Hay River Health & Social Services Authority

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Hay River Health & Social Services Authority
Dec 30, 2021
Temporary
Come join our team! What we offer: Competitive salary & benefits plan, with shift differentials, OT when you want it; Generous relocation package includes travel, shipping of personal effects (up to certain limits), and temporary accommodation upon arrival; Monthly Uniform Allowance; Annual Professional Registration Fees paid by Employer; Lots of in-house training, as well as access to addition training funds through PDI program up to $2,000 per year*, and more. Some of the courses offered in-house free of charge are: CPR, ACLS, BLS, TNCC, PALS, ENPC, CTAS, PEARS, NRP, 2nd birth attendant (with Midwifery Team), skills/drills training, BIPP, NVCI, MHFA, and more. Hugely successful Orientation program for new RN's led by our RN Nurse Educator/Mentor, with competency-based training; More autonomy as a nurse; challenge yourself and put your knowledge & skills to use! Access to resources such as Elsevier Clinical Solutions and Up To Date, etc.; Fitness Room on-site; Northern Living Allowance; May be eligible for student loan forgiveness through the Federal Government's Rural & Remote Nursing Loan Forgiveness Program*; Full-time, Term and Casual positions available. Also opportunities in Public Health, Acute & Ambulatory Care, and Long Term Care. The Home Care Nurse provides comprehensive, quality nursing care to clients of all ages and their families in the clients home . The overall result expected is cost-effective client-centered nursing care focusing on restoring and maintaining the health of clients after acute illness, injury or surgery. Furthermore, the purpose of this position is to protect and restore health of clients after acute illness, injury or surgery; to monitor and maintain health of clients with chronic illness; to provide palliative care and to coordinate appropriate community based services for clients. This position reports to the Home Care Supervisor. The Home Care Nurse provides culturally sensitive service to referred clients in Hay River, the Hay River Dene Reserve and Enterprise. The incumbent also provides services to clients of other health authorities who are temporarily relocated to Hay River. Referrals are received from various sources (physicians, hospital units, acute and rehabilitation units, other health and social services agencies, and from the general public). The Home Care Nurse works independently in the community within the parameters of the professional code of ethics, professional standards of nursing and the policies and procedures of the organization. The incumbent ensures that individual client needs are correctly assessed and that adequate staff, equipment and supplies are available to meet the needs of clients and staff in their home. Many clients are people living with chronic conditions who choose to be at home rather than in a hospital and require some type of support. Other clients include those experiencing acute illness or injury, recovering form surgery, or dying. The Home Care Nurse works with several cultural groups and serves a population from newborn to the elderly, however most clients are senior citizens. The incumbent works collaboratively with other disciplines of the HRHSSA and provides functional direction to the Home Support Workers professionals and community agencies. Knowledge of available resources within the community allows appropriate referrals to be made on behalf of clients. The incumbent provides a broad range of nursing care based on the identified needs of the client and adapted to the home setting. The nurse evaluates the outcomes of care by a variety of parameters (such as cost, time, client satisfaction, benefit, clients health status). The problem solving, decision making and nursing care that the nurse provides have the effect of improving the clients level of health and then maintaining the health status in partnership with the client, family and community throughout the life cycle. The Home Care Nurse is a member of a multi-disciplinary team who provides direct care to clients and acts as a client advocate, facilitating communication between the client, family and the physician specialists and other health care professionals. This will result in a holistic approach to planning; organizing, teaching and relationship development that will best meet the needs of the client. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of current nursing theory , home care practices & regulations (such as: standards and procedures of the HRHSSA, N.W.T. Coordinated Home Care Standards and Procedure Manual and Canadian Immunization Standards ) and trends in h ealth promotion/disease prevention practice and programs in order to provide safe nursing care to clients. 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. Ability to operate and/or use medical equipment (such as but not limited to-peripheral IV pumps and lines, thermometers, sphygmomanometer, blood glucose monitors, syringes, audiometer, wheel chair, canes, crutches, etc.). Ability to provide training, advice & assessment using specialized equipment, medications, tools and techniques. An ability to legally operate a motor vehicle in order to get to and from clients homes. An ability to communicate effectively in English (orally and in writing). Ability to be self directed , meet deadlines, prioritize own workloads and manage several  tasks at once. The incumbent must be aware of the importance of confidentiality and be able to keep personal and medical information private and confidential at all times. Ability to perform basic and advanced nursing skills as well as additional tasks requiring  sound judgment and creative problem solving skills, flexibility, ability to set priorities , and