Employment Opportunity - GNN Managed Alcohol Program Registered Nurse

Employment Opportunity

Gwa`sala-`Nakwaxda`xw Nations

Managed Alcohol Program Registered Nurse

Full-time, Permanent

Summary: May 25, 2020

The Managed Alcohol Program Registered Nurse (MAPRN) is a member of the Health and Family Program Services team and is responsible for ensuring the health of clients of the Managed Alcohol Program and the provision of related Harm Reduction services. The Community Health Nurse is accountable to the Case Manager and the Health Director.


- Graduate of a recognized School of Nursing & Current practicing registration with BCCNP

- Certificate in basic CPR-C

- Valid Driver's License

- Experience working with individuals with mental illness and/or addictions

- Ability to adapt support skills to a community setting

- Experience working in a combination of hospital and community settings and/or public health, and ability to implement participant driven programs

- Knowledge of addictions, substance abuse and skills in prevention

- Knowledge of positive family systems and cultural practices

- Knowledge and skills in organization development, social and political systems, community health issues, First Nations history and socio-political issues

- Thorough knowledge and proficiency in current nursing procedures, nursing assessment, physical assessments, and treatment measures

- Thorough knowledge of harm reduction as a practice and philosophical framework

- Problem solving and critical thinking skills

- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as an effective member of a health team


- Implementation of Care Plans approved by physician;

- Assessments of clients of Managed Alcohol Program;

- Follow up with physicians;

- Provision of services in community, at residence, or at approved sites;

- Provision of Harm Reduction services;

- Provide educational resources, including awareness of addictions services (on & off-reserve);

- Provide addictions assessments, support and counselling (including, but not limited to, one on one/couple/family/group counseling, in office/home/community setting);

- Liaise with other agencies/services to provide addictions services (e.g. VIHA Mental Health/Addictions, CYMH, Probation, etc.)

- Advocate for community members on issues with agencies and organizations such as MCFD, RCMP, Schools, Probation, etc.;

- Provide information to community members about community services and resources, and referrals as necessary;

- Organize and lead positive community events, with the community as a whole, facilitate workshops for different age groups;

- Promote community awareness of addictions services;

- Communicate and collaborate with co-workers, supervisors, and other staff appropriately. This includes all forms of communication

- Assess, plan implement, document, and evaluate care to ensure a coordinated holistic approach which best meets the needs of the patient

- Maintain client and administrative records following professional and legal guidelines in a confidential, concise, and accurate manner (e.g. Electronic Medical Record system)

- Advocate the dignity and self respect of patients

- Safeguard the trust of patients that information learned in the context of a professional relationship is shared outside the health care team only with the patient’s permission or as legally required

- Use a holistic approach to facilitate individual learning of patients and their families in relation to patient illness or injury (i.e. self care, health promotion, etc.)

Deadline for application: Monday, June 8, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Only those short listed will be contacted for interviews

Please send cover letter, resume and three reference names and phone numbers:

Dean Wilson, A/Health Director


Fax: (250) 949-6811






Coordinator Cell:


Office Telephone:


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