Public Health Nurse (RN) - Child and Youth - #668147

Vancouver Coastal Health


Date: 4 days ago
City: North Vancouver, BC
Contract type: Full time
The salary range for this position is CAD $41.42/Hr. - CAD $55.91/Hr.

Come work as a Public Health Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the Public Health team at the Central Community Health Centre and various Community Health Centres in North Vancouver, BC, working as a Public Health Nurse. Apply today to join our team!

As a Public Health Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health you will

  • Utilize public health nursing knowledge and expertise to promote and protect the optimal health, well-being and safety of infants, young children, youth, adults and families at all ages and life stages through selected and targeted programming.
  • Provide a full continuum of services including prevention, health promotion and early intervention services to individuals/groups in a variety of community based settings.
  • Establish and maintain multidisciplinary and community partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Identify the client as an individual/community/system and determine necessary interventions using a continuum of Public Health Nursing interventions such as screening, assessment, referral, advocacy, surveillance and monitoring, education and consultation.


Preference will be given to candidates who have completed a contraceptive management certificate, the BCCDC Immunization certificate, and who have experience working with the Child and Youth (5 to 18 years) population.

Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Completion of specialty nursing certificate/certified practice (BCCNM), as applicable.
  • Two (2) years' recent, related public health nursing experience including experience related to the designated client population, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid BC Driver's license and access to personal vehicle for business related purposes.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of public health nursing theory, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of community development and health promotion principles and practices.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of evidence informed nursing practice related to normal growth and development of relevant populations and appropriate screening and referral processes.
  • Knowledge of communicable disease control practices and procedures including prevention, promotion, reporting responsibilities and related procedures and immunization practices, including up to date immunization competency.
  • Knowledge of Baby Friendly initiative, including completion of relevant breastfeeding course(s).
  • Demonstrated certified skills/abilities to provide contraceptive management and to assess and treat sexually transmitted infections.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with co-workers, physicians, other health care staff, clients and their families and outside agencies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care, the ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with co-workers, care team and community partners and the ability to identify and facilitate community resources appropriate to clients’ and families’ needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to counsel, teach, facilitate and coach individuals, families and groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal sensitively and tactfully with clients and provide culturally sensitive nursing services to diverse and marginalized populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritise work.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse situations, problem solve and facilitate resolutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with others to make evidence informed decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to new and unexpected events.
  • Demonstrated facilitation, mediation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in the development and delivery of educational materials based on education theories and best practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic research principles and procedures, such as research ethics, research question, hypothesis and qualitative vs. quantitative data analysis methods, and demonstrated ability to participate in research.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
  • Ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications.
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


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.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

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


Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2024.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the https//my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. 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.
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