Vancouver Coastal Health

Clinical Nurse Specialist (RN) - PSS+

Job Description

Job Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist (RN) - Home Health 
Work Site:

Regional Personalized Support and Stabilization (PSS+) team  Home Health Program, 520 West 6th Avenue - Vancouver, BC


Start Date:



Regular Full Time

As soon as possible


Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

Reference#: 154427-kch


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

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) to join the PSS+ Team. Apply today to join our team!


Reporting to the regional home health director, The CNS will provide clinical leadership and practice expertise in support of the Personalized Support and Stabilization (PSS+) team specifically and the Home Health program generally. The PSS team applies a reablement approach to care and supports transitions from acute to community for complex medical frail individuals. The CNS provides expert advise, consultation and teaching to foster and facilitate evidence based practice in the delivery of nursing care.  Leads in the development of planning, development and implementation of clinical policy and practice to support ongoing program and system improvements. This leadership position is integral to supporting optimal practice in the care of complex medical and frail clients and requires knowledge and of community programming as well as skill and expertise in providing advanced nursing care for patients with acute conditions. This position has professional accountability to the VCH Professional Practice leadership team.


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

  • Provide 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 nursing 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 a particular area of specialty and advances nursing practice in the area of specialty through the use of advanced practice and evidence based research.
  • Work closely with Professional Practice leaders and act 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 Home Health and in a progressive leadership role.

  • Canadian Nurses Association certification in Home Health 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.
  • 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.

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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