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Specialty Geriatrics/Gerontology

Role and Facility Information

Do you have a passion for nursing? We have the position for you! We are seeking a motivated Registered Nurse with a dedication for delivering compassionate patient care to join our team at Dunrovin Park Lodge.

Responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the nursing care of residents; monitoring of services, and the support of nursing and support services staff in safe workplace practices using a person-centered model of care.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Days, Nights - 07:00 to 19:00, 19:00 to 07:00, rotating

Dunrovin Park Lodge is a complex care facility with 117 beds. The facility consists of complex care, hospice, respite and special care unit. Maple House is a secured unit with 20 beds and one respite bed specifically for residents requiring more supervision. Hospice Care Unit has three Hospice Palliative care beds and three respite beds. There is a Volunteer Program in place to accompany Residents on social outings, appointments, and provide hospice support. Hairdressing and barber services are available on site for a fee determined by the service provider. Dunrovin also provides an on-site integrated community adult day program, operating 4 days a week.

Quesnel has a population of 10,000 (2021) local residents and is one of the central interior's oldest cities and home to the world’s largest gold pan. Nestled on the banks of the Fraser and Quesnel rivers, Quesnel is the commercial centre of the North Cariboo. Check out Quesnel for more information on this outdoor playground and its access to a wealth of adventures.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Relocation Incentive is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• “Loan Forgiveness Programs” offered through the Federal and BC Government

Qualifications

• Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN or RPN registrant.
• Valid Level C CPR ticket.
• Experience in gerontology and courses specific to dementia care ir an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability of operate related equipment such as RAI, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Internet etc.
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to organize work.
• Ability to supervise.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.

Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.

There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

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Quesnel

In a quiet valley, surrounded by beautiful green mountains and lush forests, is the community of Quesnel. With a rich history tied to the Gold Rush era, Quesnel comes to life each year in the celebration of “Billy Barker Days” featuring more than 100 sporting events, rodeos, and stage shows. The community atmosphere promotes family time, personal interests, and career development. Commute times are short, world-class recreation is available in your backyard, and the community prides itself on its regular family-friendly events.

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