Saulteau First Nations

Home Care Nurse

Chetwynd

Job description

Reports To

Operations Manager-Health Center

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

  • Conducts home visits, providing chronic and acute care and wellness services to community members, applying a structured client assessment process that includes ongoing reassessment to determine client needs, family supports, and service allocation.
  • Creates a client-centered schedule between the client and home support workers.
  • Supervises Home Support workers, reporting to the Manager of Health for updates, client review, evaluations, and planning.
  • Maintains a system of record keeping and data collection to carry out program monitoring, ongoing planning, reporting, and evaluation activities.
  • Combines health sciences and knowledge with supervisory and clinical skills to effectively provide and supervise client care.
  • Advocates for services, supplies, and access to practitioners/medical care as needed for SFN members.
  • 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.

Other Related Duties

  • Works closely with the health department team to determine the healthcare needs of the community and design and deliver services to meet these needs.

Qualifications and Experience

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 the SFN community and surrounding community.
  • Work is performed primarily during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  • Travel may be required within the SFN community and the surrounding community.
  • Lifting or moving up to 50 lbs may be required.

Skills and Abillities

Hours & Schedule

Work is performed primarily during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Start Date

February 6, 2023

Number of Vacancies

How to Apply

Application Deadline

January 24, 2023

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