making decisions independently . In addition, good listening skills and non-judgmental attitude are vital. Ability to teach & communicate effectively with clients and colleagues in order to understand and respond to client needs and to promote the program and delivery services to clients, families and the community. Good working knowledge of computers are required, in particular word processing, email and the Internet. The incumbent must have knowledge of the community, and its resources , and, the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary setting. This will enable the incumbent to make the most effective and efficient use of all resources needed by the client and to provide care that is culturally sensitive . Ability to work in different home environments which may include homes with pets, odors, etc. Must be able to acquire within a reasonable time frame and remain current with the following: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certification. These skills, abilities and knowledge are commonly acquired through a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from a recognized university, plus two years of acute care or community nursing experience is required. Active registration with the Northwest Territories Registered Nursing Association ( RNANT/NU ), current  BCLS certification with annual certification is mandatory. M ust possess a current Class 5 drivers license in order to provide home visits to clients. Salary :                         $47.68 to 56.96 per hour (Range 16) Status:                         Full-time Term to March 31, 2023 Competition No:          023-21 Closing Date:               Open until suitable candidate found In addition to an attractive salary, we offer a generous relocation package, as well as Northern Allowance of $2.60 per hour up to $5,282 per year. All job offers are subject to references, a satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including vulnerable sector search) and an Employee Health Risk Assessment. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.   Interested applicants may submit an application, quoting competition number to: Human Resources Hay River Health & Social Services Authority 37911 Mackenzie Highway Hay River, NT X0E 0R6 Fax: (867) 874-8345 Email: hrhssa_competitions@gov.nt.ca                      If you would like this information in another official language, contact us at ( 867) 874-8111 Si vous voulez ces informations dans une autre langue officielle, contactez-nous à (867) 874-8111  
Hay River Health & Social Services Authority
Dec 30, 2021
Full time
Come join our team! What we offer: Competitive salary & benefits plan, with shift differentials, OT when you want it; Generous relocation package includes travel, shipping of personal effects (up to certain limits), and temporary accommodation upon arrival; Monthly Uniform Allowance; Annual Professional Registration Fees paid by Employer; Lots of in-house training, as well as access to addition training funds through PDI program up to $2,000 per year*, and more. Some of the courses offered in-house free of charge are: CPR, ACLS, BLS, TNCC, PALS, ENPC, CTAS, PEARS, NRP, 2nd birth attendant (with Midwifery Team), skills/drills training, BIPP, NVCI, MHFA, and more. Hugely successful Orientation program for new RN's led by our RN Nurse Educator/Mentor, with competency-based training; Opportunities to move through different roles in Acute & Ambulatory Care from Community Support Beds, to Triage, to Emergency, as well as training to become 2nd attendant for births with our midwifery team. There are also opportunities to train in float lines which also includes scopes (endoscopy, colonoscopy), dental surgery, and dialysis training; Average client to nurse ratio 6:1; Senior RN on-call after-hours & on weekends for extra support during emergencies; More autonomy as a nurse; challenge yourself and put your knowledge & skills to use! Access to resources such as Elsevier Clinical Solutions and Up To Date, etc.; Fitness Room on-site; Northern Living Allowance; May be eligible for student loan forgiveness through the Federal Government's Rural & Remote Nursing Loan Forgiveness Program*; Full-time, Term and Casual positions available. Also opportunities in Public Health, Home Care, and Long Term Care. New grads are welcome to apply! JOB SUMMARY:   The Registered Nurse is a regulated member of the health care team who uses the nursing process, critical thinking, problem solving & decision making skills, in keeping with the standards & scope of nursing practice set by the Registered Nurses Association of Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU) and the policies, protocols, & guidelines of the Hay River Health & Social Services Authority, to provide quality nursing care to all clients, families, groups, communities & populations. The RN is a generalist who provides nursing care to clients with acute, emergency, surgical, postoperative recovery, maternity/newborn (with Midwifery assistance) & palliative care needs. The RN reports to the Manager, Acute & Ambulatory Care, with clinical direction from the Patient Care Coordinator, and support from the Nurse Educator/Mentor, to work in collaboration with interdisciplinary team, physicians, RN's, NP's, LPN's, health care aides, social workers, counsellors, rehabilitation therapists (OT/PT) and other health professionals to identify & meet the physical, emotional, psycho social, & spiritual needs of our clients. The RN acts in the roles of direct care provider, client educator, discharge planner, client advocate, care coordinator, & staff educator/mentor. The RN provides 24/7/365 care to clients on a 12-hour shift rotation basis. The HRRHC provides ER nursing care to an average of approximately 4,500 outpatients/emergencies per year. The RN provides direct nursing care to clients