Careers

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is an exceptionally rewarding place to work.Canuck Place careers collage

 

Join our dedicated, compassionate, interdisciplinary team. For over two decades, staff have made a significant difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. Canuck Place is looking for talented, committed individuals to help us make a difference as we continue to grow through our two provincial locations – Vancouver and Abbotsford. Be part of an innovative team that takes pride in supporting and providing the highest quality pediatric palliative care.

Canuck Place offers a generous benefits and vacation package as well as a variety of health and wellness programs, including onsite massage, yoga, and meditation sessions.

Here is what some of our staff say about working here:

“As a pediatric palliative care nurse, my work is hard, but I work in the most magical place. Dreams happen, wishes are fulfilled, and families heal.” – Nursing staff member

“Working at the Hospice has its emotional challenges, but the sense of purpose and fulfillment makes it all worthwhile.” – Facilities staff member

“I love that the CEO has a ‘Be Kind’ sign on her door.” – Human Resources staff member

Current Opportunities

Registered Nurses - Vancouver and Abbotsford

Permanent Full-Time and Part-Time positions, Temporary Full-Time and Part-Time positions, and Casual

CPCH nurses assess, plan, provide and evaluate respite and palliative nursing care to children with life-threatening illnesses; assist with teaching staff and children and families; and support research in accordance with the CRNBC Standards for Nursing Practice in B.C. and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice philosophy, mission, vision and values. As we expand our services to Abbotsford, we will be looking for permanent full-time, part-time and casual RN’s to join our incredible team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Using a framework for nursing practice, assess children and families needs; collects and compiles data; identifies problems, develops, communicates, implements and evaluates care plans consistent with the interdisciplinary plan in a consistent manner.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of the care plan by observing and reporting symptoms and conditions of the child, consults with interdisciplinary care team, children and families to discuss revisions to the care plan which meet the changing needs of the child.
  • Identifies children and family learning needs and incorporates teaching into the care plan and nursing interventions.       Explains policies, procedures and care plans to children, families and staff.
  • Consults with the interdisciplinary team and other staff regarding children and family needs.
  • Maintains children’s records by noting observations and care provided; prepares reports at shift end or as required.
  • Promotes children and families advocacy by ensuring children’s rights are understood and respected.
  • Participates in care conferences, family team meetings, and rounds and reports observations, problems and changes in children and families conditions.
  • Participates in the development of policies, procedures and standards for clinical practice.
  • Provides input into developing and/or revising policies, procedures and standards related to the role/department.
  • Participates in the on-going development and support of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Uses resources appropriately to ensure cost effective quality care.
  • Follows policies, procedures and standards of excellence to ensure a safe environment for children and families, other staff and visitors.
  • Collects data for the workload measurements, nursing audits and incident reports.
  • Participates in quality control activities/programs.
  • Participates in orientation and ongoing education for a variety of staff and students by acting as a resource person, teacher and role model.
  • Participates in committees and meetings which have an influence on clinical practice such as the Practice Committee.
  • Participates in educational activities in order to enhance knowledge and skills required for practice.
  • Participates in approved research projects by collecting date, answering questionnaires and assisting in clinical trials.
  • Responds to changes in practice that reflect research findings relevant to care.
  • Assumes other related responsibilities, as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Graduate from a recognized nursing program at the baccalaureate level supplemented with two (2) years recent pediatric and/or palliative care nursing experience or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated clinical competence.
  • Knowledge of both pediatric and palliative care principles.
  • Good computer skills including MS Office (MS Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Effective verbal and written English communication skills and the ability to interact with individuals at all levels.
  • Ability, availability and willingness to work various/rotating shifts including days, nights and weekends as required.
  • Demonstrated team player and ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct/train/orientate others.
  • Ability to effectively identify problems and resolve conflicts.
  • Ability to operate related equipment and devises.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position, which includes lifting, transferring and moving children in a safe manner.

Note: Flexibility is necessary as this position requires day, night, and weekend rotating shift work, and occasional travel within and outside the Lower Mainland.

Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected] This posting will remain open until the role is filled. Please specify which role you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed for current positions will be contacted. All resumes will be kept for 1 year and considered for future vacancies as well.

 

Personal Care Aide

Personal Care Aide (PCA)

Permanent Part-Time (0.5 FTE)

Under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse, the Personal Care Aide ensures safe, quality care while performing care duties relating to feeding, personal hygiene, music and recreational therapy activities, accompanying children and families on outings, and some clinical duties. Candidates must be available to work days, evenings, nights, and weekends, and should be available on short notice.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides personal care to children with bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, skin and hair care; assisting with toilet needs; and lifting and transferring children.
  • Assists with meals by serving and feeding designated children.
  • Assists with a child’s exercise routines.
  • Safely utilizes mechanical aids, such as wheelchairs, lifts, and stretchers.
  • Performs tasks, as delegated by the nurse, such as obtaining urine specimens, administering non-sterile dressings, checking skin for ulcers and for skin integrity, following standard procedures and protocols.
  • Monitors children and reports observations, problems, and any behavioural, physical and cognitive changes to the Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • Accompanies children and families on outings and during social activities, as required.
  • Assists with recreation and music therapy activities.
  • Performs some clerical duties, such as typing, answering the telephone, and counting petty cash.
  • Charts pertinent information in the child’s chart.
  • Follows policies, procedures and standards of excellence to ensure a safe environment for children and families, other staff, and volunteers.
  • Assumes other related responsibilities, as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma, supplemented with graduation from a recognized Health Care Assistant program, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience and be registered with the BC Care Aid Community Health Worker Registry.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
  • Good English communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Ability to observe and recognize changes in children.
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with children and families.
  • Good computer skills, including MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional and personal boundaries.
  • Clear and valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence is required.

Note: Flexibility is necessary as this position requires day, night, and weekend rotating shift work, and occasional travel within and outside the Lower Mainland.

Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected]. This posting will remain open until the role is filled. Please specify which role you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed for current positions will be contacted. All resumes will be kept for 1 year and considered for future vacancies as well.

Unit Clerk

Unit Clerk
Permanent Part-Time (0.4 FTE)

The Programs & Services Clerk performs a variety of clerical/administrative functions including typing, filing, answering telephones, faxing orders, etc. and assists the nursing team with basic patient care needs as required. As well, provides clerical support to Bereavement, Intake and Telehealth.  In collaboration with the Nursing Coordinator and nursing team, maintains the clinical team’s shift schedule. Please note that this position will be based out of the Vancouver location, with opportunities for additional hours at the Abbotsford location.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides clerical support to nursing staff including answering phones, typing letters, preparing presentation materials, filing, making up charts, etc.
  • Prepares and faxes weekly orders for and picks up medical and pharmacy supplies.
  • Prepares and faxes weekly orders for oxygen supplies.
  • Assists nursing team with activities of daily living and needs of children.
  • Maintains various binders, including “Preventative Maintenance”, “Memo”, etc.
  • Participates in care conferences and clinical rounds and reports observations, problems and changes in children’s condition. This includes taking minutes at clinical rounds and other designated meetings.
  • Assists Nursing Coordinator with recruitment and orientation of Personal Care Aides (PCAs).
  • Prepares nursing team availability and clinical on-call schedule for the Nursing Coordinator’s review, and follows up as required.
  • Maintains petty cash for the clinical team on a daily basis.
  • Responsible for equipment maintenance in coordination with BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) Bio-Medical Technician and other contractors.
  • Prepares post-mortem package and sympathy cards for families on CPCH program.
  • Coordinates and organizes Telehealth conferences.
  • Maintains children’s charts, records data information, arranges flights and other related intake functions.
  • Performs payroll functions/recording/tracking related to the clinical team to assist the Payroll Coordinator with payroll cut-off dates and input.
  • Conducts hand hygiene audits and related tasks according to CPCH IPAC (Infection Prevention and Control) policies.
  • Assumes other related responsibilities, as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma, supplemented with a minimum of one year related office experience. A medical terminology course and/or medical office experience is preferred. Experience in a similar environment (e.g. health care, non-profit) is an asset.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, diverse and emotionally sensitive environment.
  • Calm, pleasant demeanor, particularly in the face of distractions and stressful situations.
  • Strong knowledge of office practices and procedures and business correspondence.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle fluctuating priorities and timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to multiple enquiries and requests for information in a timely manner.
  • Ability to build and sustain effective working relationships and interact with individuals at all levels, including staff, volunteers, children and families, donors and stakeholders in a professional and respectful manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as a collaborative member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Effective verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Well versed in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), good data entry and typing skills.
  • High level of accuracy, coupled with a keen eye for detail.
  • Clear and valid BC driver’s licence is required.
  • Access to a vehicle is required.

