Applications are now being accepted for a:
Demonstrates a professional philosophy of patient and family centered primary health care.
Knowledge of professional standards of practice and regulatory requirements.
Demonstrates expert clinical competencies in effective health assessments and care planning.
Community nursing experience, education in healthcare transitions, and a knowledge-base in community resources in Chatham-Kent an asset.
Please apply to posted vacancies by submitting a letter
requesting consideration and a current resume to the Human Resources and Finance Manager by the deadline indicated.
Human Resources and Finance Manager
Tilbury District Family Health Team
Tilbury ON N0P 2L0
Closing date: Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
Job Title: Registered Nurse
Reports to: Clinical Program Coordinator
Status: Temporary Part-Time
Date: September 2020
The Registered Nurse is a member of the primary health care team responsible for providing primary health care services to individuals throughout the life span, the family and the community, while emphasizing holistic care, health promotion and disease prevention. Provides clinical leadership in service and program development to meet community needs.
The Registered Nurse reports to the Clinical Program Coordinator and is responsible for provision of safe quality care to patients of the Tilbury District Family Health Team. The Registered Nurse is responsible and accountable to the College of Nurses of Ontario and practices within the professional standards and scope of a Registered Nurse. The Registered Nurse complies with legislative requirements within the
Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA).
1. Clinical Practice
Provides service consistent with the standards established by provincial regulatory agencies/bodies. The nursing process is utilized: assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.
a) Health Assessment and Diagnosis:
• Performs a comprehensive health or symptom directed assessment through use of the nursing process, integrating existing and potential health problems, with a major focus on related lifestyle, psychological, sociocultural, and environmental risk factors which may influence the client’s health status.
• In accordance with the philosophy of primary healthcare, encourages clients and their families to take responsibility of their own health by involving them in risk factor and health problem identification, goal setting, and the choices of interventions for disease treatment and prevention, and health promotion.
• Keeps complete, accurate, legible and timely records of client visits, using the accepted standard for documentation as per College of Nurses of Ontario, which will provide information to assist other practitioners in continuing the client’s care.
c) Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
• Implements strategies to promote health and prevent disease with individuals, families and groups.
d) Family Health
• Synthesizes information from individual clients to identify broader implications within the family
• Assesses and manages the care of families.
e) Community Development and Planning
• Synthesizes information from individual clients to identify broader implications for health with the community.
• Uses community assessment data to identify community needs and resources, develops implements, and evaluates appropriate programming.
f) Demonstrates evidence of negotiation with client/family/caregiver during delivery of care.
g) Demonstrates respect for client’s choices and decisions.
h) Utilizes adult learning principles and established teaching materials to provide health teaching to clients and families.
i) Analyses and incorporates current research findings into clinical practice.
j) Reports and discusses client’s status as appropriate basis with other members of the health care team.
2. Resource Management
a) Provides cost-effective, organized, outcome directed care on an ongoing basis
b) Identifies and utilizes tools and resources for work and manages these resources through regular maintenance of equipment etc.
c) Demonstrates effective time management, planning and organizing of work activities
d) Delegates care appropriately
e) Refers clients to appropriate levels of providers, support providers and to other disciplines utilizing established guidelines
f) Promotes client-directed care, self care and independence through teaching
g) Ensures efficient functioning of the office and supervises
a) Works collaboratively within a interdisciplinary team and acts as a clinical resource and mentor for other care providers, staff and students
b) Shares knowledge, enabling clients, family, caregivers and community to make informed choices in determining health and service needs
c) Promotes involvement of client/family/caregiver in determining health and service needs
d) Supervises nursing students and participates in the education of other students placed within the clinic and other care settings.
4. Quality & Risk Management
a) Practices in accordance with the quality and risk management framework of Occupational Health and Safety legislation
b) Articulates knowledge of components of quality and risk management
c) Plans, implements, evaluates and adjusts care in accordance with client centered expectations
d) Seeks input from clients to assure that service meets expectations
e) Functions as an effective team member
f) Contributes to and participates in quality improvement initiatives
g) Participates in decision-making and follows up to promote continuous quality improvement
5. Professional Accountability
a) Practices within Standards of Nursing Practice of College of Nurses, confidentiality legislation, and acts in an ethical and professional manner, in accordance with the professional code of ethics
b) Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with the professional and support staff
c) Functions in accordance with applicable legislation and governing body
d) Maintains competence through continuing education
e) Collaborates with management staff and colleagues in the evaluation of own practice
k) Functions as an employee to the organization and its’ mission, vision, philosophy, standards and policies and procedures
6. Health and Safety Accountability
a) Functions and reports in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety legislation, regulations
b) Participates in health and safety training including WHMIS and applies this knowledge in the workplace
c) Wears or uses any/all protective equipment or clothing and does not interfere with protective devices so as to change or negate their functions
d) Reports the absence of or defect in any equipment or protective device of which he/she is aware and which may endanger him/herself or another worker
e) Reports any violations of the Health and Safety Act or the regulations, or the existence of any hazard
f) Does not use or operate any equipment, machine, device or thing, or work in a manner that may endanger him/herself or any other worker
g) Ensures all workplace incidents are reported in a timely manner in accordance with legislation
CONTINUING EDUCATION & LEARNING
1. Maintains competence and skills required by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
2. Maintains the level of competencies and skills required to meet community needs
3. Adapts to changes in the role by acquiring the appropriate skills and abilities
1. Demonstrates a professional philosophy of patient and family centered primary health care.
2. Knowledge of professional standards of practice and regulatory requirements.
3. Effective leadership skills, with experience in leading quality improvement initiatives.
4. Expert clinical competencies in health assessment.
5. Demonstrated competencies in effective teaching principles and practices and presentation skills.
6. BScN required. Community nursing education and experience an asset.