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Location:Prince George
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Competition #:05508143
Bargaining Unit:BCNU
Reports To:TEAM LEAD
Hourly Wage:$36.23 - $47.58
Close Date:AUGUST 03, 2021*

Position Summary

In accordance with established vision and values of the organization, the Harm Reduction Clinic Nurse practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM), as well as within a client and family centered care model.

The Harm Reduction Clinic Nurse functions as a member of the larger Mental Health and Substance Use teams and as a member of a specific multi-disciplinary team whose purpose is to provide direct, low-barrier, trauma-informed care to individuals living with physical and mental health needs, substance use disorder(s), and/or facing structural barriers to care (e.g., poverty, homelessness, involvement in sex work).

The Harm Reduction Clinic Nurse provides health care services such as: physical, psychosocial and substance use assessment; HIV, HCV and STI education, testing and treatment; medication administration and titration; overdose response; and support and referral to other health and social services. The Harm Reduction Clinic Nurse contributes to the development of client-specific care plans, and collaborates with interdisciplinary teams, other health care professionals, and community services to address clients’ complex needs. Where applicable, the Harm Reduction Clinic Nurse employs BCCNM Decision Support Tools for RN Certified practice appropriately.

- Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN or RPN registrant.
- Completion of approved addictions or substance use training or certificate program (e.g., BCCSU POATSP course), and one year’s recent related experience working with individuals with substance use disorders, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- BCCNM certified practice in the areas STI Management and/or RN First Call is an asset.
- Current approved Standard First Aid Certificate and current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR) level C.

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.
Communication – Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written and computer communication means.
Critical Thinking – Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve effectively.
Evidence-Informed Practice – Ability to use factual information and basic principles and procedures to support nursing decisions and actions with relevant research-based evidence/evidence-informed practice.
Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice – Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitive to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
Advocacy – Skills related to collaboration, negotiation and communication necessary to promote social justice and patient-centred care decisions.
Teaching – Ability to transmit information intended to instruct clients and others about topics essential to health care and well-being.
Management – Manages time and resources, implementing activities to promote cooperation among relevant others, collaboration across disciplines and related activities.
Leadership – Promotes staff morale, cooperation, assertiveness and risk-taking, creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self.
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 disciplines into professional practice.
Ability to operate related equipment including relevant computer applications.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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