Specialty Pediatrics

Role and Facility Information

Reference # 50463
Casual
Wage: $38.97 to $47.76 per hour
Work Shifts: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC

The Nurse Coordinator - Transplant Nurses, serves as the primary resource to staff and other health care professionals for the care of transplant patients and their families. Develops patient teaching standards and programs using a specialized theory and practice base. Facilitates and coordinates the education and support for staff and patients/families. Manages the operation of the clinic and supervises clerical staff. This position serves as a patient advocate, care facilitator and clinical nursing resource.

Accountabilities:
1. Responds to referrals from nursing staff and other health professionals related to the care of solid organ transplant patients and families. Uses a specialized theory base to provide direction and support for the development of care plans and teaching plans and assists in solving difficult patient care issues.
2. Coordinates the overall nursing care of solid organ transplant patients and families. Follows patient progress from pre-transplant period to post-transplant and provides information to the transplant team concerning current patient status during transplant rounds and on an ongoing basis.
3. Analyzes data from a variety of sources to identify quality assurance issues and provide recommendations for the resolution of such issues.
4. Manages the operation of the Clinic by providing nursing services and supervising the clerical staff.
5. Books or assists families to book investigation procedures with labs and hospital departments and referring specialists. Receives and reviews test results.
6. Develops patient teaching standards and programs based on the analysis of patient needs and current relevant theory, utilizing appropriate community and regional resources.
7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience

• Baccalaureate in Nursing plus three years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.
• 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 College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).

Key Skills and Abilities

• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Skills in autonomous decision-making, problem solving.
• Ability to teach.
• Ability to participate as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
• Physical ability to perform assigned duties.

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External applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.

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PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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