Vancouver Coastal Health

Clinical Resources/Educator Nurse (RN/RPN)

Job Description

Job Title: Clinical Resources/Educator Nurse (RPN/RN)
Work Site: Mental Health & Substance Use, South Mental Health Team - Vancouver, BC
Status: Temporary Full Time
Start Date:

As soon as possible until approximately october 2022

Salary: $43.09 - $52.82 per hour

0830-1700 including one-hour unpaid lunch 

Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

Reference#: 152079-cye


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

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Psychiatric Nurse OR Registered Nurse to join the Mental Health &Substance Use Team working out of the South Community Health Centre in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!


As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order) as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


As a Mental Health and Substance Use Nurse, you will:

  • Assess team learning needs by observing care provision and other activities.
  • Provide consultation and education to nursing staff, team members and students using advanced theory and knowledge of content area and teaching and learning principles/processes.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and appropriateness of educational programs, activities and resources.
  • Consult, confer, and collaborate with multidisciplinary team members, physicians, educational resources and other health care professionals to achieve excellence in client-centred education and research.
  • Assist the Director with related administrative activities.


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 nursing experience in mental health and/or residential care education, as appropriate to the job, including one year’s related teaching experience and or group facilitation or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Local area travel requires the use of personal vehicle. Valid BC Drivers License.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness, as applicable to the job.
  • Knowledge of gerontology and geriatric psychiatry and nursing standards of the Canadian
  • Gerontological Nursing Association and current practices in residential care, as applicable to the job.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client and family centered model of care.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of evidence based nursing practice related to designated clinical area.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of adult education principles, methods and tools.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of other health disciplines and their role in patient/client care.
  • Demonstrates ability to problem solve using sound judgment in applying critical thinking skills within safe limits of patient/client care.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and set priorities for care for a caseload of clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to use research and methodology in practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, work direction and consultation.
  • Demonstrated skill in facilitating groups that include professionals/patient/clients and or patient/clients/family members.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, demonstrate, coach and facilitate.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, negotiate 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 resolutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events and set priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability in conducting physical, mental, psychosocial/functional environmental assessments.
  • Demonstrated skill in clinical techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use computerized patient/client care information system.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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 (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. 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

Diversity, equity, 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.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

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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