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Health Nurse

Tl’azt’en Nation

Fort St. James, BC V0J 1P0
17 Jun 2017
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The Tl’azt’en Nation are a people of the Dakelh, Carrier language group of north central British Columbia. Binche is 30 km north of Fort St James and Tachie is 50 km north of Fort St James; both communities are on the eastern shores of Nakal Bun, Stuart Lake. Dzitlainli is further north on Tremblaur Lake and is seasonally populated.

There are over 1,500 Tl’azt’en members with approximately 600 on reserve.  The health center provides services to 3 communities, Tachie, Binche and Dzitlainli (Middle River) with a satellite office in Binche.

Tl’azt’en First Nation  and its employees are committed to a proactive holistic approach to health and wellness, and to the delivery of services which are sustainable and honor the customs and traditions of our community.

Title: Community Health Nurse - Health Centre
Job Duration: Permanent & Temporary
Reporting to: Director Health Services

Position Summary We currently have vacant position in our Community Health Center:

Our ideal candidate has a comprehensive range of core nursing functions and services in our community in program areas of community and/or public heath, primary care, and on occasion home care through promotion and maintenance of the health of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations that value the principles of primary health care and focus on promoting health, preventing disease and injury, prevention against addiction, protecting population health, as well as a focus on curative, urgent and emergent care, rehabilitation, and supportive or palliative care.

Primary Responsibilities:

Applies and utilizes key nursing knowledge and critical thinking to choose options and to plan, implement, and evaluate programs and interventions to address health issues, taking into account relevant evidence, legislation, regulations, and policies.
Collects, assesses, analyzes, and applies information from various data sources to make evidence informed decisions for nursing services, including program planning, development and priority setting with individuals, families, groups, and communities, and interprets information for professional and community audiences.
Utilizes evidence and research to influence health policies, programs, and practices and synthesizes nursing and health knowledge from a broad range of theories, models, and frameworks to address the health status of populations, inequities in health, determinants of health, strategies for health promotion, disease and injury prevention, health protection, case
management, as well as the factors that influence the delivery and use of nursing and health services.
Advocates for public policy and services that promote and protect the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups, and communities.
Involves individuals, families, groups, and communities as active partners to take action to address health inequities, and foster a self-management care approach for chronic conditions.
Advocates for, and uses culturally relevant and appropriate approaches, when building relationships and providing nursing services.
Collaborates and shares knowledge with colleagues, students, First Nations, and other members of the health team.
Participates in collaborative, interdisciplinary, and intersectoral partnerships to enhance the health of individuals, families, groups, and populations.
Leads the emergency medical, clinical, and/or community response team as required by assigning responsibilities, monitoring activities, and providing support, guidance, and overall coordination in the resolution of issues.
Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education, Training and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from a recognized university.  Minimum (1) year of nursing experience.
Experience working with First Nation Community or Public Health and asset.
Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses' ofBritish Columbia (CRNBC).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of, and ability to apply, an understanding of First Nations cultural principles and protocols in work situations.
Knowledge and the application of concepts, principles, and theories of trans-cultural nursing, including knowledge of traditional, homeopathic or other healing practices used in the community.
Knowledge of First Nations cultures and backgrounds, and the understanding of how culture impacts on communication patterns, and attitudes and approaches to health issues.
Knowledge of health status of populations, inequities in health, the determinants of health and illness, principals of primary care, strategies for health promotion, disease and injury prevention, health protection, curative, urgent and emergent care, rehabilitation and supportive or palliative care.
Knowledge of nursing which includes the nursing process, conceptual frameworks of nursing, theories and principles of nursing practice.
Problem solving techniques/skills.
Ability to supervise clinical support staff (2-3).
Knowledge of evidence based clinical nursing practice, including current concepts of primary care nursing for the delivery of treatment services, including clinical treatment practices, techniques of intervention, disease symptoms and identification, trauma management requiring knowledge and skill in observing, assessing, and diagnosing illnesses and injuries.
Ability to work in a diverse environment and part of a team.
Ability to have fun.

Deadline: Open Until Filled
Organization: Tl’azt’en First Nation
Department: Community Health Services
Position: Full Time – Contract
Compensation: Competitive
Hiring Status: Vacant – Open until filled.

Apply with resume and cover letter addressed to:

Renata Monk Executive Director Tl’azt’en Nation



The Tl’azt’en Nation, or “people by the edge of the bay”, is a First Nations community situated in north-central British Columbia, Canada. We know ourselves as Dakelh (we travel by water) but Europeans called us “Carriers”. Our language, Dakelh, is part of the Athapaskan language group. 

Prior to European contact, Tl’azt’en’s traditional territory covered a vast area along Stuart Lake running up the Tache River almost to Takla Lake to the north. The Keyoh (land) was managed by family units and the family head governed hunting, fishing and gathering in his Keyoh. It was not until the late 1800s that Tl’azt’enne began to gather in central communities in response to the fur trade and the dictates of the Roman Catholic Church. 

The population of Tl’azt’en Nation today is around 1750. Of these, approximately 600 live in one of the main communities of Tache, Binche and Dzitl’ainli, and K’uzche. Tache, the largest of the communities, is situated 65 km north of Fort St. James at the mouth of the Tache River on Stuart Lake. Binche is 25 km from Fort St. James and at the mouth of the Binche River which drains Binche Lake into Stuart Lake. Dzitl'ainli is on Leo Creek Road along side Trembleur Lake. K’uzche is on the Tache River. 

Our main administrative offices are in Tache. Tache also houses are our elementary school, daycare, head start, and health office.

It is our goal to have our culture and language integrated into all aspects of our education from daycare to high school. Over the years we have trained our people to work in our daycare, head start and our community-based elementary school. We are presently working to preserve, digitize and promote our language, stories, and cultural practices so that they will form our curriculum. Our elders are helping us in our effort to reinstate and perpetuate our language and culture before it is all lost. 

Our people still live off the land and we hunt for moose, deer, bear, caribou, mountain goat, and small fur-bearing animals. We set nets for salmon, whitefish, trout, kokanee, spring salmon, and ling cod. We still go to our camp grounds in the summer time and gather food for our winter storage.

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