Specialty Community Health

Role and Facility Information

Job Title: Community Health Nurse (Training may be offered)
Work Site: Three Bridges Community Health Centre
Status: Regular Full Time
Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Salary: $33.40 - $43.84 per hour
Hours: 0830-1645 with rotating days off
Reference#: 101765-slo

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We currently have opportunities for experienced Community Health Nurses in our Community Programs within Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH).

Should there be insufficient qualified candidates available for the position, VCH may offer an 8-week Community Health Nurse training program – start date: April 16, 2018. Cover letter and resume are required.

Successful applicants are required to successfully complete on your own time (unpaid) the on-line prerequisite course at least one week prior to commencing the formal Community Health Nurse training program. This should only require approximately eight hours to complete. In the event you do not complete the on-line portion, then your employment offer is rescinded. Attendance is mandatory for this training/education program.

Due to the high cost of training Community Health Nurses, by accepting this training opportunity you agree to remain in the department in which you were hired for at least one year (or until the end of your temporary appointment) subsequent to completing training. This will ensure you are able to consolidate and apply your skills in the specialty area that VCH has supported and funded to complete. In the event you leave the area of specialty in under one year not covered by the Nurses’ Provincial Collective Agreement (PCA), VCH will seek to recover the total cost of the program from you in accordance with Article 35.03(E).


Works within a client and family model of care with acute, chronic and palliative populations within the community and within the context of the vision and values of the organization. The Community Health Nurse practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) and standards of professional practice.

The Nurse works in partnership with the client and family to establish goals that are safe, realistic, and reasonable by assessing, planning, coordinating, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and transitioning nursing and other services for the client in an interprofessional team model in collaboration with the primary care provider, and other care providers. Assesses service eligibility, facilitates the development, implementation, and adaptation of a care plan, delivers direct care, and provides care management to assist clients to manage their own care and navigate through the various services available within the community settings. The Nurse works in consultation with other system partners and incorporates current evidence into practice.


Education & Experience

Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses’ of BC (CRNBC).
Two years’ recent clinical experience that is relevant to the specific clinical area of employment.
Valid BC Driver’s License required as local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Demonstrated knowledge and skills within a specific knowledge of community health nursing theory and practice within a client and family centred model of care.
Broad knowledge of the CRNBC standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners.
Knowledge of the Community Health Nurse of Canada (CHNC) competencies and standards of practice.
Basic knowledge of nursing standardised tests and measures.
Knowledge and demonstrated skill in the provision of evidence-based clinical practice related to designated client populations.
Knowledge of provincial acts, regulations, and program policies and guidelines related to home and community care.
Knowledge of acute, chronic disease, palliative and health management and self-management support.
Knowledge of community resources available for client/family support and related health services.
Knowledge of transitions through continuums of care.
Knowledge of other health care professions and their role in client care.
Knowledge of research, quality improvement, evaluation process and methodologies.
Knowledge of adult education principles, methods and tools.
Demonstrated ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitive to diverse cultures and preference, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of a professional team.
Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
Demonstrated ability to manage psychosocial and behavioural issues.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through verbal, nonverbal, written, electronic and social media.
Demonstrated ability to employ effective conflict resolution and reconciliation approaches and techniques.
Demonstrated ability to teach, facilitate and coach.
Demonstrated ability to employ teaching/learning strategies to transfer knowledge to engage clients/families in planning and self management of care.
Demonstrated ability to promote staff morale, cooperation, assertiveness, creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of policies or other protocols and ongoing professional development of self.
Demonstrated ability to develop rapport, trust and ethical relationships with clients/families, family care providers and other health care professionals and providers.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, schedule and prioritize work.
Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
Demonstrated skill in the use of equipment and in the techniques appropriate to nursing treatment.
Ability to operate related equipment including relevant computer applications.
Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

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