Specialty Primary Care Clinic

Role and Facility Information

In accordance with Northern Health’s vision of an idealized system of services built on a foundation of Primary Care where people and their families receive primary care services in Primary Care Homes supported by interprofessional teams, the Primary Care Nurse (PCN) practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).

The Primary Care Nurse (PCN) functions as a member of the interprofessional team and applies best practices to provide competent, safe and ethical care for people and their families in settings such as physician practices, homes, schools and communities. The PCN provides care that includes clinical follow up according to the person’s primary Care Plan and the person’s personal goals of care to inform plans of care developed collaboratively with the Interprofessional Team. The Primary Care Nurse will provide direct clinical care and services to individuals, groups and communities.

Baccalaureate degree in nursing required from a recognized University plus post graduate courses and/or advanced skills training as required for specific sites. Three years recent, related clinical nursing experience in primary care nursing and/or chronic disease management settings, including experience developing and providing formal education to patients, families, the general public, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
Current valid B.C. Driver’s License.


Houston, originally known as Pleasant Valley, was established in the early 1900s as a railroad tie-cutting centre for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. The Bulkley and Morice rivers meet at Houston, with legendary steelhead, spring and coho salmon runs that provide much of the recreation. The world’s largest fly rod can be seen at Steelhead Park. The main industries are forestry, tourism and supply and service center. Houston offers affordable housing and natural splendor that support a balanced lifestyle.

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Houston is a small, friendly town located between Prince George and Prince Rupert which offers some of the most affordable housing in the province and a vibrant business sector. Forestry and mineral explorations have contributed to the area’s economy, as has tourism in recent years. The community of Houston was built by people of diverse backgrounds including both South Asian and Dutch descent. It is known for its Steelhead fishing, just one of many exhilarating outdoor recreational opportunities available here.

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