BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH)
cares for the province’s most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.
is an agency of the
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)
which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include:
Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose
Continuing Care & Discharge Coordinator
Reference # 73047
Wage: $39.91 t $48.92 per hour
Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Continuing Care & Discharge Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, implementing, and facilitating a centralized referral and access utilization system. The Continuing Care & Discharge Coordinator is responsible for recommending and participating in system changes to optimize the access and discharge process, minimize system barriers and ensure timely and appropriate movement through the system. The Continuing Care & Discharge Coordinator also serves as the liaison between service providers and health care teams, receives and reviews referrals, participates in meetings, collects related data, participates on relevant working groups/committees, and participates in quality improvement activities.
Determines the effectiveness of the program referral and care continuation processes and presents recommendations for improvements and system changes to optimize the care continuum, minimize system barriers and ensure timely and appropriate movement through the system. Participates in the implementation of recommended system improvements and quality and safety initiatives.
Facilitates and coordinates timely intake, reassessments and transitions/discharge by coordinating the continuum of care between the hospital, the community and other external health care facilities and agencies.
Receives and reviews all referrals for access and transitions/discharge for the program. Identifies suitable services for referral in accordance with established protocols. Works in close collaboration with service providers and health care teams to ensure referral eligibility and needs.
Collects, analyzes and reports data for current resource utilization in order to inform system development and work with interprofessional team members by using data to monitor and evaluate improvements in the care continuation process in order to facilitate successful, expedient, efficient, and effective admission and discharge planning.
Advises and supports comprehensive health care team in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of referrals and discharges for children eligible for the program. Works collaboratively with other health care team members to advise and support the direct care nurse to prepare patient specific teaching plans for families of infants and children with complex health care needs.
Education, Training and Experience
Baccalaureate in Nursing plus three years recent related clinical experience in tertiary pediatric nursing or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
The Employer will equally consider an equivalent combination of education, training and experience (with the exception of Public Health and Preventative Nurses).
Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
Skills and Abilities
Comprehensive knowledge of nursing science theory, and practice within a client and family centred model of care.
Comprehensive knowledge of the CRNBC and CLPNBC standards for Nursing Practice.
Comprehensive skill and expertise in tertiary pediatric services and related issues.
Knowledge of relevant policies, procedures, and standards of care.
Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient care.
Ability to put systems in place to address various designated patient population groups, to ensure access to services and facility care.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
Ability to relate effectively to children and their families and others.
Ability to demonstrate effective CPR techniques.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.
Ability to operate related equipment including applicable computer software.
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