Vancouver Coastal Health Head Nurse RN [Access and Assessment Center] in Canada

Vancouver Coastal Health is world renowned for innovation and a focus on quality care and outcomes. The remarkable range of specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for Nurses, Sonographers, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Mental Health professionals and many other health care and allied professionals. Launch an exciting career with us where you can apply your skills and develop new ones alongside some of Canada's finest practitioners. Come for the job. Stay for the team.

Job Title: Head Nurse RN [Access and Assessment Center]

Work Site: Access and Assessment Center - VGH

Status: Regular Full Time - Baseline (1.00 FTE)

Start Date: As Soon As Possible

Salary: $40.95 - $49.37 per hour

Hours: 0800-2000

Reference#: 089204-kwe


Administrates/oversees and provides supervision to designated staff and team professionals including continuous communications, conflict resolution, performance recognition, coaching, performance management, safe work practices, workload and staffing issues. Conducts Attendance Wellness Promotion (AWP), Respectful Workplace, accommodation and other meetings in conjunction with an HR Advisor. Recruits, hires, selects, mentors and retains staff.

Oversees all aspects of patient care delivery and the daily activities of designated programs/areas. Liaises with key stakeholders on the achievement of quality indicators and program goals and objectives. Ensures a high standard of care while promoting interdisciplinary practice and ensuring a safe environment for staff and patients. Quality patient care is supported through a patient/family centered care model in accordance with established standards of professional practice and the vision and values of the organization.

Practices within the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).


Education & Experience

Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) is required.

Baccalaureate in Nursing. Five (5) years recent related experience in an appropriate area of clinical practice within a large complex health organization. Strong facilitation, conflict management and resolution skills that include three (3) years supervisory leadership experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience using a variety of software applications including presentation, word processing, spreadsheet and databases.

Knowledge & Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of issues in relevant service area including current trends, best practices and modalities of treatment.

Demonstrated ability to function as a strong team leader, motivator, coach/mentor, and team member within a complex multidisciplinary setting.

Demonstrated ability to continuously communicate effectively and strategically with colleagues, physicians and health care staff, both one-on-one and in groups.

Utilizes strong critical thinking skills when making decisions, resolving issues/conflict.

Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events, problem solve, and deal effectively with and guide others in resolution of conflict issues.

Demonstrated ability to manage and resolving conflict.

Demonstrated ability to model and foster a positive, collaborative, and respectful team working environment.

Ability to maintain a high level of professional confidentiality.

Demonstrated ability to provide clinical and administrative supervision and consultation.

Demonstrated skills and ability to facilitate team building and to work both independently and collaboratively.

Demonstrated listening and information seeking skills that promotes open and direct communication and leads to a cooperative approach to problem solving.

Demonstrated organizational and planning skills.

Demonstrated ability to set priorities, organize work, and meet deadlines.

Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.

Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.

Advanced computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, databases, Internet and e-mail software.

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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.*

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