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Quick Response Nurse - 25540   View Full Job Description

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Close Date
Open Until Filled
Collective Agreement
Victoria Health Unit
Department/Work Area
Days Off
Job Type
Salary Range
$31.71 - $41.63
Date employee Required
Does the position require a criminal record check?
Required for Professional Registration
Travel May Be Required

  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.

Under the direction of the Manager, uses independence and initiative to plan, organize implement and evaluate professional nursing care for clients (in crisis) with chronic, acute, palliative or rehabilitative health care needs in community settings.  Nursing care includes client assessments, direct nursing care, care coordination, health teaching, support, consultation, liaison and referral while functioning as a member of an interdisciplinary team.  The nurse ensures that client self care and independence is maintained, participates in the administration of all Acts and Regulations applicable to nursing functions, and provides guidance to other health care workers.


A. Education, Training and Experience

Graduate of a recognized School of Nursing and two (2) years experience in a community health program with a home care component, or diverse acute medical/surgical care setting within the past five (5) years; or an equivalent of a minimum of a nursing diploma and three (3) years of experience in at least two of acute care medical or surgical services, gerontology, or community nursing within the last five (5) years.  Crisis intervention experience required.  Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).  Valid B.C. driver's license.  Local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage reimbursement will be paid.  Current CPR certification is required.

B. Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to integrate and apply CRNBC's Standards for Nursing Practice in the context of Community Practice.
  • Working knowledge of community health, chronic disease management, geriatric and palliative nursing practice within a client/family-centered care approach.
  • Working knowledge of life-span development, family theory, multicultural health practices, principles of health education/promotion, and determinants of health.
  • Demonstrated ability to use the nursing process, i.e., assess (physical/mental/psychosocial/functional and environmental), analyze, plan, make decisions, organize, prioritize, evaluate, and communicate as required.
  • Demonstrated abilities in written/verbal communication, facilitation, mediation, & conflict resolution techniques, and demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients and their families and with colleagues, both on a one-to-one basis and within a interdisciplinary team/group context.
  • Ability to relate well with people from a wide variety of socio-economic/cultural environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare/maintain a variety of charts, records/reports related to work.
  • Demonstrated discharge planning and case coordination.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize a dynamic workload, both independently and in consultation with other team members.
  • Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt nursing care to many different community environments.
  • Working knowledge of community resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively participate in purposeful change.
  • Ability to carry out the physical demands of the job.
  • Basic computer literacy, including the use of email and Internet.