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 Education

At Vancouver Coastal Health, our focus is on care, research and teaching. We excel in providing opportunities for our staff to advance their careers through ongoing education. We promote a wide range of quality education opportunities using several different modes at no cost to staff. As a certified “Coaching Wise” employer, we recognize the value in building a culture of coaching that offers all employees the opportunity to grow their skills, enhance their value, and reach their professional goals. We do so by offering: Instructor-led workshops, Online learning, Specialty nurse training (100% employer-paid tuition & wages), Self-directed packages

Learn more about VCH Education programs:

Management Education & Development | Clinical Education Programs | Regional Perioperative Education Program Specialty Nurse Education  | Educator Support & Development 

100% EMPLOYER-PAID EDUCATION

We offer specialty nursing education for our experienced registered nurses. In addition to 100% subsidized education, we will cover books and wages while in training. You will step into a permanent full-time position once you successfully complete the program. Define your career in one of the most exciting and rewarding healthcare environments Canada-wide.

EDUCATOR CAREER PATHWAY

VCH has partnered with government, education, labour and other health authorities to develop the Educator Career Pathway. This is an exciting opportunity for our RNs and RPNs who have a passion for education. Develop your knowledge and skills in teaching and learning! This unique opportunity allows nurses to implement and evaluate a curriculum, and build education capacity and career mobility.

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Frontline Leadership

DEVELOP YOUR CAREER – WHATEVER YOUR SPECIALTY!

We provide a range of professional development opportunities to support the growth of our leadership to develop the behaviours required to implement the organization’s objectives, strengthen business unit performance and foster a culture that supports high performance teams.

These include:

  • Support for Educators
  • Front Line Leadership
  • Developing Business Acumen
  • Coaching for Performance
  • Understanding Conflict
  • Performance Management

FRONTLINE LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Successful completion of this practical, interactive program qualifies participants for a Certificate of Excellence in Frontline Leadership. The goal of the program is to provide VCH frontline leaders with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to increase confidence and competence as leaders and thereby help improve their employees’ levels of satisfaction and performance, whatever the workplace.

The objectives of this program are to provide VCH’s front line leaders with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to increase their confidence and competence as leaders and, thereby, help improve employees’ levels of satisfaction and performance in all of VCH’s workplaces. The program has three over-arching themes, which are delivered over 6 full-day sessions as follows: Leading from Your Strengths (Day 1 & 2), Leading Others (Day 3 & 4), Leading in a Complex Organization (Day 5 & 6)

Who it’s for?

Any VCH employee working in a full-time, frontline leadership capacity that involves supervision of people.

All courses make extensive use of role plays, case studies and other action learning group processes to help participants develop and practice their skills and successfully transfer them back to their workplaces.

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