Work in the Community

VCH is actively recruiting for community health care professionals to partner with clients and their families to promote health and prevent disease and injury. Work with a high degree of autonomy to initiate strategies that will positively impact people and their community.

Work in the Downtown Eastside

We have opportunities for healthcare professionals who are interested in contributing to improved health outcomes and quality of life for people in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES.).

True North Goals

Vancouver Coastal Health's True North Goals.

CST Opportunities

Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) is a joint undertaking between VCH, PHSA and PHC to complete a significant transformation of clinical practices and systems. Care will be streamlined, with clinical design teams creating standardized, evidence-informed clinical practices and a powerful, new integrated clinical information system will be developed. Now is your chance to shape how healthcare is delivered, while making a positive impact on the lives of British Columbians.

A world-class innovator in medical care, research, & teaching.

Vancouver Coastal Health delivers services to more than 1 million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Corridor, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, the Central Coast and surrounding areas.

The remarkable range of specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for Nurses, Sonographers, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Mental Health professionals and many other health care and allied professionals.

Our amazing workforce and remarkable organizational culture ensure that VCH is always promoting better heath for our communities through innovation and exceptional care.



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About Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world-class innovator in medical care, research and teaching. VCH provides a full range of direct and contracted health services including primary, secondary, tertiary care, home and community care, mental health services, population and preventive health and addictions services. VCH is one of six publicly-funded – more... 

  • “It’s an exciting time to be working for Vancouver Coastal Health as a Nurse Practitioner (NP): leadership is excited about role development and the number of NPs is constantly growing. With key roles in addictions, mental health and complex chronic diseases, as NPs we have carved ourselves crucial roles in health care delivery - this is so cool!” says Jennifer, Nurse Practitioner on the North Shore Community. She loves working on the North Shore because it has all the assets and innovation of the big city, with the feel of a small town: “It feels very grounded here, and the team is very connected.”
Jennifer is part of the Quick Response Team (QRT), which provides urgent primary care for seniors at home in an effort to reduce Emergency room visits for non-emergency reasons: “I love that I got to build and develop this role, and continue to shape and re-frame service delivery to suit the needs of the community. The average age of my clients is over 90, so this job has provided me with the opportunity to meet some incredible women and men who have made enormous contributions in shaping history.
Over the last six years, I have had the privilege of caring for several centenarians – or people who have lived to be 100 or older. Now, keep in mind, I only visit people who still live at home, so that is notable.  My oldest patients have been 107 and 108. One particular day, I visited clients who were 101, 103 and 105 years old - pretty remarkable!”
“This year, we have introduced the Quick Response Team (Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, and NP) to the community in order to further support complex frail clients coming from Lions Gate Hospital and mitigate return to hospital socio-functional reasons,” says Jennifer.
“When I started here in 2012, there were only two NPs in North and West Vancouver, and since then we have expanded to six of NPs with VCH and one in private practice! The energy in the Nurse Practitioner community at VCH right now is palpable - it’s a great time to be joining the team!” To learn more about career opportunities, check out the link in our bio!
#NursePractitioner #NP #VCHStaff #NorthVancouver
  • “What inspires me most working in the Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant (L/BMT) Program Daycare is seeing how supportive patients are of others.  The unit layout allows patients to connect and encourage one another.  Similarly, long after treatments or passing of loved ones, clients return to let us know they're thinking of us. These gestures during their difficult times are gratifying, they’re reminders to keep going and do my best,” says Mona, Registered Nurse at Vancouver General Hospital.
What she enjoys most about her role in ambulatory care is the range of patient acuity and caring for patients through their entire cancer journey – from diagnosis to survivorship or end-of-life: “Fighting blood cancer is a long process and takes commitment, so you really build relationships and impact lives.”
Mona shared what motivated her to apply for this role: “I didn't start with a sure passion for L/BMT, but I had the chance to meet VCH leaders and ‘reverse-interview’ them about their departments.  Vacancies in L/BMT were rare and low turnover implied job-satisfaction to me, so I wasn't surprised the manager I met was open, supportive & flexible.  L/BMT captured my heart and when ready for change, I didn’t have to leave to grow professionally.  It's a large program with many settings to work in, so I easily transitioned to outpatients.”
Mona feels supported at work and has knowledgeable, experienced, caring staff to lean on: “I like how we're all different yet respect the strengths we each bring to our unit.” The unit even has their own nursing journal club: “We take turns facilitating discussion as a way of learning, understanding research, gaining leadership skills & improving workplace dynamics. It’s a new initiative for nurses and a fun get-together that boosts our unit morale!”
In her spare time, Mona enjoys team sports and skated on synchronized teams for most of her life.  She recently joined a soccer team for the first time: “I'm counting on my flexible schedule to get to practices and hoping turf is gentler than ice!”
#RegisteredNurse #RN #VCHStaff #VGH #Vancouver
  • #TBT to when @VCHCareers visited one of the most beautiful places on Earth - Bella Coola, BC. 
Filled with amazing natural beauty, #BellaCoola is a playground for the adventurous. Snow capped mountains, majestic grizzly bears, and world class fishing await the intrepid health care professional. 
500 km North of Vancouver (a relatively short flight), Bella Coola sits in a mountain valley at the end of a long and beautiful fjiord.

Visit our website to learn how you can have the experience of a lifetime in a beautiful, welcoming, and remote community.

  • “For the individuals that I have the honour of working with, they are the centre of my work. They are the teacher, the expert in their plan to move forward with their lives. Every day I’m in the community, there’s a new challenge and a new skill to learn.” – Justin, Social Worker, Primary Outreach Services in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES) . To learn more about our many career opportunities in the DTES, check out the link in our bio!😊
#SocialWork #AlliedHealth #DTES #Vancouver #VCHStaff
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