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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... 

  • #HappyMonday from our awesome Allied Health team in the Burn, Trauma and High Acuity Unit at VGH! #VCHStaff
  • Camille is a physiotherapist on the critical care team at VGH. @VCHCareers met up with her to learn more about her unit and team:
“Our unit primarily works with the burns patients. I enjoy the complex challenges and critical thinking involved with these types of cases. We see them from when they first arrive, and are often critically ill - only able to tolerate minimal range of motion. We then work to bring them to the rehab stage, where we work on their balance and strength issues. I like that I am able to use many of skills which I developed in my training, all together on one patient - I am not just doing the same thing, every single day.
We have patients who come in with very large and extensive burns. Seeing someone who is ventilated, sedated, very sick and in the ICU; to arriving on the unit, waking up, rehabilitating and walking out of the door healthy is phenomenal. For example, we had a brain injured patient who had severe orthopedic injuries with respiratory complications who we thought was destined for poor outcomes. He surprised us all by starting to recover, talk, walk and now he is healthy and back in the community.
I also really like the teamwork aspect, as we work closely with other allied health and doctors (complex pain, psychiatry and plastics) in order to achieve their goals. I work daily with 5 other physiotherapists within the critical care team who are incredibly respectful, knowledgeable and willing to impart their advice to anyone who needs support. We also meet weekly and discuss a journal to improve our practice, or bring forward complex cases that we can brainstorm together. Outside of our immediate group we have clinical resource therapists and VCH physio educator who are always able to talk and see our patients with us.
Our department is multicultural and brings with it a vast array of international experience. We currently have one Kiwi, one Aussie, one British, one Irish and two Canadian PTs!" Learn about allied health opportunities by visiting our website:

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  • Tamara is 1 of 3 Home Care Nurses that oversee the Home and Community Care Program in the Bella Coola Valley, including the Nuxalk First Nations. It is the first integrated program in BC, if not Canada. Her clients range almost 50 kilometers from the town of Bella Coola, which can make for interesting commutes. She’s driven through ice, snow, forest fires, floods, mountain slides, and more! 
A US immigrant, Tamara happened to meet her Canadian spouse at an airport (they are both pilots!) She continues to fly for the annual valley moose hunt (moose being their primary source of meat.) In addition to being a pilot, she is also a sailor! She has traveled by 30’ “sloop” to ports in Haiti, French Polynesia, Hawaii and Alaska. 
Living at the top of the ‘hill’ at Nimpo Lake, about a 2.5 hour drive from town requires a 4WD vehicle equipped with very good tires. “It sounds like a negative, but I assure you it is the best part of the job. The varieties of wildlife I see are incredible! And the views are nothing short of amazing. A couple of weeks ago I saw 12 bears on my way home – a personal record.” Learn more and apply at:

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  • Myriam is a registered nurse living and working in Bella Coola for the past 10 years. She is as passionate about providing quality care, as she is about the community in which she lives (very!) Originally from Germany, Myriam leveraged her education and came to Canada to pursue her nursing career, as well as to explore Canada. While in Canada, she fell in love with her husband, and ultimately settled down in the peaceful town of Bella Coola, British Columbia.

Flanked by her 2 golden retrievers, Nemo and Max – she tours @VCHCareers around the community and hospital she loves so much: “In a small town, the staff we work with often become like family to us. We are all very close and often get together outside of work for various activities and social events. It’s important for us that we hire the right staff who are going to feel comfortable living in a small community, and enjoy the outdoors. If you’re going to miss the mall or the movie theatre – you may want to reconsider moving here!” As she drove the winding roads of the town, she waved and smiled to nearly every passing vehicle and resident, and without exception, was greeted by an equivalent reaction. The recruitment team couldn’t help but notice the overwhelming friendliness of the people within the community.

Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and dense old growth forest, it’s no surprise that the staff at Bella Coola General Hospital spend most of their free time outdoors. With endless outdoor and recreational activities at their fingertips, staff enjoy skiing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and more – a work-life balance like none other.

Learn more and apply at:

#AlliedHealth #TravelNurse #Nursing #Nurse #RegisteredNurse #RN #TravelRN #ExploreBC #ExploreCanada #BritishColumbia #HealthcareJobs #BCJobs #VanCity
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