Vancouver Coastal Health

Care Management Leader, Psychiatry - Registered Nurse (RN)/Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)

Job ID 2023-114230
City Vancouver
Work Location
Segal: Joseph & Rosalie Family
Complex Pain Service
Work Area
Psychiatry Consult Liaison
Home Worksite
01 - Vancouver General Hospital
Labour Agreement
Nurses' Bargaining Association
200 - Nurses BCNU
Position Type
Job Status
Regular Full-Time
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $49.20/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $63.47/Hr.
Shift Times
Days Off
Saturday, Stats, Sunday
Position Start Date
As soon as possible


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

Job Summary


Come work as a Care Management Leader with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) to join the Complex Pain Service team at Vancouver General Hospital as a Care Management Leader.  Apply today to join our team!


As a Care Management Leader you will:

  • Facilitate assigned patients’ hospitalization from pre-admission through discharge.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to expedite medically appropriate, effective patient care.
  • Conduct initial and concurrent reviews utilizing nursing, biological, pathophysiology, psychiatric and continuum of care knowledge and expertise and clinical utilization tools to apply medical appropriateness criteria to resource utilization and transition/discharge planning, advises the interdisciplinary team on appropriate level of care and discharge planning needs, intervenes to address barriers, and provides leadership as needed to achieve optimal outcomes, including securing funding and approvals for services as required.
  • Apply the use of data in own practice; identifying where to focus efforts, the measurement of progress towards identified outcomes, and as an educational tool to ensure that the plan of care and services provided are patient focused, high quality, efficient, and effective.
  • Participate in committees, task groups, continuing education, and/or corporate initiatives.


Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Three (3) years recent, related experience including (1) years’ experience in case management, discharge planning and/or utilization review, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge of Nursing theory and practice within a patient/family centred model of care.
  • Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness.
  • Knowledge of the BCCNM standards of practice for registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses.
  • Knowledge of evidence based nursing practice related to various patient population groups and demonstrated ability to apply knowledge to a case management process
  • Knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacology and demonstrated ability to apply knowledge to safely plan discharge.
  • Knowledge of biological and pathophysiology indicators related to severity of illness to apply medical appropriateness criteria to resource utilization and transition/discharge planning.
  • Knowledge of the illness or disease process and potential long-term complications.
  • Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient care.
  • Knowledge of clinical pathways, expected length of stays, resource utilization, and patient assessment.
  • Knowledge of external agencies and community resources.
  • Ability to engage in comprehensive assessment, observation and monitoring of patients.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work.
  • Ability to analyze situations, problem solve, deal with conflict, and negotiate resolutions in a timely manner.
  • Ability to provide leadership, work direction and consultation.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships and communicate (orally and in writing) effectively with clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of external agencies.
  • Ability to conduct InterQual assessments and to use related equipment.
  • Skill in CPR Techniques.
  • Computer skills including the ability to effectively use computerized client care information system.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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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