COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE / TEAM LEADER

POSITION: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE / TEAM LEADER
HOURS OF WORK: FULL-TIME, PERMANENT (35 HOURS/WEEK)
REPORTING TO: HEALTH MANAGER OR DESIGNATE

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position reports to the Health Department Manager or designate and works with a second RN to oversee the Community Health Worker/s, Community Health Aide/s and patient transportation. This position will also liaise with other First Nations health staff/nurses, VIHA, First Nations Health Authority and BC Centre for Disease Control.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Plans, designs and implements community health programs ranging from pre- and post-natal and pediatric care through to adult/Elder/disabled persons care. Health care areas include diabetes, immunization, communicable disease surveillance and treatment, and HIV/AIDS prevention.
  • Updates client files, and ensure accuracy of information.
  • Delivers a wide variety of community health clinics and health promotion workshops.
  • Uses a holistic approach to educate clients and families to understand client illness or injury (i.e., self-care, health promotion).
  • Home visits, assessments (i.e., physical/physcological needs), develop care plans and client advocacy, including helping clients express their health needs in trying to access external health care services/information.
  • Works collaboratively with the second RN to ensure quality homecare is delivered.
  • Identifies and recommends community health service delivery strategies and priorities.
  • Ensures quality nursing care is provided and appropriate administrative procedures are followed; recommends and develops health/safety policies and procedures.
  • Participates in regular inter-agency and community based health meetings.
  • Administers nursing budget and ensures that supplies and equipment are available.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completion of a university, college or other approved registered nursing program (e.g., BSc.N with community health emphasis or Public Health diploma).
  • Valid CRNBC Registration.
  • A minimum of two years of recent nursing experience in an acute care setting or community-based setting.
  • Completion of Management/Administration Program (i.e., Nursing Unit Administration or other degrees, diplomas, certificates or studies, with demonstrated progression to supervisory-level positions in nursing.
  • Prior experience working with Aboriginal organizations in health or social programs is desirable.
  • A tuberculosis (TB) test and proof of immunizations are required.
  • Clear criminal record check.
  • Valid driver’s license & access to a vehicle.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Ability to apply and assess current nursing practices (including public health) to ensure that the clients’ physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and educational needs are met.
  • Ability to work cross-culturally, and especially with First Nations communities.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, implementing Indigenous worldviews within an health environment.
  • Knowledge of local Indigenous communities’ history, social circumstances and protocols.
  • Communication skills; both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience with program planning, budgeting and reports.
  • Computer literate (required to use health data software).
  • Able to work in a collaborative environment.

DEADLINE: TUESDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2021 (4:00 pm)

PLEASE SUBMIT COVER LETTER (INCLUDING SALARY EXPECTATIONS), AND RESUME USING ONE OF THE METHODS BELOW:

HOW TO APPLY

Apply Now Online

OR

Please direct applications to:

Cathy Webster
Governance/HR Support Manager
Tsawout First Nation
7728 Tetayut Rd. Saanichton, BC
V8M 2C3

Email: cwebster@tsawout.ca
Phone: (250) 652-9101 ext. 304
Fax: (250) 652-9114

Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.

We thank all interested applicants, however, only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview.