Specialty Geriatrics/Gerontology

Role and Facility Information

Northern Health is accepting applications for temporary full time nurse for a Residential and Assisted Living complex. The position is available immediately with an expected end day of April 18, 2022.

The complex is a beautiful and bright building with many large open spaces and access to the outdoors to enjoy. There are 2 floors designated for Assisted Living Residents, 3 floors designated and inclusive of Complex Care, Respite, and Convalescent residents/clients. There are 119 long term care beds and 50 assisted living beds, 1 respite and 1 short stay. All rooms are single occupancy with private bathrooms. The complex provides Recreational Therapy Services on a daily basis with therapeutic programs offered on each wing, and in larger group settings in the beautiful multipurpose rooms. They also provide activities such as hymn-sing, school visits with the elderly, choral groups.

Who we are
Northern Health leads the way in promoting health and providing health services for Northern and rural populations of Northern BC. Through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations, we provide exceptional health services for Northerners. Our value statements guide decisions and actions and include: Empathy - Respect - Collaboration - Innovation.

What you can expect

• Opportunities for career growth
• Supportive work environment
• 4 weeks paid vacation
• Health & Dental Coverage
• Pension Plan
• Relocation Assistance for eligible positions
• Spectacular outdoor activities
• Short commutes
• Affordable housing market
• Shift Rotation/hours of work: Days, Nights - 06:45 to 18:45, 18:45 to 06:45

Job Summary
The RN or RPN practices in a variety of clinical settings and is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of resident care. Working in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, the RN or RPN ensures the delivery of resident–centered care by assisting individual residents and their families respond to changing health care needs.

Top 4 Key Responsibilities

• Completes a comprehensive assessment of the physiological, psychological, socio-cultural and spiritual needs of the resident and family unit and determines resident status and responses to actual or potential health problems.
• Coordinates and oversees the overall care. Sets priorities, provides clinical expertise and leadership for the plan of care, plans and implements health care treatments and interventions, and assigns and delegates tasks as appropriate to other members of the healthcare team. Evaluates the appropriateness and effectiveness of treatments and interventions on an ongoing basis.
• Ensures the resident/family unit actively participates in the development, implementation and ongoing modification of the plan of care, including the long and short-term goals. Develops and implements learning plans to meet identified resident learning needs.
• Incorporates technology into day-to-day operations as required for efficient collection and submission of data as required by the organization. i.e. – RAI-MDS 2.0., PSLS and Pixalere and supports other care providers to utilize required technologies appropriately.

Job Qualifications
• Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN or RPN registrant.
• Post - basic education in gerontology an asset.

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Prince George

Known as British Columbia’s northern capital, Prince George is located at the approximate geographic centre of the province where the Nechako and Fraser Rivers meet. With forestry as the major industry, residents enjoy affordable housing and a wide range of services and amenities including sports and cultural events. Recreational activities in the area include golfing, skiing, and fishing. Prince George is also home to the University of Northern British Columbia.

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