The Home & Community Health Nurse (HCCN) is responsible for providing, participating and directing staff in the delivery of a high standard of community health. The HCCN provides assessments for community band members needing assistance at home. The services provided are client and family focused including initial assessment, one-on-one teaching, treatment, palliative care, and rehabilitation to prevent deterioration and promote independence.
The HCCN is part of the Health Care Team and is responsible for liaising between patients, families, the community and health care providers to ensure patients and families understand their conditions and treatment and to ensure the band members are receiving appropriate care. The goal is to minimize the effect of the disability and/or illness, support independence and wellbeing of individuals and provide their informal support and caregivers. The scope of the responsibilities of this position is to be a holistic approach to health and health care is delivered on an individual basis or as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Some duties are as follows but not limited to:
1. Provide initial screening and assessment of band member’s medical situation to determine urgency of needs. Once determined, provide a treatment plan, rehabilitation plan and one-on-one teaching or family focused teaching to promote independence and prevent deterioration of the current medical situation (provide case management);
2. Provide means for patient to return to his/her maximum state of wellness;
3. Promote self-care of clients and encourage participation in health decisions and goal setting for care;
4. Monitor and follow up on treatments of clients with high risk acute illnesses or unstable chronic conditions;
5. Determine frequency visits for clients;
6. Teach and supervise client’s health self-care measures to prevent or delay the onset of secondary and tertiary conditions related to a chronic condition. Include family and others;
7. Perform nursing procedures which may include and are not limited to dressing, medication monitoring, blood pressure testing, blood sugar tests, pulse etc.;
8. Perform treatments and monitoring of client conditions as ordered by physician;
9. Perform home and / or hospital visits to assess and reassess needs when home care services may be required;
10. Dispense pharmaceutical in accordance with established regulations, policies, practices and safety procedures. Prepare dosettes for patients;
11. Consult with and refer clients to other health care professionals when appropriate (Podiatrist, vision, hearing, dentures, etc.);
12. Provide access to Medical Equipment and supplies;
13. Facilitate implement and modify patient and family educational teaching based on the needs of the patients;
14. Provide ongoing personal care to clients whose condition is so unstable that they cannot be safely carried out by the Home Care Aids;
15. Provide direction and supervision to the Home Community Care staff (LPN and Home Health Aides);
16. Provide supportive and palliative care, in consultation with the physician to clients who are terminally ill and their families;
17. Act in a manner consistent with their professional code of ethics, responsibilities and standards of practice;
18. Provide coaching and leadership to members of the health care team to develop skill levels necessary to achieve a high standard of care;
19. Prepare and submit ESDRT reports, monthly, quarterly and yearly reports;
20. Prepare annual nursing work plan and budgeting requirements through the identified community health priorities;
21. Prepare annual reports required by Service Agreement;
22. Attend regular nurses meetings and Willow Cree Health meetings;
23. Maintaining confidentiality of all work and client related information in accordance with policy and confidentiality;
24. Maintaining client and administrative records in a concise, accurate and confidential manner;
25. Responsible for updating knowledge and skills by attending Staff Development Programs; and,
26. Other general duties as required.
• Bachelor of Nursing;
• Current license to practice and in good standing with S.R.N.A.
• Negotiable based on experience and education.
• Minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in home and community care;
• Knowledge/awareness of the First Nation culture/language is an asset;
• Maintain a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license;
• Demonstrated ability to take direction and to work with others;
• Maintain CPR and First Aid Certificates;
• Recent Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sectors Check;
• The ability to speak/understand language(s) of the community is an asset;
• Previous experience working in a First Nations community is an asset.
Please submit cover letter, resume, 3 references, and CPIC to:
Human Resources, PO Box 96 Duck Lake, SK S0K 1J0
Email: [email protected] Phone: (306) 467-4402 Fax: (306) 467-4609
Or you can drop off at the Health Center with front desk reception.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone interviews accepted.