Registered Nurse - Ottawa Valley FHT

Duties and Responsibilities of the Registered Nurse Job Summary The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for providing clinical assessment and treatment of primary health care services to the patients of the Ottawa Valley Family Health Team (OVFHT).  The RN will participate in chronic disease management programs and patient education with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention within their scope of practice.  Working in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, the RN will share his/her expertise and knowledge of disease prevention and health promotion with other health care professionals. Patient Services
  • Provides primary care services within the scope of practice of an RN as outlined in the College of Nurses of Ontario’s Practice Standards.
  • Provides care to healthy individuals of all ages and their families, placing an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention.
  • The provision of primary care includes: assessments, education, treatment and follow-up as outlined in the FHT clinical program outlines.
  • Collaborates effectively with physicians to facilitate appropriate provision of primary care.
  • Supports patients and families to take increased responsibility for their health by involving them in risk factor assessment, goal setting and health promotion.
  • Assists with the development of educational resources.
  • Recommends and adapts teaching to the client’s identified health needs, revising treatment protocols as required.
  • Documents using client medical record; refers to other resources and arranges follow-up as necessary.
Reporting
  • Prepares monthly, or as required, statistical reports for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Professional Development
  • Maintains and develops professional competence through ongoing professional development.  Fully participates in the “Quality Assurance Program” of the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Stays current and aware of opportunities to implement new, evidenced-based methods of patient assessment and treatment.
  • Participates in self-directed learning to ensure that practice remains relevant by attending professional conferences, e-learning and journal reviews.
  • Participates on interdisciplinary committees to promote professional/interpersonal development.
  • Participates in clinical projects/studies and interdisciplinary meetings as required.
Other Responsibilities
  • Maintains confidentiality of team, personnel and patient information.
Skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Canadian and Ontario healthcare systems.
  • Knowledge of the role of the RN within an interdisciplinary team and how to optimize collaborative relationships.
  • Communicates effectively with all patients, families, peers and other health care professionals; has the ability to share information and teach while treating a patient.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in current evidenced-based methods and practices of primary care delivery, with an emphasis on health promotion and risk reduction.
  • Excellent organization, research, evaluation, time management, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer hardware and software, particularly an office productivity package and clinical information systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exhibits an ability to be open and non-judgmental.
Physical and Mental Demands
  • The position requires minimal physical effort and the workday comprises roughly of equal amounts of standing and sitting.  This position may involve routine exposure to persons with contagious or infectious illnesses and requires constant attention to infection control procedures.
  • The RN may occasionally be exposed to highly emotional or violent patients and may occasionally need to relay upsetting diagnoses to patients or to deal with those who are terminally ill.
  • An ability to exhibit critical thinking and deductive reasoning is vital. The RN will have competing priorities and must be able to prioritize and balance many tasks and responsibilities.
Qualifications/Experience
  • Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing required. Master of Science in Nursing preferred.
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario required.
  • Current membership with RNAO preferred.
  • Basic CPR certification.
  • Demonstrated experience in Community and/or Primary Care Setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in the area of chronic disease management and prevention.
Accountability
  • The RN is to practice within the scope and according to the standards of practice as outlined in the following documents:
    • College of Nurses of Ontario’s “ Practice Standards”  (www.cno.org)
    • Nursing Act (1991)
    • Regulated Health Professionals Act (1991)
Reports to
  • The RN reports to the Executive Director of the OVFHT.  In clinical matters, the RN collaborates with physicians and other OVFHT members to provide the most efficient, appropriate primary care to a patient of the OVFHT.
Please email your resume with a letter of intent demonstrating your experience in the above area, to info@ovhft.ca by Wednesday June 11, 2014.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.