RN Program Leader, Emergency (5511000)

$45.90 - $55.32 hourly
  • Northern Health
  • Dawson Creek, BC, Canada
  • Aug 18, 2021
Full time Nursing

Job Description

Northern Health is accepting applications a full time Program Leader for the Emergency department at Dawson Creek & District Hospital. This position offers you the opportunity to utilize your leadership, organization and problem solving skills while overseeing the day-to-day clinical operations.

Who we are
Northern Health leads the way in promoting health and providing health services for Northern and rural populations of Northern BC. Through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations, we provide exceptional health services for Northerners. Our value statements guide decisions and actions and include: Empathy - Respect - Collaboration - Innovation.

What you can expect

  • Opportunities for career growth
  • Supportive work environment
  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Health & Dental Coverage
  • Pension Plan
  • Relocation Assistance for eligible positions
  • Spectacular outdoor activities
  • Short commutes
  • Affordable housing market
  • Shift Rotation/hours of work: Monday – Friday, Days 0:800 – 16:00

Job Summary
The Program Leader is responsible for the provision of excellence in the delivery of a patient/client/ resident and family centered approach to care within a designated program/clinical area(s).  Administers, oversees and coordinates the delivery of health services for direct patient/client/resident care in accordance with the established mission and goals of Northern Health.  Provides leadership and supervision to staff, coordinates resources, determines workforce plans, establishes work assignments, and monitors activities in order to enable the delivery of quality patient/client/resident care, effective utilization of resources, and overall effectiveness for the designated program/clinical area(s

Top 4 Key Responsibilities

  • Administers, oversees, and coordinates the delivery of care/services for the designated program/ clinical/resident area(s) by planning, developing and implementing programs and services for patients/clients/residents. Provides leadership through the organization, coordination and evaluation of patient/client/resident mix and patient/client/resident needs within the designated program/clinical area(s).  Evaluates care to ensure program/service needs are met. 
  • Ensures appropriate levels of staffing are maintained by communicating with schedulers. Establishes work assignments. Monitors, delegates and adjusts work activities to enable the delivery of quality patient/client/resident care/services and effective utilization of resources to meet operational needs.  Resolves work problems and establishes priorities.
  • Coordinates requests for vacation, education and leaves of absence; ensures vacancies are filled, communicates scheduling changes, ensures resources are available. Reviews staffing levels to determine operational requirements, seniority, etc. Grants or denies leave requests in accordance with operational needs.  Reviews timekeeping records for accuracy.  Establishes and maintains a system for analyzing and reporting trends and their impact on resources and service delivery (includes Worksafe BC, sick time, overtime, casual utilization, turnover, staff mix, vacation utilization, relief, vacancies, etc.).
  • Identifies, in collaboration with designated stakeholders, the educational needs of the staff in the provision of direct patient/client/resident care and ensures the appropriate mechanisms are in place. Updates own knowledge by reviewing relevant literature, consults with other clinical staff, evaluates clinical practice and participates in professional development.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
  • Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) as a practicing RN or RPN registrant.
  • Advanced preparation in the designated clinical specialty area(s), three year’s recent related experience in a management/leadership position, and four years recent clinical experience in designated clinical specialty area(s); or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License.


To apply for this position or for more information, send your resume and cover letter to Shannon.Rodrigues@northernhealth.ca