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Location:Prince George
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Competition #:05508988
Bargaining Unit:BCNU
Hourly Wage:$36.23 - $47.58
Close Date:AUGUST 04, 2021*

Position Summary

In accordance with Northern Health’s vision of an idealized system of services, built on a foundation of Primary Care, where people and their families receive primary care services in Primary Care Homes supported by interprofessional teams. The Tele-Care Nurse (TCN) practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the BC College of Nurses and Midwives BCCNM). The TCN competently applies the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementing, evaluating and documenting care to clients. Using a variety of specialized communications and information technologies, Tele-Care nursing activities focus upon enhancing clients’ ability to improve their health and make sound health care decisions.

Reporting to the Clinical Team Lead, the TCN is responsible for providing safe, competent and ethical Tele-Care nursing in accordance with NH mission, strategic plan, legislative requirements, operational policies and clinical guidelines.

The TCN conducts patient registration, assessment, crisis intervention, counselling, education, triage and connections to Providers and Interprofessional teams through virtual tools. They utilize care protocols, standards and guidelines in arriving at their decisions.

• Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as an RN with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
• Minimum three (3) years recent, related clinical nursing experience in nursing and/or chronic disease management settings, including experience developing and providing formal education to patients, families, the general public, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

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 and others.

Management – Manages time and resources, implementing activities to promote cooperation among relevant others, supervising responsibilities of others, collaboration across disciplines and related activities.

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.

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.

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.

Critical Thinking – Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve effectively.

Innovation: Demonstrated ability to challenge conventional practices; adapt established methods for new uses; pursue ongoing system improvement; and evaluate new technology as potential solutions to existing problems.

Tolerance of Ambiguity: Able to deal with unresolved situations, frequent change, delays or unexpected events.

Teaching – Ability to transmit information intended to instruct clients and others about topics essential to health care and well-being.

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 proven ability to utilize computer technology.

Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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