Nurse Practitioner-Xaaynangaa Naay Skidegate Health Centre (Full Time)


Xaaynangaa Naay Skidegate Health Centre


Want to do something out of the ordinary? Interested in a great work/life balance? Then join us in beautiful Haida Gwaii where the cultural and recreational opportunities are endless.

This posting includes small town warmth, minute-long commute to work, stunning vistas in every direction, with terrestrial and marine life viewing at your doorstep. We are seeking a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to be part of a mobile support team focusing on mental health who has experience working with First Nations, communicates clearly, and has strongproblem-solving skills. We offer competitive wages and benefits in an environmentally and culturally rich location.

Under the direction of the Health Director, the Mental Health Nurse Practitioner will be based in Skidegate. The Nurse Practitioner will be part of an inter-professional health care team collaborating with the community and agencies to deliver culturally respectful, holistic and comprehensive clientcentered care. The Nurse Practitioner is responsible and accountable for assessment of clients including but not limited
to diagnosing diseases, disorders, and conditions.

The Nurse Practitioner provides professional guidance to other health professionals and practices interdependently within the context of an interdisciplinary health care team, making referrals to specialist physicians and others as appropriate. The Nurse Practitioner initiates treatment including mental health counselling, health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribes medications in accordance with the statutory and regulatory standards, limits, and conditions for Nurse Practitioners and within applicable Employer Policies.

Education & Training
 Eligible for or currently registered as, a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of
Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
 Valid Driver’s License
 In accordance with Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code and Section 15 of the Canadian
Charter of Rights and Freedoms preference will be given to qualified candidates with Aboriginal

 $5,000 signing bonus for a two year contract
 Up to 3 months of free housing to ease transition & financial assistance with moving expenses
 $3,000 each year of employment for professional development
 2 return trips to Vancouver each year of employment

How to Apply

Skidegate Health Centre Attention: Ruth Wheadon, Finance and Human Resource Manager
Box 1348, Skidegate, Haida Gwaii V0T 1S1 Email: Fax (250) 559-4619
Phone (250) 559-4610 for more information