Registered Nurse, Primary Care - Rural Remote Nursing Incentive

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In accordance with Northern Health’s vision of an idealized system of services built on a foundation of Primary Care where people and their families receive primary care services in Primary Care Homes supported by interprofessional teams, the Primary Care Nurse (PCN) practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCN).

The Primary Care Nurse (PCN) functions as a member of the interprofessional team and applies best practices to provide competent, safe and ethical care for people and their families in settings such as physician practices, homes, schools and communities. The PCN provides care that includes clinical follow up according to the person’s primary Care Plan and the person’s personal goals of care to inform plans of care developed collaboratively with the Interprofessional Team. The Primary Care Nurse will provide direct clinical care and services to individuals, groups and communities.

Quit searching for work-life balance… get paid $10,000 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 $10,000 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 $10,000 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

Who is eligible for this opportunity:

  • External hires to Northern Health
  • Internal casuals that do not hold a permanent position with Northern Health
  • Would need to relocate outside of their current work location/community


What else do you receive with the Rural/Remote Nursing Incentive Position?

  • Guaranteed ongoing full time employment within Northern Health.
  • Relocation support is available

What else do I need to know?

  • The Rural/Remote Nursing Incentive position is dependent on a three-year return of service
  • 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)
  • The Rural/Remote Nursing Incentive supports nurses who have made an employment commitment to Northern BC remote communities.

Qualifications

  • Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN or RPN registrant.
  • Three years recent, related clinical nursing experience in primary care nursing and/or chronic disease management settings, including experience developing and providing formal education to patients, families, the general public, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Current valid B.C. Driver’s License.