Health Services Nurse
If you are looking to join an organization which offers a meaningful JOB OPPORTUNITY then CAST is the place for you The Children's Aid Society of (CAST) is proud of their long history of leadership in protecting children and their commitment to the provision of quality service to children and their families. If you are looking to make a difference in the lives of children, we have an opportunity for you. Working in the heart of the city at Yonge and Bloor with excellent remuneration, benefits and vacation entitlements, come join us and work for one of the city's Top Employers.
The following Temporary Full-time (contract between 12 and 24 months) position is available and applications are invited
HEALTH SERVICES NURSE
Location:30 Isabella Street & 20 De Boers Drive
Salary Range: $77,082 to $93,564
The Health Services Nurse provides nursing assessment and interventions for infants, children and youth in a community based setting as well as provide professional nursing care in any of the Society’s medical clinics as required.
1. Conducts nursing assessments that may include physical assessment, obtaining health history from client and/or parents or worker with the ability to triage according to priority and review of files
2. Functions in the role of an infant nurse specialist when providing coverage in Infant Nurse Specialist Programme.
- Visits infant and family in home environment to assess the physical condition of the infant, the caretaking skills of the parent, and secures information from sources such as the family doctor, hospital, public health, etc. to clarify the situation.
- Reviews and evaluates information obtained and assesses family’s capacities to care adequately for infant.
3. Functions in the role of clinic nurse when providing nursing coverage in medical clinics.
- Performs prescribed nursing procedures such as: ear syringing, dressing changes, suture/staple removal; immunizations, dispense prescribed medications; can work under medical directives in absence of physician
- Assists Physician with basic nursing care and procedures;
- Prepares medical summaries for adopted and discharged children/youth;
- Orders and maintains clinic supplies.
4. Provides child protection workers with information regarding physical assessments of infants, and environmental assessment for children and youth in other settings such as foster homes, group homes, etc. to assess if medical protocols and physical environment are adequate to meet the needs of the child/youth and to identify teaching and resources needed for the caregivers.
5. Attends client focused meetings such as case planning to present and discuss cases and liaises with other professionals and community Agencies as required. May also attend abuse conference reviews to provide medical perspective.
6. Completes documentation as required fulfilling expectations of the Society, the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), and any relevant legislation.
7. Provides consultation to staff, resource families, caregivers and clients re: health issues (including mental health issues), medications prescribed by community physicians, management of abnormal behaviours (e.g. feeding and sleeping patterns.); application of relevant legislation as it applies to consent to treatment and administration of psychotropic medication.
8. Provides training to workers and resource families both formally and informally.
9. Works in a safe manner in accordance with the Society’s health and safety policies and procedures and all relevant legislation.
10. Acts in accordance with and incorporates Society's Code of Ethics, Confidentiality, Anti- Oppression/Anti-Racism, Harassment & Discrimination policies, etc.
11. Uses sound judgment in consideration of financial resources.
12. Complies with Society’s financial policies and procedures.
13. Performs other duties as required.
Education & Experience:
- Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario; AND
- A minimum of 3 years of nursing experience in a hospital, community or public health setting with paediatric, emergency, or outpatient clinic experience OR An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
- Current CPR certification
- Valid Ontario G or G2 Driver's License
- Access to a vehicle for Agency work
Knowledge and Skills:
- Demonstrated skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods, and techniques of professional nursing to provide on-going patient care.
- Demonstrated clinical nursing skills with advanced assessment skills. Working knowledge of community health nursing theory including mental health and addictions, communicable diseases and practice within a client/family-centered approach.
- Demonstrated case management, teaching/training, clinical support and consultation skills.
- Applied knowledge of infant/child/youth growth and development including mental health
- Demonstrated ability to write clear and concise reports/documentation that reflect CNO standards and legislative requirements as well as agency policies and standards
- Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
- Demonstrated ability to work independently
- Demonstrated strong communication skills, both verbal and written
- Competence in problem-solving and conflict resolution
- Proven ability to handle crises in a calm manner
- Proven ability to work co-operatively within a team setting, as well as the ability to elicit co-operation from others
- Demonstrated skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with clients and caregivers
- Excellent organizational skills
- Proven ability in using computer software, databases, and service systems
- Experience working in a child welfare health services setting, preferred
- Knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act and its mandate, an asset
- Proficiency in a second language, an asset
Anti-Oppression/Anti-Racism at CAST
CAST is committed to having a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of the City of Toronto and strongly encourages application from all qualified individuals, especially those who can provide different perspectives and contribute to a further diversification of ideas.
Accommodation at CAST
We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants need to make any accommodation requests for the interview or selection process known in advance by contacting the Human Resources Department at 416-924-4640 x2300. Human Resources will work together with the hiring committee to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner
Apply directly on our website at www.torontocas.ca under the Careers section by FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2019.
If you cannot apply on our website, applications can be faxed (416-324-2400), or mailed (30 Isabella Street, 5th Floor) to the attention of Human Resources. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.
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