First Nation Advocate Nurse - Casual | Ha-Shilth-Sa Newspaper

First Nation Advocate Nurse - Casual

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) Nursing Department is seeking a casual First Nation Advocate Nurse (FNAN). This specialized position will assist Indigenous patients with their hospitalization. The FNAN will contribute to the delivery of culturally safe care for Indigenous patients and their families through their interactions with physicians and admission/discharge plannersThis casual position is based out of Port Alberni and will work in collaboration with NTC Nursing in ensuring quality health care services to all Indigenous patients.

Responsibilities Include


  • Clarify patient and family expectations and act as a patient advocate.
  • Access non-insured health benefits as needed.
  • Support Indigenous families during a hospital visits.
  • Connect Indigenous people with community services.
  • Assist with discharge planning and communication with community contacts.
  • Participate as a team member within the NTC Nursing program, and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Other related duties as required, such as backfilling for other nurses.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Licensed Practical Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
  • 2-years’ recent experience in acute care hospital setting or 2 years recent work in Indigenous communities.
  • Knowledge of an integrated and managed care approach to health care delivery.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous Health approaches, protocols and cultural issues.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with referral sources and family members.
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to work independently.
  • Must have a car and valid driver’s licence.
  • Provide acceptable references and criminal record check.


Competitive benefits, and salary based on qualifications and experience. Wage range  $32.97- $38.46.




Port Alberni

Contact Info

Open until filled.
Apply by sending your cover letter, resume, and three references (available to call) to:

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council






We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada to be considered for this position.

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