Vancouver Coastal Health

Community & Home Care Clinician - Nurse (RN/RPN)

Job Description

Job Title: Community & Home Care Clinician (RN/RPN) - Nurse
Work Site:

HomeViVE  - 403-1212 West Broadway, Vancouver

(Home Visits to Vancouver's Elders)

Status: Casual 
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $36.23 - $47.58 per hour
Hours: Various
Reference#: 166347-jzh

 

Come work as a Community & Home Care Clinician at Vancouver Coastal Health! (VCH)

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the HomeViVE team as a Community & Home Care Clinician in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!

 

As a Community & Home Care Clinician - Nurse you will:

  • Provide care management to a select population of eligible clients who are chronically ill with complex conditions and/or frailty.
  • Use chronic disease management, palliative and health management and/or self-care management principles to conduct holistic assessments, identify problems, address issues or variances from the plan of care in collaboration with the appropriate physician, care provider, interdisciplinary team member and/or community agency.
  • Provide care across the continuum (community/acute care sites) by liaising with interdisciplinary team members, coordinating, implementing clinical interventions, evaluating client outcomes based on evidence informed best practices, coordinating ongoing care, supporting transition, and partnering with client/family/care givers to implement and maintain care and service plans.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with care providers as appropriate and in accordance with Community of Care (COC) service delivery model.
  • Act as a resource for the interdisciplinary team by providing information based on nursing theory and practice related to clients with complex health care needs.
  • 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.

About Home ViVE (Home Visits to Vancouver's Elders) :

Home ViVE provides primary care to frail homebound elders in Vancouver.  Program goals include reduction of unnecessary ED visits and hospital admissions, delay in residential care admission and support of death at home.  The nurse provides holistic primary care for a panel of home bound patients and works with a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, PT, OT, and rehabilitation assistants.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or a Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM)
  • Two years’ recent experience in community care setting working with older adult / geriatric clients providing client-centred coordinated care and care management or two years’ recent related experience within relevant practice area, care setting, patient/client population, and clinical focus.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License required as local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrates ability to problem solve using sound judgment in applying critical thinking skills within safe limits of client care.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills within a specific knowledge of community health nursing.
  • theory and practice within a client and family centred model of care.
  • Knowledge of relevant Professional Regulations and Standards (ie Community Health Nurse of Canada (CHNC) competencies and standards of practice).
  • Basic knowledge of nursing standardized tests and measures.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated skill in the provision of evidence-based clinical practice related to designated client populations.
  • Knowledge of provincial acts, regulations, and program policies and guidelines related to home, community and primary care.
  • Knowledge of acute, chronic disease, palliative and health management and self-management support.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through verbal, nonverbal, written, electronic and social media.
  • Demonstrated ability to employ effective conflict resolution and reconciliation approaches and techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, facilitate and coach.
  • Demonstrated skill in physical assessment and chronic disease management.
  • Demonstrated competency in psychomotor skills required within the designated scope of nursing practice.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of BCCNM Professional and Practice standards and guidelines for clinical practitioners.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and set priorities for care for a caseload of clients.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of other health disciplines and their role in client care.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of a interdisciplinary team.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of adult education principles, methods and tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to use research and methodology in practice.
  • Demonstrated skill in facilitating groups that include professionals/clients and or clients/family members.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, demonstrate, coach and facilitate clients and families.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through verbal, nonverbal, written, electronic and social media.
  • 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 adjust to new or unexpected events and organization change.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability in conducting physical, mental, psychosocial/functional environmental assessments.
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of supplies and materials utilized in the provision of community based nursing service.
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system and email system.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.

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.

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

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.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.


***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings 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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