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Chronic Disease Prevention & Management Nurse (RN) – Diabetes Education – Cantonese/Mandarin

Vancouver Coastal Health

This is a Contract position in Vancouver, BC posted June 11, 2020.

Job Description

Job Title: Chronic Disease Prevention & Management Nurse (RN) – Diabetes Education – Cantonese/MandarinWork Site: Healthy Living Program, Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre – Vancouver, BCStatus: Temporary Part Time (0.40 FTE)Start Date: As soon as possibleSalary: $35.53 – $46.65 per hourHours:


Days off: Various

Reference#: 129399-cye

Come work as a Chronic Disease Prevention & Management Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse with experience in diabetes education to join the Healthy Living Program at Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre. Apply today to join our team!


As a Chronic Disease Prevention & Management Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health, you will:

  • Utilize knowledge of diabetes nursing practice and care to design, develop, implement educational and self-management sessions integrating Chinese cultural values using established Western diabetes management programs for clients/families/caregivers to achieve optimal diabetes management.
  • As a member of the interdisciplinary Healthy Living Program team, participates in the development, implementation, delivery and evaluation of screening, education, early intervention and disease prevention and management programs.


Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver’s North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and ”going first” when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.



Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
  • Three (3) years recent clinical experience in a diabetes education setting or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification.
  • Language Fluency consistent with the patient population need of the program.
  • Valid BC Driver’s Licence as local area travel may require the use of a vehicle.
  • Proficiency in Skype, Zoom and Video Education.
  • Proficiency in Cantonese, Mandarin.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client and family centred model of care.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the BCCNP’s standards of practice for registered nurses.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of evidence based nursing practice related to diabetes (prevention/management) and diabetes education.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of health promotion & population health strategies and frameworks/models.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of chronic disease management and self-management support.
  • Working knowledge of community resources.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient care.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of cultural diversity and its relation to healthy lifestyle behaviors.
  • Broad knowledge of research process and methodology.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and present educational programs and materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, co-workers, physicians, other health care staff, patients and their families, and outside agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with and/or guide others in resolution of conflict issues.
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of medical equipment and supplies appropriate to Diabetes.
  • Demonstrated skill in techniques appropriate to Diabetes Education.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system.
  • Demonstrated ability to access computerized multi-media resources for diabetes education.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, analyse and problem solve.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.