Careers

DR. JONATHAN LEIPSIC - DIVISION OF RADIOLOGY, HEAD, ICVHEALTH CLINICAL LEAD, CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR IN ADVANCED CARDIAC IMAGING

Your research is mainly focused on cardiac imaging and its role in diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. What do you enjoy most about your career in radiology?

“I really have a passion about trying to innovate using advanced cardiac imaging to improve outcomes in structural heart disease interventions—particularly Transcatheter aortic and now Transcatheter mitral valve procedures.”

Shelly Heneghan - Physiotherapist, Pulmonary Rehab Program

Shelly finished 2nd overall (1st in her age category) at the Fresh Air Cherry Blossom triathlon in Kelowna in May and 2nd in her age group again at the June Shawnigan Lake triathlon. More recently she was delighted to finish the Victoria Half Ironman in less than 5 hours, securing a podium spot in her age group. With results like this we figured she’d be a good person to speak with ahead of a sunny summer in Vancouver!

Get to know our Aboriginal Health Team

Scott Harrison, who has been with PHC since 2008, officially formed the Aboriginal Health Team in 2011.

As Director of HIV/AIDS, Urban Health & Addiction Services, Scott recognized that a leader with some ability to remove barriers and support system level changes needed to hold the space for Aboriginal health; a role which he subsequently took on for a number of reasons.

Maureen Murphy — Medical Device Reprocessing

How did you end up where you are now?
I grew up in Kamloops and was trained as a nurse in Victoria, but most of my ~40 year career was spent as an OR nurse at other hospitals across Canada. I tried to get into the OR here at St. Paul’s but at that time they were over staffed. A friend recommended taking the Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) course (we used to do a lot of the MDR work in the OR before it became an entity unto itself) and I was hired on at SPH eight years ago now.

Rick Luscombe — Vascular Access

In celebration of our Recognition theme on Bloom this month, we'd like to congratulate Rick Luscombe on his Excellence in Nursing Administration Award from the Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technologists!

How did you end up where you are now?
I attended George Brown College in Ontario for nursing. I first started in renal work at Toronto Western back in 1985 where I was working in peritoneal dialysis and transplants. After a few years I became a hemodialysis nurse and I fell in love with my work.

Nicole Keay - Coordinator Recruitment & HR Social Media

Recruitment sounds like a multi-faceted role — what all is involved in your day-to-day? 

LINDA RANKIN — HEALTH PROMOTIONS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY

This week PHC is celebrating National Mental Health Week. We chatted with Linda Rankin, coordinator of Health Promotions and Psychological Safety, on her new role created specifically to provide information and resources to staff with regards to their physical and psychological health, and to assist with the implementation of the Canadian Standards Association National Standard on Psychological Safety.

Karen Ann Boodle — Quality Improvement & Information Management

How did you get to where you are now?

DR. DAVID WOOD — STRUCTURAL AND INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGIST

Meet Dr. David Wood, structural and interventional cardiologist at both St. Paul's and Vancouver General Hospital, who has been at the forefront of heart innovation and changing the way the world views minimally invasive heart-valve surgery since he arrived at Providence Health Care six years ago.

Dr. David Wood has been described as a rising star in the cardiovascular community and was recently selected to receive the 2014 Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Young Investigator of the Year runner-up award. As a founding member of the Centre for Heart Valve Innovation (CHVI), he has been instrumental in refining the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure and helping pioneer the ground-breaking Vancouver Multidisciplinary, Multimodality but Minimalist (3M) Clinical Pathway. In conjunction with Dr. John Webb and Dr.

Cheryl McDonald — Clinical Resource Nurse

Code H (Help) expanded to surgical units 9CD and 10AB at St. Paul’s Hospital on February 26 and was recently awarded as a Leading Practice by Accreditation Canada. We sat down with Cheryl McDonald to talk about Code H and her role supporting patients and families as a clinical resource nurse (CRN).

What is your title?
I am a clinical resource nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital.

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