Registered Nurse (Ref #2022-94)
Under the Sioux Lookout Area Primary Care Team, the Registered Nurse (RN) will be responsible for supporting the provision of primary care nursing services, including assessments, education, treatment and follow-up. The RN will work alongside the Primary Care Team, caregivers and community resources to ensure high quality and timely health services/interventions using culturally appropriate practices and best practice standards of care.
The RN is a key part of the client circle of care and will work to their full scope of practice. Responsibilities will include the provision of safe and competent care through the application of professional knowledge; technical aspects of professional practice and the demonstration of compassion, professionalism and respect. The RN will work in both the clinic environment and communities; providing home visits and interventions within clients’ homes.
The RN is directly accountable to the PCT Clinical Manager.
Three positions are available and the term duration is 15-months with possibility of extension.
The salary for this position is $71,442 to a maximum of $91,949/annum plus Travel Stipend available.
Who can apply:
Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (s.16 (1)CHRA)
- Registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
- Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing BScN from an accredited University with identifiable community health nursing content
- Minimum of two (2) years’ work experience as a Registered Nurse
- Current CPR Certification
- Demonstrated understanding of and competence in, serving culturally diverse populations; knowledgeable of First Nations’ people, history, culture, health priorities and social issues
- Knowledge and proficiency in current evidenced-based methods and practice of primary care delivery, with an emphasis on health promotion and risk reduction
- A strong understanding of the social determinants of health and the impact on First Nations is required
- Knowledge and sensitivity to First Nations culture as well as the government health policies and regulations as they apply to First Nations
- Experience and training in First Nations cultural competency
- Ability to work collaboratively within the Primary Care Team other health care professionals
- Strong computer skills and previous experience with Microsoft Office
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills
- Ability to function effectively during change management; periods of rapid change and transition
- Must be willing to travel by various modes
- Must have a valid Driver’s License
- Must be willing to relocate and live in Sioux Lookout (or within a daily commuting distance)
- Ability to communicate in one of the First Nations dialects of the Sioux Lookout region is an asset.
- Previous experience with an Electronic Medical Record would be an asset
- Previous experience with Diabetic Foot Care, Wound Care, Hepatitis C Care would be an asset
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Provision of patient assessments, utilising clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques to provide a physiotherapy diagnosis of their condition.
- Empower and support patients to improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments. Patients include those who have conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally or emotionally disabling
- Provision of Treatment plans that will enable patients to reach their full functional and work integration potential, in collaboration with all stakeholders (Patient, Primary Care Team members, Mental Health workers, etc)
- Work with other health providers to formulate prognosis and recommend best course of intervention.
- Provide individualized treatment plans to develop, maintain, or augment function using evidence-based treatment modalities. Review and modify programming and treatment as needed.
- Maintain documentation as per college guidelines and SLAPCT policies and procedures
- Provide information to help facilitate understanding and access to the assistive devices, program and other funding initiatives for special equipment.
- Work collaboratively with community based service providers and agencies to meet identified needs and enhance delivery of care.
- Educate and counsel family members and caregivers regarding the impact of disability, injury or disease on the individual and their role in the treatment and recovery process.
- Educate and counsel to promote function and independence including health promotion and injury prevention.
- Sensitivity to the needs of parents/caregivers and the ability to support and involve them in programming
- Ability to use a wide range of assessment tools across age groups.
- Ability to work creatively with clients in both individual and in group settings, in the Centre, in the home and school settings
- Evaluate the home, work or school environment to assess the need for specialized equipment modifications and/or supports.
- Collaborates with other health care professionals and community resources to promote comprehensive and coordinated care.
- Recommends and arranges for specialist referrals and appointments in consultation with physicians and other health care providers.
- Facilitates referrals to other services.
- Advocate on behalf of clients for service, equipment, navigation and funding including provincial services, Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) and/or Jordan’s Principle processes.
- Exercises care and caution in protecting confidential and sensitive information related to clients and personnel.
- Maintain documentation as per college guidelines and SLAPCT policies and procedures.
- Experience with children and adults who have multiple needs is an asset
- Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Authorizer status for mobility devices or experience with seating and mobility devices is an asset.
- Continuous quality improvement activities.
- Completes reports after each community visit (i.e.# of community members seen, planning/clinical meetings, meetings with leadership).
SLFNHA currently “Strongly Recommends” COVID-19 immunizations and requests your immunization status to be sent to our staff health department if successful in the recruitment process.