health today! As an LPN at Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Perform the full scope of practical nursing functions for clients with predictable outcomes including activities such as assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and documenting client care, and providing support to clients and their families. Work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary care team and under general supervision, and support the Registered Nurse in caring for clients with unpredictable outcomes. Work under the direction of an RN for patients where the acuity or complexity of care requires an advanced level of knowledge and skill beyond the scope of practice for Licensed Practical Nurses. Loan Forgiveness:   Recent graduates in select in-demand occupations may be eligible to have their   B.C. Student Loan and/or their Canada Student Loan forgiven   by agreeing to work at publicly-funded facilities in underserved communities in B.C.   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.   WHO WE ARE Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.   QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Current practicing registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Knowledge & Abilities Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to deal with others effectively. Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position. Ability to organize work. Ability to operate related equipment.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 24, 2020
Part time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a   Registered Nurse OR Registered Psychiatric Nurse   to join the Intensive Housing Outreach Team as a Mental Health and Addictions Outreach Nurse. Apply today to join our team!   As a Mental Health and Addictions Outreach Nurse with VCH, you will: Conduct mental and physical status assessments and assess clients’ physiological, psychological, sociocultural and spiritual needs to determine priority of care requirements based on client needs, availability of resources and best practices. Provide counseling and assist client with reducing repeated contact with and use of acute and community healthcare services/programs/resources. Assess high risk situations and provide crisis intervention. Collaborate with interdisciplinary team to develop, implement and adjust client’s care plan and meet the client’s need for integrated services and continuity of care across the continuum. Facilitate the movement of clients between acute care, community agency support site and designated health centre. Participate in case conferences/meetings with members of the multidisciplinary team. Assist clients with attendance to needed services such as medical appointments. About Intensive Housing Outreach Teams (IHOT): IHOT is for people needing additional supports with health and housing. This team will initially focus on people experiencing homelessness who are transitioning into housing (i.e., hotels, modular housing and VCH Mental Health and Substance Use supported housing) from Oppenheimer Park. On-going work will focus to other supported housing sites around Vancouver Community.   WHO WE ARE: Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it. QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Diploma in Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing plus two (2) years’ recent related experience working with individuals with mental health and addictions illness or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle. Knowledge and Abilities Knowledge of the principles and practices of a client and family centered recovery model in mental illness. Broad knowledge of crisis intervention and counseling skills. Broad knowledge of mental health illness and treatment. Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology (indication and side effects). Broad knowledge of substance abuse and addictions treatment. Broad knowledge of other facilities and community resources. Demonstrated ability to conduct psychiatric assessments. Demonstrated ability to provide treatment planning, counseling, crisis intervention, and case coordination. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients and their families, colleagues, physicians, and other health care staff, both one-on-one and in groups. Demonstrated listening and information seeking skills that promotes communication and lead to a cooperative approach to problem solving within a multidisciplinary setting. Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities. Demonstrated ability to adjust schedule to deal with unexpected situations. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to provide consultation and leadership. Demonstrated ability to problem solve. Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations. Ability to operate related equipment. Physical ability to perform the duties of the position. Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, Internet and email software.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 24, 2020
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a   Registered Nurse OR Registered Psychiatric Nurse   to join the Intensive Housing Outreach Team as a Mental Health and Addictions Outreach Nurse. Apply today to join our team!   As a Mental Health and Addictions Outreach Nurse with VCH you will: Conduct mental and physical status assessments and assess clients’ physiological, psychological, sociocultural and spiritual needs to determine priority of care requirements based on client needs, availability of resources and best practices. Provide counseling and assist client with reducing repeated contact with and use of acute and community healthcare services/programs/resources. Assess high risk situations and provide crisis intervention. Collaborate with interdisciplinary team to develop, implement and adjust client’s care plan and meet the client’s need for integrated services and continuity of care across the continuum. Facilitate the movement of clients between acute care, community agency support site and designated health centre. Participate in case conferences/meetings with members of the multidisciplinary team. Assist clients with attendance to needed services such as medical appointments. About Intensive Housing Outreach Teams (IHOT): IHOT is for people needing additional supports with health and housing. This team will initially focus on people experiencing homelessness who are transitioning into housing (i.e., hotels, modular housing and VCH Mental Health and Substance Use supported housing) from Oppenheimer Park. On-going work will focus to other supported housing sites around Vancouver Community.   