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