Registered Nurse, Primary Care (Casual)
In accordance with Northern Health's vision of an idealized system of services built on a foundation of Primary Care where people and their families receive primary care services in Primary Care Homes supported by interprofessional teams, the Primary Care Nurse (PCN) practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC).
The Primary Care Nurse (PCN) functions as a member of the interprofessional team and applies best practices to provide competent, safe and ethical care for people and their families in settings such as physician practices, homes, schools and communities. The PCN provides care that includes clinical follow up according to the person's primary Care Plan and the person's personal goals of care to inform plans of care developed collaboratively with the Interprofessional Team. The Primary Care Nurse will provide direct clinical care and services to individuals, groups and communities.
- Baccalaureate degree in nursing required from a recognized University plus post graduate courses and/or advanced skills training. Three years recent, related clinical nursing experience in primary care nursing and/or chronic disease management settings, including experience developing and providing formal education to patients, families, the general public, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC).
- Current valid B.C. Driver's License.
DEASE LAKE COMMUNITY
The Stikine region is one of the most spectacular pristine wilderness areas remaining virtually untamed. The Stikine Region encompasses an area of 153,600 sq. km. and is the home of the Stikine River, one of the last free-flowing wilderness rivers in North America. The Stikine Region and Dease Lake are considered remote. Amenities usually taken for granted are absent. While there are basic services and goods available, mail orders and/or special deliveries are common. Dease Lake does have a small airport with regular scheduled flights from Smithers three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). Dease Lake is a government center, supply and service point. Dease Lake offers affordable housing and natural splendor that support a balanced lifestyle. What Dease Lake may lack in amenities, it makes up for in natural beauty and outdoor adventure such as camping, horseback riding, river rafting, fishing, boating, hiking, hunting, jet-boating, wildlife viewing guided tours and flight-seeing.