As a strategic leader who is exceptionally analytical and detail-focused, you have developed your skills through community health programs in nursing. You have the ability to motivate and lead a team of dedicated health professionals. You can effectively evaluate program delivery and make recommendations for improvement with your knowledge of advanced clinical nursing practice.
In this role, you will be responsible for providing consultative and advisory services to First Nations communities and partners on nursing programs and service delivery. You will lead and represent the First Nations Health Authority to negotiate, develop, and adapt standards, practices, policies, and education to conform to the requirements of CRNBC and other Regulatory Bodies, and the provincial Health Professions Act. Some of your key responsibilities will include managing regional nursing staff, regional collaboration for nursing programs, recruitment, labour relations, performance management, and strategic planning.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Leads and directs regional nursing staff, inclusive of recruitment, education, standards, operational nursing staff, advisory to community health, and home and community care nursing programs, administrative operations, and coordination support. Provides direction to nurses in operational service delivery environments in First Nations Health Authority facilities, and functional supervision on nursing practice and education to other First Nation Health Authority employed nursing staff. Provides professional consultation, and clinical practice advice and development in collaboration with First Nation communities and partners for nursing staff engaged by First Nation organizations, bands, or communities where alternative funding arrangements such as self-government, full transfer, and integrated agreements exist.
2. Leads and represents the First Nations Health Authority to negotiate, develop, and adapt standards, practices, policies, and education to conform to the requirements of CRNBC and other Regulatory Bodies, and the provincial Health Professions Act. Mitigates and advises of impact of changes on provincial developed standards and practices such as scope of practice. Consults and advises First Nations communities and partners on regulatory and other mandatory changes in nursing practice, legislation, or policy.
3. Participates in strategic planning, and provides advice to the senior executive team and First Nations health care management on new or emerging issues, trends, or developments relating to the nursing component of a First Nations health care model.
4. Directs and manages nursing operations within the nursing department. Recruits, interviews, selects, and hires staff. Manages staff performance and conduct by supervising day to day work, directly assigning work, resolving workplace disputes, assessing the performance of staff, imposing discipline, and terminating employment. Responsible for budgets and financial management.
5. Participates in labour relations, including handling grievances, providing advice on matters referred to in the grievance process, and providing advice to the Chief Nursing Officer and the VP Human Resources with respect to staffing matters.
6. Provides support and advice directly to the senior executive team with respect to personnel matters, business direction, and service delivery.
7. Promotes and develops partnerships with First Nations communities and partners, and leads regional collaboration with First Nations leaders and organizations, provincial health authorities, universities, colleges, CRNBC and other Regulatory Bodies and Associations, and other organizations on nursing services, and as an integral component of a First Nations health care team.
8. Leads strategic and/or program projects and initiatives, or major phases of projects and initiatives that impact nursing and/or health care policies, practices, guidelines, First Nations capacity development, health care delivery, and nursing recruitment and retention.
9. Collaborates with management team to contribute to operational planning, human resource planning, and First Nation Health Authority and departmental initiatives. Researches, writes and develops presentations, briefings reports, and other documents related to First Nations nursing services, and briefs senior executive team on nursing or field issues, and proposes or initiates solutions.
10. Represents the department in reporting and investigating nursing practice, and in resolving conflict at the individual, community, or program level.
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Master’s Degree in Nursing from an approved education program. Completion of approved training in public health. Five (5) to Ten (10) years of senior leadership experience with responsibilities for strategic programming in a management level role, including supervision of nurses and clinicians within an organization, across various communities within the Province of BC.
• Current or eligible for practising registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of, and ability to apply, an understanding of First Nations cultural principles and protocols in work situations.
• Knowledge of First Nations cultures and backgrounds, and the understanding of how culture impacts on communication patterns, attitudes and approaches to health issues.
• Knowledge and the application of concepts, principles and theories of transcultural nursing to provide culturally appropriate nursing care.
• Knowledge of advanced clinical nursing practice.
• Knowledge of public health models and concepts.
• Ability to work effectively with other health disciplines internally and externally.
• Ability to integrate nursing plans and strategies with other health plans.
• Knowledge of nursing which includes the nursing process, conceptual frameworks of nursing, and theories and principles of nursing practice.
• Problem solving techniques/skills.
• Ability to develop policies, procedures, and practices for community health nurses.
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 4:00 PM