Primary Care Registered Nurse (RN)

$0.00( Free )


British Columbia

Hazeltons, BC



Apr 24

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About us

The First Nations Health Authority is a diverse and transformational health organization of professional, innovative, and dedicated team members and leaders.

The first of its kind in Canada, FNHA works as a health-and-wellness partner with BC First Nations to support self-determination and decision-making to improve health outcomes.

Title: Primary Care Registered Nurse (RN)

Salary:        $84,217 – $95,728 per year (pay range explained below)

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Standard Hours – 37.5 hours per week

Location: South Hazelton, BC – Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en

Bargaining Unit:  PIPSC BCFNHA Group (Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada)

FNPCI Initiative

The First Nations-led Primary Care Initiative (FNPCI) aims to improve access to primary health-care services for First Nations people across BC in a way that is culturally safe and closer to home. The FNPCI is part of the province’s primary care strategy, which is integrating team-based care in communities throughout B.C. and changing the way primary care is delivered with the creation of primary care networks in partnership with the Regional Health Authorities.

In order to meet the health and wellness needs of First Nations people, it is very important that primary care is culturally safe and culturally informed where Indigenous ways of knowing and being are woven into services.

One of the main objectives of the FNPCI is to develop new First Nations Primary Health Care Centres in rural and urban locations across the province.

The centres will provide access to culturally safe, quality primary health care services for First Nations people and their families. The aim is for clients to feel safe, welcomed, valued, respected and heard when they access care services at one of these centres.

About the centre

The Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en Primary Care Centre (GW-PCC) is a standalone, new facility located at 2060 21st Avenue in South Hazelton BC. The new health clinic will provide culturally safe, trauma-informed primary care services to the 8 Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en communities.

The GW-PCC is a place to provide holistic care for people, incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing and being in all our services. Services are designed to provide wraparound, team based primary care, mental & traditional wellness services. The centre will provide a safe space for Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en people and their families to seek high-quality primary care services.

About the role

The Primary Care Registered Nurse position is part of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary primary care team that provides team based, trauma-informed primary care services by creating a culturally safe environment in order to promote, maintain and/or restore client health. This position provides direct primary care services to clients at all life stages by observing, assessing, monitoring and documenting client health and progress to make evidence-informed decisions towards health and wellness. The Registered Nurse actively contributes to ensuring a racism-free and culturally safe environment for all clients, their families, and staff. The role is a leader in demonstrating cultural humility and trauma and violence informed care that acknowledges the client’s values, cultural beliefs, and practices.

Provides care and service that meets the standards for Registered Nurses within the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Works within the scope of practice for Registered Nurses as determined by relevant legislation.

About you


• Completion of a recognized Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Occupational Certification

• Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

• CPR Certification.

• BCCDC Immunization Certification an asset.


• A minimum of 3 years of recent related experience in primary care, public health, community and/or chronic disease care.

• Experience working with and delivering health services to First Nations clients

• Training in anti-Indigenous racism response and cultural safety and humility

• Experience integrating holistic Indigenous approaches with Western approaches


• Strong knowledge of cultural safety, humility and trauma informed approaches to care.

• Knowledge of, and ability to apply, an understanding of First Nations cultural principles and protocols in work situations.

• Sound ability to practice using culturally safe and trauma-informed approaches

• Ability to apply a two-eyed seeing approach to balance western and Traditional Indigenous worldviews in practice

• Understanding of own intersectionality, power, privilege, and how these concepts may impact own work and perspectives

• An understanding of rural and remote communities and their inherent challenges and barriers

Working at FNHA

As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

• Municipal Pension plan with an employer contribution of 9.31% after eligibility period

• 3 weeks’ vacation, which increases with service to 4 weeks, sick leave credits, plus 1 personal day, 1 volunteer day, and 14 holidays including National Indigenous People’s Day and National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

• Access to group health benefits and a Health Care Spending Account through Canada Life on day 1 of employment

• And more!

The First Nations Health Authority is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce; preference will be given to individuals with Indigenous ancestry who chose to identify (First Nations, Inuit, Métis).

Leading with culture, all FNHA employees complete San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training. We support our family to be leaders in wellness and all staff members develop a yearly wellness plan as part of their performance partnership and goal-setting.

The Pay Range is the minimum (Step 1) and maximum (highest Step) annual base salary based on full time equivalent hours.

As a health and wellness organization, the FNHA has aligned with the Provincial Public Health Order released on October 14, 2021. We have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees at First Nations Health Authority. This policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If selected for employment, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination by providing a copy of your BC Vaccination Card Passport with the QR code.

How to apply

If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please email FNHA Recruitment at

Anticipated hire date: Spring 2024

For more information about us, please visit:

If you have any inquiries or issues please contact FNHA Recruitment at