Community Health Nurse Manager - #668324

Carrier Sekani Family Services


Date: 1 week ago
City: Prince George, BC
Contract type: Full time
Career Opportunity: Community Health Nurse Manager

Location: Prince George, British Columbia

Employment Type: Full Time 35 Hours/Week

Wage Range: $57.5931 - $74.5846/Hour

Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) - A Great Experience Awaits You: CSFS is an innovative and progressive leader in Indigenous health and family services where culture is in everything we do. Since our beginnings 30 years ago, CSFS has grown to over 400 employees providing services to 11-member Nations. Enjoy unique experiences, close connections with communities, and a strong focus on professional development opportunities, as well as the natural wonders of the northern BC while you work.

The Opportunity: The Community Health Nurse Manager (CHNM) works closely in collaboration with the Primary Care Team to facilitate quality patient care across the life cycle, specifically ensuring the provision of community health nursing for individuals, families and community, including communicable disease surveillance, prevention and control and health promotion and education activities aimed to support the health and wellness of the population as a whole. The CHNM will provide a vital role in coordinating and assisting in care decisions for a diverse primary health care team over multiple sites. The CHNM will provide leadership and oversight for resource planning, recruitment, onboarding and retention, standards and scope of practice and client assessment and treatment. The CHNM will collaborate with the Home and Community Care Nurse Manager, Director of Substance Use and Addictions, Physicians, Maternal Child Health, Allied Health and CSFS leadership to facilitate an inter-professional approach to standards of practice for clinical care through the development of appropriate structures and processes to promote multi-disciplinary consultation and implementation.

  • Provides nursing leadership and strategic advice supported by public health sciences and nursing theory to promote, protect and preserve the health of populations in an Indigenous context.
  • Assists with discharge planning and advocacy for patient travel.
  • Strives to improve the health of all people and reduce inequities among populations by addressing the determinants of health and promoting equitable health outcomes.
  • Directs services to individuals, families, groups and communities in a continuum across the life span.
  • Increases awareness of chronic diseases, risk factors and complications as well as ways to prevent chronic disease complications in First Nations communities.
  • Works with Primary Care Team to determine staffing requirements/restructuring based on the Program vision, plan, geography, and human resource availability.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of practice.
  • Schedules orientation and education planning for Community Health Nurses.
  • Coordinates with the Home and Community Care Manager in development and coordination of nursing strategic plan and goals.
  • Contributes nursing leadership on strategic initiatives involving: health human resource planning, health care recruitment, retention, staff morale, informatics, workload measurement, staffing and scheduling in order to create and sustaining a healthy work environment.
  • Develops plans for recruitment and retention including mentorship of Practicum Students, Summer Students and development of training for nursing cohorts.
  • Works with Quality and Innovation to ensure CARF Standards as well as to prepare monthly health progress reports based on best practice indicators.
  • Uses Nation Health Plans, CSFS Strategic Plan and monthly indicator tracking to plan for care needs.

Go www.practicedifferently.ca and click on ‘View Opportunities’ to view the full job description for this career opportunity.

What You Will Bring To The Role

  • Baccalaureate degree from a recognized school of nursing or equivalent, plus current registration with CRNBC.
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing, health administration or quality improvement is an asset.
  • Completion of a formal program in leadership/management and/or experience in a nursing leadership role preferred.
  • Experience and familiarity with nursing practice in First Nations settings.

The Location:

Prince George sits on the traditional lands of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation and is the largest city in northern B.C. It is a community that includes the renowned University of Northern B.C. and the College of New Caledonia, affordable housing, complemented by an international airport. Prince George offers unparalleled access to outdoor recreation that contributes to the city's high quality of life and standards of living. The Fraser and Nechako rivers are focal points of an extensive park and trail system of more than 100 parks. Enjoy opportunities for year-round outdoor activities from camping to snowshoeing. Learn more about Prince George at https://tourismpg.com/ .

What CSFS Team Members Are Saying

  • We live by our organization values of Responsibility, Caring and Compassion while caring and advocating for vulnerable people.
  • Supported to pursue life long learning, professional development and recognition for your contribution
  • Family like atmosphere without traditional corporate inflexibility
  • Recognize the value of Carrier Sekani Knowledge holders and language speakers

Its All For You

  • Excellent total compensation package including competitive wages, benefits and (defined benefit) Municpal Pension Plan
  • Unique, generous and flexible time off options promoting work life family balance
  • Education, and professional development opportunities

Hurry and Apply Now! Go to www.practicedifferently.ca and click on ‘View Opportunities’ to view the job description or to apply.

Deadline to apply: Open Until Filled. Along with your resume, please submit a cover letter outlining why you are interested in this opportunity, what skills and experience you will bring, and how your qualifications will make you successful in this role.

With the continuation of the global pandemic and because CSFS provides services to First Nations communities, classified as “Vulnerable Populations,” and to protect the health and safety of employees, candidates applying for employment will need to agree to provide their covid-19 vaccination status as a condition of employment.

In accordance with Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code and Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, preference will be given to qualified candidates with Aboriginal Ancestry.
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