Interior Health has a newly funded position to support Primary Care in the Keremeos area! We are seeking a Primary Health Care nurse who is self-directed and comfortable working autonomously and in a team environment. The successful candidate will have the direct ability to evolve the position working with diverse populations while supporting team based care.
This is a day shift position 5 days a week Monday to Friday schedule from 08:30 to 16:30 at the South Similkameen Health Centre.
How will you make an impact?
As the Primary Health Care Nurse you are responsible for providing comprehensive and coordinated nursing care to clients in a primary health care, community or patient home setting through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care delivery. The Primary Health Care Nurse assists individuals to achieve safe, realistic and reasonable healthcare goals and to maintain optimal health through the provision of information/health promotion, disease prevention and treatment/care management services.
What will you work on?
Working and developing relationships with local Indigenous communities to meet their needs. This position gives you an opportunity to work in a team based care environment with primary care providers and various allied health professionals. The clinic is co-located with other specialized programs and there is opportunity to connect with them.
The Primary Health Care Nurse is responsible for working in direct collaboration with an inter-professional care team and defined network of Primary Care Physicians/Nurse Practitioners to conduct integrated care planning, offer client assessments/clinic visits, and provide ongoing monitoring and self-management support follow-up for clients (adults, seniors, pediatrics) and/or those with multiple chronic conditions, either in an individual or group setting and often directly within the family physician/nurse practitioner office.
How will we help you grow?
An abundance of opportunity! Grow your career with Interior Health and take advantage of the work life balance that living in South Okanagan region of British Columbia provides! Eligible employees receive a comprehensive extended health and dental benefits, minimum 4 weeks paid vacation to start (for full time), Group Life Insurance, Municipal Pension Plan, and much more! We strive to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Everyone plays a role in the care continuum.
About the location/area:
Nestled peacefully in the shadow of “K” Mountain, on the banks of the Similkameen River, in the beautiful Similkameen Valley is the colourful village of Keremeos, 48 kilometres southwest of Penticton. In the summer, the plethora of fruit and vegetable stands in the area will delight you. Grapes grown in this lush land are known as some of the best in the area. The well-preserved early 1900’s buildings give the town a distinctive Old West feel. Cattle Ranching, hay ranging and fruit growing are the economic mainstays here, with cherry, peach, pear, apricot and apple orchards blanketing the landscape.
Love your work, apply today!
We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes. Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume
Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
Advance clinical skills training in the assigned practice area. (ie. speciality certificate, certified remote practice, public health etc.)
One year recent related clinical nursing experience in the assigned practice area, including experience developing and providing formal education to clients, families, the general public, and other health professionals; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Current valid BC Driver’s License.
*THIS POSITION MAY QUALIFY FOR A $10,000 SIGNING BONUS!
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.