Registered Nurse - Couchiching FHT (Orillia)

Position:  Permanent Full-Time Registered Nurse Reports To:  Executive Director (4 days/week, 32 hours)

Position Summary: As a key member of the Couchiching Family Health Team (CFHT), and an integral part of an interdisciplinary health care team, you will deliver nursing care in accordance with FHT policies and professional practice standards.  You will perform routine nursing duties, and ensure that the emotional and physical comforts of our patients are met. Your primary role is to work in partnership with the family health team to reduce patient wait times for appointments, as well as to cut down on unnecessary office visits and visits to after-hour clinics or emergency rooms. 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:

Assessment

  • Assess patient health care needs (physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual) to identify appropriate nursing interventions
  • Analyze findings of a health assessment
  • Interpret patient health records
  • Monitor, record and report symptoms and changes in patients’ conditions
  • Collect data through a therapeutic relationship with a patient

Treatment/Management

  • Determine the appropriate service or treatment, the appropriate care provider or the appropriate equipment
  • Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by a physician or according to established policies and procedures
  • Provide nursing care and treatment (including complementary therapies and/or counselling) for health problems

Education/Advocacy

  • Help patients to identify and use health resources, including those available in the community and from community agencies
  • Involve patients in decisions about their own health including referring them to our health education
  • Encourage patients to take action for their own health
  • Initiate health education and other activities that assist, promote and support patients as they strive to achieve the highest possible level of health

Referrals/Collaboration

  • Collaborate with members of an interdisciplinary health team to plan, implement, coordinate and evaluate patient care in consultation with patients and their families
  • Consult and interact with other service providers such as laboratory and radiology services

Administration/Reporting

  • Coordinate and expedite patient flow by triage
  • Handle patient phone calls, provide telephone advice, and arrange for follow-up appointments as necessary
  • Collect accurate and comprehensive patient-related information and document on clinical management system
  • Operate and monitor medical apparatus or equipment, and ensure strict adherence to sterilization procedures
  • Handle and dispose of specimens and/or objects, and practice general safety procedures at all times
  • Monitor supply levels and/or expiration of medical and clinic supplies, and order supplies as needed from approved vendors
  • Prepare monthly reports for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC)
Skills/Knowledge Requirements:
  • Excellent oral / written skills
  • Strong clinical skills
  • Flexible and able to adapt to a constantly changing environment
  • Autonomous and able to function with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work effectively with all members of the health care team
  • Ability to work in an inter-professional team environment
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time effectively and be flexible in a very active work environment

Computer Skills

  • Familiarity with a PC OS environment
  • Willingness to learn scheduling and electronic medical record keeping using a clinical management system (Practice Solutions)
  • Minimum typing speed at 40 words per minute

Language Skills

  • English required; Second Language not required but would be an asset
Education/Specific Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate of Competence and 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:
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ clinical experience as a Registered Nurse, preferably in community-based health care
  • Experience in collaborative work with community-based agencies and organizations preferable
  • Teaching experience will be considered an asset
Please submit cover letter and resume including position title in subject line tof.kerr@cfht.ca