Specialty Aboriginal Health Nursing

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AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

In this position you will provide a comprehensive range of core nursing functions and services in First Nations communities in the program areas of community and/or public heath, 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, rehabilitation, and supportive or palliative care.

Lytton is known for its natural beauty and breathtaking views. Nestled between various mountain ranges, it is located at the convergence of the Thompson and Fraser rivers. The area has been the home of the Nlaka'pamux people for over 10,000 years. This community offers many activities for outdoor enthusiasts. With a population of approximately 250, Lytton is located 3 hours north east of Vancouver.

1. Applies and utilises 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. Collects, assesses, analyzes, and applies information from various data sources to make evidence informed decisions for nursing services, including program planning, development and priority setting with individuals, families, groups, and communities, and interprets information for professional and community audiences.
3. Utilizes evidence and research to influence health policies, programs, and practices and synthesizes nursing and health knowledge from a broad range of theories, models, and frameworks to address the heath status of populations, inequities in health, determinants of health, strategies for health promotion, disease and injury prevention, health protection, case management, as well as the factors that influence the delivery and use of nursing and health services.
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. Leads the emergency medical, clinical, and/or community response team as required by assigning responsibilities, monitoring activities, and providing support, guidance, and overall coordination in the resolution of issues.
10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education, Training and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from a recognized university or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. One (1) year of nursing experience.
Current practising registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
Requires a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License

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Lytton

Bursting with magnificent scenery, Lytton is situated at the meeting of the Thompson and Fraser Rivers. Cutting a treacherous path through jagged mountains, the Fraser River has created what is, arguably, one of the finest river canyon landscapes in the world. Its extraordinarily diverse geography makes Lytton a top choice for adventurers. Known as the “Rafting Capital of Canada”, the village of Lytton offers challenging river routes for rafting and kayaking in excellent white water. A wonderful gateway to outdoor recreation, Lytton is as rich in history as it is in exciting adventure.

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