AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
We currently have a full time, vacant Community Health Nurse position at our Lillooet Health Centre.
In this position you will provide a comprehensive range of core nursing functions and services in First Nations communities in the program areas of community and/or public heath, primary care, and home care through promotion and maintenance of the health of individuals, families, groups, and communities. You will work with a team that value the principles of primary health care and focus on promoting health, preventing disease and injury, protecting population health, as well as a focus on curative, urgent and emergent care, rehabilitation, and supportive or palliative care.
Lillooet is known for its spectacular scenery and variety of recreational activities. Located on the Fraser River, about 240 km up the BC Railway line from Vancouver, the community is home to around 2,300.
For more information visit: http://lillooetbc.ca/
* Applies and utilises key nursing knowledge and critical thinking to choose options and to plan, implement, and evaluate programs and interventions to address health issues, taking into account relevant evidence, legislation, regulations, and policies.
* Collects, assesses, analyzes, and applies information from various data sources to make evidence informed decisions for nursing services, including program planning, development and priority setting with individuals, families, groups, and communities, and interprets information for professional and community audiences.
* Utilizes evidence and research to influence health policies, programs, and practices and synthesizes nursing and health knowledge from a broad range of theories, models, and frameworks to address the heath status of populations, inequities in health, determinants of health, strategies for health promotion, disease and injury prevention, health protection, case management, as well as the factors that influence the delivery and use of nursing and health services.
* Advocates for public policy and services that promote and protect the health and well being of individuals, families, groups, and communities.
* Involves individuals, families, groups, and communities as active partners to take action to address health inequities, and foster a self management care approach for chronic conditions.
* Advocates for, and uses culturally relevant and appropriate approaches, when building relationships and providing nursing services.
* Collaborates and shares knowledge with colleagues, students, First Nations, and other members of the health team.
* Participates in collaborative, interdisciplinary, and intersectoral partnerships to enhance the health of individuals, families, groups, and populations.
* Leads the emergency medical, clinical, and/or community response team as required by assigning responsibilities, monitoring activities, and providing support, guidance, and overall coordination in the resolution of issues.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education, Training and Experience:
* Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from a recognized university.
* One (1) year of nursing experience.
* Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
* Requires a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License
Employee Class: Permanent
Application Deadline: Open until filled