Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Director of Nursing and within the scope of practice of a Nurse Practitioner, the Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for providing primary health care to clients within Lac Seul First Nation. The Nurse Practitioner assesses and diagnoses client health for acute illnesses and supports clients to manage chronic illnesses. The Nurse Practitioner works with the client and the community to promote healthy lifestyles and disease prevention. The Nurse Practitioner collaborates and consults with members of an interdisciplinary team (including community physician) to address issues experienced by clients and within the community and situations that are outside their scope of practice or exceeds their knowledge and/or skill. This position will be based out of Frenchman’s Head but will assist in serving all three communities healthcare needs.
Key Responsibilities are (but not limited to):
- Perform comprehensive physical and mental health assessments, physical evaluations and synthesizes data from multiple sources to make a diagnosis of disease or disorder.
- Collaborates with clinical nurses and other members of the healthcare team to augment.
- Provides primary nursing care throughout the delivery of care to ensure seamless continuity of practice.
- Identifies, refers, and manages the care of clients with diseases or disorders and/or monitors the ongoing therapy of clients with chronic stable illness by providing effective care plans.
- Applies principles of epidemiology and demography to clinical practice.
- Advocates for the healthcare needs of Indigenous youth and their families, working towards equitable access to healthcare resources and services including referral to local service agencies.
- Work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals, including nurses, medical doctors, and other nurse practitioners to provide comprehensive care to patients.
- Participate in and may lead interdisciplinary care conferences to discuss complex cases and develop treatment plans.
- Maintains accurate medical records for patients, including medical histories, diagnoses, treatment plans, and medications prescribed.
- Ensures that all medical records are up-to-date and in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
- Participates in continuing education and professional development activities to maintain and enhance clinical skills and knowledge.
- Complies with all legal and regulatory requirements related to the practice of nursing.
- Adheres to ethical and professional standards in all aspects of patient care, including maintaining patient confidentiality, obtaining informed consent, and providing care that is respectful, non-judgemental, and culturally sensitive.
- Other duties as required within scope of practice.
- Registered or eligible to register with the Registered Nurse Practitioner Association of Ontario in an active practicing status, with a license to practice as a primary health care nurse practitioner or equivalent as defined by the College of Nurses of Ontario and a minimum of two (2) years as a primary care nurse practitioner or work-related experiences.
- High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
- Excellent critical thinking and decision-making skills are required to quickly diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions, from minor illnesses to life-threatening emergencies.
- Strong communication skills are required to communicate with patients and their families/caregivers including explaining medical conditions and treatment options in a way that is understandable and comforting.
- Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
- First Aid/CPR Level C/ACLS/PALS certification.
- Valid Ontario “G” Class Driver’s License and access to reliable vehicle.
- Knowledge of First Nation and the language, culture, and traditions.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Must be willing to provide Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening.
*LSFN offers great competitive wages, vacation, additional time off during Christmas Break and March Break, as well as great benefits*
Please submit a cover letter along with a resume, and written permission for LSFN Human Resources to contact two employment references, (most recent supervisors) must be provided. Applications can be mailed, faxed, emailed, or delivered to:
Lac Seul First Nation
Attention: C/o HR Dept.
P.O. Box 100
Hudson, ON. P0V 1X0
Fax #: (807) 582-3585
Lac Seul First Nation requires Criminal Reference Checks for those offered positions. We thank all applicants, however, only those being offered an interview will be contacted.
As per policy, applicants should note that COVID-19 Vaccination is required for all Lac Seul First Nation staff.