Specialty Community Health

Role and Facility Information

Supports the Nursing Operations Manager(s) and assists in the co-ordination and operationalization of Nursing Services on behalf of the FNHA and First Nations clients. Assists in the delivery of quality health services and community programming through consultation and collaboration with point-of-care teams, central, and regional teams.
Practices in accordance with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) standards (professional & practice) and code of ethics.

1. Assists the Manager and staffing clerk with coordination/scheduling activities and ensuring staffing forecasts are met and delivered to Agency on a weekly basis in partnership with Scheduler.
2. Integrates quality improvement and risk management principles and activities into nursing practice for assigned areas through evaluating effect of changes in care practice, generating recommendations for alternate approaches to client care, following up on incident reports, conducting safety audits, taking corrective actions and recommending changes to selected policies, procedures or protocols.
3. Evaluates medication, equipment and product orders and identifies cost efficiencies.
4. Assists Managers with administrative activities and promoting optimal use of client care resources by identifying systems for improving resource utilization, providing input into budget/staff allocation and assisting team members in workload decision-making.
5. Works in partnership and liaises with the Collaborative Practice Team at an operational level to deliver high standard educational services, training, and resources to point-of-care nurses.
6. Providing inputs into improvements of health care service delivery to community by participating on local, regional, and provincial committees, working groups, and councils.
7. Assesses individual and group learning needs in partnership with Managers, and the Collaborative Practice Team. Evaluates client care activities and designs quality improvement plans with team members and Managers.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from a recognized university and successful completion of approved training in public health nursing, obstetrics, mental health or other relevant specialty, nursing leadership, administration, or public health sciences, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Occupational Certification
• Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
• Current CPR course for Health Care Providers (HCP).

• A minimum of 5 years of experience in public health and/or remote nursing, including 2 years of experience in a supervisory/leadership capacity.

• General knowledge of clinical supervision, concepts, theories, principles, and practice in order to provide guidance.
• Demonstrated ability to teach, facilitate and coach.
• Demonstrated ability to promote a supportive and creative learning environment.
• Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
• Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.

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