Community Health Nurse

  • 4 Weeks Minimum
  • According to your availabilities
  • Anywhere

MON+ in collaboration with the government of Nunavut

The CHN provides a comprehensive community health service in conjunction with the health care team and works within the context of Primary Health care to improve the capacity of clients to “adapt to, respond to or control, life’s challenges and changes”. This position contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the health center operations.

Responsibilities

  • Applying the nursing process (assessment – including diagnosis, planning, implementation, evaluation) to intervene in the disease process and restore health;
  • Providing short-term inpatient care as required;
  • Conducting a wide variety of speciality public health clinics (e.g. prenatal, well child and well-baby, TB);
  • Making decisions regarding client management including crisis management and facilitating referral in consultation with supervisor and/or other professionals;
  • Arranging for safe client transport in consultation with the supervisor and/or other health care professionals as required and acting as a medical escort when required
  • Participating in individual/family case conferences with nursing, medical staff and/or other health care providers
  • Prescribing and dispensing pharmaceuticals in accordance with established regulations, policies and safety procedures
  • Participating in the delivery of health services to satellite communities, where applicable, by visits and through radio, radio-telephone or telephone consultations

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Bachelor of Nursing or a Diploma in nursing with other equivalencies or related experiences such as, a certificate in Public health, Health Canada clinical skills course, an advanced practice course, experience in home care nursing.
  • RNANT/NU registration or ability to obtain registration prior to start date
  • Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Checks
  • Nunavut Immunization Certification
  • Basic CPR with annual re-certification is required
  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
  • ENPC or PALS
  • N95 Mask fit testing
  • NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program)
  • TNCC (Trauma Nursing Core Course) or BTLS (Basic Trauma Life support)
  • Obstetric experience (if you don’t have experience then you should have
    • ALARM (Advances in Labour and Risk Management)
    • STABLE (Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support)
    • ACoRN (Acute Care of at-Risk Newborns)

Working conditions

  • Paid for every day worked (Various communities);
  • Salary condition to be discussed later;
  • Daily schedule: 8:30am to 5:00pm with1 hour for lunch (Or, any similar consideration as determined by the department);
  • Travel fees, accommodation and food allowance are provided;
  • Free to choose your assignment among several opportunities in various communities;
  • Fly-In/Fly-Out contracts according to your availabilities (4 weeks up to 3 months).

To apply for this job email your details to anne-aelle@sekoia.ca

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