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Rural/remote Nursing Incentive Program

Reference ID: 05224906
Atlin, BC     

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Quit searching for work-life balanceā€¦ get paid $15,000 to find it!

For a limited time, nurses who relocate to some of B.C.'s most beautiful rural and remote communities will receive a bonus $15,000 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 $15,000 ($10,000 from NH, $5,000 from BCNU) 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 five years full time employment within Northern Health.

• Relocation support may be available

• After five years, you can post on, or transfer to, another position within NH

What else do I need to know?

• The Rural/Remote Nursing Incentive position is dependent on a three-year return of service

• NH may require you to relocate to different communities during the five-year employment guarantee (additional moving allowance will be provided should you be asked to relocate)

• 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.

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- Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC). CRNBC Remote Practice Certification.

- Five years of broad base clinical experience in an outpost setting, a rural acute care setting or in community or public health, or an equivalent.

- Immunization Certification.

- Current valid BC Driver's License.


- 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.

- 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.

- Teaching - Ability to transmit information intended to instruct clients and others about topics essential to health care and well-being.

- Management - Manages time and resources, implementing activities to promote cooperation among relevant others, collaboration across disciplines and related activities.

- 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.

- Community Integration - commitment to understand and become involved in a small community. Demonstrates Cultural Sensitivity and the ability to balance professional and personal life in an isolated area.

- Ability to operate related equipment including relevant computer applications.

- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


Tucked into the far Northwestern tip of British Columbia, the remote and spectacularly beautiful community of Atlin graces the Eastern shore of the mighty Atlin Lake, headwater of the Yukon River and named after the Tlingit word atlah, meaning 'Big Water' - very appropriate for the largest natural lake in the province.

Most of the year-round residents of Atlin have stayed for more than one reason, but in general, they quite simply want to live in one of the quaintest and most colourful little towns, nestled in the heart of a valley that is simply stunning in its beauty and grandeur.

Posted: October 18, 2016
Closes:November 17, 2016
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