Vancouver Coastal Health

Discharge Coordinator (RN) - Nursing

Job ID 2024-121818
City North Vancouver
Work Location
Lions Gate Hospital - NS
Department
Transition Services
Home Worksite
03 - Lions Gate Hospital
Labour Agreement
Nurses' Bargaining Association
Union
200 - Nurses BCNU
Position Type
Baseline
Job Status
Temporary Full-Time
FTE
1.00
Standard Hours / Week
37.50
Job Category
Nursing
Salary Grade
L4
Min Hourly
CAD $49.20/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $63.47/Hr.
Shift Times
0800-1600
Days Off
Rotating
Position Start Date
As soon as possible
End Date
1/27/2025
Position End Date - Incumbent
Position ends on the listed end date or upon the return of the incumbent.

Salary

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

Job Summary

Come work as a Discharge Coordinator with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

 

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the Transition Services team as a Discharge Coordinator at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!

 

As a Discharge Coordinator with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Act as a clinical resource for acute interprofessional teams by providing information based on advanced nursing knowledge, theory and practice related to clients with complex health care needs requiring Home and Community Care services.
  • Provide comprehensive discharge planning for patients/clients/residents requiring subsidized home health services and/or admission/returning to a Residential Care facility.
  • Collaborate with the acute interprofessional team and the community interprofessional team determine client goals and needs, assess client situations, work effectively with community resources and plan with clients for care and support in accordance with their health needs.
  • Provide continuity of care across the continuum by assessing clients, liaising with team members (both in acute and community), coordinating, implementing discharge plans, evaluating client outcomes based on client goals for care and supporting transition to and from the community and acute care.

Qualifications

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 in an acute care environment and/or community 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 of Practice for registered nurses..
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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

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 https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings 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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