Do you have a passion for nursing? We have the position for you! We are seeking a motivated Registered Nurse with a dedication for delivering compassionate patient care to join our team!
The Public Health Resource Nurse (PHRN) provides Public Health (PH) nursing clinical advice, support, mentorship and education to personnel responsible for delivery of public health services in Primary Care Homes (PCHs) and interprofessional teams (IPTs). The PHRN is responsible for all aspects of assessing, planning, organizing, managing, and evaluating Public Health support and for monitoring, evaluating and reporting on public health key indicators. This position also plays an important role in coordinating the delivery of local mass immunization clinics, the local Public Health response to a Public Health crisis, and the follow up and management of complex communicable diseases. Reporting to the Public Health Program Leader, the PHRN works in collaboration with the Regional Public Health Leads, the IPT Leads, Primary Care Nurses (PCNs), and the Community Service Managers (CSMs). Shift Rotation/Hours of work:
Monday to Friday, Days - 08:30 to 16:30
This position is flexible to the Northeast or Northwest Northern Health regions. Explore these communities northern communities. 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.IMPORTANT NOTE:
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 resumeQualfications
• Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN registrant.
• Two (2) years recent, related public health nursing experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Current BCCDC Immunization Certification.
• Current CPR certification at the basic life support level.
• Class V Driver's License Skills and Abilities:
• 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 and others.
• Management - Manages time and resources, implementing activities to promote cooperation among relevant others, supervising responsibilities of others, collaboration across disciplines and related activities.
• 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.
• Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice - Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitive to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
• 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.
• Innovation: Demonstrated ability to challenge conventional practices; adapt established methods for new uses; pursue ongoing system improvement; and evaluate new technology as potential solutions to existing problems.
• Tolerance of Ambiguity: Able to deal with unresolved situations, frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
• Teaching - Ability to transmit information intended to instruct clients and others about topics essential to health care and well-being.
• 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.
• Ability to operate related equipment including proven ability to utilize computer technology.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.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.