Job Details

    Job Title : 1066 Family Wellness Navigator
    Company Name : First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)
    Job Type : Full Time
    Job Location : Vancouver, BC, CA
    Post Date : 2017-06-17
    Close Date : 2017-06-30
    How To Apply:

    Description :

    Are you passionate about holistic health of indigenous women and their families? Do you love serving the community while developing nurturing relationships with diverse set of internal and external stakeholders? If this sounds like you, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! In this role, you will focus on implementing a holistic system to ensure continuity of care throughout the pregnancy and postpartum period. Your experience and education has also prepared you in providing opportunities to recognize and influence systemic issues within the health care system.
    1. Facilitates person-centered, trauma informed and holistic approach to care for pregnant and postpartum Indigenous women and their families within the community by (a) improving their healthcare experience and (b) offering specialized support and advice to them while interfacing with hospital and broader healthcare system (i.e. cultural safety; family support; advocacy; spiritual care; community liaison, etc.) 2. Works with partners to provide maternity care as close to home as safely possible in accordance with established standards of practice and the philosophy of FNHA
    3. Develops partnerships with First Nations community health service providers, local and regional health care providers, doulas, elders, and traditional healers to enhance the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical wellness of Indigenous women, their families and communities before, during and after pregnancy.
    4. Builds effective and collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders within and outside of FNHA to improve transitions in care and access to appropriate primary health care and public health services
    5. Ensures smooth transitions for women between their home community and the community where they will give birth, by (a) working with patient travel staff, First Nations Health Benefits and other partners to provide access to safe and efficient travel and accommodation to women prior to leaving their home community to give birth and (b) providing continuing support and enhanced communication between the hospital, public health, and community health providers when women are discharged from hospital
    6. Works with primary care providers, community health staff and other partners to develop a list of pregnant women eligible for support from the Kwakwaka’wakw Program and establish a system to ensure that required care and travel plans are addressed effectively.
    7. Develops and maintains a list of health and social services for pregnant and parenting women in the North Island
    8. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team staff and other partners to ensure timely, effective and culturally safe care is provided to pregnant and parenting families
    9. Works with community-based diabetes educators and dieticians to provide access for women with gestational or pre-existing diabetes
    10. Links women and their families with the appropriate primary health care, wellness and public health services. Develops individual health and wellness plans, in particular for pregnant and postpartum mothers and their families and communities, to advocate for community wellness and to address the social determinants of health that affect Indigenous people
    11. Provides senior level of specialized expertise to the development of policies, procedures and standards of care related to the Kwakwaka’wakw Maternal Child and Family Health Program
    12. Attends and/ or facilitates team and interdisciplinary meetings
    13. May act as a support person for families in crisis
    14. Performs other related duties as assigned

    Education & Experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or acceptable combination of education and experience, for example an LPN with significant relevant experience
    • 5-7 years of significant, recent and relevant experience
    • Experience in the regional health authority systems/services/services, and in particular working with First Nations individuals, communities or organizations on issues related to health and wellness
    • Experience coordinating patient care related to maternal, child and family health Occupational Certification
    Occupational Certification
    • Registration or eligible to be registered by one of the below recognized institutions
    I. College of Registered Nurses’ of BC (CRNBC)
    ii. College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC)
    iii. College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC)
    • First aid level 1 (with CPR), Hep B shot, and flu vaccine

    Employee Class: Permanent

    Application Deadline: June 30, 2017 at 4:00pm

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