Specialty Aboriginal Health Nursing

Role and Facility Information

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) provides provincial and national leadership in public health through surveillance, detection, prevention and consultation and provides both direct diagnostic and treatment services to people with disease of public health importance.

The BCCDC is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

Aboriginal Nurse Educator – Chee Mamuk
Reference # 56015
Wage: $38.97 - $47.76 per hour
Work Shifts: Monday – Friday, 0800-1600/0830-1630/0900-1700
655 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC

Reporting to the Program Supervisor Chee Mamuk and functionally linked to the Director, Nursing & Manager, Professional Practice, the Aboriginal Nurse Educator Chee Mamuk works collaboratively to deliver culturally appropriate educational programs specific to the prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV and viral hepatitis for Aboriginal communities, community health centres, and public/community health nurses throughout the province of British Columbia. Chee Mamuk is a provincial Aboriginal program that provides innovative and culturally appropriate sexually transmitted infection, HIV and hepatitis education, resources and wise practice models. Chee Mamuk’s services are grounded in community, tradition and science in order to build capacity in Aboriginal communities to prevent the spread of HIV, hepatitis and STIs.

Education, Training and Experience
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).
• Two (2) years’ experience in curriculum design and delivery and clinical nursing practice education in Aboriginal communities, and one (1) year of experience in nursing practice specific to the prevention and treatment of STI, hepatitis and HIV pre- and post-test counselling.
• The Employer will equally consider an equivalent combination of education, training and experience (with the exception of Public Health and Preventative Nurses•This job requires that the incumbent be of Aboriginal ancestry.
• Valid B.C. driver's license. Local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage reimbursement will be paid. Job also requires provincial and maybe national travel.

Skills and Abilities
• Comprehensive knowledge of Aboriginal history, cultures, communities, cultural interference, social determinants of health, and Aboriginal health policy and direction.
• Knowledge and experience working with Aboriginal communities in rural, isolated, and remote settings.
• Knowledge of curriculum design that incorporates the interrelationships between social determinants of health, issues impacting Aboriginal people, Aboriginal cultures, human sexuality, and STI, hepatitis and HIV.
• Ability to travel throughout the province of British Columbia and has a valid drivers license.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
• Demonstrated ability to teach, facilitate and coach in online, clinical, and workshop settings.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and present educational programs and materials.
• Demonstrated computer skills including competence with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Outlook, and Internet Explorer, and to access computerized multi-media resources for education.
• Demonstrated ability to access appropriate literature databases and undertake literature searches.
• Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities, plan and organize work, and to work within time-sensitive projects.
• Demonstrated leadership in facilitating group work with multiple individuals and programs.
• Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events, deal effectively with conflict situations, and to problem solve.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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External applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities

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