Indigenous Nurse Educator (RN/RPN)
Vancouver, BC
3 weeks ago
Start Date
January 30, 2024
Experience Level
Registered Nurse (RN)
Employment Type
Come work as an Indigenous Nurse Educator (RN/RPN) with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for an Indigenous Nurse Educator to join the Indigenous Health Patient Experience team at Vancouver General Hospital and various other Vancouver Coastal Health sites. Apply today to join our team!

Vancouver Coastal Health is committed to improving the health and access to culturally safe healthcare of the Indigenous people in our region, and we recognize that we all have a contribution to make in reconciliation and healing. VCH’s Indigenous Health team works with staff and physicians across all programs and departments to provide strategic leadership, partner collaboration and community engagement to assist VCH to become a more culturally competent and safe organization.

As an Indigenous Patient Navigator with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:
  • Provide leadership, supervision, and guidance to designated staff and the interdisciplinary team by integrating clinical expertise and a specialized knowledge of Indigenous wellness and traditional healing approaches within the context of family and patient centered care.
  • Promote, implement, and evaluate education programs, resources, and research using knowledge of Indigenous world views, culturally safe care, and adult learning principles.
  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives by evaluating the care provided to patients/clients and their families/caregivers through methods such as assisting and observing staff, reviewing/auditing relevant documentation and conducting interviews to investigate clinical incidents.
  • Act as a resource, supporting staff training and development to ensure delivery of efficient, high standard care for Indigenous patients and their families.
  • Assist the Manager with performing administrative duties related to staffing, scheduling, and clinical research activities and education.
  • Coordinate Indigenous Cultural Safety education and program delivery for the interdisciplinary clinical teams working in in-patient and out-patient settings. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members, the leadership team, and other health care providers/professionals to achieve excellence in Indigenous patient and family centre care.

Education & Experience
  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Three (3) years' recent, related experience in a clinical setting, including one (1) year's related administrative/supervisory experience and one (1) year’s related teaching experience and/or group facilitation or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License required as local area travel may require use of own vehicle.
Knowledge & Abilities
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Indigenous healing practices, wellness and perspectives of health.
  • Knowledge of evidence informed clinical practice related to clinical area(s).
  • Knowledge of hospital policies, procedures and standards of care.
  • Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient care.
  • Knowledge of evidence based nursing practice in the care of clients and families in need of emergency care.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, demonstrate, facilitate and coach.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver educational materials for staff/patients/clients and families based on and integrating clinical education and Indigenous education theories, principles and best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, physicians, other health care staff and clients and their families, either one-on-one and in groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as an effective team member, leader, and facilitator.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote a creative learning environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Skill in use of equipment and techniques appropriate to treatment of clients requiring in-patient care.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with and/or guide others in resolution of conflict issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively and efficiently in emergent situations and guide others in order to deliver quality patient care.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
Closing Statement

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and 'going first' when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.
  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2023.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

Apply on the VCH website:
Vancouver, BC
Location Vancouver, BC
Vancouver General Hospital
Address 899 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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