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Home Care Nurse

Job Title: Home Care Nurse

Reports To: Operations Manager-Health Centre

Saulteau First Nations Mission

We strive to be the Best Governed Nation, one that is proud, culturally strong and self-sufficient.  As stewards of the land we will ensure that the best sustainable practices are followed, now and in the future.  We remain proudly determined. 

Job Purpose

The Home Care Nurse supports health care in the community and fulfills the responsibilities of the Home Care and Community Health Nursing Program.  The overall objective is to provide the community of Saulteau First Nations (SFN) with effective services that contribute to and enhance the health and well-being of the SFN’s children, elders, and families.

Duties and Responsibilities

Health Care Administration

  • Prepares and maintains a list of clients’ receiving homecare services and schedules care aids, LPNs, and homemakers to carry out the home care program for the Nation.
  • Ensures referrals, either from Physicians or self referrals, meet the criteria of the homecare program.
  • Supervises and mentors Home Support workers, reporting to the Manager of Health for medical related updates, client review, evaluations, and planning.
  • Develops and implements health care plans aimed at restoring, maintaining, and promoting health, as well as preventing illness, consistent with client needs and expectations, cultural, social, and spiritual needs.
  • Conducts home visits, performing basic nursing duties including checking vital signs, blood sugar levels, wound care, charting, medications checks;
  • Providing chronic and acute care and wellness services to community members, applying a structured client assessment process that includes on-going reassessment to determine client needs, family supports, and service allocation.
  • Collaborates with medical professionals - chronic and acute care to ensure a structured client assessment process to meet client needs, family supports, and service allocation.
  • Maintains a system of charting and data collection to carry out program monitoring, ongoing planning, reporting, and evaluation activities;
  • Inputs charting into the EMR system
  • Combines health sciences and clinical skills to effectively provide client care.
  • Provides education and information to clients aimed at restoring, maintaining, and promoting health, as well as preventing illness, consistent with client needs and expectations, cultural, social, and spiritual needs.
  • Advocates for services, supplies and access to practitioners/medical care as needed for SFN members.

 

Other Related Duties

  • Works closely with the health department team to determine the health care needs of the community and design and deliver services to meet these needs.
  • Advocates for services, supplies and access to practitioners/medical care as needed for SFN members.
  • Aids with COVID services such as performing Nasopharyngeal Swabs and gargle tests
  • Other duties within the scope of applicant’s scope and abilities

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Licensed practical nurse (LPN) with First Aid, CPR-C.
  • Experience nursing in a First Nations and rural community is an asset.
  • Emergency and triage training to assess medical conditions and determine actions.
  • Honest, trustworthy, respectful, and compassionate.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Ability to build trust, serve as a positive role model and maintain confidentiality.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License.
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Records Check with a vulnerable sector clearance.
  • Proof of COVID 19 vaccination status

Work Conditions

  • Travel within SFN community and surrounding community.
  • Work is performed primarily during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursdays. Occasional weekend work dependent on case load.
  • Travel may be required within SFN community and surrounding community.
  • Lifting or moving up to 50lbs may be required.
  • Front line worker; PPE required to be worn

 

Additional Info

  • Application Cut Off Date: Wednesday, 08 December 2021
  • Position Start Date: Monday, 03 January 2022
  • Position Type: Permanent
  • Expected Hours: Full Time
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