Community Health Nurse (CHN)RN

Full Time
Yellow Quill, SK
Posted Today
Job description

The Community Health Nurse (CHN) will provide general community health nursing services to residents of Yellow Quill First Nation. The CHN is required to be professionally trained, a registered member of the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association and, as such, to be knowledgeable and skillful in the nursing process as it relates to health education, health promotion, minor treatment and preventive services.

As a member of the Yellow Quill Clinic, the RN will provide nursing services and health programming to community members who require care. The CHN will report directly to the Health Manager and will receive clinical support from the Saskatoon Tribal Council. All services provided are to be carried in a fashion that meets Yellow Quill Health Services, Saskatoon Tribal Council, First Nation Indian Health Benefits (FNIH)/lndigenous Services Canada (ISC) Provincial reporting requirements.

Position Responsibilities Mandatory Programs
Plan, design and implement Community Health programs such as immunizations, communicable disease, maternal child health and related client records and forms that are applicable to each program.

Reviewing the documentation of all client files including important meetings with client, family members and health care providers.

Delivery of educational opportunities as directed by community needs
Administration
Maintaining all statistical reports on file and sending in to STC, ISC/FNIHB each § month as per accreditation standards

Maintaining direct contact with the Health Manager in matters concerning workers and program delivery.

Submitting monthly reports to Health Manager and prepare an annual report for presentation to the Health Committee.
Supervision/Consultations
Provide training and supervision to auxiliary health staff (i.e. CHR, MCCH). Communicating with other health care providers i.e., Hospital(s), Medical Services, Tribal Council.

Participating in Assessment Team and Case Management.

Provide relevant professional advice to all health staff employed by Yellow Quill Health Services, and will consult and share information and advice with the Community Home Care Nurse and Nutritionist (or ADI nurse)

The CHN will work as part of the Yellow Quill First Nation Health team to provide and develop the Health Policy; Works closely with Health Committee, Health Manager, First Nation Indian Health Benefits (FNIHB)/lndigenous Services Canada (ISC) and Saskatoon Tribal Council.
Other Responsibilities
Monitoring medication for clients when necessary. Being available for family meetings regarding clients.

Complying with provisions of the Yellow Quill Personnel Policy and other such policies that may be implemented as directed.

Maintaining a good working relationship with workers and clients. Travel expenses or work vehicle will be provided
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in nursing from a recognized university OR Diploma in nursing from a recognized post-secondary institution and a ISC/FNIHB recognized certificate, or diploma or courses in Community Health Nursing from a recognized university OR Diploma in nursing from a recognized post-secondary institution and First Nations and Inuit Health Branch approved training in community health (includes In-Service Training Program for NU-CHN-03 levels)

2 Years Experience as an RN is preferred
Knowledge, Skills/Abilities and Personal Suitability
Case Management and client assessment skills

Knowledge of nursing scope of practice issues, home and community care-based programs, adult wellness

Strong commitment to health prevention, promotion and community development Ability to work with limited supervision

Excellent communication skills both orally and written Establishes and maintains effective interpersonal relationships Initiative, judgement, tact and respect for diversity
Other
Official Language Requirement - English Essential, Saulteaux language an asset. Eligibility for registration as a registered nurse in a Saskatchewan and territory of Canada; Possession of a valid driver's license

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $85,000.00-$95,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Extended health care
  • Flextime
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Vision care

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
All staff and visitors are required to wear a mask. Staff are required to rapid test 3x/wk. Preference is staff be fully vaccinated however, it is not mandated.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Yellow Quill, SK S0A3A0: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Licence/Certification:

  • Registered Nurse (RN) License (preferred)

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