Specialty Primary Care Clinic

Role and Facility Information

In accordance with Northern Health’s vision of an idealized system of services built on a foundation of Primary Care where people and their families receive primary care services in Primary Care Homes supported by interprofessional teams, the Primary Care Nurse (PCN) practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).

The Primary Care Nurse (PCN) functions as a member of the interprofessional team and applies best practices to provide competent, safe and ethical care for people and their families in settings such as physician practices, homes, schools and communities. The PCN provides care that includes clinical follow up according to the person’s primary Care Plan and the person’s personal goals of care to inform plans of care developed collaboratively with the Interprofessional Team. The Primary Care Nurse will provide direct clinical care and services to individuals, groups and communities.

Qualifications

Baccalaureate degree in nursing required from a recognized University plus post graduate courses and/or advanced skills training as required for specific sites. Three years recent, related clinical nursing experience in primary care nursing and/or chronic disease management settings, including experience developing and providing formal education to patients, families, the general public, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
Current valid B.C. Driver’s License.

FORT ST. JOHN COMMUNITY
Fort St. John is known as "The Energetic City," which reflects the large resource base of oil, natural gas, forestry and agriculture, and the vitality of their residents who are keen to live and work in a community that gives back so much. Fort St. John sits high above the spectacular Peace River Valley, Northwest of Dawson Creek and Southeast of Fort Nelson, where endless patchwork quilts of cropland melt into the horizon. Serving an area population of 69,000, Fort St. John is the hub of the Northeast with a new cultural center and library, theatre and art space. The main industries are agriculture, forestry, natural gas, construction and trucking.

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At historic Mile 300 on the Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson is the gateway to the beautiful Northern Rockies. With the world-famous Alaska Highway as the main street, and thousands of square miles of mountainous wilderness as its back yard, Fort Nelson is the regional business and service centre of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality. While small, Fort Nelson is a family and recreation-oriented community full of pride, events, local groups and volunteering opportunities. The local independent businesses bring character and personality to this vibrant community.

In our vast region, inhabited by less than 6,000 residents, the untouched natural wilderness we call our playground surrounds us. An abundance of rivers offer access to the remote landscapes, rough and tumble mountains, and wildlife viewing for the adventure seeker, while the historic Alaska Highway offers leisurely access to mountain vistas, glacier-fed lakes, and places of historical and cultural significance. With a number of schools (elementary, secondary, and post-secondary), childcare options, tailored incentives and other available services to support a life and career in Fort Nelson, your opportunity awaits.

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