Vancouver Coastal Health

Community Health Nurse (RN) - Bella Coola

Job Description

Job Title: Community Health Nurse (RN)
Work Site: Home Support, Bella Coola General Hospital - Bella Coola, BC
Status: Casual
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $35.53 - $46.65 per hour
Hours: various casual shifts as assigned (0730-1730, 0730-1700, 0730-1530, 0900-1700)
Reference#: 124306-cye

Come work as a Community Health Nurse in Bella Coola, BC with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse with training or experience in Public Health Nursing to join the Home Support team in Bella Coola, BC. Apply today to join our team!


As a Community Health Nurse you will:

  • Provide a full continuum of public health, prevention and health promotion services to enhance the optimal health, well-being and safety of clients by identifying and prioritizing wellness needs and developing and maintaining community partnerships to provide health promotion, advocacy, counseling, education, assessment, referral and intervention in a variety of community based settings in the rural remote setting.



Bella Coola sits in a mountain valley at the head of the North Bentinck Channel, 500 km north of Vancouver, with a population of about 1800 people. The community is at the end of a long, truly magnificent fjord, on the mainland coast of British Columbia. Bella Coola General Hospital has 10 acute bed, 5 residential beds and a 3 bed emergency department open 24/7, along with a laboratory, diagnostic imaging services, Telehealth, Mental Health, Public Health, Home & Community Support Services. Also within the hospital are a medical clinic and a pharmacy.



Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Training in public health nursing, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License. Local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage will be reimbursed.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge and practice of public health nursing theory, within a primary health care and population health approach.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the BCCNM standards for nursing practice.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of evidence based nursing practice related to childhood and adolescence.
  • Demonstrated ability to counsel clients and their families.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Working knowledge of immunization protocols.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client care information system.
  • Demonstrated ability to critically read and utilize current health research in evidence based practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and interdependently and make sound nursing practice decisions.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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