Patient Care Coordinator - Vernon, B.C.

Position Summary

Our emergency department at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital in Vernon, B.C. is seeking a motivated and organized Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) with emergency nursing experience to support and lead the team.

We have a relief, part time opening available. We offer exceptional employer-paid benefits, recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary, and generous vacation entitlements.

What will you work on?
As the PCC for our emergency department, you will be responsible for the coordination of day to day operations and the provision of high quality, safe patient care.
PCC responsibilities include:
• Supporting/coordinating the seamless movement of patients through the healthcare system and in accessing appropriate resources.
• Supervising staff, as well as serving as a role model and a resource to staff for clinical decision-making, clinical assessments of patients and in the counseling and education of families.
• Reviewing, analysing and making recommendations on the development of administrative systems such as policies, procedures and standards of patient care and adequate staffing levels.
• Developing and maintaining a continuous quality improvement environment.
• Liaising with the interdisciplinary team for identification, coordination and efficient utilization of resources as well as planning for staff educational needs.


How will you create impact?
The VJH Emergency Department is one of the busiest Emergency Departments in the Okanagan. We have state of the are technology in our equipment (cardiac monitoring, diagnostic imaging in our trauma room, negative pressure isolation rooms), communication devices (Vocera, nurse call system), and other care delivery processes (pneumatic tube system, Rapid Assessment Zone, Streaming, and a Minor Treatment Area). There are assigned Mental Health positions in the Emergency Department, staffed with RPNs or RN’s with Mental health experience. We service a broad scope of patients from Vernon and the surrounding area and there is a strong culture of team that exists within the nurses, physicians, and support staff providing a working environment that is very unique. A patient safety focus that fosters open dialogue to seek solutions together to any issues that we face is the hallmark of our team.

How will we help you grow?
VJH offers a supportive team environment with opportunities to learn, advance and grow within your career including opportunities for in-house specialty education. VJH participates yearly in CTAS, ACLS and PALS to keep certifications current. TNCC, ENCP and EPICC are offered locally in the area and a full time ED Educator is within the department. We offer exceptional benefits and excellent opportunities for growth.

Who are we looking for?


We are seeking nurses who are motivated, work well within a team, enjoy teaching patients, families and students and have excellent communication skills. Flexibility and a willingness to learn new skills and improve practice is necessary as our Unit grows and changes.
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This is a relief part time position until approximately June 15, 2024 or return of incumbent. Shifts are days and nights, rotating and shift times are 07:00 to 19:15 and 19:00 to 07:15.

Community Profile: The thriving city of Vernon is home to approx. 40,000 residents, situated at the northern end of the sunny Okanagan Valley within a short drive to Kelowna International Airport and UBC Okanagan. The city is home to a diverse arts community and boasts major amenities within close proximity to three stunning lakes, award winning wineries and golf courses and offers easy access to the world renowned Silver Star Mountain Resort; making the area hugely desirable for residents and visitors.

Qualifications

Education/Qualifications:

• Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, advanced preparation in the clinical specialty of the assigned area – Emergency Nursing
• Three years of recent related clinical experience in the assigned practice environment
• Two years recent supervisory and teaching experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
• Current CPR certification required

Comments

Relocation allowance may be available for this position

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

Competition #:

01741194

Employee Type:

RELIEF PART TIME (0.70 FTE)

Bargaining Unit:

BCNU

Facility:

VERNON JUBILEE HOSPITAL

Location:

Vernon

Department:

VJH EMERGENCY

Reports To:

MANAGER OR DESIGNATE

Hourly Wage:

$43.09 - $52.82

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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