We are seeking an Employed Student Nurse who is passionate about promoting health and wellness equity in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) to join the Primary Care program at Kilala Lelum Health Centre on a two-month contract. Kilala Lelum aims to provide access to health care and Elder-guided cultural care to new and existing members of the Health Centre through an outreach-based, culturally-safe, trauma-informed, member-centered, and harm reduction approach.
The Employed Student Nurse (2-month Contract), supported by an integrated health service team, will provide excellent culturally-safe care via telephone to members impacted by COVID-19 and its associated restrictions. This position will provide support to members and connect them with services as needed.
- Establish relationships with members and provide culturally safe, kind, and empathetic support; support wellbeing and increase access to holistic health supports such as Elders, Social Workers, Counselors, Physicians, and Nurses.
- Conduct physical, emotional, spiritual, mental health, and social needs assessments by telephone and connect members with resources or to other providers as needed.
- Chart all documentation in EMR OSCAR records.
- Support the health care team in following suspected COVID-19 cases and provide mental health support to members who are self-isolating.
- Collaborate in a multidisciplinary teams of Elders, Nurses, Outreach Workers, Social Workers, Physicians, and Counselors.
- Support case management with a select group of members and liaise with other healthcare teams in DTES.
Qualifications & Skills:
- Currently enrolled in a Baccalaureate degree or Diploma in Nursing.
- Current CPR.
- Adherence to the Professional, Practice, and Scope of Practice Standards and competencies outlined by BCCNM.
- Meet Employed Student Nurse guidelines.
- Experience working in a location that serves Indigenous community members and/or communities with multiple barriers to health and wellness equity, preferably within Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
- Ability to deal effectively with conflict, manage aggressive behaviour, and use non-violent crisis intervention and behavioural management techniques.
- Ability to be culturally appropriate and diplomatic with members.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Flexible, team-oriented, and committed to respectful, collaborative problem solving with team members.
- Demonstrated commitment to culturally-safe, trauma-informed, member-centered, harm reduction and recovery-oriented practices.
- Experience and knowledge of Indigenous peoples and Indigenous culture would be extremely beneficial.
- Work onsite at 626 Powell Street in the Primary Care clinic; some remote work may be available.
- 10 hours per week, Mondays and Fridays preferred.
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.
- Hourly salary will be $28.33 per hour, paid via direct deposit on a bi-weekly basis.
- Ideal start date of Dec. 1, 2020 and end date of Jan. 31, 2021.
Please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.