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Are you looking for your next challenge – where excitement and building meaningful relationships with clients is routine? If so, a career in Community with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) might just be for you!

VCH is actively recruiting for community health care professionals to partner with clients and their families to promote health and prevent disease and injury. Work with a high degree of autonomy to initiate strategies that will positively impact people and their community.

Community is defined as health care positions within Primary Care, Public Health, Home Health, Mental Health & Substance Use and Personalized Support and Stabilization. Opportunities in these areas exist for both Nursing and Allied Health professionals interested in providing care outside of an acute environment. Working in the Community allows health care providers the ability to provide health services to clients in homes, clinics, drop-in centres, community sites, and child care facilities.

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Why Work in Community

  • Opportunity to develop knowledge of a wide range of medical conditions
  • Support and knowledge from interdisciplinary teams
  • Develop skills in rehabilitation and palliative, health promotion, prevention, early intervention, education and client counselling
  • Independent practice within a supportive multidisciplinary team environment
  • A sense of intrinsic satisfaction, while helping the client remain involved in their family life and stay at home
  • Autonomy and flexibility
  • Wide variety of clients
  • High job satisfaction & rewarding relationships

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Personalized Support & Stabilization (PSS)

Personalized Support & Stabilization (PSS) is a new community team of interdisciplinary professionals working together to support the frail elderly to safely transition, early on, from hospital settings back to their homes in the community. ​

PSS will provide “reablement” care (short-term care at home to aid recovery after discharge from hospital) to help clients increase independence. Reablement is a care approach that supports individuals to regain/maintain functionality, self-reliance and resume the activities that make up their daily lives. It aims to get clients active and back to enjoying the activities they love as soon as possible.

People are referred by acute care and provided with up to eight weeks of individualized care, uniquely designed to help clients achieve their goals, independence and confidence. Individualized care planning, in partnership with the client, will ensure a holistic and patient-centred approach to care.

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Primary Care

Primary Care professionals at VCH provide primary health care to targeted residents. Clients can come see a healthcare professional about their health care needs and chronic disease conditions. Primary Care objectives are to empower our clients to take an active role in their own care through access to everyday services.

Primary care nurse practitioners


Public Health

VCH Public Health works to improve the health and well-being of residents through preventing disease, promoting health, and prolonging life among the population as a whole.

Staff at the “field level” are assigned to geographic districts and often carry a broad mandate for delivery of health protection programs in those areas. Hours of work vary across health service areas, with the availability of compressed work-week options in some areas.

Public health community workers


  • Leadership & Resiliency Program
  • Fall prevention Program
  • Immunization Program
  • School Support Program
  • Health Inspection Program

Home Health

For healthcare professionals seeking the opportunity to develop closer relationships with clients, assume more responsibility for patient care, and work with a variety of clients and health care professionals, Home Health is the answer.

Home Health professionals at VCH meet clients where they are, providing care and support so they can continue to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. Every day is different with opportunities to exercise critical thinking, design care plans to keep clients healthy & safe, and to help them meet their unique goals.


Our Home Care teams are provided independent practice opportunities with professional support from a multi-disciplinary team – allowing them to maintain a sense of community with other caregivers and their multi-disciplinary teams. This enables Home Care professional to deal with the challenging aspects of working independently.

Home health community meeting


  • Primary Care Home
  • Quick Response Team
  • Community Health Centres
  • Assisted Living
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Home Treatment Services

Mental Health & Substance Use

We offer mental health services in many of our locations. Opportunities for mental health professionals can be found across the spectrum, from community care through to high acuity. Special programs include art therapy, early psychosis intervention, mood disorders, concurrent disorders and peer support. Through our multi-disciplinary care teams and partnerships with external agencies, we provide: Diagnosis, treatment, individual and group therapy, rehabilitation, consultation, emergency and urgent services, and long-term care services.

Mental health & substance use workers


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