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For a limited time, nurses who relocate to some of B.C.'s most beautiful rural and remote communities will receive a bonus $10,000 through the Rural/Remote Nursing Incentive program. The combination of shorter commutes, affordability, and breathtaking scenery in your new location means you will have time to explore the outdoors, master a new recipe, or simply catch up on your favourite show. Plus, take your career to the next level with $2,000 per year (for 4 years) to put toward professional development.
Rural/Remote Nursing Incentive financial details
Year 1 $10,000 in hand*
Year 2 $2,000 toward professional development*
Year 3 $2,000 toward professional development*
Year 4 $2,000 toward professional development
Year 5 $2,000 toward professional development
* three-year return of service required
What else do you receive with the Rural/Remote Nursing Incentive Position?
• Guaranteed ongoing full time employment within Northern Health.
• Relocation support may be available
What else do I need to know?
• The Rural/Remote Nursing Incentive position is dependent on a three-year return of service
• Should a recipient of the Northern Remote incentive voluntarily leave NH during the three-year return of service agreement, they will be required to refund a portion of the incentive at a prorated rate (calculated on the basis of 1/36th of the total allowance for each month of the three-year return of service not yet served)
I already work for NH. Can I take advantage of the Rural/Remote Nursing Incentive?
The Rural/Remote Nursing Incentive supports nurses who have made an employment commitment to Northern BC remote communities. This opportunity is available to external hires to Northern Health and internal casuals who have not had regular status in the past year and would need to relocate outside of their current work location/community to take advantage of this opportunity.
For more information, contact recruitment at: NHJobs@northernhealth.ca Qualifications
Registration with BC College of Nursing Professionals as a practicing RN or RPN registrant.
Three years recent, related clinical nursing experience in primary care nursing and/or chronic disease management settings, including experience developing and providing formal education to patients, families, the general public, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Current valid B.C. Driver's License.
Skills and Abilities:
Assessment and Intervention - Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) and provide nursing care through appropriate/ prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
Communication-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with the clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written and computer communication means.
Critical Thinking-Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve effectively.
Person and Family Centered Practice - Ability to promote person-focused care that demonstrates care for and with people and their families/significant others within the context of their community, sensitive to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
Teaching people and their families-Knowledge of adult learning principles & facilitation skills to effectively educate people and others about topics essential to health care and well-being. Also able to teach, mentor and support the learning of students and colleagues.
Management-Effectively manages time and resources to support service delivery. Implements activities such as team huddles and other activities to promote communication, cooperation and collaboration across disciplines to facilitate continuity of care.
Leadership-Promotes staff morale, cooperation, assertiveness and risk-taking, creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of NH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self.
Knowledge Integration-Using factual information, prior learning and basic principles and procedures to support decisions and actions with relevant research-based evidence. Integrates best practice from nursing and health-related disciplines and the humanities, arts and sciences disciplines into professional practice. Understands epidemiological principles, status indicators that measure the health of the northern population.
Population, Public Health and Harm Reduction Approach - develops a core set of population & public health attitudes and values Ability to operate related equipment including relevant computer applications.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Located at the head of Portland Canal, a steep, narrow ocean fjord that forms a natural border between British Columbia and Alaska, is the community of Stewart. This is one of the most spectacular spots in BC, with its towering snow-capped mountains and hanging glaciers of Bear Pass. The major industries are logging, mining and tourism. Stewart offers affordable housing and natural splendour that supports a balanced lifestyle.