We are looking for a Clinical Nurse to play an integral role in advancing the Vision of "Healthy, Vibrant and Self-determining BC First Nations Children, Families and Communities"? You will bring to the table a holistic approach to health and wellness as well as a solid understanding of First Nations cultural principles and protocols. Your love for teaching and developing educational activities to provide support to our nurses and communities is one of the best parts of your job!
Our ideal candidate is someone who is able to deliver knowledge, theories, concepts and principals and incorporate them into Communicable Disease education program in First Nation Community settings. You will be key driver of the delivery of professional nursing support to nurses and community health workers and standards in communities. Working collaboratively with Health Protection colleagues and other disciplines, you will promote education practices that are consistent with established policies, standards and strategic directions of the FNHA. If you are ready to join a passionate team, dedicated to making a difference in First Nation communities, then we want to hear from you!
As Clinical Nurse Educator you will be involved in a wide variety of tasks which include:
- Contributes to the overall leadership of the CD program as it relates to the First Nations communities of BC as a key member of the team by modelling client-centered care, fostering a climate of continued learning, participating in the identification of the program's education needs, goals and objectives and, accordingly, suggesting education strategies to the CDC Nurse Specialist, Specialists and other stakeholders.
- Collaborates with other members of the First Nations CD Program and Educators and other relevant stakeholders across other programs to share information, plan collaboratively, use resources efficiently and improve the quality of care and education in First Nations communities in BC.
- Incorporates, disseminates and promotes evidence based practice to improve the quality of client care and to advance the standard of CD education for clients, nursing staff and students, and community members.
- Participates in research projects and the development of quality improvement initiatives within the program. Encourage to participate in research meetings.
- Collaborate with the program and Health Protection colleagues, promotes nursing standards including the quality of documentation by modelling quality practice, encouraging dialogue about practice, monitoring practice to identify learning needs and, accordingly, teaching, coaching and guiding staff as they increase their knowledge and skills.
- Facilitates competence development with Communicable Disease program and other FNHA staff and student nurses by planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating general and program specific nursing orientation and continuing education programs. Develops and adapts CD Program educational programs and materials in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team and according to needs and priorities of the clinical program with a focus on First Nations health promotion and disease prevention.
- In collaboration with program and Health Protection colleagues, develops customized learning plans to meet individual learning needs of community nursing staff and other health care providers in First Nations communities.
- Promotes the education of clients and communities by acting as a clinical and educational resource, role model and mentor to nurses and other health care professionals.
- Provides information and clinical consultation to community based health care providers regarding evidence based practices.
- Reviews policies, procedures and reference materials, and makes recommendations for improvement. Updates manuals and educational tools communicating changes as required.
- Furthers the goals of the related program and the FNHA with active participation at meetings and forums that address professional nursing practice and clinical education issues and communicates information as appropriate with staff in the program.
- Maintains knowledge of evidence informed best practices in CD clinical management and education by reviewing literature, attending relevant conferences/continuing education and liaising with professional associations. Identifies own learning needs, reviews with CDC Nurse Specialist and engages in a variety of activities to meet those needs.
- Travels throughout BC to support Community Health Nurses and Community Health Representatives/Workers working on reserves in First Nations communities in BC with CD programming, case management and health education.
- Works with all partners involved in CD program activities on-reserve in First Nations communities including local clients, communities, tribal councils, chiefs, as well as provincial and federal stakeholders to improve CD program activities in First Nations Communities in BC.
- Facilitates the development of a CD Advisory Group to improve communication and develop culturally appropriate CD programs and resources for First Nations Communities.
Your Education and Experience gained in an clinical environment have prepared you for this great opportunity. Specifics include:
- Bachelor in Nursing, three (3) years' of recent related experience working in a clinical/public health environment or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
- Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification.
- Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC).
- Recent experience in community development, implementation and evaluation of community health nursing programs, with particular relevance to CD prevention and control.
Employee Class: Temporary Application Deadline: July 21, 2017 at 4pm