Community Care Nurse (Term)


POSITION SUMMARY
Under the direction of the Community Home Care Manager, the Community Care Nurse (CCN) is responsible to coordinate and assist in the implementation and evaluation of the Home and Community Care, Adult In-Home Care, Diabetes and Chronic Disease Program.
The Community Care Nurse delivers and assists in the program to support people in their homes during times of acute or chronic health issues. This includes an intake process, assignment of care workers and ongoing supervision of program workers. The Community Care Nurse also provides nursing care to clients of the program such as, catheter insertion, wound care, foot care, and nursing assessment. The Community Care Nurse works with family members and community resources to ensure Elders and others with chronic health conditions are cared for safely and respectfully.
The CCN provides education to individuals and groups in the community with a focus on chronic disease prevention and treatment. This education is facilitated through family meetings, public presentations and support group meetings.
The CCN performs specialized nursing tasks including assessment for health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and tuberculosis by using appropriate screening devices and attends specialized hospital appointments at families and client’s request.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor of Nursing Degree from a recognized University
• LPN required RN preferred
• Current registration with BCCNM
• Foot and Wound care experience or recent course completion
• Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered

REQUIREMENTS
• Criminal Record Check with results acceptable to WFN
• Valid Class 5 Driver’s License and Acceptable Driver’s Abstract
• Maintains a high level of confidentiality and uses discretion on all matters relating to the affairs of the Westbank First Nation

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILTIES
• Coordinates the administration of the Home and Community Care, Adult In-Home Care, Diabetes and Chronic Disease programs
o Ability to use A1C machine
o Stocks up wound care dressing trolley and home care bag supplies
o Maintains an inventory of loan-cupboard equipment, medical supplies, and materials
o Contributes to ensuring a culturally appropriate lens is applied to programs and activities
o Maintains copies of all teaching documentation
o Maintains confidential records of client interactions within prescribed guidelines
o Assists in maintaining the confidentiality of all interactions and records
o Conducts all duties in keeping with all relevant legislation, policies, and procedures
• Provides health support and basic medical services to individuals, families, and groups in the community as directed
• Provides community education, support, and activities as directed
• Provides specialized nursing services
• Supports Home Support Workers and Homemakers
• Maintains a professional status within the health team
• Liaises with community agencies and support groups
• Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Westbank First Nation policies, standards, and procedures
• Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary in the performance of the position and as assigned by the Community Home Care Manager

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES
• The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:
o Program planning and evaluation
o Up-to-date clinical practices
o Adult health
o Chronic diseases
o Case management and confidential record keeping
o Effective teaching methods
o Nursing standards and applicable legislation and regulation
o Assessment tools for a variety of ages and conditions
o General health and disease prevention
• The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills:
o Program planning and evaluation
o Foot care
o Male and female catheterizations
o Writing and Reporting
o Analytical and problem solving
o Effective counseling
o Effective speaking and listening
o Computer use
o Public speaking and presentation
o Time management
o Independent practice of key nursing skills
? Use of screening devices
? Physical Assessment
? Monitoring therapeutic effects
? Wound care, chronic and acute
? Foot care
• Use of specialized equipment i.e. assistive devices
• The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of the Community Care Nurse. The incumbent must also demonstrate the following:
o Maintain standards of conduct as per Nursing Standards BCCNM and following the WFN Client Care Policy
o Be respectful of clients and co-workers
o Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
o Have a flexible schedule with availability to work evenings and weekends
o Be consistent and fair
o Be self-starting and independent in practice

Application Details:
To review the full job description and to learn more about Westbank First Nation please visit our website at https://www.wfn.ca.
All applications must be submitted through our Employment Opportunities page. Ensure you attach your cover letter and resume. Incomplete or late submissions will not be accepted.
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Location:Kelowna, British Columbia
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Post Date:May 27, 2024
Exp. Date:Jun 26, 2024
Listing Type:Private
Ad Number:5031044