Vancouver Coastal Health

Clinical Nurse Educator (RPN/RN)

Job Description

Job Title: Clinical Nurse Educator (RPN/RN)

Work Site:


Additional Sites:

Intensive Tertiary Rehabilitation, Joseph & Rosalie Segal & Family Health Centre - Vancouver, BC

Willow Pavillion, Vancouver General Hospital

Status: Regular Part Time (0.5 FTE)
Start Date:

As soon as possible

Salary: $43.09 - $52.82 per hour


Days off: Rotating; hours and days of work for this position are negotiable

Reference#: 152375-anc


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

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse to join our rehabilitiation teams at the Joseph & Rosalie Family Community Health Centre and the Willow Pavillion at Vancouver General Hospital.  Apply today to join our team!


As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October, 12, 2021, all employees working in long term care, provincial mental health, and seniors assisted living facilities are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


As a Clinical Nurse Educator at VCH, you will:

  • Coordinate and provide clinical education services to staff by utilizing educational/curriculum theory and knowledge of nursing and clinical practice to support the design, development, implementation and evaluation of clinical education programs.
  • Assess individual and group learning needs and participate in the development of individual growth plans.
  • Consult, confer and collaborate with program and team members as well as other Educators in the promotion of continuous quality improvement, resolution of clinical education issues and coordination of activities required for progressive educational and clinical practice programs; take corrective action with respect to individual and group learning needs.


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 mental health and substance use experience including one (1) year experience developing, implementing and/or delivering education services, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Valid BC Driver's License and access to personal vehicle for local area travel may be required

  • Completion of the Addiction Nursing Fellowship is an asset. 

Knowledge & Abilities 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client and family centered model of care.
  • Broad knowledge of BCCNM Standards for Nursing/Psychiatric Nursing Practice.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of adult education principles, methods and tools.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of other health disciplines and their role in patient/client care.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of mental illness and treatment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of substance use and treatment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Trauma Informed Practice and Harm Reduction oriented care.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide culturally sensitive nursing services to diverse and marginalized populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement patient and family centred care.
  • Basic knowledge of program evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, demonstrate, facilitate and lead.
  • Demonstrated ability to use critical thinking in approach to teaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop educational programs and material.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, physicians, other health care staff and clients and their families, either one-on-one and in-groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as an effective team member, leader, and facilitator.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote a creative learning environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Skill in the use of equipment and in techniques appropriate to designated clinical area.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system.

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


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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