Registered Practical Nurse

Deadline: Open
Location: Sioux Lookout, ONCommitment: Full Time

The Primary Care Team is a regional resource to 31 First Nations Communities and the community of Sioux Lookout. The Primary Care Team brings together a diverse group of health care professionals to work together collaboratively to help meet the individual and complex needs of clients. They deliver primary care to help clients with the specific health care goals and needs, ranging from managing chronic disease, to addressing complex health needs, to helping a client deal with a life challenge that is negatively impacting their health. These teams also empower clients and their families to be active participants in working towards their health care goals.

Under the Sioux Lookout Area Primary Care Team (SLAPCT), the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) will be responsible for supporting the provision of primary care nursing services, including assessments, education, treatment and follow-up. The RPN will work alongside the Primary Care Team, caregivers and community resources to ensure high quality and timely health services/interventions using culturally appropriate practices and best practice standards of care.

The RPN is a key part of the client circle of care and will work to their full scope of practice. Responsibilities will include the provision of safe and competent care through the application of professional knowledge; technical aspects of professional practice and the demonstration of compassion, professionalism and respect. The RPN will work in both the clinic environment and communities; providing home visits and interventions within clients’ homes.

Qualifications:

 

  • Registered Practical Nurse diploma
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ work experience as a Registered Practical Nurse
  • Current Basic CPR Certification
  • Demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations; knowledge of First Nations’ people, history, culture, health and social issues
  • Knowledge and proficiency in current evidenced-based methods and practice of primary care delivery, with an emphasis on health promotion and risk reduction
  • Ability to work collaboratively within the Primary Care Team other health care professionals
  • Strong computer skills and previous experience with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills
  • Ability to function effectively during periods of rapid change and transition
  • Must be willing to travel by various modes
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Must be willing to relocate and live in Sioux Lookout (or within commuting distance)
  • Ability to communicate in a First Nations dialect of the Sioux Lookout region is an asset
  • Previous experience with an Electronic Medical Record would be an asset
  • Previous experience with Diabetic Foot Care would be an asset
  • Previous experience with Wound Care would be an asset

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide primary care services as outlined by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario - Practice Standards. Provision of primary care includes assessments and care for established/stable clients with identified and applied nursing care needs as well as those clients requiring routine follow-up and monitoring
  • Align practice with evidence-based strategies that maintain the highest level of continuity for the client
  • Collaborate effectively with all members of the Primary Care Team and assist as needed
  • Recommend and adapt teaching to the client’s identified health needs, revising treatment protocols as requested
  • Educate and counsel clients’ family members and caregivers to promote function and independence including the promotion of health and injury prevention. 
  • Stay current and aware of opportunities to implement new evidence-based methods of client assessment and treatment
  • Participate in self-directed learning to ensure that practice remains relevant Handle sensitive/confidential material in strict accordance with office policy/PIPHA
  • Ability to work independently and to assess/monitor clients level of care
  • Input data/treatment plans within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
  • Provide assistance when requested and any other duties assigned