Vancouver Coastal Health

Clinical Nurse Educator - Mental Health Adult Rehabilitation (RN - Registered Nurse/RPN - Registered Psychiatric Nurse)

Job ID 2023-105784
City Vancouver
Work Location
VGH 12th & Oak
Tertiary Mental Health - Adult Rehabilitation
Home Worksite
01 - Vancouver General Hospital
Labour Agreement
Nurses' Bargaining Association
200 - Nurses BCNU
Position Type
Other Relief
Job Status
Temporary Full-Time
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $49.20/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $63.47/Hr.
Shift Times
M-F 0800-1600
Days Off
Saturday, Stats, Sunday
Position Start Date
As soon as possible
End Date
Position End Date - Incumbent
Position ends on the listed end date or upon the return of the incumbent.


The salary range for this position is CAD $49.20/Hr. - CAD $63.47/Hr.

Job Summary

Come work as a Clinical Nurse Educator with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse to join the Tertiary Mental Health Adult Rehabilitation team at Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!


As a Clinical Nurse Educator at VCH, you will:

  • Coordinate and provide clinical education services to staff by utilizing educational/curriculum theory and knowledge of nursing and clinical practice to support the design, development, implementation and evaluation of clinical education programs.
  • Assess individual and group learning needs and participate in the development of individual growth plans.
  • Consult, confer and collaborate with program and team members as well as other Educators in the promotion of continuous quality improvement, resolution of clinical education issues and coordination of activities required for progressive educational and clinical practice programs; takes corrective action with respect to individual and group learning needs.


Education & Experience

  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

  • Three (3) 'years' recent, related nursing experience in a clinical specialty, including one year's recent, related simulation teaching experience and group facilitation 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 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client and family centered model of care.
  • Broad knowledge of BCCNM Standards for Nursing/Psychiatric Nursing Practice.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of adult education principles, methods and tools.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of other health disciplines and their role in patient/client care.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of mental illness and treatment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of substance use and treatment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Trauma Informed Practice and Harm Reduction oriented care.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide culturally sensitive nursing services to diverse and marginalized populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement patient and family centred care.
  • Basic knowledge of program evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, demonstrate, facilitate and lead.
  • Demonstrated ability to use critical thinking in approach to teaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop educational programs and material.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, physicians, other health care staff and clients and their families, either one-on-one and in-groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as an effective team member, leader, and facilitator.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote a creative learning environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Skill in the use of equipment and in techniques appropriate to designated clinical area.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system.

Closing Statement

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.  Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


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

Equity, diversity, 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 2024.

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

***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. 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.


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