NURSE PRACTITIONER – LYTTON FIRST NATION PRIMARY CARE (INCENTIVE BONUS)Apply Now Job ID 0864203 Date posted 01/19/2018
Facility :ST. BARTHOLOMEWS HOSPITAL
Status :PERMANENT FULL TIME
Interior Health is seeking an experienced and dynamic Nurse Practitioner (NP) to join our team on a permanent full time basis in Lytton, B.C.
This Nurse Practitioner (NP) role delivers outreach services in seven First Nations communities surrounding the Lytton area within a 50 km radius. Clinics are held in each of the respective communities with expectation of visits to homebound Elders.
The Nurse Practitioner will work with the community’s collegial inter-professional health care team as well as collaborate with the community and multidisciplinary agencies in the delivery of comprehensive, holistic, and culturally safe care. Primary clinic for this position is St. Bartholomew’s Hospital/Health Centre.
We are seeking a Nurse Practitioner with experience working in First Nations communities; brings great leadership, communication, and problem solving skills; and is an effective team member.
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. In addition, this position offers an incentive bonus upon acceptance and housing is available.
Known as the “Rafting Capital of Canada,” the village of Lytton is located on a bench of land in the spectacular Fraser Canyon of southwestern British Columbia, with scenic views of the juncture of the Thompson and Fraser Rivers. Lytton’s Gold Rush history and First Nations culture are evident in its preserved buildings and archives, as well as through special events such as the Remembrance Day Pow Wow. The dry climate, relaxing lifestyle and affordable housing of the area attracts retirees and young families. With employment opportunities at the local sawmill, government agencies and in education, the community has grown in recent years. In addition to rafting, recreational opportunities in the area include river or lake fishing, camping, swimming, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Definitely a destination of unique and exciting adventures, the mild seasons of the area make Lytton a wonderful playground, abounding with magnificent scenery.
Education, Training and Experience:
• Current registration and exam-qualified as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
• Successful completion of Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
• Recent, relevant clinical nursing experience
• Valid Driver’s License
In accordance with Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code and Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, preference will be given to qualified candidates with Aboriginal Ancestry.
This position would be eligible for the B.C. loan forgiveness program. For more information visit: https://studentaidbc.ca/repay/repayment-help/bc-loan-forgiveness-program#Am_I_eligible?
Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.
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