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Primary Health Care Nurse - 16306   View Full Job Description

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Close Date
Open Until Filled
Collective Agreement
Ladysmith Community Health Centre
Department/Work Area
LHC Emergency
Shift Start Time/End Time
0715-1515, 1515-2315,0730-1930
Days Off
Job Type
Salary Range
$31.71 - $41.63
Additional Site Information
Chemainus HC Emergency
Date employee Required
Does the position require a criminal record check?
Required for Professional Registration
Travel May Be Required
Additional Posting Comments: Comments added here will show to applicants on the posting
Chemanius RN may need to ba availble to assist in Chemainus residential area.

  Job Description

In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority, patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at VIHA; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

Working in the context of primary health care, a population health approach, the vision/values/principles outlined in Vancouver Island Health Authority Primary Health Care Strategy, the Primary Health Care Nurse provides primary health care services including clinical nursing, health promotion/prevention/education, and chronic disease management in an interdisciplinary practice setting to individuals of all ages.  The nurse assesses, plans, delivers, and evaluates acute, episodic, and chronic care needs of patients emphasizing self-efficacy, independence and health promotion.  The nurse consults, confers and collaborates with interdisciplinary team members, other health professionals/providers across a range of practice settings, and related community care/services/resource agencies to coordinate health services for patients and in the achievement of excellence in care provision.  A critical component of the role involves building effective partnerships with individuals, families, and communities with a focus on population health, quality improvement activities and chronic disease management.


A. Education, Training and Experience

Graduation from an approved school of nursing; specialty knowledge and experience relevant to the primary health care practice setting and patient population focus, such as Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Critical Care Level 1, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); and Two (2) years of recent related experience including experience in community health or diverse acute medical/surgical care settings and experience working with seniors and marginalized populations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Current registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. Local area travel requires a valid B.C. Driver's license and the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage reimbursement will be paid.

B. Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrate knowledge of primary health care theory and trends in health and nursing care delivery.
  • Ability to integrate and apply CRNBC's regulatory framework and standards of nursing practice in the context of a primary health care setting.
  • Demonstrate ability to determine and deal with changing, emerging, and emergency situations with patients in a flexible and adaptable manner.
  • Demonstrate ability to facilitate and build effective interdisciplinary relationships with physicians, other disciplines, and community partners that foster team environment.
  • Working knowledge of community resources.
  • Demonstrate basic computer literacy.
  • Possess knowledge of primary health care principles, community development concepts and the strategic direction of the health authority related to primary health care practices.
  • Working knowledge of facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution techniques.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated case management, patient teaching/training, clinical support and consultation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, to work independently and to use a cooperative approach to program delivery.