As the Home Care Nurse, you will provide a comprehensive range of core home care nursing functions and services in First Nation communities including individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. You will play in important role in promoting the maintenance of health and quality of life by emphasizing principles of primary health care, focusing on promoting health, preventing disease and injury, protecting population health, and focusing on providing curative, urgent and emergent care, rehabilitation, and supportive or palliative care. Ensures collaboration by consulting and conferring with other health care providers.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Applies and utilizes key nursing knowledge and critical thinking to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate interventions to address health issues, taking into account relevant evidence, legislation, regulations, and policies.
2. Collects, assesses, analyzes, and applies information from various data sources to make evidence informed decisions for nursing services, including program planning, development and priority setting with individuals, families, groups, and communities, and interprets information for professional and community audiences.
3. Provides individualized care to individual and families by initiating discussions with individuals and families to identify what is important from the perspectives of the individuals and families, assessing client health status, identifying priorities and plans and discussing professional care and services that support these plans
4. Coordinates the Home Care Programs to meet the needs of the individuals and families through promoting family and community support while encouraging independence.
5. Establishes therapeutic relationships with clients/residents and families and provides emotional support through identifying individual and family perspectives on health, conducting learning assessment and understanding life views and priorities for the individual and family.
6. Completes and submits service delivery reporting as required for Home Care programs.
7. Provides direction and supervises Home Support Workers in care of clients.
8. Utilizes evidence and research to influence health policies, programs, and practices and synthesizes nursing and health knowledge from a broad range of theories, models, and frameworks to address the health status of populations, inequities in health, determinants of health, strategies for health promotion, disease and injury prevention, health protection, case management, as well as the factors that influence the delivery and use of nursing and health services.
9. Involves individuals, families, groups, and communities as active partners to take action to address health inequities, and foster a self-management care approach for chronic conditions.
10. Advocates for, and uses culturally relevant and appropriate approaches, when building relationships and providing nursing services.
11. Collaborates and shares knowledge with colleagues, students, First Nations, and other members of the health team (internal and external to the organization).
12. Participates in collaborative and interdisciplinary partnerships to enhance the health of individuals, families, groups, and populations.
13. Leads the emergency medical, clinical, and/or community response team as required by assigning responsibilities, monitoring activities, and providing support, guidance, and overall coordination in the resolution of issues.
14. Documents individual and families’ perspectives, nursing observations and activities that support health related priorities. Maintains complete and accurate computerized and paper records by inputting data and documentation in accordance with established procedures and policies
15. Maintains and updates own clinical knowledge within area of practice, and develops a plan in collaboration with designated personnel/team for professional development. Reviews progress to ensure that goals are achieved within established time frames
16. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education and Occupational Qualifications
* Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a Canadian University or recognized equivalent.
* Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of BC Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
* Current Basic Life Support, Level "C" certificate.
* Completion of additional education in wound care and/or enter-stomal care (preferred)
* Foot care certification
* Valid Class 5 Drivers License and own vehicle.
* 1-2 years recent experience in home care nursing.
* Experience working with First Nations is preferred.
Employee Class: Permanent
Application Deadline: Open until filled.