Community Health Nurse Positions
Registered Nurse, CRNM Certificate
As part of the Long Plain Health care team, the Community Health Nurses deliver comprehensive health promotion, community health and disease prevention programs for health concerns identified by the community. These programs are designed in partnership with community members and leaders and help to create environments that support good health practices for individuals and communities. Community health nursing programs include health promotion, prevention, health protection, education, and utilizes population health approaches in planning, implementing and evaluating programs. Benefits include improved health status, stable chronic illness and improved quality of life for the Long Plain First Nation members.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
Duties and functions include but are not limited to the following:
- College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses
- Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses
- Scope of practice as documented in the Regulated Health Professions Act
- Advanced nursing care knowledge related to health assessments, diagnostics, and referrals.
- Personal Health Information Act (PHIA), Protection of Persons in Care Act, Mental Health Act, Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS), Principles of Routine Practices (Universal Precautions) and Other legislated acts
- Assesses, develops, delivers and evaluates, using models of health promotion and best evidence, Community Health Nursing programs in partnership with community participants, making recommendations on program priorities and needed resources.
- Uses culturally sensitive community development strategies to partner with community members to identify and address their shared health concerns. Builds on existing community strengths to maintain and enhance good health practices.
- Advocates for individual and system wide access to needed programs to deal with health issues. Promotes healthy public policy.
- Collaborates with individuals, families, groups, and community to identify potential health risks and make choices for appropriate health management strategies (i.e. health surveillance programs, communicable disease control, immunization, and screening for disease).
- Establishes intersectoral partnerships which involve individuals and communities in collaborative relationships with health care professionals, community organizations, volunteer service organizations etc. to help address broad determinants of health (income, social status, education, employment and work conditions).
- Collaborates with community partners to address disaster planning and emergency preparedness.
- Pursues professional development relevant to community nursing practice and utilizes self-reflective practice to evaluate own care.
- Contributes to making the organization safe for clients and staff, and recognizes the importance of reporting unsafe situations and participating in follow up reviews as a learning opportunity
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Responsibilities and accountabilities are assigned in broad organizational objectives. The position is subject to review of general effectiveness and attainment of objectives through performance measurements.
- Successful completion of probation.
- Annual performance appraisal.
- Adherence to established standard practices through review of documentation and statistics.
- Active practicing membership on the RN extended practice (ep) register of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM)
- Basic life support (bls) certificate
- Adheres to the “Regulated Health Professions Act”
Experience required: minimum of two years in a clinical nursing or community health setting
Skills/Competencies/Conditions of employment:
- Demonstrated ability to effectively manage workload by establishing priorities
- Demonstrated knowledge of customer service concepts and practices
- Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal and effective organizational skills
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment along with ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a multi-tasking environment
- Demonstrated ability to respect confidentiality including paper, electronic formats and other mediums
- Demonstrated ability to meet the physical and mental demands of the job
- Good work and attendance record
- Completes and maintains a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Search, Adult Abuse Registry Check and Child Abuse Registry Check, as appropriate
- Requires a valid Class 5 driver’s license, an all-purpose insured vehicle.
- No hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions
START DATE TO BE DETERMINED
ACCOUNTABILITY: Must report to the Health Director/Leadership.
CLOSING DATE: October 19 @ 4:00pm
SEND RESUME TO:
Rosalind Merrick, Tribal Administrator
Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3B7