Job Title: Public Health Nurse (RN) - 0 to 5 years
Work Site: Public Health, South Community Health Centre - Vancouver, BC
Status: Temporary Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible until approximately September 2021
Salary: $35.53 - $46.65 per hour
Days off: Rotating
Come work as a Public Health Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse to join the team at South Health Unit in Vancouver, BC as a Public Health Nurse. Apply today to join our team!
As a Public Health Nurse working with children ages 0-5, 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 universal 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.
WHO WE ARE
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) 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. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.
Education & Experience
Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
Completion of specialty nursing certificate/certified practice (BCCNP) as applicable and two (2) years' recent, related public health nursing experience including experience related to the population applicable to the job or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Valid BC Driver's License and access to personal vehicle for local area travel.
Knowledge & 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 analyze 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.
Demonstrated computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system as well as applicable word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications.
Ability to operate related equipment.
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.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. 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.