Supporting the Mission, Vision and Values of NVHA
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 sacred mountains, dense forest, lava beds, picturesque fjords, and thriving rivers and crystal-clear streams.
NVHA is offering excellent work environment, competitive salary packages, and sign on bonus, free accommodation, health and pension benefits, professional development and career advancement opportunities. If you were a Licensed Practical Nurse with a passion for community practice, we would love to hear from you.
Within the multidisciplinary team, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Central Intake is the first point of contact for all referrals (interdepartmental/external) and serves as an ambassador to the NVHA. The LPN is responsible for providing information, guidance and the initial assessment of individuals requiring services to determine how to serve patients best, coordinating appropriate service or community resource provisions, facilitating and monitoring all aspects of initial operational needs of clients.
The LPN also acts as a liaison between clients and families and the internal and external service providers ensuring client centered and appropriate care across the wellness continuum. The LPN may assist in the support and/or orientation of professional contracted staff to ensure the effective coordination and delivery of services.
The LPN works within their scope to ensure transfer of knowledge and skills to ensure services are addressing the holistic needs of the client while respecting the unique culture of the Nisga’a Nation.
- Competitive wages
- Sign on bonus of $500 and $500 after the year
- $5000 a year (taxable) and $2000 for travel upon every completed year thereafter
- Fully furnished, free accommodations while in the Nass Valley– hydro/phone/cable included
- Travel expense to and from the community, according to schedule, fully covered
6 Company vehicle provided for workdays when travel is required to another community
- five week’s annual vacation (includes one-week Christmas closure)
- Ongoing learning and development covered (include travel)
- compassionate/sick pay
- Extended benefits, MSP and pension plan
- Receive internal (from within NVHA) and external referrals for all in-valley NVHA services (home and community care, mental health, and wellness support, CCHR support and public health services) and outside the valley services (community rehabilitation services) (physiotherapy and occupational therapy) respite and long term care)
- Obtain demographic and clinical information from clients, physicians and other referral sources to gather all documentations or additional information if needed.
- Perform and document a contact/initial assessment (in person and/or virtual) based on the service being referred to and all other in-valley service areas
- Review and assess current treatment and history; and use the contact/initial assessment results to determine which service(s) the client may benefit from
- Provide active linkage with the relevant services(s) within and outside the valley, including ensuring and documenting completed referral
- Review details and expectations about the referral with patients, family, referral sources
- Be the point of contact for patients and families or other providers to disseminate information and answer inquiries related to in-valley and outside services and resources
- Identified and utilize cultural and community resources. Establish and maintain relationships with identified service providers within and outside the valley
- Maintain ongoing tracking and appropriate documentation on referrals to promote team awareness and ensure patient safety
- Ensure that referrals are addressed in a timely manner
- Support of bi-weekly as needed case management meetings with appropriate staff
- Other Responsibilities:
- Reporting on all matters pertaining to the Central Intake program
- Completing and submitting weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual statistics and reports
- Maintaining complete, accurate and timely client charts using the approval format
- Ensuring safekeeping of supplies and vaccines
- Participating in professional meetings, conferences, seminars and reviewing professional literature for continuing development
- Providing educational in-services to NVHA staff
- Providing guidance, field experience and supervision of students from nursing facilities when required.
- Ability to provide coverage to all health programs where appropriate training has been provided and where required qualifications, skills and abilities are met. On call and clinical relief may be required.
- Nursing Diploma from an accredited school of nursing
- Work experience (preferred)
- Minimum of 2 years acute, community, home care experience
- Management supervisory experience
- Minimum 1 year case management experience
- Knowledge of Northern BC care environment
- Knowledge of the Nisga’a Language and Culture is a definite asset
- Knowledge and understanding of First Nations Health concerns and issues, and the ability to apply knowledge and skill in the development and implementation of programs to address identified needs
- Adaptability and ability to establish and sustain a multidisciplinary team approach to integrated service delivery.
- Ability to apply ethics of Nursing practice in decision making
- Willingness to adapt to the changing demands of the position
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, including proficiency in computer applications, especially Microsoft Office
- Problem solving and leadership skills
- Ability to follow direction and work within the policies, procedures and the vision, mission and core values of NVHA
Conditions of Employment:
- Registered with BC College of nursing and Midwives (BCCNM)
- Satisfactory Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector Search
- Must have a valid CPR and Standard First Aid certificate
- Must be willing to drive, travel out of town to provide multi-site services, this may include travelling in winter road conditions for distances up to and greater than 100 kilometers
- Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driver’s abstract
If you possess these attributes and have a passion for helping the Nisga'a Community stay healthy, we would love to hear from you.
Applicants are required to submit a resume with cover letter describing their qualifications and related experience by email, fax or in-person. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.