REGISTERED NURSE

POSITION: REGISTERED NURSE
DEPARTMENT: TFN HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE
HOURS OF WORK: 28 HOURS/WEEK – MONDAY TO THURSDAY, 8:30 – 4:30
REPORTS TO: HEALTH MANAGER OR DESIGNATE

POSITION SUMMARY

The Registered Nurse (RN) Community Health Services, practices in accordance with relevant provincial legislation, nursing standards, the code of ethics as outlined by the BC College of Nurses and Midwives, employer policies and individual competencies. Provides nursing care in accordance with established organizational policies, procedures, guidelines and other controls on practice.

The RN will provide a comprehensive range of core nursing functions and services in Indigenous communities in the program areas of community, primary care, and home care through promotion and maintenance of the health of individuals, families, groups, and communities. You will work with a team that value the principles of primary health care and focus on promoting health, preventing disease and injury, protecting population health, as well as a focus on curative, urgent and emergent care and supportive or palliative care. Work alongside the Community Health Nurse to develop/update Home and Community Care programs and policy.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Applies and utilizes key nursing knowledge and critical thinking to choose options and to plan, implement, and evaluate programs and interventions to address health issues, taking into account relevant evidence, legislation, regulations, and policies.
  2.  Provides care and treatment within RN scope, role, function, and controls on practice in areas which may include: palliative care, wound and skin care, medication management and administration, delegation and assignment of tasks; chronic disease screening and management, and foot care. 
  3. Utilizes evidence and research to influence health policies and programs. Practices and synthesizes nursing and health knowledge from a broad range of theories, models, and frameworks to address the health status of populations, inequities in health, determinants of health, strategies for health promotion, disease and injury prevention, health protection and case management. 
  4. Advocates for public policy and services that promote and protect the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  5. Involves individuals, families, groups, and communities as active partners to take action to address health inequities and foster a self-management care approach for chronic conditions.
  6. Advocates for, and uses culturally relevant and appropriate approaches, when building relationships and providing nursing services.
  7. Collaborates and shares knowledge with colleagues, students, First Nations, and other members of the health team.
  8. Participates in collaborative, interdisciplinary, and intersectoral partnerships to enhance the health of individuals, families, groups, and populations.
  9. Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Training and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from a recognized University
  • Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN registrant
  • One (1) year of nursing experience. New Grads must have work experience hours in a First Nations Community, a final practicum placement in Home and Community Care, or a combination thereof.
  • Experience working in the W̱SÁNEĆ communities an asset

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply an understanding of First Nations cultural principles and protocols in work situations.
  • Knowledge and the application of concepts, principles, and theories of trans-cultural nursing, including knowledge of traditional, homeopathic or other healing practices used in the community.
  • Knowledge of First Nations cultures and backgrounds, and the understanding of how culture impacts on communication patterns and approaches to health issues.
  • Knowledge of health status of populations, inequities in health, the determinants of health and illness, principals of primary care, strategies for health promotion, disease and injury prevention, health protection, curative, urgent and emergent care, rehabilitation and supportive or palliative care.
  • Knowledge of nursing which includes the nursing process, conceptual frameworks of nursing, theories and principles of nursing practice.
  • Problem solving techniques/skills.
  • Demonstrates effective written, electronic and verbal communication to facilitate inter-professional collaborative practice, healthy environments, and a respectful workplace for client, staff, students and partners/affiliates. 
  • Demonstrates ability to operate related equipment and technology including relevant computer applications.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Further cultural safety training may be required.
  • CDC certification an asset.
  • Vehicle and valid BC driver’s license is required.
  • Criminal record check will be required once hired.
  • First Aid and CPR C is required.

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, May 7, 2021 (4:00 pm)

PLEASE SUBMIT COVER LETTER, RESUME AND 3 REFERENCES 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.