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Utilization Clinician - Registered Nurse

Utilization Clinician - Registered Nurse

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Job Description

Job Title: Utilization Clinician - Registered Nurse
Work Site: Sechelt Hospital
Status: Regular Part Time (0.47 FTE)
Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Salary: $39.91 - $48.92 per hour
Hours: 0700-1500 with rotating days off
Reference#: 106223-bmc


JOB SUMMARY:

Practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Registered Nurses’ of British Columbia (CRNBC) as well as within a client and family centre model of care and the vision and values of the organization. Works collaboratively with staff and leadership and acts as a resource to interdisciplinary staff to implement and sustain Vancouver Coastal Health’s (VCH’s) Integrated Care Planning / Discharge Planning Framework and methodologies. Works in collaboration with staff and leadership to lead and identify site-specific and system barriers to patient flow and assists to strategize, develop, and implement solutions to alleviate these barriers. In partnership with site leadership, responsible for the site-specific Alternate Levels of Care (ALC) data reliability for on-going site-specific ALC classification and education and is involved in the development, integration, and spread of proven system efficiency innovations throughout the Health Services Delivery Area (HSDA). Acts as a resource to staff by consulting with direct care staff on professional practice issues in relation to interprofessional care planning, problem solving, and workflow.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Baccalaureate in Nursing, four (4) years’ recent, related experience in an acute/community care environment, including one (1) year’s experience in a leadership role, including experience working with patient flow and systems analysis, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. 
  • Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Nursing theory and practice within patient/family centred model of care.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the CRNBC standards of nursing practice.
  • Broad knowledge of evidence-based nursing practice related to various patient population groups and demonstrated ability to apply knowledge to case management process.
  • Broad knowledge of clinical pathways, expected length of stays, resource utilization, and patient assessment.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with individuals and teams in a complex environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data analysis as it relates to utilization and benchmarks. 
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate, plan, develop, implement, organize, and problem solve.
  • Demonstrate ability to implement and troubleshoot systems necessary to collect, maintain, and analyze data.
  • Demonstrated commitment to change and process management and client focused service delivery in a highly dynamic environment. 
  • Leadership skills and ability to work independently and/or team environment. 
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and ability to operate in a dynamic workplace with changing priorities. 
  • Ability to operate related equipment including related computer software programs (such as PARIS and/or Medworxx).
  • 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.

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


***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca 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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