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Come work as a Transition Services Coordinator with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the Transition Services team at Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!
As a Transition Services Coordinator with VCH, 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 the client/family.
Coordinate transition of clients to long term care, utilizing clinical decision support tools (Inter-RAI MDS) 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.
Education & Experience
Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
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 BCCNM 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.
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.
WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?
VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and “going first” when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.
Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.
We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2023.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
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