Staff communications tools
VCH provides staff with a number of employee communication tools, including a newsletter and executive blog. While available to everyone, these tools are internally-facing with the topics intended to be of greatest use to our employees and physicians.
VCH webmail, where staff can log into their VCH email accounts from computers outside of the VCH network.
VCH News, where staff can find out what's happening across VCH.
Up for Discussion
Up for Discussion, VCH's executive blog for staff. Posting and commenting is reserved for those with a valid VCH email address
Medicalstaff.vch.ca, where physicians, midwives and dentists who work at VCH can get information and tools specific to them, including job postings.
Staff tools from Employee Engagement
VCH provides our staff access to tools to help them manage their careers.
Absence call line
All VCH employees must call 604.639.4297 or (toll free) 1.866.924.4297 to report an absence from work. If you are absent for health-related reasons, select “1” when prompted. NEW: You can also report a planned absence (ie. surgery) the day before your scheduled health-related absence and select “1” when prompted. If you are absent for reasons not related to your health (i.e., compassionate leave), select “2” when prompted. Please have your employee identification number ready when you call.
Internal job postings
Internal job postings, where staff can work on their VCH career path.
Course Catalogue Registration System (CCRS)
Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
The Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is an off-site, confidential, voluntary, short-term counselling service for staff.
Student practice placement
Student practice placement is for students or faculty looking for placement or for those who have a confirmed placement at Vancouver Coastal Health.
Staff work tools
Access for VCH staff to the interRAI Minimum Data Set suite of tools.
Access for VCH staff to the Primary Access Regional Information System (PARIS)
Pharmaceutical Sciences - Vancouver Acute
Access for VCH staff to the Clinical Services Unit of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
VCH Professional Practice
The Office of Professional Practice is dedicated to supporting Nursing and Allied Health professionals across VCH with a resource of information and knowledge.