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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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$26.16 per hour
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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... 

  • 30 Minutes from work to play!
Pictured is the beautiful Cypress mountain - a popular ski and snowboard destination only a 30-minute drive from downtown Vancouver. With snow seldom falling in the city (minus this pleasantly unique season,) Vancouverites enjoy easy access to some of the best downhill and cross-country ski & snowboard facilities in North America.
In addition to our local North Shore mountains, just two hours north lay the twin internationally renowned ski mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb. These top ranked destination ski resorts draws skiers from all over the world for downhill and heli-skiing, with cross-country trails located close by.
We know it’s still early in the week, but we’re certain that our VCH staff are already planning their next adventures on the mountain. Looking to join this powder-filled work-life balance? Visit careers.vch.ca.
  • “In neuroscience nursing, a nurse’s skills and intuition are critical to the wellbeing of our patient population,” says Marjorie, registered nurse at Vancouver General Hospital’s neurosciences unit. “In most disciplines, a patient can advocate for themselves. For example, a baby can wail, a patient experiencing chest pain can cry out. However, in the neuroscience population when a patient is deteriorating, they are dependent on the observational skills and actions of the primary caregivers. They have lost the ability to advocate for themselves. Often, a neuro nurse is required to use their 6th sense in determining a patient is in trouble. ‘Something just doesn’t feel right.’ Narrowing down the cause and proactively informing the physicians may prevent permanent disability or worse. Early detection can be the difference between life and death, returning home fully recovered or transferring to rehabilitation or longterm care.”
In addition to her busy life as a neuro nurse, Marjorie also finds time to operate a charitable organization named, “Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation.” In February 2000, while working in the NICU in an educator capacity, a West African neurosurgeon approached her and asked if she would consider traveling to Ghana in order to train his nurses. The outcome: 16+ years of VGH and BC Health Authorities participation in supporting some of the most vulnerable regions in West Africa. Providing hospital equipment, beds, recycled consumables, educational support, surgical and medical expertise - Marjorie has made it her mission to balance the scales in favour of care. 
She recalls, “during the Ebola outbreak, our international team of neurosurgeons, nurses, RTs and biomedical engineer conducted neurosurgery on 20 patients in the eastern jungle of Liberia. Lives were transformed, tumours were extracted and lives restored. During Ebola’s height, hundreds of hospital beds along with humanitarian aid were shipped over to this most vulnerable region. They felt like someone truly cared, something that had been almost extinguished. It brought hope that a new day would dawn. The Liberian Minister of Health visited VGH post Ebola to give official thanks.”
  • Important update! We have 20 critical care nurse training opportunities live on our website! Now is your chance to gain meaningful experience in: ICU, Cardiac Care, Cardiac Surgery ICU, Cardiac Catheter and Post Anesthesia Care. In order to qualify, you must be a Registered Nurse with 2 years recent acute medical / surgical experience. This 100% employer-paid education program is a once in a lifetime opportunity to advance your nursing career to new heights. Learn more and apply today at: careers.vch.ca/nursing-education
  • Vancouver Coastal Health wants to thank all of the amazing, intelligent, passionate, and hard-working women in this world! Happy International Women's Day! #InternationalWomensDay
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