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Discharge Planning Nurse Coordinator, Sunny Hill Inpatient Nursing - BC Children's and Sunny Hill Health Centre

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Discharge Planning Nurse Coordinator, Sunny Hill Inpatient Nursing

BC Children's and Sunny Hill Health Centre

Vancouver, BC

The Discharge Planning Nurse Coordinator (DPNC) is responsible for the coordination, support and facilitation of a comprehensive range of discharge planning and preparation activities for pediatric patients and families across the programs. This includes, but not limited to: family education, family support, and acquisition of patient home medical equipment, family meetings, care conferences and referrals to community services, government agencies and other follow up care for patients. The Discharge Planning Nurse Coordinator develops and maintains family information and educational materials and programming for patients and families in collaboration with members of the interdisciplinary health care team, family advisors, practice leaders and educators. The Discharge Planning Coordinator provides day to day discharge planning and works in collaboration with the charge nurse, and other members of the health care team to support optimal patient flow for timely and effective discharges and transfers.

What you'll do

  • Advises and supports bedside nurses, other health care team members and families in the assessment, planning, facilitation, follow up and evaluation of discharges for pediatric patients arranging discharge preparation activities including but not limited to: Acquisition of equipment and nursing support, referrals to appropriate outpatient, community and government services, and linking various services and follow-up care in the transition from hospital to community care and home, assisting transition to follow up in BC Children's Hospital's subspecialty services, local hospitals and other community providers across the entire continuum of care to help ensure optimal care coordination and in-network referral management
  • In partnership with the interdisciplinary team, aids in developing individual patient discharge plans, orders home supplies (unless otherwise embedded in programs) and helps identify any discharge barriers for patients and their caregivers, with aim to resolve problems related to patient care upon transition to the community
  • Coordinates teaching with patients and caregivers, including the development of teaching resources, identifying learning needs, developing education materials and conducting teaching sessions.
  • Supports family integrated model of care by supporting education and teaching from admission to discharge through the development of materials and coaching and mentoring of point of care nurses.
  • Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team in coordinating or attending team family meetings, including community care providers when appropriate. This may include use of phone conferences or TeleHealth.

What you bring

Qualifications

  • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Three years recent clinical experience in tertiary level pediatric hospital or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Demonstrated skill in the development of nursing care plans and teaching plans.
  • Broad knowledge of evidence based nursing practice related to patient acuity and bed utilization practices.
  • Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient care and discharge planning.
  • Knowledge of critical perspectives and social justice frameworks such as Trauma Informed Care
  • Commitment to develop knowledge and understanding of legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents - including Truth & Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study - and how they intersect across the health care system.
  • 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).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities of settler colonialism on Indigenous Peoples and familiarity with addressing Indigenous-specific anti-racism, anti-racism and Indigenous Cultural Safety and foundational documents and legislative commitments (The Declaration Act, the Declaration Action Plan, TRC, IPS, Remembering Keegan, 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: Temporary, Full-Time (until May 27, 2026)
Wage:
$49.20 - $ 67.08 /hour
Location:
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Closing date:
May 19, 2024
Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday; 0800-1600
Requisition #
165677E

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.

Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC) provides specialized development and rehabilitation services to BC children, youth and their families.

BCCH and SHHC are part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

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.

PHSA, BCCH and SHHC 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.

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: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA is committed to equity in our hiring and employment practices. With learning and compassion, we are addressing existing inequities and barriers throughout our systems. PHSA is seeking to create a diverse workforce and to establish an inclusive and culturally safe environment. We invite applications and enquiries from all people, particularly those belonging to the historically, systemically, and/or persistently marginalized groups identified under the B.C. Human Rights Code.

One of PHSA's North Star priorities is to eradicate Indigenous-specific racism, which includes dismantling barriers to health care employment at every level. We welcome Indigenous individuals to apply and/or contact the Sanya'kula Team (Indigenous Recruitment & Employee Experience) for support at indigenous.employment@phsa.ca .

Indigenous-specific anti-racism initiatives are rooted in addressing the unique forms of discrimination, historical and ongoing injustices, and marginalization faced by Indigenous peoples. These initiatives align with an Indigenous rights-based approach, recognizing the inherent rights and self-determination of Indigenous communities. PHSA must uphold legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents such as including Truth & Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study.

About BC Childrens Hospital

BC Children’s Hospital is a leader in general and specialized pediatric services, and is the province’s foremost teaching and research facility for child health.

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Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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