Coordinator, Patient Care (RN) - Acute & Ambulatory Care

Vancouver Coastal Health - Powell River, BC (13 months ago)

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Work Site: Operating Rooms, Powell River Hospital - Powell River, BC
Status: Temporary Part Time (0.81 FTE)
Start Date: As soon as possible until approximately January 2021
Salary: $41.42 - $50.77 per hour
Hours: 0700 - 1500, with Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays off. On call is required with this position.
Reference#: 123503-nmo

Come work as a Coordinator, Patient Care in Acute & Ambulatory Care with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) in Powell River, BC!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Coordinator, Patient Care to join the Operating Rooms department at Powell River Hospital. Apply today to join our team!

As a Coordinator, Patient Care in Powell River you will:
Coordinate patient care activities in a defined area of clinical expertise and provide leadership, supervision and guidance to designated staff.
Facilitate efficient patient flow and patient access within and between units/programs/clinics.
Ensure a high standard of patient care by acting as a clinical resource for staff, supporting staff training and development and providing leadership and support to the interdisciplinary team.
Assist the Manager with performing administrative duties and coordinate staffing, scheduling and clinical research activities, ensuring optimal use of patient care resources.
Promote education and research.
Consult and collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, the leadership team and other health care professionals/providers to achieve excellence in patient and family centered care and enhancement in the quality of life.


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.


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) is required.
Completion of post basic specialty nursing certificate/program and three (3) years' recent, related experience in the designated clinical area (Operating Rooms) including one (1) year's related administrative/supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Valid BC Driver's License and access to personal vehicle for local area travel may be required.

Knowledge & Abilities

Knowledge of evidence informed nursing practice related to designated clinical area.
Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient care.
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, supervision, work direction and consultation.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.
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 set priorities, problem-solve, adjust to unexpected events and deal with conflict.
Demonstrated ability to lead change and support staff through transition.
Knowledge of basic research, e.g. research ethics, research question, hypothesis and qualitative and quantitative data analyses methods.
Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver educational materials for staff/patients/clients and families based on educations theories, principles and best practices.
Demonstrated ability to promote a supportive and creative learning environment.
Demonstrated skill in clinical techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies.
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.

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.