Reporting to the Manager, Health Promotion & Outreach Services, and applying a harm reduction philosophy, the position is responsible for delivering integrated, comprehensive community-based nursing, advocacy, support and referral services, to identified individuals and families of the Kwanlin Dün Health Centre catchment population and others who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, living with addiction, mental illness, poverty and/ or trauma as well as clients involved in the sex trade.
The position works collegially with the Kwanlin Dün First Nation (KDFN) Health Centre staff and other KDFN departments along with a wide variety of local, territorial and federal organizations ensuring that the best culturally appropriate care is being provided to vulnerable populations who are accessing healthcare.
- Bachelor of Nursing Degree (or equivalent). Must hold a current registration with Yukon Registered Nurses Association and be in good professional standing.
- Considerable (5 years or more) post graduate nursing experience, and previous experience working with vulnerable populations.
- Previous experience in community outreach nursing is an asset.
- In-depth knowledge of and experience implementing harm reduction practices and Hep C / HIV prevention
- Understanding of the “Calls to Action” from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
- Knowledge of and experience working within the territory (Yukon) wide health programs and services, knowledge of Yukon community agencies and resources available for clients for case management care.
To be successful in this role requires one have an in-depth knowledge of the history of residential school and the effects of trauma on survivors and intergenerational survivors.
Knowledge of the health and socioeconomic history of Yukon First Nations and the importance of spiritual beliefs and traditional healing practices is necessary, as is knowledge of Kwanlin Dun First Nation people, our social structure, the social conditions and dynamics prevailing in the community, along with KDFN history, culture and demographics
Conditions of employment: Class 5 driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract; First Aid and CPR; acceptable pre- employment criminal record and vulnerable sector search, immunization certification, TB Test, immunization competency, TDG, Current Yukon Registered Nursing Association License and Food Safe Level 1.
Job Requirements: Willingness to work “shift-work”, including weekends and holidays, shifts on the outreach van, in various locations throughout the city.