Registered Nurse – Couchiching FHT (Orillia)

Position:  Permanent Full-Time Registered Nurse – Chronic Disease Management Reports To:  Executive Director Position Summary: As a key member of the Couchiching Family Health Team (CFHT), and an integral part of an interdisciplinary health care team, The Chronic Disease Management Registered Nurse serves as practitioner, educator, consultant, and collaborator to provide advanced clinical and analytical skills in the care/management of the heart failure patient population.  Assists in policy and procedure development and implementation.  Conducts nursing research and performance improvement initiatives as assigned. Your primary role is to work in partnership with the Family Health Team to help educate patients on chronic disease management with an emphasis on Congestive Heart Failure.  You will assess the condition of patients and participate in treatment plans and provide education to patients and their families and help them make lifestyle changes to treat their conditions. You will deliver services to a variety of patient populations including high-risk groups suffering from chronic diseases and/or complex multi-system diseases. You will also provide health education to our patients with a focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic disease management. Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Communicate to Cardiologist/Physicians in the evaluation of patients
  • Develops a comprehensive individualized plan of care for patients, which includes teaching, discharge planning, and necessary referral to other members of the health care team
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills in clinical decision making by the identification, evaluation, and management of the individual needs of patients/families
  • Determine the appropriate service or treatment with the appropriate provider
  • Involve patients in decisions about their own health
  • Collaborate with members of an interdisciplinary health team
  • Handle patient phone calls, provide telephone advice and arrange for follow up
  • Prepare monthly reports for the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Skills/Knowledge Requirements:
  • Communicate to Cardiologist/Physicians in the evaluation of patients
  • Develops a comprehensive individualized plan of care for patients, which includes teaching, discharge planning, and necessary referral to other members of the health care team
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills in clinical decision making by the identification, evaluation, and management of the individual needs of patients/families
  • Determine the appropriate service or treatment with the appropriate provider
  • Involve patients in decisions about their own health
  • Collaborate with members of an interdisciplinary health team
  • Handle patient phone calls, provide telephone advice and arrange for follow up
  • Prepare monthly reports for the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
  • Communicate with external stakeholders and demonstrate leadership qualities
Education/Specific Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or equivalent experience
  • Current membership with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
  • Current membership in professional associations: Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO)
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Certification
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification will be considered an asset
Experience:
  • Preferred experience working in a cardiac program, within a clinic and/or community setting
Please submit cover letter and resume including position title in subject line tof.kerr@cfht.ca