Community Health Nurse / Community Registered Practical Nurse

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The NAANDWECHIGE-GAMIG Wikwemikong Health Centre is seeking a qualified and motivated individual(s) for the position of CHN / RPN.

 

Summary - With the functional support, guidance and supervision provided by the Community Health Service Manager, the CHN/RPN carries out a Community Health service as outlined by the Community Health Program Policies and Procedures.

 

Responsibilities

Planning and delivering a Community Health Program, taking into account the physical, social, spiritual, mental and environmental factors which influence each individual, family and community;
Delivering an immunization program in accordance to Community Health Service (CHS) Immunization Policy and Procedures, FNIHB Immunization Policy and Procedures and Ministry Standards. Also, ensuring to maintain a communicable disease reporting program in collaboration with CD Nurse of FNIHB and CHS Manager.
Delivering the following community health programs in accordance with the Community Health Service Policy and Procedure Manual, and FNIHB Nursing Manuals, (Preconception Health, Prenatal Health, Maternal Newborn, Infant and Preschool, School Health and Community Health Services);
Delivering community health services in group or individual settings such as the community health facility, the community hall/center, the community school, home visits and/or other designated community sites;
Developing and maintaining positive relationships with the individuals, families, the First Nation staff (CHR, FSW, HPW, etc.) and the leaders of the community and clarifying Wiikwemkoong’s Health Services policies and professional requirements when required;
Supporting the First Nations in the development of safe efficient health facilities/operations;
Preconception Health Services (for Schools in community only):
Maternal and Newborn Health Services
Infant and Pre-School Health Services
School Health Services (for Schools in community only)
Community Health Services

 

Qualifications

4 year BScN degree is required; 3 year nursing diploma, RPN diploma will be accepted.
Must take Immunization Certification Online Course upon hiring and attend mandatory training sessions. Upon completion CHN will be required to write the immunization exam and will be subject to a series of practical exams for immunization.
2 years’ experience in advanced nursing assessment skills with special emphasis on immunization, communicable disease, prenatal and community health care;
2 years’ experience working in a First Nation community or equivalent organization.
Knowledge and understanding of First Nation health concerns and issues, and the ability to apply knowledge and skill in the development and implementation of programs to address identified needs;

 

For a complete Job Description, please contact Melissa Roy. Salary is in accordance to WUIR Salary Grid. All applicants MUST submit a letter of application, current resume, copies of credentials and two (2) names of immediate supervisors with contact information marked CONFIDENTIAL to:

 

Community Health Nurse

Attention: Melissa Roy, Executive Assistant

NAANDWECHIGE-GAMIG Wikwemikong Health Centre

P.O. Box 101, 16A - Complex Drive

Wikwemikong, Ontario    P0P 2J0

Telephone: 705.859.3164Fax: 705.859.3300Email: mroy@wikyhealth.ca

 

Deadline: September 26th, 2018 @ 2:00pm

 

Copies of the following will be requested from the SUCCESSFUL candidate: CPIC/VSS, Driver’s License & Abstract.

DO NOT INCLUDE IN PACKAGE.

We thank all applicants; only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. No return of submissions.

 

 

Vision: Empower community members to improve their well-being

Mission: To provide all opportunities of traditional and western health care to the people of Wikwemikong.”