Community Health Nurse- Foundry/ YMCA of Northern BC - YMCA of NBC

Mar 09, 2021
Prince George, British Columbia

Community Health Nurse

Who we are

Rooted in Northern BC for over 50 years, the YMCA of Northern BC is a charity of over 400 staff and volunteers working together to strengthen the foundations of our community through promoting healthy living, fostering belonging, inclusion, and connection, and helping children, families, and seniors thrive. We offer opportunities for personal growth and create social change through child care services, camp programs, community health services, employment services, recreation, and health and fitness services.

What you will do

At the YMCA people are our greatest asset and we are proud to be an employer of choice. Working at the YMCA means you are part of a fun, positive team in an environment of honesty, caring, respect, responsibility, and inclusivity. The YMCA is committed to providing our community the support it needs to thrive through employment, youth services, and programming for families and seniors. We believe a vibrant, healthy community is one in which everyone feels a sense of belonging and connection.

What you will bring

Our caring community health providers are passionate about helping children, youth, families, and seniors live well. They believe in guiding each individual through a holistic approach to health that embodies all aspects of physical, mental, and social well-being to support people to live healthier, happier lives.

Responsibilities and abilities

Foundry Prince George offers walk-in primary care, mental health and substance use management support, social services, and peer support to youth aged 12 to 24 years old. This role requires an inspired, highly collaborative, flexible team player, with working knowledge of community and public health nursing theory including population health, sexual health, mental health, and communicable diseases, and a commitment to a client/family centered practice approach.  This position will involve onsite service delivery, as well as individual and community outreach.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and rapport building skills

  • Demonstrated ability in health education and facilitation

  • Knowledge and understanding of harm reduction and role it plays in service delivery

  • Commitment to build trusting relationships with youth and their identified supports, to identify and resolve health issues, based on development, implementation, and evaluation of agreed-upon client-empowered care plan

  • Demonstrated ability to use medical equipment and supplies within clinical area and maintain supply levels for clinical operations

  • Ability to provide physical, psychological, and educationally supportive care and counselling

  • Ability to triage, analyze, and resolve problems with minimal direction, utilizing strong decision making and communication skills

  • Experience working with youth and marginalized populations

  • Ability to multi-task and be team oriented in a busy multidisciplinary clinic environment

  • Commitment to client and community advocacy, capacity building, network building, health education, outreach, and, provision of direct care


  • Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) in good standing

  • RN First Call designation preferred

  • Current Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level C Certificate

  • CRNBC certified practice in STI and contraceptive management, prefer HIV Point of Care pre- and post- test counselling, and competency in providing PAP tests

  • Immunization competency

  • Recent experience working in community health and mental health

  • Experience working in a minimal barrier and harm reduction organization, with high risk populations

  • Physical ability to complete required tasks

  • Satisfactory criminal record check and clear vulnerable sector search

  • Three satisfactory professional references


In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, and an orientation to service, the candidate should possess the following competencies:

  1. Leadership/Coaching – Ability to direct and develop performance of others to achieve desired result.

  2. Negotiation/Communication/Interpersonal Skills Able to speak, write, listen and secure information in a variety of settings.  Ability to cooperate with others to achieve results. Ability to create and build relationships inside and outside the organization.

  3. Planning/Organizing – Ability to establish a clearly defined and effective course of action for self and others to accomplish short and long term goals.

  4. Problem Solving – Ability to identify an issue, gathers and processes relevant information, determine possible solutions, selects appropriate responses and implements and evaluates them.

  5. Service Strategy – Ability to identify the needs and wants of members/participants as a priority and respond in an effective and timely manner to enhance every person’s YMCA experience.

  6. Initiative/Enthusiasm/Innovation – Ability to manage and lead in order to achieve and exceed identified goals.

  7. Community Awareness and Understanding – Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the vision, mission and values of the organization.

  8. Self-Management – ability to appropriately manage one’s own emotions and strong feelings; maintain a calm and tactful composure under a broad range of challenging circumstances; and think clearly and stay focused under pressure.  Encompasses self-regulation and mindfulness.

  9. Teamwork/ Cooperation – ability to work cooperatively and productively with others within and across organizational units to achieve common goals; demonstrate respect, cooperation, collaboration, and consensus-building. 

How to Apply

Please apply with cover letter, resume, and application (found at to:

Carmen De Menech

Manager, Foundry Prince George

Start date as soon as possible.


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