Note: Flexibility is necessary as this position requires day, night, and weekend rotating shift work, and occasional travel within and outside the Lower Mainland.

Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected]This posting will remain open until the role is filled. Please specify which role you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed for current positions will be contacted. All resumes will be kept for 1 year and considered for future vacancies as well.

Director, Human Resources - Vancouver

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director, Human Resources, in collaboration with the senior leadership team, initiates, plans and implements the organization’s human resources strategies and frameworks that support the direction and goals of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) and manages the employee relations, compensation and benefits, performance management, recruitment and orientation, succession planning, and training and development activities.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Contributes to the overall strategic planning for the organization as a member of the senior leadership team, ensuring that human resources strategies support the vision, goals and objectives of CPCH.
  • Initiates the development of the overall HR strategy, and implements appropriate human resources initiatives, policies, programs and practices that align with strategic and operational objectives and applicable legislation and meet Accreditation Canada standards required of the organization.
  • Leads and/or provides proactive and responsive advice to leaders and managers on a variety of human resources issues, such as recruitment, compensation, employee development, attendance management, performance management, succession planning and human resources policies and procedures.
  • Develops, recommends and administers effective compensation and benefits programs and provides direction and assistance in the interpretation and administration of these programs; monitors the experience of these programs and recommends changes, as necessary.
  • Develops and implements employee relations strategies and coaches managers and employees in resolving conflicts in order to foster a climate which encourages open communication and contributes to harmonious working relationships. Mediates and assists in settling disputes, as required.
  • Oversees the annual performance management process by providing support, coaching and feedback to managers and supervisors.
  • Manages the orientation process for new employees and provides assistance to facilitate the transition to the organization. Conducts exit interviews with resigning employees to obtain feedback on how the organization can improve.
  • Works closely with the Senior Leadership Team on organizational change initiatives and supports managers with identifying changes to the organizational structure and redesigning various work processes.
  • Develops the human resources annual operating and capital budgets; monitors budget and provides monthly and quarterly variance analysis.
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with service providers and stakeholders.
  • Develops and maintains effective human resources systems and produces reports as required.
  • Participates on and/or leads a variety of internal committees in order to provide human resources support and input.
  • Assumes other related responsibilities, as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

 A degree or diploma in Human Resources Management, supplemented with 8 to 10 years progressive experience in human resources, with at least 3 years in a senior management role, preferably in a non-profit health care environment. A CPHR designation is an asset.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Seasoned human resources leader in principles and best practices.
  • Sound knowledge of applicable employment and human rights legislation.
  • Sound knowledge of respective collective agreements, including the NBA/BCNU and HSP/HEABC collective agreements.
  • Demonstrated ability to think and work strategically and operationally.
  • Strong leadership, organizational, and planning skills.
  • Effective analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide progressive and innovative approaches in the development of human resources strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to think proactively and take initiative.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work independently.
  • Excellent relationship building, facilitation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products including MS Word, Outlook, Excel, as well as HRIS programs.

Note: Flexibility is necessary, as this position may require occasional weekend and evening work and travel within and outside the Lower Mainland. The incumbent must have easy access to a vehicle and a clear Class 5 driver’s licence.

Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected] by June 29, 2018.  Please specify “Director, Human Resources” in the subject line of your email and indicate how you first heard about the position.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.

Candidates who previously applied need not reapply as your application will continue to be considered for this role

Cook - Vancouver and Abbotsford

Cooks – Casual Positions

both Hospice locations in Vancouver and Abbotsford.

As part of the Food Services team, the Cooks plan, prepare and cook a variety of food items (according to FoodSafe standards); assign tasks and provide direction to kitchen volunteers; assist in planning recreational activities (baking, etc.) to include children and their families; and maintain a clean, stocked kitchen and supply area. The Cooks work closely with other staff, as well as families and volunteers.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Follows daily menu plans and adapts, as necessary, to accommodate changes in numbers of persons requiring meals. Plans cooking schedule to minimize time between completion and serving.
  • Defrosts and prepares food in advance; cooks and prepares food items (e.g. soups, sauces, salads, fish, poultry, meats, desserts, cookies); prepares food items for freezing.
  • Ensures food is prepared according to preparation guidelines and FoodSafe standards.
  • Checks supplies on hand and restocks the kitchen with necessary day-to-day supplies.
  • Assigns tasks and provides direction to kitchen volunteers to ensure work is performed in accordance with standards.
  • Assists staff, volunteers and parents with planning of recreational activities (baking, etc.) to include children and their families.
  • Supervises and engages the kitchen volunteers and provides direction during volunteer shifts.
  • Maintains established rotation of food in storage and use of leftovers to minimize spoil and waste.
  • Contributes to menu planning, food presentation and recipe planning, in consultation with the Food Services Coordinator.
  • Follows cleaning schedule, as required (e.g. cleans counters, sinks, stove, floors, machines, equipment and storage areas; spot washes walls and splash area; removes garbage).
  • Liaises with families, volunteers and staff to discuss special dietary requirements and allergy alerts.
  • Ensures safety practices and procedures are adhered to.
  • Attends Interdisciplinary Rounds as requested.
  • Assumes other related responsibilities, as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent, plus qualification as a cook from a recognized cooking school, supplemented by a minimum of one year related experience in food preparation and cooking. Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Related experience in a health care facility is preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of commonly used kitchen equipment, its use and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of cooking procedures and food safe techniques.
  • Effective verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with individual at all levels.
  • Ability to plan and organize work.
  • Ability to work with children and families in sensitive situations.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional and personal boundaries.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and prepare a variety of nutritious food items that appeal to all ages.
  • FoodSafe Level 1 certificate is required.
  • WHMIS certification is required.

Flexibility is necessary, as this position may require occasional weekend and evening work and travel within the Lower Mainland.

Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected] by June 22, 2018. Please specify “Casual Cook” in the subject line of your email and indicate how you first heard about the position. 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.

Coordinator, Digital Communications

Vancouver – Full-Time

This creative communications role is responsible for developing and implementing effective online communications and marketing strategies that raise Canuck Place Children’s Hospice’s (CPCH) brand recognition, drive online engagement and fund development, as well as connect CPCH supporters to the work and programs at CPCH through digital storytelling. This includes composing compelling stories about the organization, creating engaging digital imagery that attracts attention, managing content on all CPCH social media platforms, and analyzing the collected data to make recommendations on how to engage current and future donors.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Develops an integrated annual plan for digital communications including; social media, email marketing, and canuckplace.org content
  • Develops and manages the content calendar for all digital channels, ensuring a variety of engaging content and regular cadence of editorial that reflects the voice of CPCH
  • Curate and monitor content on all social media platforms – this includes media and design
  • Engages with social media audiences to increase profile and foster audience growth
  • Monitor, record, and report out on all social media KPI data
  • Assist with social media marketing in support of all CPCH campaigns and events
  • Lead email marketing plans and timelines for all campaigns and events – this includes email acquisition and stewardship
  • Curate and create email marketing content – this includes media and design
  • Monitor, record, and report out on all email marketing KPI data
  • Lead website plans and timelines for all campaigns and events including landing pages, web forms, and blog posts
  • Manage and maintain all canuckplace.org content – includes copy writing, media and design
  • Manage and maintain the Canuck Place blog
  • Manage canuckplace.org SEO
  • Assist with SEM – Google Adwords account – includes scripting and reporting out
  • Monitor, record, and report out on all website KPI data using Google Analytics
  • Develop content to drive digital content series that support CPCH campaigns and events
  • Curate family/staff testimonial content for digital application in events and campaigns – includes interviewing and transcribing
  • Produce and curate video content for digital output – may include video editing
  • Collaborates with all other departments to develop digital communications to our shared goals
  • Assumes other related responsibilities, as assigned

