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Registered Nurse/LPN for Relational Care Program (0.6 FTE)

We are seeking a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse who is passionate about promoting health and wellness equity in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) to join the Relational Care Program at Kilala Lelum Health Centre. This program aims to provide access to food security, nursing and allied healthcare services, and Elder-led cultural care for new and existing members of the Kilala Lelum Health Centre. There are approximately 300 members on the food security program and 50 members enrolled in medication management/case management services in Relational Care. Our aim is to provide healthcare services through an outreach-based, culturally-safe, trauma-informed, member-centered, and harm reduction approach.

Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse (0.6 FTE), supported by an integrated health service team, will provide excellent culturally-safe nursing care to members accessing the Relational Care space drop-in program for food, medicine, and cultural connections. The Relational Care space is open 365 days a year from 08:30-1:30 for daily breakfast and lunch. The nurse will provide support for medication management, perform general/focused assessments, vitals, wound care, and community referrals. Outreach is an integral component to providing access to medications, food, and cultural medicine to folks who face barriers that prevent them from accessing healthcare.

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

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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 until the position is filled.