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OUTREACH NURSE

Apply Now Job ID 1228395 Date posted 02/21/2019
Job title :OUTREACH NURSE
Community :PENTICTON
Facility :PENTICTON HEALTH CENTRE
Status :CASUAL
Position Summary

If you have strong communication skills and the ability multitask, we have a wonderful career opportunity for you as an Outreach Nurse in Penticton at our Martin Street Clinic.

The Outreach Nurse is responsible for providing nursing services related to communicable disease prevention and control (including HIV and blood borne pathogens), reproductive/sexual health, immunization, harm reduction, diagnosis and treatment of acute minor illnesses, including basic wound care and mental health/substance use support for high risk and vulnerable populations.

The role includes a strong focus on prevention, education and health promotion as well as assessment, chronic disease management, coordination, support, liaison and referral of health services. In conjunction with other team members, the Outreach Nurse will provide outreach services as well as clinic services and coordinate services with other community-based services and agencies.

This is a casual position. Shift times are 08:30- 16:30 and 12:30 – 20:30 Monday to Friday on an ‘as needed’ basis.

The successful candidate will be an experienced Public Health Nurse, a critical thinker with strong communication and advocacy skills who is able to work independently and in a multidisciplinary professional environment. If this position sounds like a fit for you, apply today and make a difference in the lives of others!


Qualifications

Graduation from an approved School of Nursing (including community/public health content) with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). Two years’ recent, related nursing experience including experience in STI/HIV care, immunization competency, wound care, reproductive health or mental health/substance use in a clinical (acute or community) setting; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Current valid BC Driver’s License.
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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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