01 Nov Community Engagement Nurse
Website Lytton First Nation
Lytton First Nation is located on 14,161 acres of land divided into 56 reserves. The reserves are located at the site of the Village of Kumcheen, meaning “where the Rivers Cross”. The Lytton First Nation is a culturally orientated, secure community with a strong community identity and sense of place. The vision of Lytton First Nation is to have a viable residential community with the foresight, and resources to meet new challenges and opportunities in accomplishing its mission. Striving to build a strong, self-sufficient economy based on the wisdom of Tl’kemtsin Elders, experience, knowledge of our leaders and membership to serve the best interest of our Nation.
Lytton First Nation (LFN) is recruiting a qualified and experienced Community Engagement Nurse for the Tl’Kemtsin Health Office. The Community Engagement Nurse will be responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating professional nursing care for clients with acute, chronic or palliative health care needs and their caregivers in a clinic, client’s home and/or community setting. LFN’s approach to care is family-centered and emphasizes the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health, the prevention and treatment of disease through teaching, counselling and direct nursing care. The selected candidate will participate in health promotion activities and act as a liaison between the LFN health program, hospital units, community health providers and community support services.
A day in the life of the Community Engagement Nurse – role and responsibilities:
- Provide nursing services to clients in their homes, community, or clinical setting
- Work within the context of the client-centered, family-focused vison and goals of Lytton First Nation Tl’Kemtsin Health Center.
- Adhere to the policies and regulations set by the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), Home and Community Care Program, and the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
- Assist with the triage of client referrals, in accordance with established guidelines, practice standards and set criteria.
- Follow up with clients and/or families, physicians, and other health care providers regarding complex medical conditions through client reassessments and the sharing of medical information.
- Participate in the ongoing planning, development and evaluation of the Home and Community Care Program (within Interior Health Authority, FNHA and other care providing agencies).
- Provide clients and family caregivers with health information as required through demonstrations and education sessions.
- Maintain client records, ensuring strict confidentiality of all information relating to the client
- Submit statistics and reports as required on a timely basis.
- Ensure cultural safety at all times with the provision of care.
- Perform other related duties as assigned by management.
Requirements – what you bring to LFN:
- Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with at least 2 years of experience in Home and Community Care
o Experience in public health or community nursing an asset.
- Current practicing Registered Nurse (RN) in good standing with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) or Current practicing Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with applicable experience working in First Nation communities.
- Comprehensive knowledge of Aboriginal Health Programs, as well possess a broad knowledge of Federal and BC’s health care systems
- Up to date CPR and First Aid Training.
- Ability to guide Health Care Aide’s (HCA’s). Set performance expectations and directly oversee HCA’s performance.
- Must have and maintain a valid BC driver’s license as a condition of employment and have access to a reliable vehicle.
Skills And Competencies:
- Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Proven ability to establish rapport with people of all educational and occupational backgrounds.
- Experience working with First Nations people and communities.
- An understanding of historical impact issues and long-term trauma effects on First Nations people, specifically with residential schools and intergenerational trauma.
- Ability to communicate effectively with First Nation’s people, families, and service providers.
- Competitive compensation based on qualifications, knowledge and experience.
- Comprehensive total rewards package after probationary period (Extended health/dental/medical/life insurance).
- A fun and motivating work environment with passionate employees.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $45.00 per hour