Job Title: Primary Care Nurse (RN) - Health Connection Clinic
Work Site: Health Connection Clinic (HCC) - North Vancouver, BC
Status: Regular Full Time
As soon as possible
Salary: $36.23 - $47.58 per hour
Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays
Come work as a Primary Care Nurse with the HealthConnection Clinic (HCC) at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for Registered Nurse to join the HealthConnection Clinic in North Vancouver, BC as a Primary Care Nurse. Apply today to join our team!
The HealthConnection Clinic and Home Visiting (HCC) is a primary medical home for vulnerable, previously unattached individuals with complex medical, mental health and substance use challenges and socio-economic barriers to care. In this position you may be required to do home visits and outreach as well as work in the clinic.
As a Primary Care Nurse with VCH you will:
Assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care for patients/clients and caregiver(s).
Maintain partnership with the Primary Care Provider in accordance with the local PCN care delivery model as co-designed by the PCN Partners (local Division of Family Practice, VCH Community of Care and First Nations Partners).
Apply health promotion, chronic disease management, advance care planning, and/or self-care management principles to conduct assessments, identify problems, provide direct care, and address issues or variances from the plan of care.
In collaboration with the patient/client and interdisciplinary team, provide continuity of care by liaising with team members, coordinating ongoing care (internal and external), supporting transitions and navigating services.
Act as a nursing resource for the team by applying problem-solving and critical thinking skills and providing information based on nursing theory and practice.
Education & Experience
Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
One (1) year recent, related clinical experience relevant to the designated clinical area, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Valid B.C. driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
Knowledge & Abilities
Demonstrated ability in applying critical thinking skills within safe limits of patient care.
Demonstrated understanding and knowledge and skills within primary care as well as theory and practice within a patient/client and family centred model of care.
Demonstrated knowledge of relevant Professional Regulations and Standards (e.g Community Health Nurse of Canada (CHNC) competencies and standards of practice).
Demonstrated knowledge and skill in the provision of evidence-based clinical practice related to primary care.
Demonstrated knowledge of provincial acts, regulations, and program policies and guidelines related to home, community and primary care.
Demonstrated knowledge of acute, chronic disease, mental health and substance use, palliative and health management and self-management support.
Demonstrated ability to provide competent and culturally safe care in a variety of settings and with diverse populations
Demonstrated ability to promote Indigenous Cultural Safety.
Demonstrated understanding of Trauma Informed Practice, Harm Reduction and Recovery Oriented Care.
Demonstrated ability to recognize when referral to another health care professional is required
Demonstrated ability to support seamless transition in care.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.
Demonstrated ability to employ effective conflict resolution.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and set priorities for care.
Demonstrated knowledge of other health disciplines and their role in patient/client care.
Demonstrated ability to use research in practice.
Demonstrated knowledge of adult education principles and ability to teach and coach patients/clients and caregiver(s) families.
Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized patient/client care information documentation system.
Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Ability to operate related equipment.
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.
WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?
VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.
Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff
Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.
To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.
VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
*Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply. *
Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.