Primary Care Nurse

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Northern Health is accepting applications for a full time Primary Care Nurse in Fort St. John’s primary care interprofessional team. Shift Rotation/Hours of Work: Monday - Friday - 08:30 to 16:30.

Primary and Community Care
Northern Health’s approach to person and family-centered care involves creating health care teams, which include your doctor or nurse practitioner and other health care professionals, to provide a range of health care services. This increases the quality of care by providing continuity of care over time and across settings, and will result in better long-term health outcomes.

What Northern Health Offers You!

  • Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan.
  • Relocation is available for this position
  • Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
  • Employee referral program

Job Summary
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.

Top 3 Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Collaborates with physicians and the interprofessional team and other services to develop, implement and evaluate comprehensive care plans and interventions for people and their families using systematic assessment and best practices/evidence based standards.
  • Provides direct clinical care and services to individuals, groups and the community.
  • Fosters self-management skills for people with complex chronic conditions by providing individual/family education and counselling that enhances knowledge and problem solving in relation to chronic disease risk actors, condition and treatment, grieving, aging, and family adjustments, utilizing behavioral theories/strategies and adult learning theories.

Job 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 BC Driver’s License.

Who we are
Northern Health is geographically British Columbia’s largest health authority spanning over 600,000 km’s of BC’s most beautiful landscapes! Delivering hospital and community-based health care to over 300,000 northern residences include 54 first nations’ communities.

Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.

There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

For more information on this position, please contact Shannon.Rodrigues@northernhealth.ca