Posted Oct 30, 2020Community Health Nurse

Full-time

Details

Business: First Nations Health Authority
Phone: 1-844-699-3186
Website: www.fnha.ca/about/work-with-us



Description

The First Nations Health Authority has an opening for a Community Health Nurse at their Lillooet Health Centre.
 


Job Description

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.

Union Code: PIP (Prof Instit of Public Srvc Cda)

Hours per week: 37.5

Responsibilities

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Advocates for public policy and services that promote and protect the health and well being of individuals, families, groups, and communities.

Qualifications

  • 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

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply, an understanding of First Nations cultural principles and protocols in work situations.

  • Knowledge and the application of concepts, principles, and theories of trans-cultural nursing, including knowledge of traditional, homeopathic or other healing practices used in the community.

  • Knowledge of First Nations cultures and backgrounds, and the understanding of how culture impacts on communication patterns, and attitudes and approaches to health issues.

For application and position details please go here.

Please note that only those applicants shortlisted will be contacted. If you do not hear from us about this position, please accept our sincere appreciation for your interest in FNHA! 

For more information about us, please visit: www.fnha.ca/about/work-with-us

If you have any inquiries or issues please contact FNHA Recruitment at careers@fnha.ca or 1-844-699-3186.

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