WHO WE ARE: Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it. QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Diploma in Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing plus two (2) years’ recent related experience working with individuals with mental health and addictions illness or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle. Knowledge and Abilities Knowledge of the principles and practices of a client and family centered recovery model in mental illness. Broad knowledge of crisis intervention and counseling skills. Broad knowledge of mental health illness and treatment. Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology (indication and side effects). Broad knowledge of substance abuse and addictions treatment. Broad knowledge of other facilities and community resources. Demonstrated ability to conduct psychiatric assessments. Demonstrated ability to provide treatment planning, counseling, crisis intervention, and case coordination. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients and their families, colleagues, physicians, and other health care staff, both one-on-one and in groups. Demonstrated listening and information seeking skills that promotes communication and lead to a cooperative approach to problem solving within a multidisciplinary setting. Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities. Demonstrated ability to adjust schedule to deal with unexpected situations. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to provide consultation and leadership. Demonstrated ability to problem solve. Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations. Ability to operate related equipment. Physical ability to perform the duties of the position. Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, Internet and email software.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Sep 22, 2020
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a   Registered Psychiatric Nurse OR Registered Nurse   to join the Integrated Care Team at the Downtown Community Health Centre. Apply today to join our team!   As a Nurse with VCH, you will: Work to address client and family centred care needs supported by an integrated health service team and delivery model. Work collaboratively to coordinate and develop a plan of care across multiple sites, clinics, and services within an integrated health service delivery model and interdisciplinary care team that includes primary care; mental health and substance use; private General Practitioner (GP) partners; and other Community Care Services. Care for clients and families who are experiencing health challenges such as, but not limited to: end of life, chronic disease, mental health and substance use and are adversely affected by the social determinants of health to establish and coordinates a plan of care and support transitions between services. Use health management and/or self-care management principles to conduct physical and mental health assessments, identify problems, address issues or variances from the plan of care in collaboration with the entire interdisciplinary team and any other health care services involved. Act as a resource for the Downtown Eastside (DTES) integrated team by providing information and nursing support based on nursing theory and practice related to clients with complex health care needs. Provide direct care activities such as assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and documenting client care as part of the Integrated Care Team and collaboratively with other Community Care Services. Establish, maintain and enhance therapeutic relationships based on respect. WHO WE ARE Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.   QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Two (2) years’ recent related experience providing care through a holistic mental health, substance use and primary care lens or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Drivers License preferred. Knowledge & Abilities Comprehensive knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care. Demonstrated ability in dealing with a variety of situations and responsibilities requiring initiative, creativity and professional judgment. Knowledge of the principles and practices of a client and family centered recovery model in mental illness. RNs to have a willingness to obtain certified skills (i.e. contraceptive management, assessment/ treatment of sexually transmissible infections) at the discretion of the manager. Knowledge and skills to provide care coordination to a select caseload of clients. Ability to assess clients at risk and knowledge of appropriate acts; e.g. Mental Health Act, Adult Guardianship, Public Health Act as it relates to the rights and obligations of clients and staff. Knowledge and experience in providing culturally safe and competent care, specifically pertaining to Aboriginal people. Knowledge and experience in Trauma Informed Practice, Harm Reduction and Recovery Oriented Care. Broad knowledge of crisis intervention and supportive counseling skills. Broad knowledge of mental health illness and treatment. Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology (indication and side effects). Broad knowledge of substance abuse and addictions treatment. Broad knowledge of other facilities and community resources. Demonstrated ability to conduct mental status exams and suicide risk assessments. Demonstrated ability to provide care planning, supportive counseling, crisis intervention, and case coordination. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients and their families, colleagues, physicians, and other health care staff, both one-on-one and in groups. Demonstrated listening and information seeking skills that promotes communication and lead to a cooperative approach to problem solving within a multidisciplinary setting. Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities. Demonstrated ability to adjust schedule to deal with unexpected situations. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to provide consultation and leadership. Demonstrated ability to problem solve and use critical thinking skills. Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations. Ability to operate related equipment. Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system, word processing, internet and email software. Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.