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Northern Health

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Wound Care

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Position Summary
Are you interested in sharing your clinical nursing experience with others on your team? If you are looking for an opportunity that will make use of your varied skills and experiences or if you are seeking a challenge that will draw upon your leadership skills and initiative, then please read on.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) contributes to the development of knowledge, the ongoing improvement of practice, and quality service in the designated area of practice through the demonstration of leadership; the development of educational programming; participation in research; and the development of new knowledge, formal and informal education delivery, and expert clinical consultation. The CNS provides leadership and focuses on improving outcomes and quality of care by advancing nursing and interdisciplinary practice in the designated area of clinical practice through the use of advanced and evidence-based practice. The CNS provides expert care by conducting detailed assessments, creating care plans, and intervening in complex client situations. In consultation with interdisciplinary team members, the CNS will take a lead role in developing frameworks and strategies to facilitate the implementation of best practices for the designated area of practice and service. This includes evaluating research and monitoring, updating, and revising related standards, policies, and procedures. The Clinical Nurse Specialist is an advanced practice nurse accountable for improving client, population, and health system outcomes by integrating knowledge, skills, and expertise in clinical care, research, leadership, consultation, education, and collaboration. The CNS functions both independently and in collaboration with interdisciplinary team members in all aspects of this role.

Starting salary will be approximately from $106,026 to $132,533 and will be based on education, training, experience, and salaries of similar positions.

This position is flexible to any community within the Northern Health region. Explore our wonderful northern communities.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

As part of your application process, you will need to upload the following documentation:
• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
• Registration number (if you are part of a regulated profession)
• Any supporting documents regarding education/qualifications for this position. Examples may include:
• Program certificates or diplomas
• High school/college/university transcripts etc.
• It is also recommended to provide a cover letter and resume

Are you an International Applicant? Before applying for a job with Northern Health, please follow these steps on our Northern Health careers page

• Master's degree in Nursing from a recognized university is preferred or an equivalent combination of education, training & experience. Other graduate degrees may be considered depending on area of specialty.
• Five (5) years' recent related nursing experience with three (3) years' recent, related experience in a clinical area relevant to the area of specialty. Same practice qualifications as a staff nurse in the area required.
• Previous teaching experience preferred.
• Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Registered Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Skills and Abilities:
Leads Self
• Self-Awareness: Is aware of own assumptions, values, principles, strengths and limitations.
• Cultural Agility: Notices and adapts to cultural uniqueness to create a sense of safety for all.
• Manages Self: Takes responsibility for own performance and health.
• Develops Self: Actively seeks opportunities and challenges for personal learning, character building and growth.
• Demonstrates Character: Models qualities such as honesty, integrity, resilience and confidence.
Engages Others
• Fosters the Development of Others: Supports and challenges others to achieve professional and personal goals.
• Contributes to the Creation of a Healthy Organization: Creates an engaging environment where others have meaningful opportunities and the resources to fulfill their expected responsibilities.
• Communicates Effectively: Listens well. Encourages open exchange of information and ideas using appropriate communication media.
• Builds Effective Teams: Facilitates an environment of collaboration and cooperation to achieve results
Achieves Results
• Sets Direction: Inspires vision. Identifies, establishes and communicates clear and meaningful expectations and outcomes.
• Strategically Aligns Decisions with Vision, Values and Evidence: Integrates organizational mission, values and reliable, valid evidence to make decisions.
• Takes Action to Implement Decisions: Acts in a manner consistent with the organizational values to yield effective, efficient public-centered service. Demonstrates business acumen by efficiently and effectively identifying and managing human, capital, financial and information resources.
• Assesses and Evaluates Results: Measures and evaluates outcomes. Holds self and others accountable for results achieved against benchmarks. Corrects course as appropriate.
Develops Coalitions
• Builds Partnerships and Networks to Create Results: Creates connections, trust and shared meaning with individuals and groups.
• Demonstrates a Commitment to Customers and Service: Facilitates collaboration, cooperation and coalitions among diverse groups and perspectives to improve service.
• Mobilizes Knowledge: Employs methods to gather intelligence. Encourages open exchange of information. Uses quality evidence to influence action across the system.
• Navigates Socio-Political Environment: Is politically astute. Negotiates through conflict. Mobilizes support.
Systems Transformation
• Demonstrates Systems/Critical Thinking: Thinks analytically and conceptually; questions and challenges the status quo to identify issues, solve problems and design and implement effective processes across systems and stakeholders.
• Encourages and Supports Innovation: Creates a climate of continuous improvement and creativity aimed at systematic change.
• Strategically Oriented to the Future: Scans the environment for ideas, best practices and emerging trends that will shape the system.
• Champions and Orchestrates Change: Actively contributes to change processes that improve health service delivery.
Professional/Technical Capabilities
• Ability to develop, implement and evaluate programs in area of clinical practice.
• Ability to perform in-depth holistic patient/family assessments, plans, implements and evaluates care for complex care situations and guides interdisciplinary team members in care planning.
• Ability to be an effective consultant for individuals and/or groups.
• Ability to conceptualize research questions and collaborate with researchers to conduct research.
• Ability to role model expert nursing practice.
• Ability to assist in the development of professional and leadership skills of the nursing staff.
• Ability to synthesize and utilize research findings in practice.
• Ability to present clinical/research work in a scholarly way.
• Ability to operate related equipment including applicable software applications.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

About Northern Health

Northern Health leads the way in promoting health and providing health services for Northern and rural populations. Our vision of building a strong primary health care system for all Northerners will create a dynamic work environment that challenges all of your skills. We are also dedicated to optimizing the expertise of our staff and building relationships with regional educational institutions for training opportunities such as new physicians, nurses, and paramedical professionals. Northern British Columbia features spectacular lifestyle options in all of our family-oriented communities. Whether you want a casual walkabout beginning in your own backyard, sporting opportunities to challenge the best of athletes, or cultural activities in one of our many diverse communities, Northern British Columbia offers something for everyone.

Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-16

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