Unit Supervisor (Acute - Hospice at UBC) - Regular Full-Time, 8HR Days
Providence Health Care
Join an amazing interdisciplinary team, that provides a holistic approach to end of life care.
About St. John's Hospice
The first community hospice on Vancouver's West Side, and is situated in a beautiful location on the University of British Columbia's campus.
What makes St. John Hospice unique is the role it will have in strengthening palliative care knowledge and practices throughout the province. Hospice staff, in conjunction with members of the UBC Faculty of Medicine, will unobtrusively collect general data that will be used to develop innovative, multidisciplinary palliative care practices. With better understanding and training of caregivers, more British Columbians will be able to experience loving, quality care in their final days.
This hospice is positioned to help train nurses and doctors about the special treatment and needs of those in palliative care. While participation is entirely in the control of the resident, the experience in other countries is that most hospice residents are pleased to be involved in palliative research that will help better future care for others.
Learn more about our Palliative and Hospice Care at Providence by watching this video:
Providence Health Care (PHC) is a health and wellness resource for all British Columbians. We’re committed to treating those we serve — and each other — with compassion and respect.
While it started with very humble roots, the PHC of today has grown; now there are almost 9,000 people working at our 17 sites. We have 8,000 staff, 1,500 medical staff/physicians, 200 researchers, 1,600 volunteers.
“How you want to be treated” is now a benchmark — for all of us, every day.
PHC is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a workplace of choice where employees are recognized and valued. PHC strives to provide work-life balance and promotes a positive work culture by having integrated support model of training, mentoring and coaching so the Manager can support their staff to provide exceptional care.
We see a person before we see an illness. We believe that building relationships with our patients starts from the first encounter. We listen with open minds and hearts to help our patients regain stability and return to the things they enjoy. Providence Health Care provides a range of coordinated emergency, inpatient, outpatient, specialized diagnostic and treatment services and provincial services for people with serious mental illnesses, including those with addictions.
Qualifications / Skills and Education
- Registered Nurse with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives. Baccalaureate in Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing is required plus qualifications required of staff nurse in the clinical area.
- Five (5) years recent, related experience in clinical specialty
- Two (2) years recent experience in supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated knowledge and scope of nursing practice and relevant rules and regulations.
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) procedures appropriate for the area of service.
- Demonstrated leadership skill and ability to organize, oversee and evaluate function of a team.
- Ability to use evidence-based practice to develop and implement standards of practice that guide work practices and quality and safety improvement initiatives.
- Demonstrated leadership, mentoring, coaching, facilitation and team building skills.
Duties and Responsibilities
About the Job
- Assumes overall responsibility for the delivery of patient care within the unit by supervising staff, coordinating or delegating patient assignments and developing rotations/schedules. Monitors unit activities, reviews patient outcomes, recommends improvements and changes to relevant standards/practices to ensure the unit is functioning at optimal levels of quality, safety and efficiency and in line with established organizational targets.
- Monitors and evaluates staff work performance, sets performance goals/objectives, and defines areas for improvement. Completes performance reviews and plans for assigned staff members, and takes corrective action as necessary. Conducts initial meeting with staff member as part of the PHC Attendance and Wellness Promotion program. Works with Operations Leader and/or Nurse Educator to ensure staff performance and/or attendance improvement plans are implemented, objectives met, and follows up to determine effectiveness.
- Manages employee relations' issues including assuming responsibility for up to step two of the grievance procedure. Works with Operations Leader or Human Resources toward resolution of issues.
- Coordinates requests for vacation days, annual vacation planning, special education and other leaves of absence; approves overtime, reviews staffing levels to determine operational requirements. Communicates scheduling changes to others, prepares documentation and forwards for review and approval. Ensures timekeeping records for staff are maintained/processed.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.