Vancouver Coastal Health

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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.

Reviews

Overall

4.2
Based on 24 reviews
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Work/Life Balance
4.0
Salary/Benefits
4.0
Job Security/Advancement
3.7
Management
3.9
Culture
3.9

Salaries

  • 221 salaries reported
    $26.10 per hour
    • Most Reported
    $14.75
    $56.85
  • 16 salaries reported
    $35.06 per hour
    $14.75
    $56.85
  • 274 salaries reported
    $38.53 per hour
    $14.75
    $56.85

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... 

  • Registered Nurse, Amy M. works in a unique environment at Vancouver General Hospital - the Solid Organ Transplant Unit. 
Amy: "I think what is unique about working within our Transplant Program is that we offer a continuum of care from pre-transplant assessment, to inpatient monitoring after the transplant, to post-transplant care ambulatory clinic. So, we get to see the patient in all spectrums of health and create lifelong partnerships with them."
  • What's your role at VCH?
I am a Social Worker in the Downtown Eastside (DTES.) .
What gets you out of bed every morning?
The people of the DTES. I am amazed and humbled every day by the individuals I get to meet and who open their lives and their stories to me. The community is by far the friendliest and most community-oriented neighbourhood I’ve been part of. 
Why did you choose your profession?
Social work chose me. After many years working in a career that wasn’t rewarding to me, I discovered the life-changing addiction awareness classes presented by Mark Haden. After completing the classes, I knew social work was what I needed to do. I’m still unsure why the DTES was such strong pull for me, but I’m glad it was (and still is)!
What’s the most exciting thing to happen to you while at work?
The most exciting thing to happen in my work life is seeing the accomplishments of people I work with. Some days, the greatest accomplishment can be focusing on a conversation for a few minutes, other days it may be reconnecting with family who have been estranged for many years. The greatest accomplishment of all to see is someone successfully meeting goals that had once seemed impossible.
  • Are you passionate about delivering care that will have a profound and positive impact on youth struggling with acute mental health and substance use challenges? If so, then come on over to the HOpe Centre at Lion’s Gate Hospital on Wednesday September 14th to find out about the exciting opportunities we have coming up at the new Carlile Youth Concurrent Disorders Centre. Dale Handley, Clinical Planner (Youth Mental Health and Substance use Services) and Tanis Evans, Manager (Child & Youth Mental Health & Substance Use) will be providing details and answering questions about working at the Carlile Centre. Be part of this multi-disciplinary team and develop this brand new regional program, while developing your own skills and experience!
  • Insite is North America’s first legal supervised injection site. Since opening its doors in 2003, Insite has been a safe, health-focused place where people inject drugs and connect to health care services – from primary care to treat disease and infection, to addiction counselling and treatment, to housing and community supports. Insite operates on a harm-reduction model, which means it strives to decrease the adverse health, social and economic consequences of drug use without requiring abstinence. VCH is now hiring a Clinic Nurse for this truly unique health care environment. Visit careers.vch.ca for more information 💉. . #harmreduction #insite #supervisedinjection
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Headquarters
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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