Aboriginal Health Liaison Nurse - SMH

City Surrey
Job ID 2022-12281
Nursing - (RN) - Population and Public Health
Posting Date
2 months ago(4/28/2022 6:03 PM)
Employment Type
Casual
FTE
0.00
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0830-1630
Program/Service
Aboriginal Health

Why Fraser Health?

 

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations.

 

Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

 

 

Effective October 26, 2021 all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines).  Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.

 

 

Detailed Overview

Reporting to the Coordinator, Aboriginal Health Liaison Team, plans, organizes, and evaluates health care needs and services for Aboriginal clients in community and hospital settings. Nursing care includes assessments, health teaching to clients, support, consultation, liaison, and referral to appropriate services. This position will facilitate connections between Aboriginal clients and service providers to enhance access to Fraser Health services, with a culturally appropriate approach.

Responsibilities


  1. Acts as Aboriginal Health liaison for clients, families, service providers, and community agencies to enhance service delivery by consulting with the client, family and service providers to develop a care plan and forward necessary information to appropriate community services/agencies; conducts client assessments and screenings that include evaluation of emotional, physical, spiritual and mental status of client using information from all available sources; clarifies client and family expectations and acts as a client advocate; participates in multidisciplinary team regarding Aboriginal Health; identifies clients and refers to appropriate services, as eligible; communicates with and obtains assistance from appropriate community agencies to ensure the best possible care for clients and families after discharge from hospital.

  2. Provides health education and health promotion services to individuals, families, and Aboriginal communities to increase knowledge regarding health, promoting behaviour change to a health lifestyle, and encouraging personal responsibility for health.

  3. Acts in public relations and advocacy capacity to represent Aboriginal Health to medical staff and other service providers, and to community agencies and their staff by maintaining up to date knowledge of Aboriginal Health; provides collegial sharing of information to staff for the purpose of enhancing knowledge of Aboriginal cultures and health beliefs; provides information on services available in the community for Aboriginal people; participates in committees that integrate Aboriginal Health with hospital and community programs by providing input and addressing Aboriginal Health issues.

  4. Provides information, interpretation and guidance to general public, agencies, Boards, etc. on Acts and Regulations applicable to nursing functions.

  5. Reviews and adapts relevant information material; participates in continuing education programs to keep up to date with current trends and research; assists with orientation of new staff, students, and other health care professionals; maintains knowledge of community health services and resources.

  6. Maintains related records, documentation and statistics; prepares reports as required, and in accordance with established standards and procedures.

  7. Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).


Graduation from an approved school of nursing including public health nursing component. Two (2) years' recent, relevant nursing experience. Knowledge of Aboriginal health approaches, protocol and cultural issues.


Valid BC Driver's Licence and have access to own vehicle.



Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrated knowledge of nursing process, epidemiology, family health, health promotion, and community development.

  • Ability to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate.

  • Ability to organize and problem solve.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated teaching skills.

  • Ability to deal effectively with individuals, groups, and other professionals within a multi-disciplinary environment in a diverse community.

  • Ability to prioritize workload, keep accurate records and write reports.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Aboriginal culture and community resources and agencies.

  • Ability to deliver culturally sensitive services to Aboriginal populations.

  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

  • Ability to operate related equipment, including personal computers and related software.

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