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BC Childrens Hospital

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Emergency & Trauma Services - BC Children's Hospital

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
13 days ago
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Emergency & Trauma Services

BC Children's Hospital

Vancouver, BC

What you'll do

  • Exemplify and promote excellence in nursing by performing duties such as providing trauma-informed, anti-racist, psychologically safe, family-centered, advanced-practice nursing expertise and clinical support to the interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Collaborate to develop, implement and evaluate standards, clinical practice guidelines and other processes that support excellence in service delivery and are consistent with provincial and national guidelines, accreditation requirements, professional standards and codes of ethics.
  • Participate in the strategic planning, development, implementation and evaluation of clinical practice guidelines, practice management, performance improvement and patient safety programs at the provincial level regarding pediatric trauma care across multiple health authorities in conjunction with the Medical Directors, Executive and Program Directors, Provincial Trauma groups and coalitions.
  • Enhance nursing practice through collaboration with other agencies, regions and inter-disciplinary teams. Review current practice and processes and identifies and makes recommendations regarding continuous quality improvement initiatives in order to meet or exceed defined standards of care.
  • Provide leadership with respect to pediatric trauma care and management at the program, organizational, community, provincial and national levels to optimize best practice in pediatric trauma patient/client care within the broader health system.
  • Conduct and/or facilitates pediatric trauma data collection and research to advance healthcare practice knowledge in relation to the care of pediatric patients and families. Participate in defining outcome measures that will improve care delivery and quality of care for patients and families. Integrates research and best practice into strategic planning and service delivery.
  • Function within the established protocols, medical delegation process, and the scope of Registered Nursing practice in British Columbia and within the CNS's own competencies.

What you bring


  • Master's degree in nursing plus current registration with the BC College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM)
  • Five (5) years of recent related experience working in a health care setting with a focus in emergency and trauma care in a leadership role with a broad understanding of current issues, challenges and future directions of health care and trauma care in Canada.

You will also have

  • Ability to work independently; ability to exercise judgement at an advanced level and manage initiatives with skill and diplomacy.
  • Clinical competence and in-depth knowledge of pediatric trauma care.
  • Ability to foster effective working relationships at all levels both internally and externally to the organization.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with technological communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong project management, change management and facilitation skills are essential.
  • Ability to participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team, and function as an advanced practice nurse.
  • Effective leadership, teaching, research, relational and communications skills.
  • Strong analytical and interpretive skills and ability to disseminate information/advice and/or promote the use of research findings.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular, Full-Time (FTE 1.0)
$102,938 to $147,974 per year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate's relevant education and experience and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
Monday to Friday; 0800-1600
Requisition #

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.

BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA and BCCH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of April 9, 2024. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday - Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.
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