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Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority)

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Seniors

Canada-British Columbia-Victoria

Vancouver Island - located to be determined 51256-1521330

Company Information

Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority) is one of BC's five regional health authorities and is the largest employers on Vancouver Island with over 20,000 employees, 1,900 physician partners, and 6,000 volunteers that give their time, skills and experience to our organization.

We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, group life, long term disability and extensive extended health plan.  

At Island Health, we believe that our values guide our actions and relationships, shaping how we make decisions and plan for the future.

Come be part of our future!


Job Description

Do you have a passion for ensuring seniors receive evidence-based care? Are you a masters-prepared nurse with a gerontology certification and experience working with teams in a leadership capacity?

We have an exciting opportunity at Island Health, located on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to influence and support the delivery of care for seniors – in hospital or in the community. We are looking for a Registered Nurse, Registered Psychiatric Nurse or Nurse Practitioner with education, training and experience in the areas of dementia, frailty, delirium, mental health and substance use, and other Geriatric Giants which impact the health and function of older adults. Consider joining our team and supporting great care for seniors in our region! 


Job Summary

As a Clinical Nurse Specialist (seniors), you will work collaboratively with physicians, patient care managers and community resources in planning and directing current and future initiatives toward evidence-based care of seniors in any setting or program within Island Health. You will participate at the local, regional and provincial levels in the development of seniors’ health-related systems, programs and projects. This is an island-wide position, with location to be determined.



You will have successfully completed your National Certification in Gerontological Nursing. You have a Master’s degree in Nursing, plus seven years’ experience in delivery of care to seniors across the continuum or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience. Previous experience in a leadership role is preferred. You have your current registration (or eligibility) for registration with the applicable professional college in British Columbia.   



  • You can demonstrate your leadership ability and communication skills.

  • You can demonstrate your commitment to teamwork and client-focused services for seniors.

  • You have the ability to develop and nurture an environment where quality improvement and patient safety principles are embraced and used on a continuous basis.


Learn more and apply:  



Contact Val Stevens, Director, Seniors Strategy & Tertiary Mental Health

Email: or call 250.370.8805

Posting Date: 05-Jul-2017Nursing/Healthcare Permanent, Full-Time $40.01 - $57.51/hr 1 ASAP
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