Specialty Aboriginal Health Nursing

Role and Facility Information

AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Do you want to experience British Columbia to its fullest? Travel to various remote communities across the province and work in an expanded scope of practice to provide primary care, public health, health promotion, and emergency care for First Nations individuals, families, and communities, including after hours on-call care.

We currently have 3 permanent CHN P/T, 1 term CHN P/T, and 2 casual CHN positions vacant on our Resource Team.

The locations of our communities are as follows:
Telegraph Creek, Fort Ware, Tsay Keh Dene, Hartley Bay, Kitkatla, Klemtu, Anahim Lake, and Port Simpson.

Please note that if you apply to a casual position you must be Remote Certified already! Please advise in your cover letter which position you are applying to (casual or P/T).

General Duties and Responsibilities:
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 practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
Requires a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License

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