RN – Maternal/Infant/Child Care

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The Prince Edward Family Health Team (PEFHT) is seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) to join our progressive team serving the residents of Prince Edward County. 

The PEFHT provides a single point of access to health care services for County residents.  Our interdisciplinary team offers comprehensive patient-centred, primary health care including diagnosis, treatment and management, prevention and cure, rehabilitation, palliative care and community health promotion.

As a member of our multidisciplinary team, this RN leads the Maternal/Infant/Childcare Program, the mission of which is to provide and support excellence in perinatal, infant and family healthcare.

Key responsibilities include providing informed, evidence-based prenatal education and support to every PEFHT expectant client, with emphasis on supporting a healthy mother and baby, on supporting  breastfeeding, and on any related aspects of maternal and infant care.

The RN – Maternal/Infant Child Care:

  • Provides high quality evidence-based maternal-infant nursing care and education to mothers and families in PEFHT and physician offices, in the community, and in patient homes.
  • Assesses patients for bio-psycho-social risk factors and facilitates access to all appropriate supportive services and networks.
  • In collaboration with the primary care provider, conducts 18-Month Enhanced Well-Baby Visits.
  • Provides ongoing counseling and education to expectant mothers and new parents to enable effective self-care and optimum infant care.
  • Designs, develops, implements and evaluates education, care and treatment approaches at a patient and program level.
  • Provides group education and information sessions within the community to facilitate and support quality prenatal and infant care, based on principles of adult education.
  • Participates in team development by sharing knowledge of current best practices in prenatal and infant care.
  • Communicates effectively with healthcare team members to create an effective cohesive team and seamless service to the patient.
  • Is guided by the standards and guidelines of the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Registered Nurses Assoc. of Ontario in everyday work.          

 

Qualifications:

  • RN/BScN with current registration with College of Nurses of Ontario, membership with RNAO;
  • Current knowledge of best practices in breastfeeding, including recent completion of 20-hour breastfeeding course;
  • Additional specialty certification or training in related areas preferred;
  • 3-5 years experience and broad knowledge of all aspects of prenatal and infant care;
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous education and quality improvement initiatives;
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skill & expertise in best practice patterns and translating them into clinical practice;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills; experience with teaching and knowledge of adult education principles;
  • Knowledge of health care facilities and community health services, social agencies etc.;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, and within a brisk work setting; 
  • Proficient with electronic medical records and standard office software;
  • Willingness to obtain police record check; and,
  • Basic CPR certification and current Ontario Driver's License.

For more information about our team, please see our website at www.pefht.ca.

The position is full-time, however, 2 part-time positions may be considered.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: careers@pefht.com.  Closing:  December 10, 2018.

PEFHT is a HOOPP employer.