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Education Coordinator, Residential Practice Team

Education Coordinator, Residential Practice Team

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Job Title: Education Coordinator RN, Residential Practice Team
Work Site: 520 West 6th
Status: Regular Full Time 
Start Date: As Soon As Possible 
Salary: $39.16 - $48.00 per hour
Hours: 0830-1630 Monday to Friday with Sat/Sun/Stats off 
Reference#: 098759-mhs


Assesses current and future education needs and uses strategic and innovative approaches for ensuring that programs are coordinated and mechanisms are in place to support staff. Assists in leading the development, implementation and evaluation of projects. Assists in the implementation of educational sessions as required by Strategic Priorities and individual care site concerns. Supports staff retention and recruitment by ensuring the provision of education and training and the development and implementation of support initiatives and assessment tools designed to provide staff with an opportunity to work in a clinical setting, enhance their employment readiness and transition education into practice. Gathers input for use in the development of overall standards. Facilitates consensus in the determination of orientation/education standards, policies and guidelines. Provides direction in local delivery, design and execution of programs and related initiatives. Works with stakeholders in each Community of Care (COC) to ensure overall understanding of regional initiatives, communicate progress and facilitate site specific programs in meeting standards and overall goals. Develops partnerships and maintains key working relationships with Residential Care Managers, Directors of Care (DOC), Professional Practice Directors, Educators, Clinicians and Practice Leaders across the care continuum (acute, community and residential). Maintains close liaison with external undergraduate education programs and associated agencies including CRNBC, CRPNBC, CLPNBC and other professional licensing organizations. Liaises with faculty of education programs specifically related to relevant special project initiatives.

Practices in accordance with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) and/or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC) standards (professional & practice) and code of ethics. Practices within the scope of practice as set by the organization, as per VCH policies and guidelines/clinical practice documents and within own competence. This practice is aligned with the vision, mission, goals and values of the organization as well as with the concept of the resident/client and family centered care model.


Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses British Columbia (CRPNBC).
  • Bachelors Degree in Nursing or Health Science (Psychiatric Nursing)
  • Five (5) years' recent, related residential teaching experience in a clinical and leadership capacity, including two (2) years of experience in residential care nursing practice, with recent experience in using the RAI instrument in clinical practice, experience in program development.
  • A valid B.C. Driver’s License and use of a vehicle are required. If required, second language may be added to posting.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated skill and expertise in gerontological and residential care and issues.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and skill in educational theory and related best practices. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of adult education principles, methods and tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and to promote an empowered, self-directed and creative learning environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize informatics in analysing and evaluating current clinical processes/systems and give recommendations regarding change.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computerized information systems, especially as applied to clinical informatics.
  • Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
  • Demonstrated skill in facilitation and team building. 
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate critical thinking, negotiations and problem resolution.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with and/or guide others in resolution of conflict issues.
  • Demonstrated process design and project management abilities applied in the design and development of learning and development initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as an effective team member, leader, coach/facilitator, mentor and preceptor.
  • 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 provide effective consultation.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research methodology and processes.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use word-processing, spreadsheet, and databases and various educational technologies.

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.

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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