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Northern Health

Indigenous Care Coordinator

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Position Summary
Northern Health values diversity within the workplace and our commitment of reaching a representative workforce. For this position, we also want to highlight First Nation, Inuit, Métis or Indigenous Ancestry is regarded as directly relevant to the skills and knowledge for this position. All candidates will be considered; however, preference will be given to Indigenous applicants. For this initiative candidates from this group who wish to qualify for preferential consideration are encouraged to self-identify.

Are you looking to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic to the Bulkley Valley District Hospital.

Under the direction of the Team Lead, this position contributes to the clinical design, implementation, and monitoring of individual Indigenous patient care plans to maximize community support, cultural safety and respectful care for Indigenous patients and families. Working directly as a member of a multi-disciplinary care team, the position provides services to Indigenous, Métis, and Inuit individuals throughout their engagement with acute and/or primary care services, from intake through to post-discharge. The Indigenous Care Coordinator facilitates the education and learning of the care team in such areas as understanding the services and supports available in the local Indigenous communities, Indigenous approaches to wellness, trauma informed care, cultural safety and long term discharge planning goals. The Indigenous Care Coordinator collaborates with the health care teams in First Nations communities and Métis Chartered communities to ensure that the patient's care is coordinated between Northern Health services and the community's services. The Indigenous Care Coordinator collaborates with the Indigenous Patient Service Assistant to identify and meet the needs of Indigenous patients and families.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Monday to Friday, Days, 08:00 to 16:00

Bulkley Valley District Hospital is a 24-bed Acute Care facility,
which integrates home and community care into one facility. Some of the services include:
• Emergency/outpatient
• Medical
• Surgical
• Maternity
• Palliative Care
• Psychiatric Observation Unit
• Laboratory
• Pediatric services
• Radiology (X-ray, Mammography, Ultrasound)
• Home and Community Care
• Community Cancer Clinic
• Diverse programs of visiting specialists and surgeons

Smithers Smithers is located in the picturesque Bulkley Valley surrounded by three mountain ranges which provide a backdrop for the town's Alpine setting. The main industries include forestry, tourism, transportation and agriculture. Smithers offers affordable housing and natural splendor that support a balanced lifestyle. The population of Smithers is approximately 6,000, with an additional 5,000 from the surrounding communities that access services. There are three elementary schools, one secondary school, one alternate format school for grades 9-12 and Coast Mountain College. Check out Smithers where there is always something new to experience.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

As part of your application process, you will need to upload the following documentation:
• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
• Registration number (if you are part of a regulated profession)
• Any supporting documents regarding education/qualifications for this position. Examples may include:
• Program certificates or diplomas
• High school/college/university transcripts etc.
• It is also recommended to provide a cover letter and resume

Are you an International Applicant? Before applying for a job with Northern Health, please follow these steps on our Northern Health careers page

• Baccalaureate degree in Social Sciences, Allied Health or a related health care discipline plus two years of experience working in a health care setting, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Knowledge and appreciation of the unique history, cultures, and rights of First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples in Canada is required.
• Lived experience with Indigenous, Metis and Inuit populations and demonstrated extensive knowledge of First Nations, Metis and Inuit health care needs, services, and issues as well as knowledge of culture, protocols, traditions, and ideology of Indigenous people and organizations in northern British Columbia is an asset.
• Preference will be given to First Nations, Metis and Inuit candidates.

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments through appropriate technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
• Ability to integrate best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
• Ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written, computer communication means.
• Ability to incorporate cultural safety into all aspects of practice.
• Ability to develop knowledge and understanding of local Indigenous culture and traditions.
• Ability to develop cross-sector collaborative relationships in the interests of providing cultural safe care and services.
• Ability to effectively apply conflict resolution skills.
• Ability to apply the problem solving process, demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
• Ability to promote client-focused care for and with clients and significant others, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
• Ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities.
• Ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
• Ability to organize work and implement a plan of care.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
• Ability to demonstrate confidence in knowledge based problem solving.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
• Ability to demonstrate flexibility and opened mindedness with all aspects of programming.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

About Northern Health

Northern Health leads the way in promoting health and providing health services for Northern and rural populations. Our vision of building a strong primary health care system for all Northerners will create a dynamic work environment that challenges all of your skills. We are also dedicated to optimizing the expertise of our staff and building relationships with regional educational institutions for training opportunities such as new physicians, nurses, and paramedical professionals. Northern British Columbia features spectacular lifestyle options in all of our family-oriented communities. Whether you want a casual walkabout beginning in your own backyard, sporting opportunities to challenge the best of athletes, or cultural activities in one of our many diverse communities, Northern British Columbia offers something for everyone.

Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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