Do you have a passion for nursing? We have the position for you! We are seeking a motivated Registered Nurse with a dedication for delivering compassionate patient care to join our team.
Reporting to the Regional Palliative Care Consultation Team Lead, this position is a member of the Northern Health (NH) Hospice Palliative Care (HPC) Consultation Team, which includes a HPC Physician Lead and Regional HPC Pharmacist. The team functions in an advisory capacity to support and mentor primary care givers in every care setting (i.e. acute, residential and community care) where patients or families receive palliative care.
Utilizing expert knowledge and skills the Nurse Consultant works collaboratively in their assigned Health Service Delivery Area to:
a) Establish regular contact within the area of responsibility with key palliative care stakeholders.
b) Develop and implement education/resources to build capacity across the continuum of care at all levels.
c) Provide consults on clinically complex pain, symptom and psychosocial issues for persons registered with the NH HPC Program.
d) Provides leadership related to the development of policies, procedures and education needs related to the NH HPC Program both locally and regionally.
Prince George has a population of 89,490 (2021) local residents and is a service centre for approximately 320,000. Prince George has all the amenities of a larger city mixed with the charm and friendliness of a smaller town. Check out Prince George for more information on what this community has to offer.
What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• “Loan Forgiveness Programs” are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.
• Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN registrant.
• Minimum two (2) years full-time (3,900 hours) recent experience in palliative care nursing with a focus on pain and symptom management.
• Certificate of specialized training in palliative care (e.g. Canadian Nurses Association designation) or post-basic palliative care nursing courses and evidence of palliative care nursing education.
• Two years of demonstrated teaching experience for a range of health care providers.
Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent communication and presentation skills, including word processing, email and electronic presentations.
• Manages change effectively, demonstrating knowledge and skill in coalition building.
• Knowledge of current palliative care philosophy, principles, practices and resources.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
• Vehicle, valid driver’s license required and appropriate insurance.
Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.