New Job Community Health Nurse - Aklavik, Fort Mcpherson, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Tuktoyaktuk And Ulukhaktok. Term, Indeterminate, Job Share And Casual In Northwest Territories
|Community Health Nurse - Aklavik, Fort McPherson, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Tuktoyaktuk and Ulukhaktok. Term, Indeterminate, Job Share and Casual
Community Health Nurse - Aklavik, Fort McPherson, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Tuktoyaktuk and Ulukhaktok. Term, Indeterminate, Job Share and Casual
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Salary : $104,000–$125,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories
Labour Market Supplement
A recruitment and retention supplement will be offered to front line Nurse, Nurse Practitioner and Midwifery positions within the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority and the Tlicho Community Services Agency. The successful incumbent will receive a $7000 supplement upon hire and an additional $7000 supplement after completion of 12 months of continuous employment contingent on remaining employed in an eligible position for a further 12 months. This is a taxable benefit and will be subject to applicable deductions.
The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.
Located within the Health Centres in Aklavik, Fort McPherson, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Tuktoyaktuk, Ulukhaktok and reporting directly to the Nurse in Charge the Community Health Nurse (CHN) works with the NIC and delivers community health services. The Health Centres are the sole medical facility in the communities and supports approximately 2,700+ to 6,600 individual encounters per year.
Community Health Services include providing non-emergency medical care; responding to medical emergencies that require decision making outside of the usual policies, procedures and standards of nursing care; and delivering nursing programs designed to promote community health and well-ness (i.e. including but not limited to Well-Child/Woman/Man clinics, pre and post-natal clinics, school health program, chronic disease clinic, immunization programs, communicable disease surveillance and treatment, etc.). The provision of critical incident services is supported by the NIC and a physician over the telephone when communications links are available.
In Aklavik, Fort McPherson, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Tuktoyaktuk and Ulukhaktok, the CHN and the NIC will be required to provide on-call coverage on a rotational basis during the evening and weekends to provide emergency nursing care.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- The CHN must have a working knowledge of and an ability to apply and assess the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) and current nursing practice (including public health) to ensure that the patients' physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and educational needs are met.
- Knowledge of biological, physical and behavioral sciences in order to recognize interpret and prioritize findings and determine and implement a plan of action based on accepted standards of practice.
- The CHN must have an ability to provide emergency care and treatment as the position is required to perform transferred medical functions beyond normal hospital training. This includes and ability to perform advanced nursing functions such as but not limited to: suturing, venipuncture for all age groups and immunization techniques.
- A knowledge of and an ability to apply sanctioned transferable medical functions as outlined in the Nursing Administration Manual's standards, policies and guidelines (i.e. pap smears) .
- An ability to operate and/or use standard medical equipment (such as but not limited to - ECG, peripheral IV pumps and lines, stretchers, thermometers, NG tubes, sphygmomanometer, blood glucose monitors, suction tubes, sharps, pulse oximeter, etc.)
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a Nursing Degree, 2 years recent nursing experience in an acute care setting or within a northern health center.
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
YELLOWKNIFE CENTRE 5TH FLOOR
BOX 1320 YELLOWKNIFE NT X1A 2L9
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
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