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, media, communications, or a related discipline. Minimum of 3 years related experience, including working in web communications or digital marketing.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Well versed in social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Current experience in delivering effective online advertising, including SEM and SMM
  • Experience in developing effective and compelling content (written, photo and video)
  • Highly detail oriented with stellar proofreading and editing skills
  • Experience working with WordPress, CMS (content management systems) and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with SEO, Hootsuite or Sprout Social and Google Analytics
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with MailChimp, or comparative platform, and Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and consistently deliver results in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong work ethic, including a high degree of integrity, passion, empathy and compassion
  • Experience working in a collaborative and professional team environment
  • Clear and valid BC driver’s licence and access to a vehicle are required
  • Knowledge of video production is an asset
  • Experience in a non-profit environment is an asset

Note: Flexibility is necessary as this position may require occasional weekend and evening work and travel within the Lower Mainland.

Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected]  by Friday, June 22, 2018.  Please specify “Coordinator, Digital Communications” in the subject line of your email and indicate how you heard about the position.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.

Clinical Manager, Nursing Team

Vancouver – Full-Time

Reporting to and working closely with the Director, Program Development & Administration, the Clinical Nursing Manager contributes to developing, implementing and evaluating programs and services delivered through Canuck Place Children’s Hospice – Vancouver location , consistent with the organization’s strategic priorities, philosophy, mission, goals and established program and clinical standards to ensure the delivery of safe, high quality care to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Ensures Vancouver Coastal Health licensing regulations are met.

The Clinical Nursing Manager provides day to day leadership and is accountable for the efficient and effective delivery of inpatient services, including the overall management and direction of the assigned staff, and assisting in the development of and overseeing the applicable budget. The Nursing Manager provides leadership in promoting excellence in pediatric palliative care practice by applying and evaluating standards, policies, and practices, promoting evidence-based practice and quality improvement processes. Models joint decision making  and ensures the provision of  an interdisciplinary work environment  through the maintenance of positive working relationships with staff, volunteers, children and families, clinical, administrative and other regional and provincial leadership positions.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

Performed in conjunction with or under the direction of the Director, Program Development & Administration.

