Staff - Non Union
M&P - AAPS
AAPS Salaried - Nursing, Level B
Nurse - Primary Health & Acute Care
UBCO | Program Support | Clinic Services
$5,906.25 - $8,508.42 CAD Monthly
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Posting End Date
October 27, 2023
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.
Job End DateMar 31, 2024
The UBC Okanagan campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Sylix Okanagan Nation. The Wellbeing and Accessibility Services directorate provides health and wellness services to the student population on this campus.
Within the context of a client-centered inter-professional model, provides leadership in the development and delivery of direct primary health and acute nursing services and programs for the student population at the UBC Okanagan campus. Ensures services and programs are consistent with the vision and values of Wellbeing and Accessibility Services directorate and the Associate Vice President Student portfolio, and in accordance with standards of the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Works independently but also as part of a collaborative team that provides a full range of health and counselling services and programs. Responds to student needs within the pattern of the academic year.
Work activities will be performed primarily in the Student Health Clinic including the clinic, occasionally in student residences and less frequently elsewhere on campus. Appropriate use of infection control and personal protective equipment is required.
Reports to the Manager of the Student Health Clinic. Works independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team that includes counselors, nurses, nurse practitioner, physicians, administrative staff and student workers. Actively participates in the development of high quality Student Health Clinic services and programs, with a focus on primary health and acute nursing care. Consults, confers, refers and collaborates both on campus with other university departments (staff, faculty and students), and also, off campus with health care and social service providers. As relevant to student health, works closely with Faculties and Health, Safety and Environment, including First Aid and the Occupational Health Nurse.
1. Develops and delivers the Student Health Clinic primary health and acute nursing services and programs by:
-Assessing, planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating services and programs for students, working in partnership with students throughout the process.
-Developing and providing non-urgent and urgent care for students through arrangements such as individual appointments, drop-in visits, visiting residences, and telephone follow-up.
-Providing management and treatment of a range of minor to more serious illnesses (acute/chronic) and injuries, and also, rehabilitation, support and prevention services, using various nursing skills and equipment (e.g. medication, dressings, etc.).
-Intervening to minimize effect of illness, injuries and disability, and also educating students about self-care and care of others and the environment in a manner consistent with principles of health promotion and sustainability.
-Adjusting priorities in response to changing student care requirements and fluctuating workload volumes in collaboration with the team and flow of academic year.
-Ensuring pertinent information (e.g. health changes etc.) is communicated to students, team members and relevant others in accordance with professional and unit standards.
-Acting as an advocate for students only when they are unable to act for themselves.
-Assisting students to advocate for themselves to protect their rights and fulfill responsibilities.
2. Ensures services and programs are consistent with the vision and values of Wellbeing and Accessibility Services, the AVP Students portfolio and in accordance with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives by:
-Ensuring best practice guidelines and relevant legislation inform services and programs, including intervention protocols and practices.
-Consulting, referring to and collaborating with faculties and other unit/departments as needed to promote and protect students’ health and secondarily enhance their academic success.
-Consulting, referring to and collaborating with health and social service providers off campus to ensure high quality, continuous care for individual students and the campus community, with minimal disruption of academic work, and arranging for services to be offered on campus when possible.
-Establishing egalitarian, respectful and open relationships with students, the team and others to enable the highest quality of care and improvements in unit practices.
3. Provides support to the Student Health Clinic unit and the UBC Okanagan campus by:
-Preparing reports and documents, including outcomes, using statistical and narrative methods, in accordance with professional and unit standards (may include computerized record keeping).
-Maintaining and using supplies and equipment effectively, taking into account quality of care, safety, cost and availability.
-Maintaining a safe environment through use of accident prevention strategies and emergency and infection control practices (e.g. disposal of hazardous materials).
-Using evidence based and collaborative methods for clinical problem solving, such as, literature reviews, research knowledge translation and inter-professional case conferences.
-Contributing to knowledge development through nursing and other research studies and special projects relevant to student health.
-Maintaining and advancing practice competencies and skills relevant to student health priorities and the development of the team and unit.
-Representing Wellbeing and Accessibility Services on University committees as requested.
4. Performs other duties consistent with the mandate of Wellbeing and Accessibility Services directorate.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
Must be able to act with a considerable degree of autonomy and independence in the development and provision of nursing services and programs for student, while adhering to the practice and ethical standards of the profession. Poor professional judgement or unethical practice could be extremely detrimental to client/student well being and create situations of legal liability for the University.
Under the general direction of the Manager of the Student Health Clinic, works independently and interdependently within clinical and ethical guidelines and a model of collegial consultation and collaboration.
Does not supervise other staff, but will supervise practicum and other student workers, and will provide direction and assistance for contracted professionals (e.g. nurse clinicians and physicians) and providers from off campus organizations when appropriate.
Research Nurse: Registered Nurse with BCCNM plus three years of nursing and administrative experience. Clinical Associate: Undergraduate degree in Nursing and Registered Nurse with BCCNM, plus at least two years of experience in a clinical position. Nurse Practitioner Clinical Associate: Postgraduate degree in Nursing and Registered Nurse with BCCNM, plus two years of experience in primary care NP practice or a combination of education and experience.
Research Nurse: Registered Nurse with BCCNM. Clinical Associate: Undergraduate degree in Nursing & Registered Nurse with BCCNM. Nurse Practitioner Clinical Associate: Postgraduate degree in Nursing and Registered Nurse with BCCNM. Nursing Licensure in British Columbia. Clinical Associates require Masters Degree in Nursing. Current practicing registration with the BCCNM and a Baccalaureate degree in nursing are required. Advanced practice preparation is preferred e.g. Masters degree, clinical specialty such as rural/remote health, mental health, and/or certifications such as sexual health testing/screening etc. Certifications required are Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) or equivalent. Research Nurse: Three years of nursing and administrative experience. Clinical Associate: At least two years of experience in a clinical position. Nurse Practitioner Clinical Associate: Two years of experience in primary care NP practice or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience including working with young adults, primary health and acute care is required. Broad knowledge of theories and skills relevant to student health care including program and services development, young adult development, primary health, acute care, health promotion, population health and client centered, inter-professional practice. Broad knowledge of BCCNM’s Standards of Practice, professional ethics and practice guidelines. Commitment to working with a diverse student population (e.g. culture, sexual orientation, religion, substance use etc.) Ability to practice in partnership with clients based on their priorities and through creative use of available resources. Ability to practice collaboratively within a team of counsellors, nurses, physicians etc. and facilitate effective teamwork. Ability to deal with differences and to maintain effective working relationships. Skill in the use of health care equipment and supplies appropriate to the clinical area. Ability to organize work and respond to unexpected changes in an environment where the workload varies considerably over time. Physical ability to perform required work.
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