Licensing Officer (full Time)

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Northern Health

Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Are you looking to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic to our Public Health Protection department. ** Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for this position **In accordance with established vision and values of Northern Health and as an integral member of the team delivering Public Health services, the Licensing Officer provides service delivery within the framework of the public health/health protection model. This position monitors licensed care facilities to ensure that persons in care are safe, their health is being promoted, and their dignity is maintained. The Licensing Officer collaborates with interdisciplinary team members, health care professionals, and other health authority staff and stakeholders to achieve excellence in licensed child and residential care. They promote quality and continuous improvement and support the goals of Northern Health and Health Protection. The Licensing Officer is responsible for assessing risk to the health and safety of children, youth, and adults in care pursuant to the Community Care and Assisted Living Act, the Child Care Licensing Regulation, and the Residential Care Regulations.Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Monday to Friday, Days – 08:30 to 16:30, Terrace has a population 12,700 (2021) residents. The community of Terrace is northern living at its best. Snow-capped mountains, pristine glacier-fed rivers, lakes and streams all add to the beauty of this community. Check out Terrace where there is always something new to experience.What Northern Health has to offer you!• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits. • Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service• Financial support for moving expenses is available for eligible positions• Employee referral program• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC• “Loan Forgiveness Programs” are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions. Qualifications • Diploma in a related discipline such as Nursing or other Health Sciences, Early Childhood Education, or Social Services; completion of a Licensing Officer Training Program through an accredited institution; three (3) years recent, related experience working with a vulnerable population group as defined in the Community Care Facilities legislation and associated regulations; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.• Current valid BC Driver’s License.Skills and Abilities: • Teaching: Transmits information effectively to instruct clients and others about topics essential to health care and well-being. • Critical Thinking: Evaluates and integrates pertinent data (from multiple sources) to solve problems, make decisions and draw appropriate conclusions. • Communication: Communicates effectively with clients, families, the public, and the members of the interdisciplinary team using oral, written, and computer communication means. • Leadership: Promotes staff morale, cooperation, assertiveness, and risk-taking; plans creatively for change and innovation, implementation of NH policies or other protocols, and ongoing development. • Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice, current research, facts, and experience to support practice decisions and actions. • Management: Organizes work, sets objectives, and establishes priorities; manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation and collaboration among the interdisciplinary team. • Teamwork: Fosters teamwork and a commitment to excellence in service delivery. • Professional Practice: Applies the principles and practices of quality assurance and continuous improvement to support and enable clients to deliver quality service; promotes client-focused care that is sensitive to diverse cultures and preferences, and incorporates client advocacy and social justice concerns.• Ability to operate related equipment, computers and relevant computer applications.• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.Who we areNorthern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.