“In 2015, while I was living in Winnipeg, I had a dream I was working at VGH two days after I visited Vancouver for a short trip. Maybe I fell in love with the city and my subconscious mind was telling me to move here,” shares Carlo, who turned his dreams into reality.
Carlo now works as a Registered Nurse in the Hemodialysis Unit at VGH and he feels ongoing support from his manager, educator, and nurses, who are always there to lend a helping hand. While working, he finds it very fulfilling when patients or relatives thank him and his team for the work they do. “Caring for people is the essence of nursing and it feels great to be appreciated for the care that you give.”
“I worked in acute care for 16 years in a variety of areas (ortho, burns, strokes, neuro, spine, outpatient hands, trauma, vascular surgery). It was time to ‘jump ship’ and move into the Community, where I could apply all my acute care skills to keep people at home. Working in Community offers much more flexibility than acute care,” says Linda, Occupational Therapist in the Vancouver Community
“The beauty of Community is that you are able to watch people progress over the long run, and you can adapt the care plan to continue to support them with remaining in their home. You become the ‘familiar face’ and a trusted member of their inner circle, as you support clients and their families through their life journey.”