Specialty Management

Role and Facility Information

Are you ready to reach new heights and take your nursing career to the next level? Utilize your leadership, organization and problem solving skills while overseeing the day-to-day clinical operations at Dawson Creek & District Hospital.

The Patient Care Coordinator facilitates the admission, discharge and patient transfer processes and is responsible for coordinating patient/resident care when necessary. The role facilitates patient flow through the efficient allocation and utilization of beds, ensures adequate staffing levels and supports patients receiving quality care. The Patient Care Coordinator assists the Program Leaders in establishing and maintaining standards of patient care, and is responsible for coordinating the operations in the absence of managers, department heads and senior administrative personnel.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Days, Evenings - 07:45 to 19:00, 10:45 to 22:00, 14:45 to 02:00

Dawson Creek & District Hospital is a 50-bed hospital that offers full service that includes inpatient care, emergency, respiratory, rehab, surgery, obstetrics & gynecology lab, medical imaging and cancer care. The hospital is the northeastern BC orthopedic and trauma centre. Visiting specialists in urology, dermatology and pediatrics is also available.

Dawson Creek has a population of 12,178 (2021) with a youthful and vibrant community that serves as a major centre for the surrounding areas. Come enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets Dawson Creek has to offer. Check out Dawson Creek for more information about this community where the northern lights shine.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Relocation Incentive is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• “Loan Forgiveness Programs” offered through the Federal and BC Government

Qualifications

• Graduate from an approved School of Nursing.
• Current registration with BCCNM
• Five years of recent acute care experience with one year supervisory experience.
• An equivalent combination of education, training and experience in a supervisory role is an asset.
• NRP or willingness to complete within one year.
• ACLS/TNCC or willingness to complete in one year.
• PALS would be an asset.

Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated clinical competence and leadership skills.
• Demonstrated interpersonal relationship and communication skills.
• Ability to promote a safe patient care environment.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all members of the health care team.
• Ability to maintain good public relations with family and friends of patients.
• Ability to deal with conflict and problem solve independently.
• Physical ability to perform duties of the position.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.

Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.

There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

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Dawson Creek

Known as the "Mile Zero City" because it marks the start of the Alaska Highway, Dawson Creek is surrounded by rolling hills and prairies and home to a campus of the Northern Lights College. Built on the stability of agriculture and a strong sense of community spirit, Dawson Creek’s main industry is agriculture and it is known province-wide for its honey. There are many recreational activities to enjoy year round here, such as skiing, golfing, hiking, canoeing, and fishing.

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