Vancouver Coastal Health

Community Health Nurse (RN)

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: $36.23 - $47.58 per hour
Hours: Various casual shifts as assigned (0730-1530, 0800-1600, 0900-1700)
Reference#: 166724-jma

 

Come work as a Community Health Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the Home Support team at Bella Coola General Hospital, 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.

 

ABOUT BELLA COOLA, BC

 

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 long term care 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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia 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.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.

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


***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings 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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