Vancouver Coastal Health

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Perinatal

Job ID 2024-116476
City North Vancouver
Work Location
Lions Gate Hospital - NS
Home Worksite
00 - Excluded - VCHA
Labour Agreement
905 - Mgt/Excluded-VCHA (37.5 Hr)
Position Type
Job Status
Regular Full-Time
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $54.19/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $77.89/Hr.
Shift Times
Days Off
Saturday, Stats, Sunday


The salary range for this position is CAD $54.19/Hr. - CAD $77.89/Hr.

Job Summary

Come work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Perinatal with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!


Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Clinical Nurse Specialist to join the Perinatal team. Apply today to join our team!


This position works in collaboration with operations, practice and on strategic planning for Perinatal Services within the Coastal Community of Care. We are looking for a strong team player who appreciates collaborating with a wide range of health professionals and enjoys a supportive and caring work environment. As well, we hope to find a leader who supports patient safety, quality improvement initiatives, best practice, and family centered care. The ideal candidate would hold a Perinatal Specialty Nursing Certificate or a CNA Certification in Perinatal Nursing. As well, being an NRP or FHS instructor would be an asset.


As a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Perinatal with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Be responsible for providing leadership and direction in the delivery of nursing care and the formulation of organizational policies relevant to such care.
  • Work within the organization’s leadership framework to foster, facilitate and achieve the highest standards of service delivery and leads in the planning, development and implementation of clinical policies and programs designed for improving patient/client care.
  • Provide expert advice and consultation in the areas of nursing, resource planning, program and health system improvement, research and professional development to support quality and utilization initiatives.
  • Continuously evaluate practice and contribute to the ongoing organizational development of practice knowledge by evaluating research and developing frameworks and strategies to facilitate the implementation of best practices.
  • Function as clinical leader in the Perinatal-Pediatric program and advance nursing practice in the area of this specialty through the use of advanced practice and evidence based research.
  • Work closely with Professional Practice leaders and acts as a liaison between various hospitals and/or community programs to facilitate integration of care across the continuum and reports on professional nursing practice matters.
  • Provide leadership and expert consultation to team members and other health care staff, patients/clients and families/significant others.
  • Work collaboratively with Program Managers, Medical Directors, Clinical Educators, Nurse Clinicians, staff nurses, and others members of the interdisciplinary team to pro-actively move nursing practice forward at the regional, provincial, and national levels.



Education & Experience

  • Masters degree in Nursing; plus current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • A minimum of five (5) year’s recent related experience working in a health care setting with a focus in Perinatal-Pediatric Programs and in a progressive leadership role.
  • Canadian Nurses Association certification in Perinatal-Pediatrics Programs or membership in related provincial, national and/or international professional association(s) Perinatal-Pediatrics Programs preferred.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Effectively collaborates to build relationships that promote the achievement of cooperative goals and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with key internal and external partners to promote and enhance services provided with trauma informed, cuturally safe approach to equity, diversity and indigenous culturally safety.
  • Professionally consults to enable the successful sharing of expertise with caregivers, patients/clients, families/significant others, other members of the public, and colleagues.
  • Proficiently provides and vigilantly evaluates education/orientation on complex advanced practices and abilities to ensure skills levels are acquired or maintained by team members to meet overall practice and care standards.
  • Utilizes expert acute clinical evaluation skills to assess needs of the patient/client and their families/significant others.
  • Skillfully, and in consultation with academic institutions and professional bodies, identifies/develops discipline specific standards for teaching and education.
  • Collaboratively leads in the identification, planning and implementation of ongoing activities to support research initiatives.
  • Effectively leads and directs staff by providing a work environment that fosters motivation and respectful relationships, and enables decision-making.
  • Exhibits advanced verbal, written, and technological communication and presentation skills when disseminating information/advice and/or promoting the use of research findings.
  • Applies knowledge of a wide range of cross-cultural and diversity issues within a health care environment.


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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