Registered Nurse - Clinical Specialist



Registered Nurse - Clinical Specialist

Reference: 036320

Duration: Permanent, Full Time

Location: Richmond, British Columbia

Deadline date: September 10, 2021


Our claims management team provides care and support to people who have been injured at work. As a registered nurse working as a clinical specialist with the claims team, you'll partner with people who have been seriously injured at work or diagnosed with a potentially fatal occupational disease, their families, hospital staff, physicians, and community agencies to develop clinical care plans.


Your work will involve a broad range of services, from hospital discharge planning to coordinating in-home care. Your expertise, empathy, and compassion will make a very positive difference in the lives of your clients. You'll have a flexible Monday-to-Friday work schedule that works for you and your clients. Consider joining a team who value our respectful, caring, knowledgeable, understandable, and responsive character.


As part of an interdisciplinary team, you will:

  • Provide urgent response service when the protocol for serious and multiple incidents is deployed
  • Develop treatment and care plans in collaboration with the claim management team for a variety of clinical scenarios including, but not limited to, hospital discharge planning, wound care, daily living support, residential care, palliative care, medically assisted dying, treatment for substance abuse, and in-patient psychiatric admission
  • Initiate and conduct community outreach visits to develop and/or update a worker's home care plan
  • Obtain, review, and interpret information about current medical status, functional abilities, disability duration, and clinical practice guidelines within hospital, psychiatric, and addictions treatment facility settings
  • Contact workers, treating physicians, and healthcare providers to establish professional relationships and collaborative approaches to assist in recovery
  • Provide information on best practices for treatment
  • Make decisions about appropriate diagnostic referrals and consultations
  • Weigh evidence and interpret policy to determine workers' eligibility for independent and home maintenance and personal care allowances
  • Determine and authorize the purchase or lease of specialized medical and technical equipment


We're looking for someone who can:

  • Create and implement clinical care plans over the life span of an injured worker
  • Make decisions about appropriate diagnostic referrals and consultations
  • Coordinate in-home nursing care and follow related triage processes across multiple stages of care including acute hospital, rehabilitation, and residential care settings
  • Facilitate discussions with various stakeholders including, but not limited to, family members, physicians, caregivers, therapists, and social workers in an effective manner with care and compassion
  • Make timely, independent decisions by applying law and policy to a set of complicated and challenging facts that address health care benefit issues
  • Accurately record, explain, and defend detailed and complex information orally and in writing
  • Support workers with their physical and psychosocial needs by providing emotional support, empathy, and compassion
  • Travel frequently and be able to travel and stay overnight on an urgent basis


Your experience and educational background

  • In good standing with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia and have a current license to practice in B.C.
  • A university degree in nursing
  • A minimum of six years of experience as a registered nurse with directly related experience that includes performing disability management activities and home care planning
  • Clinical experience related to palliative care, mental health, or addictions is an asset
  • A valid B.C. driver's license


If you require an accommodation in the assessment process, please email the HR Testing Accommodation (SM) at the time you submit your application.


Who are we?

At WorkSafeBC, we're dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries and diseases occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers compensation system for today and future generations. We're honoured to serve the 2.4 million workers and 245,000 registered employers in our province.


We recognize that our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences, and which reflects the diversity of the people we serve. We are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive work culture where everyone can contribute as their best, authentic self. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.


What's it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It's challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for.


Our benefits

Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. Along with a competitive salary your total compensation package includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward your retirement pension. As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work — and life. Learn more about what we offer.


This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.


Thank you, in advance, for applying.


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