At Vancouver Coastal Health, our focus is on care, research and teaching. We provide opportunities for 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:
- Student Practice Education - We are committed to offering students quality practice education opportunities and have developed an online core orientation for students and faculty accessing all British Columbia health authorities.
- Opioid addiction & treatment - A guideline to help physicians learn about medical and psychosocial treatments available in the face of the growing problem of opioid overdoses attributable to fentanyl and other illicit and prescription opioids.
- Richmond's Education Fund - Funding is available to all staff, leaders and physicians who provide care, or some aspect of care, in Richmond.
- Coastal's Simulation Program - Lions Gate Hospital offers a simulation program for interactive learning. Patient care scenarios can be simulated using a blend of high to low tech equipment including manikins.