ranging from paediatric to geriatric, non-urgent to critically ill or requiring resuscitation where outcomes are often unpredictable and clients may be unstable. The RN also acts as client advocate & facilitates communication between the client, family and other health care professionals. The RN is responsible for triage , managing clients with life threatening conditions until the arrival of the physician, then assisting the physician in the continued management of client care. The RN is instrumental in the coordination of Medevac transfer services, providing reports to flight staff as well as a liaison with the physician. The RN ensures that all care for the client is maintained, usually at a tertiary level, until the Medevac staff arrives to take over that care. The RN is responsible for monitoring the emergency/ambulance telephone line. This requires the coordination of additional resources such as ambulance attendants. Within the Emergency department client census can change rapidly. As a result, nurses within the department are often required to use independent nursing interventions and approved protocols to treat a client before the physician is available or arrives in the department. The RN will provide a care coordination function within their collaborative and interdisciplinary team as they have been educated to do so in their basic education. This includes but is not limited to giving direction to unregulated health care workers, such as Health Care aides. The Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU) has a detailed position statement for RNs to be aware of providing clinical guidance to unregulated health care workers. Based on client census and acuity throughout the Hay River Regional Health Centre, the incumbent may be required to provide standardized nursing care to any/or all of the client services areas within the scope of a RN's practice. JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Current registration with, or eligible to join, RNANT/NU. Bachelor of Science Nursing degree Current CPR certification ACLS, TNCC & ENPC certification is desirable Experience in an acute care hospital  KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Advanced knowledge & ability to apply the Nursing Process (assess, plan, implement and evaluate). Knowledge & ability to apply current nursing principles & practices. Must be able to provide training, advice & assessment using specialized equipment, medications, tools and techniques (including but not limited to ECG, Emergency Drugs, Defibrillator, temporary pacemakers, blood and fluid warmer, Bair Hugger, etc.). An ability to educate clients & their families (where applicable) on appropriate self care methods & techniques. Knowledge of & an ability to network resources within and outside the HRHSSA (i.e. Social Services, Public Health, Medresponse) in order to ensure support of clients & their families. An ability to operate desktop computers in order to send & receive e-mail and conduct research using the internet. An ability to operate and/or use standard medical equipment (such as, but not limited to: ECG, peripheral IVs & Infusion Pumps, stretchers, thermometers, NG tubes & suction, sphygmomanometer, blood glucose monitors, sharps, pulse oximeter, etc.) Knowledge of cross-cultural nursing. Knowledge of biological, physical, and behavioural sciences. Good organizational & prioritizing skills. Knowledge of fire, disaster, and cardiac arrest procedures. Strong leadership skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Excellent interpersonal skills; must be a team-player. Ability to stay calm & focused. Must be able to acquire within a reasonable time frame and remain current with the following mandatory certifications: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Blood Glucose Monitoring WHMIS Fire training BLS Certification Hand Hygiene/IPAC CTAS NRP Second Birth Attendant Desirable training and/or certifications include: ACLS TNCC PALS ENPC Canadian Nursing Association Certification in Emergency and /or Critical Care Nursing  A copy of the full Job Description can be found at www.hayriverhealth.ca under the ‘Careers’ tab. Salary :                        $45.54 to $54.39 per hour (Range 15) Status:                        Full-time Indeterminate, U1432 Competition #:           099-21 Hours:                         12.5hrs/shift, days/nights – modified work week Closing Date:             Open until suitable candidate found   In addition to an attractive salary, we offer a generous relocation package, as well as Northern Allowance of $2.60 per hour up to $5,282 per year. All job offers are subject to references, a satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including vulnerable sector search) and an Employee Health Risk Assessment. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.   Interested applicants may apply quoting competition number to: Human Resources Hay River Health & Social Services Authority 37911 Mackenzie Highway, Hay River, NT XOE OR6 Fax: (867) 874-8345 Email: hrhssa_competitions@gov.nt.ca   If you would like this information in another official language, contact us at ( 867) 874-8111 Si vous voulez ces informations dans une autre langue officielle, contactez-nous à (867) 874-8111        
Hay River Health & Social Services Authority
Dec 30, 2021
Full time
