Nurse Coordinator (RN)

Vancouver Coastal Health - Vancouver, BC (10 months ago)

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Work Site: Transition Services, Vancouver General Hospital
Status: Regular Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $41.42 - $50.77 per hour
Hours: 0800-1630, with rotating days off
Reference#: 122651-jmc

Come work with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) as a Transition Services Coordinator!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the Transition Services team at Vancouver General Hospital as a Transition Services Coordinator. Apply today to join our team!

As a Transition Services Coordinator at Vancouver General Hospital you will:

Lead and facilitate acute to community transitions by assessing and evaluating clinical and functional need and coordinating community staff/resources in carrying out the care following discharge from an acute site.
Be responsible and accountable for the development and effectiveness of policies, procedures and standards for the transition services program in community care.
Coach and encourage acute and community colleagues to embrace new and evolving clinical pathways and practice (Home is Best).
Plan and facilitate clinical discussions to support safe client discharges with care teams and other health care professionals; advise on the availability and eligibility for community services.
Make community referrals based on client needs, urgency and best practices to determine the appropriate treatment; educate and provide consultation to client/family.
Coordinate transition of clients to Long Term Care, utilizing clinical decision support tools as appropriate.
Document and maintain client records and clinical assessments.
Participate on committees as directed.
Coordinate care given by others in an area or unit by way of assigning service priority to various Home Health teams and making/adjusting client/patient/resident assignments.
Assist in administrative activities and optimal use of program resources.


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.

Education & Experience

Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
Five (5) years’ recent, related experience which includes three (3) years in a community health setting, one (1) year experience in quality improvement, research and evaluation activities, and a clinical decision-support tool for severity assessment and discharge (Acute/Subacute/SNF/Rehabilitation/Behavioural Health), experience in a tertiary health care environment, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client and family centred model of care.
Broad knowledge of the BCCNP Standards for Nursing Practice.
Broad knowledge of evidence based nursing practice related to patient acuity and bed utilization practices within a tertiary level teaching hospital.
Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care and discharge planning.
Broad knowledge of clinical studies methodology and data presentation.
Demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking within clinical and evaluation activities.
Demonstrated ability to work independently.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
Demonstrated ability to demonstrate, facilitate and coach.
Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, co-workers, physicians, other health care staff, clients and their families, and staff of outside agencies.
Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with conflict situations.
Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.
Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Demonstrated computerized software skills in word processing, databases, spreadsheets, presentations and internet access and ability to operate a computerized patient care information system.
Ability to operate related equipment.

This posting has been posted internally and externally concurrently. External applicants will be considered after internals.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.