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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.