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Home & Community Care Nurse - 14566   View Full Job Description

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Close Date
Open Until Filled
Collective Agreement
Nurses
City
Nanaimo http://www.viea.ca/doing-business-on-vancouver-island/regions--communities
Facility
Nanaimo Home and Community Care
Department/Work Area
HHC HF Nursing
Days Off
Other
Days Off Other
As required
Job Type
Casual
Salary Range
$31.71 - $41.63
Multi-Site
No
Additional Site Information
Travel to Oceanside may be required
Date employee Required
Immediately
Does the position require a criminal record check?
Required for Professional Registration
Travel May Be Required
Yes

  Job Description

In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority, patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at VIHA; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

Under the general supervision of the Manager, this position works as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing care within the context of a client-centered care approach, the vision/values of VIHA and in accordance with CRNBC Standards of Practice.  The Home and Community Care (HCC) Nurse assesses, plans, delivers, and evaluates the care needs of acute, chronic and palliative clients of all ages in community settings emphasizing independence and health promotion.  The HCC Nurse provides education, counseling and guidance to clients/families and other caregivers.  The HCC Nurse functions autonomously, while recognizing the importance of using an inter-disciplinary, collaborative approach to achieve excellence in health services and education.


  Qualifications

A. Education, Training and Experience

 Current practicing registration with College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).
 Graduate of a recognized school of nursing.
 Minimum of 2 years experience in a community health program with a home care component, or diverse acute medical/surgical care setting within the past 5 years.
 Valid B.C. driver’s license.  Local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage reimbursement will be paid.
 Current CPR certification is required.

B. Skills and Abilities

 Ability to integrate and apply CRNBC’s Standards for Nursing Practice in the context of Community Practice.
 Working knowledge of community health, chronic disease management, geriatric and palliative nursing practice within a client/family-centered care approach.
 Working knowledge of and recent experience in chronic disease management including: behavior/lifestyle change  education and support (e.g. coaching, motivational interviewing); identification and management of chronic disease risk factors and conditions
 Working knowledge of life-span development, family theory, multicultural health practices, principles of health education/promotion, and determinants of health.
 Demonstrated ability to use the nursing process, i.e., assess (physical/mental/psychosocial/functional and environmental), analyze, plan, make decisions, organize, prioritize, evaluate, and communicate as required.
 Demonstrated abilities in written and verbal communication, facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution techniques, and demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills.
 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients and their families and with colleagues, both on a one-to-one basis and within a interdisciplinary team/group context.
 Ability to be empathetic and to relate well with people from a wide variety of socio-economic & cultural environments.
 Demonstrated ability to prepare and maintain a variety of charts, records and reports related to work.
 Demonstrated discharge planning and case coordination.
 Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize a dynamic workload, both independently and in consultation with other team members.
 Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team environment.
 Ability to be flexible and adapt nursing care to many different community environments.
 Working knowledge of community resources.
 Demonstrated ability to effectively participate in purposeful change
 Ability to carry out the physical demands of the job.
 Basic computer literacy, including the use of email and Internet.