Vancouver Coastal Health

Aboriginal Patient Navigator

Job Description

Job Title: Aboriginal Patient Navigator
Work Site: Population Health Client Services, Aboriginal Health - Vancouver, BC


Start Date:



As soon as possible

0830-1630, with casual shifts as assigned

Reference#: 123151-kch

Come work as an Aboriginal Patient Navigator with Vancouver General Hospital (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for an Aboriginal Patient Navigator to join the Population Health Client Services department in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!


As an Aboriginal Patient Navigator you will:

  • Be accountable for providing day-to-day health sector navigation support to Aboriginal clients, and their families, of Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH).
  • Liaise on behalf of clients with medical professionals and other health care providers to ensure their successful access to primary care and community-based health care services.
  • Be responsible for the facilitation of patient care, and the informing of program development, planning and evaluation of services for Aboriginal clients.
  • Key partnerships are with the Aboriginal Health Team, VCH medical and health care providers and leadership.
  • The Aboriginal Patient Navigator also liaises with a variety of Aboriginal community based agencies.


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in health care, Social Work, Nursing or related discipline and two (2) to three (3) years’ recent, related experience working with Aboriginal communities in British Columbia.
  • Preference will be given to candidates of Aboriginal ancestry.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License as travel within the health authority is required.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of community-based Aboriginal organizations in British Columbia.
  • Extensive knowledge of health issues impacting Aboriginal communities.
  • Broad knowledge of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal services and resources currently available within Vancouver Coastal Health’s (VCH’s) Health Services Delivery Areas (HSDA’s) for Aboriginal clients in need of health and social supports.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with cultural issues sensitively.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and maintain collaborative working relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated intermediate skill with operating wordprocessing, spreadsheet, and database programs.

This Role Description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed and is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required.

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.


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