Registered Nurse, Primary Care
North Vancouver/Squamish Valley
PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION IN NORTH VANCOUVER/SQUAMISH VALLEY
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CLOSES: Open Until Filled
- Great opportunity to join the Squamish Nations community
Take your career to new heights with a dynamic and progressive First Nations government
ABOUT THE SQUAMISH NATION
Squamish Nation consists of 23 villages and is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson’s Landing, and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. The Squamish Nation's culture is rich and resilient. We continue to practice our customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with our traditional territory. Together with our lands, our customs and traditions are the foundations of who we are as Skwxwú7mesh
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
Registered Nurse to join the team to assist with assessments, physical examinations, treatment plans, phlebotomy, referrals, health information, education, and advice. The Incumbent can refer to traditional healers, massage therapists, reiki, and other alternative services. Their practice aims to build the capacity of individual, family, and community wellness. Registered Nurse will work with patients to develop and implement relevant, culturally centered interventions, providing services in clinical and occasionally home and community settings.
Typical Duties & Responsibilities:
- Maintains accurate, complete health care records and reports.
- Modifies patient health treatment plans as indicated by patient conditions and responses.
- Observe and interpret patient’s symptoms and communicate them to prescribing practitioners.
- Collaborates with practitioners to devise individualized care plans for patients.
- Uses approved triage standards in applying critical thinking skills within safe limits of patient care.
- Applies chronic disease management, palliative, health management, and/or self-care management principles to conduct assessments, identify problems, provide direct care, and address issues or variances from the plan of care.
- Acts as a resource for the interdisciplinary team by providing information based on nursing theory and practice related to patients with primary level care needs.
- Provide instant medical care in emergencies.
- Performs additional duties as required.
Education, Level of Experience & Hiring Requirements:
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from a recognized post-secondary institution is preferred.
- Must be a member in good standing with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
- Certified Practice Nurse (First call RN, Rural nursing or Reproductive health) is highly desirable.
- Minimum of 3 years of directly related experience in the majority of duties listed in the job description including in public health and in a community-based setting providing nursing, primary care, community health and assessment, etc.
- As career progresses, incumbent will be required to successfully complete job-required, short-term upgrading, training and courses relating to nursing skills through attendance at workshops, conferences, keep abreast of current literature and Best Practices guidelines, client record documentation, home care programs, etc.
- Experience in OAT prescribing programs and assessments.
- Experience in Primary Care, Indigenous health, Rural or remote settings.
- Knowledge of health records databases, such as an EMR (Electronic Medical Record), or ability to learn.
- Working knowledge of community-based health and wellness programs is an asset.
- Experience as an intermediate level user MS Office, the internet, etc.
- Working experience with a large-scale computerized database system.
- Must have valid First Aid Level 1 and CPR certification, or willing to obtain within set timeframe.
- Must be able to travel with BC regulated winter tires.
- Must have a valid BC Driver’s License Class 4 or 5.
- Must successfully complete Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search as per Squamish Nation Policy.
The above requirements are what Squamish Nation is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change, based on the needs of Squamish Nation.
Starting Salary: $88,000 annually, plus a comprehensive benefits package