  • Provides day to day administrative and operational leadership to ensure children and families have access to inpatient beds as required, receive safe and quality care, and staff has manageable workloads within budgeted staffing levels to meet the operational needs.
  • Accountable for recruitment, interviewing and hiring, and coordinating orientation of nursing and other designated staff.
  • Evaluates employee performance and skill level, develops action plans and initiates training and development programs working in collaboration with the Professional Practice Leader, Nursing and Nurse Educator.
  • Enhances individual and staff morale by team building, encouraging dialogue and facilitating resolutions to work issues, and supporting staff through coaching, guiding and modeling key behaviors and strategies.
  • Provides direction to team members to define shared and individual goals, meet target dates, and ensure alignment of team goals to overall goals and objectives of the organization.
  • Collaborates with other departments throughout the hospice to ensure coordinated, integrated service delivery. Advocates for appropriate allocation of resources to meet child/family needs.
  • Manages operations by assessing and monitoring staff/patient ratios and supplies based on patient acuity and staff skill level. Approves adjustments to staffing levels to meet patient/family needs.
  • Defines an effective workforce plan that ensures the availability of adequate staff within the context of operational demands and environmental and resource constraints.
  • Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of continuous quality improvement and service delivery initiatives, program goals, objectives, policies, procedures and priorities that meet the needs of the pediatric palliative care population.
  • Participates on relevant quality committees and develops mechanisms to involve nursing staff, physicians, other interdisciplinary team members in practice and operational changes.
  • Participates with the Professional Practice Leader, Nursing in the development and implementation of best practices for clinical practice which promote quality and safe patient care, ensuring a consistency with the organization’s standards of care and strategic direction. Ensures communication of changes to children, families and direct care staff.
  • Monitors quality outcomes, and assists in the development of methodologies, quality indicators, evidence based outcomes, accreditation and audit activities in conjunction with the Professional Practice Leader, Nursing, Director of Program Development and Administration and the Medical Director.
  • Investigates, and conducts root cause analyses on incident reports (child, families and staff), letters of complaint/concerns, follows up on action plans, and communicates outcomes to incident reporters. Identifies potential practice changes and/or quality improvement initiatives for review by quality committees.
  • Leads through example and empowers autonomy and accountability of various team members. Fosters a culture of learning, collaboration, teamwork and respect.
  • Works with the Clinical Program Leaders and Nurse Educator to promote a continuing education climate by identifying education needs with staff and encouraging staff to pursue further education.
  • Prepares, monitors, and analyzes staffing, and operating, and capital budgets for the service delivery cost centers in collaboration with the Director of Program Development and Administration. Develops effective and efficient practices and processes to measure use of resources and the quality of care rendered within the allocated budget.
  • Promotes patient safety by ongoing monitoring of clinical practices and the work environment to minimize risk of patient harm. Identifies areas of improvement and leads and collaborates with various quality committees to ensure best practices in patient safety.
  • Provides leadership and direction in the identification, selection, evaluation and acquisition of equipment and maintains a preventative maintenance program to provide a safe environment for children, families and staff.
  • Fosters open communication and cooperative working relationships with staff, physicians, volunteers, children/families, volunteers, health care providers and members of the community.
  • Monitors and approves requests for overtime, vacation, leaves of absences, and sick time.
  • Maintains current knowledge of developments and trends in management theory and techniques and pediatric, palliative care delivery systems.
  • Performs other related responsibilities as required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing coupled with a Master’s Degree in Nursing or health care related field (e.g. Health Administration, Leadership, etc.), plus a minimum of 5 years recent related clinical experience. Extensive health care management experience in pediatric and/or palliative care; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. This will include a minimum of 2 years working in a managerial/leadership capacity. Experience as a clinical manager of an inpatient nursing unit is an asset.  Current registration with CRNBC.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Sound knowledge of pediatric and palliative care principles and practices, including family-centered care
  • Strong skills in health care operations management.
  • Excellent leadership, coaching, mentoring and team building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently manage human and fiscal resources
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of quality assurance processes.
  • Critical thinking skills with sound decision making, problem solving and evaluative skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively within an interdisciplinary care team, build effective relationships and resolve conflict situations with individuals at all levels.
  • Effective change agent skills with demonstrated success leading teams through change.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and foster a culture of ongoing knowledge generation and translation aimed at improving care delivery and patient outcomes.
  • Proven ability to develop and sustain partnerships and work diplomatically and persuasively with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide progressive and innovative approaches and solutions to gaps and challenges.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, set and successfully accomplish objectives.
  • Demonstrated basic computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheet, and ability to utilize a computerized patient care information system.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and a continuous, lifelong learner.

Flexibility is necessary, as this position may require occasional weekend and evening work and travel within the Lower Mainland.

Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected] by June 22, 2018. Please specifyClinical Manager, Nursing Teamin the subject line of your email and indicate how you first heard about the position.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.

 

Please check back frequently for new postings.

If you do not see a position that matches your skill set, feel free to email your resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected]. Please note the position you are seeking in the subject line of the email.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed for a position will be contacted.

Resumes are kept on file for six months.

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