Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is looking for an RN with Critical Care certification to join the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) at UBC Hospital.
As a Critical Care Registered Nurse (RN) / Dental Case Coordinator in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit you will:
- Coordinate care for adult special needs dental population using a supportive case management approach by methods such as conducting assessments, identifying problems, addressing issues or variances from the plan of care in collaboration with the appropriate physician, interdisciplinary team member and/or community agency.
- Provide continuity of care across the continuum by liaising with interdisciplinary team members, coordinating, implementing clinical interventions, evaluating client outcomes based on client goals for care, coordinating ongoing care and supporting transition.
- Provide individualized and intensive care to clients in the pre-operative and post anesthetic care units.
- Act as a clinical 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.
Education & Experience
- Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
- Completion of a recognized critical care nursing program or two year’s recent related critical care / post anesthesia care experience.
- Case management experience
Knowledge & Abilities
- Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated surgical patient/client group.
- Demonstrated ability to provide nursing assessments & interventions related to common diagnosis/surgeries and specific clinical situations relevant to the designated patient/client group.
- Demonstrated knowledge of nursing problems commonly encountered in a critical care environment.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the physiological and behavioural aspects of complex critical illnesses.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the indications, actions, reactions, routes, dosages, and side effects of anaesthetic and other drugs used in critical care environment.
- Demonstrated skill in techniques appropriate to a critical care environment
- Demonstrated ability to problem solve using sound judgment in applying critical thinking skills within safe limits of client care.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and set priorities for care for a caseload of clients.
- Demonstrated ability to teach clients and their families
- Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction.
- Demonstrated skill in facilitating groups that include professionals/clients and or clients/family members.
- Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques
- Demonstrated ability in correct usage of and maintains competency in working with critical care monitoring and support equipment.
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 delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.
To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.
VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.