Job Title: Care Management Leader (Registered Nurse)Work Site: Vancouver General HospitalStatus: Temporary Full TimeStart Date: As soon as possible until approximately April 2, 2019 or return of incumbentSalary: $39.91 – $48.92 per hourHours: 0800-1600Reference#: 101726-mhsJOB SUMMARY:Practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Registered Nurses’ of British Columbia (CRNBC) as well as within a client and family centered care model and the vision and values of the organization. Facilitates assigned patients’ hospitalization from admission through discharge. Coordinates and collaborates with the acute interprofessional team to expedite effective patient care and coordinate timely sustainable discharge plans. Conducts comprehensive nursing assessments and provides direction to the interprofessional team on appropriate level of care and determines sustainable, quality discharge plans. Intervenes to address barriers, and provides leadership as needed to achieve optimal outcomes, including securing funding and approvals for services as required. Is accountable for the development and effectiveness of policies, procedures and standards to support effective care management and discharge planning. Applies the use of data in own practice; identifying where to focus efforts, the measurement of progress towards identified outcomes, and as an educational tool to ensure that the plan of care and services provided are patient focused, high quality, efficient, and effective. Participates in committees, task groups, continuing education, and/or corporate initiatives.QUALIFICATIONS:Education & ExperienceBaccalaureate in Nursing, three (3) years recent, related acute care experience including (1) years’ experience in case management, discharge planning.Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses’ of British Columbia (CRNBC).Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesComprehensive knowledge of Nursing theory and practice within a patient/family centred model of care.Comprehensive knowledge of the CRNBC standards for nursing practice.Broad knowledge of evidence based nursing practice related to various patient population groups and demonstrated ability to apply knowledge to a case management process.Broad knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacology and demonstrated ability to apply knowledge to safely plan discharge.Board knowledge of biological and pathophysiology indicators related to severity of illness to apply medical appropriateness criteria to resource utilization and transition/discharge planning.Board knowledge of the illness or disease process and potential long-term complications.Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient care.Broad knowledge of clinical pathways, expected length of stays, resource utilization, and patient assessment.Broad knowledge of external agencies and community resources.Demonstrated ability to engage in comprehensive assessment, observation and monitoring of patients.Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work.Demonstrated ability to analyze situations, problem solve, deal with conflict, and negotiate resolutions in a timely manner.Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, work direction and consultation.Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of an interprofessional team.Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships and communicate (orally and in writing) effectively with clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of external agencies.Demonstrated skill in CPR Techniques.Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use computerized client care information system.Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.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.Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.