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Competition #:05577993
Bargaining Unit:BCNU
Reports To:MANAGER
Hourly Wage:$43.09 - $52.82
Close Date:MARCH 31, 2023*
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Position Summary

Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Are you a registered looking to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic to our Patient Support department.

The Patient Care Coordinator facilitates the admission, discharge, and patient transfer processes, and is responsible for coordinating patient/resident care when necessary. The role promotes the efficient allocation and utilization of beds to determine patient placement and support patients receiving quality care. The Patient Care Coordinator assists the Program Managers in establishing and maintaining standards of patient care and is responsible for coordinating the operations of the hospital in the absence of managers, department heads and senior administrative personnel.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Days, Evenings, 07:00 to 15:00, 15:00 to 23:00 (Rotating)

Mills Memorial Hospital is a 52 acute care bed hospital and provides the only inpatient psychiatric unit in the northwest. They offer emergency services, and has a diagnostic and specialist center which includes CT scan and nuclear medicine. Visiting specialists come for obstetrics/gynecology, psychiatry, general surgery, urology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, anaesthetics, radiology, nuclear medicine, pathology, otorhinolaryngology (ENT), podiatry, pediatrics and internal medicine. Community cancer and chronic disease management clinics are available.

Terrace has a population 12,700 (2021) residents. The community of Terrace is northern living at its best. Snow-capped mountains, pristine glacier-fed rivers, lakes and streams all add to the beauty of this community. Check out Terrace where there is always something new to experience.

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.
• Three weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses 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” are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

• Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN registrant.
• Five years recent acute care experience with one years’ supervisory experience or the equivalent combination of training and experience.

Skills and Abilities: (taken from the JD)
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
• Ability to function effectively in stressful situations
• Ability to function independently with required organizational skills and balance multiple activities.
• Ability to establish, maintain and promote effective working relationships.
• Ability to maintain good public relations with patients, family, and friends.
• Physical and mental ability to perform duties of position.
• Demonstrates clinical competence in medical/surgical nursing.
• Ability to provide and promote safe and competent patient care.
• Ability to recognize and intervene in an emergency situation.
• Ability to operate related equipment including computer software applications.

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.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT