Cherryl, Community Health Nurse | Staff Feature


Community Health Nurse

Home Health, Tri-Cities
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One of the reasons why I went into nursing was because of the endless opportunities and the flexible work options. I started my nursing career in vascular at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster and worked in acute care for seven years. I then decided to make the move to home health as a community health nurse.

What I love most about my team is that we are a diverse group. We have a close relationship with other interdisciplinary teams and feel supported by leadership. We come from different nursing backgrounds which allows us to provide various perspectives and quality care to our patients. We all work very well together and get together to celebrate various holidays and life milestones.

Considering a careers as a community health nurse? The Home Health program at Fraser Health provides a unique opportunity to work closely with clients and their families in the community to support their health goals outside of an acute hospital setting. We work closely with general practitioners and collaborate with community and acute health care professionals to create a care plan and provide education, ensuring our clients receive the necessary support in their preferred environment, and ultimately reduces the need for acute care.

I find a great sense of accomplishment in assisting seniors and clients with chronic health challenges to access community services that enable them to live independently at home.

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