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Location:Prince George
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Competition #:05418035
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:BCNU
Hourly Wage:$40.60 - $49.77
Close Date:MARCH 28, 2019*

Position Summary

The Practice Improvement RN, practices in accordance with the Vision, Values, Ethics and Standards of the organization and of the College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) and within a patient and family centered care model.

The Practice Improvement RN works in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team and is responsible for the enhancement of professional practice through clinical practice, service development, clinical consultation, and other improvement activities related to the delivery of patient care at University Hospital of Northern BC, with a focus on delivering balanced multimodal/complex pain management services. The Practice Improvement RN possesses a specialized body of knowledge and bases practice on nursing science and related content from other sciences and humanities.

- Registration with BC College of Nursing Professionals as a practicing RN registrant in good standing.
- Advanced preparation in critical care clinical specialty or post anesthesia certification or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Training and experience in the care and management of patients with complex pain.
- Five (5) years’ recent related clinical experience in advanced pain management and demonstrated clinical competence (knowledge, skills, attitude and judgment).
- Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training.

Skills and Abilities:

- Communication – Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with the clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written and computer communication means.
- Human caring – Demonstrated sensitivity to patients’ and families needs in dealing with chronic pain management using person centered practice.
- Quality management – Knowledge and understanding of and demonstrated experience applying continuous quality/service level improvement concepts.
- Leadership – Promotes staff morale, cooperation, assertiveness and risk-taking, creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of NH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self.
- Critical thinking – Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve effectively.
- Management – Manages time and resources, implementing activities to promote cooperation among relevant others, collaboration across disciplines and related activities, and adapting to multiple/changing priorities.
- Collaboration – Must be capable of consulting and working collaboratively with diverse populations (administrators, physicians, nurses, technicians, pharmacists and other personnel). Ability to foster working relationships, both internal and external, at all levels.
- Innovation and creativity – Flexibility, innovation and creativity. Willingness to continuously learn and apply continuous improvement methodologies and to spread successful innovation throughout UHNBC.
- Assessment and Intervention – Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) and provide nursing care through appropriate/ prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions. Ability to operate related equipment including computer software applications.
- Knowledge Integration – Using factual information, prior learning and basic principles and procedures to support decisions and actions with relevant research-based evidence. Integrates best practice from nursing and health-related disciplines and the humanities, arts and sciences into professional practice. Ability to transmit information intended to instruct clients and others about topics essential to health care and well-being.

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