Specialty Aboriginal Health Nursing

Role and Facility Information


Employment Opportunity
Casual Community Health and Home Care Nurse
(FTE. 28hrs/week)

As an employee of the Kwakiutl District Council (KDC) you will be a key member of the health team, providing direct patient support to KDC member nation citizens. This exciting role will offer the right candidate an initial one year term contract.

Reporting to the Health Director, the Casual CHHN is a registered nurse and new graduate from community health certificate training. As with all community nurses at KDC, the incumbent is certified to provide a full complement of community nursing care to clients. The incumbent is responsible for working cooperatively with the entire KDC Health team.

As a casual worker, this employee works 28 hours per week (four days) and works “stand-by”, accepting daily or weekly assignments for vacation relief, sick day or heavy workload if available. The position travels to all of the KDC site locations as dispatched.

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Current Registration and in good standing with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia. First Nations and Inuit Health Branch Immunization Certification or within 3 months of employment. Current CPR certification.

Minimum of one (1) year nurse experience in a community health and/or home care related field is required.

Direct Nursing Care
- Model excellence by providing direct nursing care to clients using a problem solving approach and in accordance with the standards, guidelines and scope of professional nursing practice.
- Ensure client records are maintained in accordance with CRNBC professional practice standards.
- Document phone advice (e.g. Mental Health) according to CRNBC practice standards.
- Assess, plan, implement, document and evaluate care to ensure a coordinated holistic approached which best meets the needs of the client.
- Monitor the health of the community through assessment and screening clinics and recommends early intervention for identified health problems.
- Assist clients to achieve their optimum level of health in all situations (e.g. normal health, illness, injury or through the process of dying).
- Advocate the dignity and self respect of clients.
- Promote the autonomy of clients and help them to express their health needs and values to obtain appropriate information and services.
- Safeguard the trust of clients that personal information is shared outside the health care team only with the client’s permission or as legally required.
- Provide relief coverage for nursing staff when and where it is required.
- Provide client assessments for personal care service as back up relief coverage.
- Conduct immunization clinics.
- Participate in Accreditation process as directed.

Client Education
- Use a holistic approach to facilitate individual learning of clients and their families in relation to their health and wellness (i.e. self-care, health promotion, etc).
- Assess the client for physical and psychological needs, their knowledge of their health, disease process and learning needs.
- Promote the autonomy of clients and help them express their health needs and values to obtain the appropriate information and services.
- Develop, revise and evaluate on an ongoing basis, educational resources necessary to support clients.

Previous experience working in a First Nations Community (particularly KDC member Communities) is preferred.

In circumstances where there is an equal combination of qualifications and experience, preference will be given to people of Aboriginal heritage.
To receive a comprehensive job description, please email: terry.lee@kdchealth.com .

KDC Health provides preventative and health promotion services for 6 of our member nations. For more information, go to www.kdchealth.com.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter (including salary expectations and three employment references) to:

Human Resources Coordinator, KDC Health
1400 A Drake Road
Campbell River, BC V9W 7K6
Email: terry.lee@kdchealth.com Fax: 250 286-9713

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