• Community Health Nurse (RN)

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Community Health Nurse (RN)
    Work Site:

    Bella Coola General Hospital

    (casual coverage for home support nursing care services in Bella Coola and Anahim Lake areas as needed)

    Status: Casual 
    Start Date: As Soon As Possible 
    Salary: $34.15 - $44.83 per hour
    Hours: 0730-1730/0730-1700/0730-1530/0900-1700, and 3-hr paid on-call weekends/stats as per rotation schedule
    Reference#: 104619-tbo





    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 beds, 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 is a medical clinic and pharmacy.




    Within the context of primary health care with a population health approach and in accordance with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) standards of professional practice, Code of Ethics, the established vision and values of the organization, and the Canadian Community of Health Nursing Standards, provides 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.


    Education & Experience

    • Baccalaureate in Nursing including training public health nursing, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).
    • Valid BC Drivers License, Local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage will be reimbursed.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Comprehensive knowledge and practice of public health nursing theory, within a primary health care and population health approach.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of the College of Registered Nurses’ of B.C. 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 staffpostings.vch.ca 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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