Nuu-chah-nulth Nursing Services

Nuu-chah-nulth Nursing Services

The Nuu-chah-nulth Nursing Program partners with Nuu- chah-nulth-aht to deliver professional, ethical, culturally sensitive, and responsible care. Nurses shall maintain discipline in self and profession, as well as balance in approach.

Community Health Nurse

NTC Community Health Nurses can support you and your family with the prevention of diseases that are spreadable. These diseases are called Communicable Diseases and include things like tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases. As your nursing team, we can help you understand how to prevent these diseases and how or where to get treatment for the diseases.

The Community Health Nurse (CHN) provides support during pregnancy and birth to establish positive and healthy birth outcomes using the Mother’s Story approach to care. The CHN identifies the physical and emotional needs of parents and babies in the first weeks of life and beyond and fosters bonding and attachment of mothers and babies. The CHN provides assessments at various stages of life, education and referrals as needed.

Home Care Nurse

The NTC Community Health / Home Care Nurse provides all the CHN roles plus services that enable Nuu-chah-nulth of all ages with disabilities, chronic or acute illnesses and the elderly to receive the care they need in their homes and communities.

Community Health Worker

The Community Health Worker provides limited and supervised personal care assistance and support to clients and their caregivers/families to promote and maximize independence in the home setting, including assistance with activities of daily living and delegated tasks, as directed and in accordance with established plans of care.

First Nations Advocate Nurse

The First Nations Advocate Nurses assists in early identification and assessment of patient needs, facilitates early discharge that enhance continuity of care and efficient use of hospital and community resources. The FNAN provides advocacy services to Indigenous members using the services of the West Coast General Hospital.

Nurse Navigator

The Nurse Navigator enhances access and improves health outcomes by providing coordinated, culturally safe discharge planning and access to support, services and resources for Nuu-chah-nulth families. The Nurse Navigator is a member of the nursing team and reports to the Manager of Nursing. The Nurse Navigator works closely with the hospital/community liaison coordinator of West Coast General Hospital.

Registered Dietitian

Registered Dietitian provides trauma-informed and culturally safe diabetes education, consultation, and liaison to clients, caregivers, family members and other service providers in the NTC. The RD supports food security in communities by supporting community mobilization and advocacy efforts and building community capacity around nutrition and diabetes prevention and management.