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Tla’amin Nation
Public Health Nurse – Internal/External Posting

The Public Health Nurse is a key member of the health care team at Tla’amin Health, primarily responsible for promoting and protecting the optimal health, well-being and safety for families during all stages of life through universal targeted programming.

Job title: Public Health Nurse
Work site: Tla’amin Health Clinic
Start date: Open until filled
Salary: $44.80/hr according to the BCGEU grid – Step One
Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm – Monday to Friday
Reference: 11-04-2022-PHN

Qualifications & Experience:

  1. Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC)
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  3. Completion of specialty nursing certificate/certified practice (CRNBC)
  4. 2 years recent, related public health nursing experience
  5. Valid BC Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Demonstrated knowledge and skills in community health nursing theory and practice within a client and family centered model of care.

• Critical Thinking – Demonstrated ability to assess safety and risk prior to entering familiar and unfamiliar home environments and to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve effectively.

• Problem Solving – Demonstrated ability to manage any/all issues related to the public health environment internally and externally. To employ effective conflict resolution and reconciliation approaches, techniques, and strategies related to public health in community.

• Independence – Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize clients and promote cooperation, assertiveness, creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of policies or other protocols and ongoing professional development of self.

• Resiliency – Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events and promote client-focused care with clients and significant others, sensitive to diverse cultures and preference, client advocacy and social justice concerns.

• Collaboration – Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team with clients/caregivers to holistically assess/plan/monitor a wide variety of health challenges in the home/community setting and transitions through care continuums

• Documentation – demonstrated ability to document timely and appropriate information in Mustimuxw – an electronic medical record (EMR) reporting system at Tla’amin Health, including assessments, decisions about client status, plans, interventions and client outcomes. Ability to effectively use related computer software, applications, and devices.

• Confidentiality – Demonstrated ability to maintain client/caregivers’ privacy and confidentiality with respect to communication, documentation, and data, including when travelling between client homes and office/care settings
• Communication – Demonstrated ability to develop rapport, trust and ethical relationships with
clients/families, family care providers and other health care professionals; maintains professional
boundaries in relationships in home and community settings. Ability to communicate effectively through
verbal, nonverbal, written, electronic and social media
• Facilitation & Coaching – demonstrated ability to teach, facilitate and coach employing teaching/learning
strategies, adult education principles, methods and tools to transfer knowledge and engage clients/families
in planning and self-management of care
• Knowledge of provincial acts, regulations, and program policies and guidelines related to public health
• Knowledge of mental health and substance use and health management and self-management support
• Knowledge of community resources available for client/family support and related health services.
• Knowledge of research, quality improvement, evaluation process and methodologies
• Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, schedule and prioritize work.
• Ability to operate related equipment including relevant computer applications.
• Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position
• Knowledge of Indigenous health and wellness challenges and issues.
• Advocates for, and uses culturally relevant and appropriate approaches, when building relationships and
providing nursing services.
• Comprehensive knowledge of public health nursing theory and procedures
• Knowledge of community development and health promotion principles and practises.
• Knowledge of informed nursing practice related to normal growth and development.
• Knowledge of Indigenous health and wellness challenges and issues.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with a vast network of clientele, coworkers and other
professional health care staff.

The successful applicant will be required to work in accordance with the BCGEU Collective Agreement as well as
the policies and benefits therein, in addition to all relevant Tla’amin Health policies and procedures. The
successful applicant will be in good physical health. This position requires union membership and is open to male
and female applicants.

Send a cover letter, CV/resume along with related certificates, drivers abstract and references with the
subject of Public Health Nurse, by email to the Director of Health at:

Marlane.Christensen@tn-bc.ca

Please reference: 11-04-2022-PHN on your application

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview.