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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.



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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... 

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  • Marissa recently jumped into her new role at R.W. Large Memorial Hospital as a "Combined Lab and X-ray Technologist" (CLXT.) She was kind enough to give VCH some of her time for a couple of questions about her experience so far:
"My experience so far in Bella Bella has been great! The accommodations are amazing, and waking up to an ocean view cannot be beat. The job itself has also been great. As a new grad this is my first full time position and the transition from Edmonton, AB has gone well. 
I think that the best part about my experience so far has been being so welcomed by the people here; a genuine and warm welcome from the staff, to patients, and everyone I've met in the community. Every one is so welcoming and friendly, which has made my move here that much smoother. You say "hello," or wave to everyone you pass by - it's a very tight knit place that's also welcoming to all! I love it.
My favorite aspect of my role here is getting to interact closely with other health care professionals. We are a small hospital, so we really have to work as a team to achieve the best patient care. I know in a lot of larger sites you may not get the chance to work side by side with a physician like we do here, especially from the perspective of lab and x-ray. It is also great to feel like an essential part of the team. In the evenings when I am on call, I am in charge of two departments and while that can be a lot to handle, everyone shows their appreciation for your hard work."
  • It was a seminal moment that would have a profound impact on his future. His journey would take him through nursing school, to a busy urban ED and an Arctic outpost. But the call of family – specifically the birth of a son – drew the Registered Nurse back to Bella Bella, where Gary is now the Manager of Clinical Services at RW Large Memorial Hospital and Bella Bella Medical Clinic.
VCH caught up with Gary to ask him for some advice about living and working in Bella Bella, B.C.: "Bring your scrubs, sense of adventure, interest in learning about people and culture and most importantly, bring a Gortex jacket and rain boots!" Says Gary. "Living in an isolated location (with inclement weather) can definitely pose challenges. We need to be innovative and take into consideration the remoteness and weather when transferring acute and high acuity patients to larger urban centres, particularly if it is after dark or there are hurricane force winds. But this is also part of the adventure of living and working in an isolated community.
The job is rewarding, challenging and offers learning opportunities on a day-to-day basis. Not only is living on the waterfront incredibly peaceful, but accommodation is provided rent-free. Bella Bella – situated in the Great Bear Rainforest – has a wealth of ocean, channels, fiords, and wildlife to explore. I really enjoy exploring our beautiful surroundings, going out on the boat and taking my son to the beach where we watch eagles, whales and passing boats. Living so close to my immediate and extended families and being surrounded by Heiltsuk culture and tradition is immeasurable and I’m extremely grateful."
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