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It’s that time of week again - it’s “Featured Friday”! Don’t miss the exciting opportunity to join our team of talented health care professionals. Take a moment to look at this week’s updated featured jobs list to see a glimpse of the health care opportunities Vancouver Coastal Health has to offer. Check out the link in our bio!😊🏥
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This week marks National Nurse Practitioner (NP) Week – an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge all our NPs who work across a variety of community and acute care settings at VCH. The NP Week celebrations were held in Vancouver and North Vancouver, and brought together NPs from across VCH, as well as NP students currently preceptoring within VCH.  The celebrations today included a light breakfast and an opportunity to connect and socialize.

NPs have been a part of VCH for the past 13 years and the role of NPs is continually evolving. This past August marked a new milestone - NPs officially became a Regional Department and NPs are now recognized as medical staff at VCH.

From students to new NPs to veteran NPs, this year’s NP Week celebrations were an opportunity to connect with colleagues and recognize the growing number of NPs across VCH. Thank you to all our NPs for being leaders and autonomous practitioners who work collaboratively to provide the highest quality of care!

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“It is always a rewarding feeling to discharge a patient home, who’s recently undergone a lung transplant! I am very fortunate to get to be part of a tremendous team (and one of the four lung transplant programs in Canada) that literally give people a new beginning in their lives,” says Kevin, Nurse Practitioner (NP) for thoracic surgery and lung transplant program at VGH.

Kevin loves the acuity, intensity, and fast pace that the thoracic service provides. “There is never a boring day at work. I get to collaborate with and learn from some of the most brilliant minds at work. Even in the face of a difficult day at work, I feel that my colleagues, are there supporting and encouraging me.” Originally recommended to his current position by a friend at VGH who thought he would be a great fit, Kevin met with the head of thoracic surgery, Dr. Yee to further discuss the position. “Dr. Yee talked to me about the philosophy of his practice and about the ways my career could cultivate in this position. He also took me on a quick tour of the thoracic unit and introduced me to the entire thoracic team on the first day we met (before I even applied for the job)! Realizing the position was a great fit for me, I took it as a temporary contract, which later became a permanent position,” says Kevin.

Although Kevin’s job can be challenging at times, he always feels supported by his team and colleagues, who he now considers friends. “The surgeons, as well as everyone on the interdisciplinary team, are always willing to share their knowledge with me, which is constantly shaping me into a more confident and competent person. The directors of the surgical program, NP professional practice lead, and my NP mentors have been extremely supportive and encouraging from day one.”
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Happy Nurse Practitioner (NP) Week! We are proud that NPs have been part of VCH for the past 13 years, bringing their knowledge and values of nursing together with medicine. VCH recognizes the growing role of NPs and continues to expand NP opportunities across community and acute care settings.

We met with Jennifer, Nurse Practitioner on the North Shore Community, and learned about her experiences working at VCH. “It’s an exciting time to be working for Vancouver Coastal Health as a Nurse Practitioner: 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! When I started here in 2012, there were only two NPs in North and West Vancouver, and since then we have expanded to six 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!” If you’re interested in advancing your NP career at VCH, follow the link in our bio!

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Are you a health care professional ready to wave goodbye to student loans? Recent graduates in select in-demand occupations can have their BC student loans forgiven by agreeing to work at publicly funded health care facilities in underserved communities in BC, including Bella Bella and Bella Coola on the Central Coast.

If you qualify for the BC Loan Forgiveness Program, the Province of British Columbia will forgive the outstanding BC portion of your Canada-BC integrated student loan debt at a rate of up to a maximum of 20% per year for up to five years. If you complete five years of employment, all or a percentage of your BC student loan debt will be forgiven.

On top of this, you might also be eligible for VCH’s financial relocation assistance of up to $5,000.

What are you waiting for? Check out the link in our bio to learn more about our Central Coast opportunities!

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“It is one of the many vulnerable times for a patient during a hospital visit and it is rewarding for me to help them through this experience,” says Hyo-Jung, Perioperative Nurse (center) pictured with fellow nurses Candace (left) and Kelly (right) at Squamish General Hospital.

Hyo-Jung shared her experience working as a perioperative nurse and what intrigued her to relocate to Squamish. “In my role in the perioperative program, I feel supported because we have active discussions about our challenges and take initiatives to improve as a team. It is a dynamic group of people that I enjoy working with. She previously worked in different health regions in Alberta and British Columbia and chose to relocate to Squamish General Hospital because it allowed her to have a better work/life balance. “I strive to spend as much time as possible in the mountains. Every day that I work, rain or shine, I walk outside the hospital and see the Stawamus Chief up close, and marvel at it.”
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Happy Medical Radiation Technologist (MRT) Week! VCH provides a full spectrum of diagnostic support in various areas, including emergency trauma, orthopaedics, neurosciences, intensive care, cardiac sciences, urology, vascular sciences, transplants, and burns & plastic surgery. We’re thankful for MRTs for providing an essential link between technology and patients in the healthcare system, and for being true believers in, “it’s what’s inside that counts.” To explore MRT opportunities across BC, please visit our website!

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We’re spinning into Perioperative Nurses Week! Our clinical educators for the Regional Perioperative Education Program (RPEP), demonstrate how to tie a gown and prepare for the operating room during our visit to the high-tech simulation and training lab. RPEP is an innovative program that utilizes multiple learning modalities such as online learning, simulation strategy and preceptorship with a strong emphasis on the clinical portion in various specialties within the operating room training sites. Funding consists of 100% of wages, tuition and books during the training program. If you are looking for a rewarding, creative nursing career, you have found it in the Regional Perioperative Education Program! If you are interested in learning more about RPEP, visit: careers.vch.ca/rpep
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