Kílala Lelum Urban Indigenous Health
and Healing Cooperative


Registered Nurse for Drinker’s Lounge partnership (0.6 FTE)

We are seeking a Registered Nurse who is passionate about promoting health and wellness equity in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) to join the team at Kilala Lelum Health Centre. In addition to its Primary Care clinic and Relational Care program, KL works closely with partner organizations in the neighbourhood, including PHS Community Services, to provide holistic healthcare services through an outreach-based, culturally-safe, trauma-informed, member-centered, and harm reduction approach.

Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse (0.6 FTE), supported by an integrated health services team, will provide excellent culturally-safe nursing care to Kilala Lelum’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous members (patients). The RN’s work will be performed primarily at the Drinker’s Lounge at the Portland Hotel Society (renamed PHS Community Services Society in 2003). In collaboration with PHS, the RN will provide access to medications, food, and cultural medicine to folks who face barriers that prevent them from accessing healthcare. This role works closely with KL Elders already providing care and support to the Drinker’s Lounge.


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Supervision Provided:

This position is supervised by the Primary Care Program Co-Leads, a team of nursing professionals, and will receive support from the Administrative Lead and Executive Director.

Additional Information:

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to lauren.leslie@uihhc.ca. Your cover letter should clearly articulate why you are interested in this role and working with Kilala Lelum, how your background is a good fit for this specific role and our organization, and your current availability and desired schedule. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.