Are you a nurse looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of BC First Nations? As the Clinical Nurse Educator you will deliver professional nursing support and coordinate the delivery of educational activities to nurses and community health workers to improve the communicable disease program delivery and standards in BC First Nations communities. You will work collaboratively with Health Protection colleagues and other disciplines to ensure that education programs and materials meet current and emerging needs. This is a 1 year, term position.
Bring your passion and public health experience and come join our dedicated nursing team!
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
* Contributes to the overall leadership of the CD program as it relates to the First Nations communities of BC as a key member of the team by modelling client-centered care, fostering a climate of continued learning, participating in the identification of the program’s education needs, goals and objectives and, accordingly, suggesting education strategies to the CDC Nurse Specialist, Specialists and other stakeholders.
* Collaborates with other members of the First Nations CD Program and Educators and other relevant stakeholders across other programs to share information, plan collaboratively, use resources efficiently and improve the quality of care and education in First Nations communities in BC.
* Incorporates, disseminates and promotes evidence based practice to improve the quality of client care and to advance the standard of CD education for clients, nursing staff and students, and community members.
* Participates in research projects and the development of quality improvement initiatives within the program. Encourage to participate in research meetings.
* Collaborate with the program and Health Protection colleagues, promotes nursing standards including the quality of documentation by modelling quality practice, encouraging dialogue about practice, monitoring practice to identify learning needs and, accordingly, teaching, coaching and guiding staff as they increase their knowledge and skills.
* Facilitates competence development with Communicable Disease program and other FNHA staff and student nurses by planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating general and program specific nursing orientation and continuing education programs. Develops and adapts CD Program educational programs and materials in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team and according to needs and priorities of the clinical program with a focus on First Nations health promotion and disease prevention.
* In collaboration with program and Health Protection colleagues, develops customized learning plans to meet individual learning needs of community nursing staff and other health care providers in First Nations communities.
* Promotes the education of clients and communities by acting as a clinical and educational resource, role model and mentor to nurses and other health care professionals.
* Provides information and clinical consultation to community based health care providers regarding evidence based practices.
* Reviews policies, procedures and reference materials, and makes recommendations for improvement. Updates manuals and educational tools communicating changes as required.
* Furthers the goals of the related program and the FNHA with active participation at meetings and forums that address professional nursing practice and clinical education issues and communicates information as appropriate with staff in the program.
* Maintains knowledge of evidence informed best practices in CD clinical management and education by reviewing literature, attending relevant conferences/continuing education and liaising with professional associations. Identifies own learning needs, reviews with CDC Nurse Specialist and engages in a variety of activities to meet those needs.
* Travels throughout BC to support Community Health Nurses and Community Health Representatives/Workers working on reserves in First Nations communities in BC with CD programming, case management and health education.
* Works with all partners involved in CD program activities on-reserve in First Nations communities including local clients, communities, tribal councils, chiefs, as well as provincial and federal stakeholders to improve CD program activities in First Nations Communities in BC.
* Facilitates the development of a CD Advisory Group to improve communication and develop culturally appropriate CD programs and resources for First Nations Communities.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
* Bachelor in Nursing, three (3) years’ of recent related experience working in a clinical/public health environment or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
* Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification.
* Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
* Recent experience in community development, implementation and evaluation of community health nursing programs, with particular relevance to CD prevention and control.
Employee Class: Temporary
Application Deadline: Open until filled.