NURSE PRACTITIONER - SOUTH OKANAGAN FIRST NATION PRIMARY CARE

Position Summary

Interior Health is seeking a dynamic Nurse Practitioner (NP) to join our team for a Term Specific Part Time (0.60 FTE) position. The term of this position is until January 3, 2024, or return of the incumbent.

This exciting Nurse Practitioner position will provide comprehensive primary care in an established and welcoming environment to clients of all ages from the Lower Similkameen Indian Band (Cawston), Upper Similkameen Indian Band (Hedley) and Penticton Indian Band (Penticton). These communities are located in traditional Syilx territory. The clinics have a targeted focus to support Aboriginal individuals. Working with physicians and other members of the health care team, you will be providing full primary care to an established roster of patients along with new patients in need. The goals of this service are to: increase the availability and continuity of primary care services for Aboriginal clients; enhance chronic disease care; and provide holistic patient centred health care that is delivered in a culturally safe manner. In this role, the NP partners with another NP who serves Osoyoos Indian Band (Oliver), and Penticton Indian band (Penticton). Travel between the on-reserve communities is a requirement for this position and transportation arrangements must meet the Employer’s requirements. A valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle is required. Interior Health offers work-life balance with competitive wages, excellent employee benefits, professional development and educational leave in a larger-than-life landscape and four seasons playground. Come and join our team…Apply today!

Honouring Interior Health’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), and Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preferential consideration and/or hiring will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).

Qualifications

Education, Training, and Experience:
• Current registration and exam-qualified as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
• Successful completion of Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).
• Recent, relevant clinical nursing experience.
• ACLS

LEADS Capabilities
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self/Cultural Agility – self-awareness, demonstrates character; noticing and adapting to cultural uniqueness to create a sense of safety for all.
• Engages Others/Empathy – fosters the development of others, communicates effectively, builds effective teams, listens with heart rather than reacting
• Achieves Results/Process Orientation – takes action to implement decisions, assesses & evaluates results, follows culturally respectful processes that also produce results
• Develops Coalitions/Building a Trust-Based Relationship – builds partnerships & networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers & service, navigates socio-political environments, building personal relationships in addition to professional ones, participating in open exchanges of experiences and culture
• System Transformation/Credible Champion – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change, remains self-aware and maintains effective relationships, shows courage and conviction in advocating for change for the betterment of Aboriginal people.

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate and collaborate with patients/clients/residents and families about health findings, diagnosis, treatment, self-care, and prognosis.
• Ability to collaborate, consult with, and formally refer patients/clients/residents to physicians and other health professionals when appropriate.
• Ability to critically assess and evaluate health research literature to determine best practices; ability to introduce education and evidence-based research.
• Ability to assess and recognize population health trends and the ability to plan and implement strategies for population-based prevention and health promotion.
• Ability to implement and evaluate planned change.
• Ability to supervise others and evaluate the care they deliver.
• Ability to lead and work within a team.
• Ability to self-direct, interact, and adapt effectively with other professionals in complex, dynamic situations.
• Ability to transfer knowledge, teach, coach, and mentor others.
• Ability to identify and respond appropriately to legal and ethical issues that may arise in patient/ resident/client care.
• Ability to self-assess performance and assume responsibility and accountability for own professional development, educational, or consultative assistance when appropriate.
• Valid BC Driver’s license.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Comments

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.

Competition #:

01778355

Employee Type:

TERM SPECIFIC PART TIME (0.60 FTE)

Bargaining Unit:

NON-CONTRACT

Facility:

PENTICTON HEALTH CENTRE

Location:

Penticton

Department:

SOC NP4BC LSIB

Reports To:

NP DIRECTOR/LEAD

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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