Program Lead, Med Surg

Full Time

Northern Health

Position Summary Do you have a passion for nursing?. We have the position for you We are seeking a motivated Registered Nurse with a dedication for delivering compassionate patient care to join our team at Mackenzie & District Hospital. In accordance with established vision and values of the organization, the Program Leader practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) as well as within a patient/client/resident and family centered care model. The Program Leader is responsible for the provision of excellence in the delivery of a patient/client/ resident and family centered approach to care within a designated program/clinical area(s).

Administers, oversees, and coordinates the delivery of health services for direct patient/client/resident care in accordance with the established mission and goals of Northern Health. Provides leadership and supervision to staff, coordinates resource, determines workforce plans, establishes work assignments, and monitors activities in order to enable the delivery of quality patient/client/resident care, effective utilization of resources, and overall effectiveness for the designated program/clinical area(s). Makes selection decisions in hiring new staff, conducts performance reviews, and determines training, orientation, and development needs. Facilitates solutions to work problems and issues.

Provides direct patient care as required. Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 16:00 Mackenzie & District Hospital and Health Centre Mackenzie & District Hospital and Health Centre is a five acute bed hospital with four long-term care beds. Services include medical and emergency services. Other services include medical imaging, laboratory, mental health and substance use.

There is also a medical clinic. Mackenzie is a friendly community of approximately 3,714 (2020) residents. Nestled between the Rocky and Omineca Mountains, Mackenzie provides access to plenty of year round outdoor recreation opportunities to experience. Check out Mackenzie for information on this family friendly community.

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. Qualfications •Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. •Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) as a practicing RN or RPN registrant. •Advanced preparation in the designated clinical specialty area(s), three year’s recent related experience in a management/leadership position, and four years recent clinical experience in designated clinical specialty area(s); or an equivalent combination of training and experience. •Valid BC Driver’s License. Skills and Abilities: •Leadership – Promotes staff morale, cooperation, assertiveness and risk-taking, creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of NH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others. •Management – Manages time and resources, implementing activities to promote cooperation among relevant others, supervising responsibilities of others, collaboration across disciplines and related activities. •Knowledge Integration – Using factual information, prior learning and basic principles and procedures to support decisions and actions with relevant research-based evidence.

Integrates best practice from nursing and health-related disciplines and the humanities, arts and sciences disciplines into professional practice. •Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice – Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitive to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns. •Communication – Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with the clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written and computer communication means. •Critical Thinking – Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve effectively. •Innovation: Demonstrated ability to challenge conventional practices; adapt established methods for new uses; pursue ongoing system improvement; and evaluate new technology as potential solutions to existing problems. •Tolerance of Ambiguity: Able to deal with unresolved situations, frequent change, delays or unexpected events. •Teaching – Ability to transmit information intended to instruct clients and others about topics essential to health care and well-being. •Assessment and Intervention – Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) and provide nursing care through appropriate/ prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions. •Ability to operate related equipment including proven ability to utilize computer technology. •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.


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