Rural Primary Health Care Nurse

Nursing · Laxgalts'ap, British Columbia
Department Nursing
Employment Type FT
Minimum Experience Mid-level

About us

Nisga’a Valley Health Authority (NVHA) oversees four Health- and Wellness facilities located across the Traditional Nisga’a Territory. Located 100 km Northwest of Terrace, bordering British Columbia's rugged Northwest coast, the Nisga'a Lands are blessed with soaring mountains, dramatic lava beds, picturesque fjords, and thriving rivers and crystal-clear streams. Our goal is to provide the best health care services possible to the citizens of the Nisga’a Nation, taking into consideration their unique health and wellness needs.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Nurse Manager or designate, the Rural Primary Health Care Nurse will provide comprehensive care, education and guidance to the acute, primary and urgent care patients and their families. The nurse will work to full scope of practice as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team.

The nurse fosters an environment in which communities, families and individuals can achieve and maintain optimal health through the provision of health education/promotion and disease prevention programs as well as treatment services to individuals and groups in a variety of settings in the rural and/or remote area. The Primary Health Care Nurse will work with physicians, patients, families, CCHR’s and community along with other health care providers to access local and regional programs in a multidisciplinary environment to ensure a high quality of evidence based health care to the rural patient population. This position will involve flexible work hours within a Monday to Friday workweek schedule with on call responsibilities.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Plan and deliver and deliver appropriate assessment and care to clients/patients
• Seeking or referred to the respective clinics for emergency or outpatient treatment.
• All treatment provided would be in accordance with a medical practitioner’s direction or as experience and sound nursing practice.
• Performs appropriate physical assessment of clients attended (May include emergent ECG & Lab procedures)
• Provides nursing interventions that may include among other things: basic trauma and/or cardiac life support, repair of simple lacerations, irrigations, removal of  casts, and application of splints, assisting obstetrical emergencies, suture removal and the administration of medications.
• Ensures appropriate documentation of all treatments administered.
• Ensures that clinical and emergency equipment and drugs are routinely maintained and replenished as per NVHA policy; Prepares and submits a monthly statistics report to the Nurse Manager or designate.
• Shares on-call duty with the professional health team.
• Participates in health team and general staff meetings.
• Assists in the orientation to the department/clinic of other health professionals as required.
• Act as a resource to other program and service staff.
• Other duties as required and may vary depending on the patient population and staff resources.

Qualifications & Experience
• Registered with BCCNM
• Current registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC)
• A graduate of an accredited school of nursing
• Minimum of 2 years acute care experience
• Preference given to those with three (3) years recent, related experience, being a broad base of clinical experience, outpost or small acute facility experience as well as community health/public health experience
• Remote Nursing Practice Certification preferred
• Minimal 2 years’ experience in a related position

• Trauma Course: EPICC or similar or willing to obtain
• Current CPR and Valid BC Driver’s License.
• Emergency Specialty Nursing Certificate an asset
• Demonstrated success in related clinical experience

Skills, Abilities and Attributes

• Self-directed, innovative and efficient
• Strong verbal and written communication skills;
• Strong client care skills, be able to communicate with a variety of audiences;
• Strong conflict resolutions skills;
• Knowledge/ability with computer applications including Med Access or comparable medical applications
• Great interpersonal skills; Must work well in a team environment;
• Knowledge of the Nisga’a Language and Culture a definite asset

Applicants are required to submit a resume with cover letter describing their qualifications and related experience. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Nisga’a Valley Health Authority, Attention: Human Resources Coordinator,
4920 Tait Avenue, Gitlaxt’aamiks BC, V0J 1A0

For more information please contact the HR Coordinator at:

Phone (250) 633-5000 ext. 5088

or email

or visit

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