Come join our team! JOB SUMMARY:   The Licensed Practical Nurse is a member of the client care team, who uses the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) within the framework of the standards of practice of the Licensed Practical Nurse of the N.W.T. and the policies and procedures of the Hay River Health & Social Services Authority, to facilitate that residents receive optimum care to aid in their recovery, to achieve their maximum independence, provide a secure, comfortable home-like environment and supports the resident in a peaceful death.  The Licensed Practical Nurse acts as a patient advocate and facilitates communication between the resident, family and other health care professionals to meet their physical, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural and educational needs.   This position is located at the Woodland Manor in Hay River, which is a secure long term care facility with 23 permanent beds and 2 respite. The Licensed Practical Nurse provides basic care to the residents in Long Term Care. The incumbent, in collaboration with other health care professionals, para-professionals and others, will provide care to aid in their recovery, to achieve their maximum independence, provide a secure, comfortable home-like environment and support the resident in a peaceful death. The delivery of services has a direct impact on the quality of life and satisfaction for the residents and their families. Residents in Long Term Care are usually long-term convalescent, geriatric, dementia requiring a secure locked setting. These residents live within Long Term Care and are experiencing chronic illness or disability that has resulted in physical frailty and/or cognitive impairment. A physician or nurse practitioner visits the facility once per week or more frequently as required. The LTC LPN is a member of the resident care team who provides direct nursing care to the residents who have common well-defined nursing diagnosis. The LPN as a resident advocate and facilitates communication between the resident, the family, the manager and other health care professionals. This will result in a holistic approach to planning; organizing, teaching and relationship development that will best meet the resident’s needs. Although the LPN provides direct nursing care to residents, when faced with unfamiliar situations or situations outside the LPN’s scope of practice the incumbent will refer the situation or problem to the Resident Care Coordinator (RCC) or Manager of Continuing Care. JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Good physical & mental health; Dependable; reliable; flexible; hardworking; Good organizational skills; Knowledge and ability to apply the nursing process and current nursing practices; Knowledge of cross-cultural nursing; The incumbent is required to have the Medication Delivery Course and Physical Assessment Course, if graduated before 1999 ; Knowledge of fire & disaster procedures; Good communication skills, both written and oral, in English; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Demonstrated interest & experience working with the elderly, including those with dementia; Knowledge of "Supportive Pathways" is considered an asset; Initiative to seek advice & guidance from supervisors and other qualified staff; Excellent interpersonal skills; The level of knowledge is acquired through a formal Licensed Practical Nurse program ; Eligibility for LPN Registration in N.W.T. LPN Registrar, Dept. of Health & Social Services GNWT. Must be able to acquire within a reasonable time frame and remain current with the following mandatory certifications: Blood Glucose Monitoring WHMIS/Occupational Health and Safety training Back Injury Prevention Program CPR-HCP Hand Hygiene/IPAC Modules Supportive Pathways Non Violent Crisis Intervention A copy of the full Job Description can be found at www.hayriverhealth.ca under the ‘Employment’ tab. Salary :                          $39.71 – $47.43 per hour (Range 12) Status:                          Full-time indeterminate Float Competition No:           111-21 Closing Date:                 Open  until suitable candidate found In addition to an attractive salary, we offer a generous relocation package, as well as Northern Allowance of $2.60 per hour up to $5,282 per year. All job offers are subject to references, a satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including vulnerable sector search) and an Employee Health Risk Assessment. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.   Interested applicants may apply quoting competition number to:   Human Resources Hay River Health & Social Services Authority 37911 Mackenzie Highway, Hay River, NT X0E 0R6 Fax: (867) 874-8345 Email: hrhssa_competitions@gov.nt.ca             If you would like this information in another official language, contact us at ( 867) 874-8111 Si vous voulez ces informations dans une autre langue officielle, contactez-nous à (867) 874-8111
Hay River Health & Social Services Authority
Dec 30, 2021
Full time
Come join our team! What we offer: Competitive salary & benefits plan, with shift differentials, OT when you want it; Generous relocation package includes travel, shipping of personal effects (up to certain limits), and temporary accommodation upon arrival; Monthly Uniform Allowance; Annual Professional Registration Fees paid by Employer; Lots of in-house training, as well as access to addition training funds through PDI program up to $2,000 per year*, and more. Some of the courses offered in-house free of charge are: CPR, ACLS, BLS, TNCC, PALS, ENPC, CTAS, PEARS, NRP, 2nd birth attendant (with Midwifery Team), skills/drills training, BIPP, NVCI, MHFA, and more. Hugely successful Orientation program for new RN's led by our RN Nurse Educator/Mentor, with competency-based training; Opportunities to move through different roles in Acute & Ambulatory Care from Community Support Beds, to Triage, to Emergency, as well as training to become 2nd attendant for births with our midwifery team. There are also opportunities to train in float lines which also includes scopes (endoscopy, colonoscopy), dental surgery, and dialysis training; Average client to nurse ratio 6:1; Senior RN on-call after-hours & on weekends for extra support during emergencies; More autonomy as a nurse; challenge yourself and put your knowledge & skills to use! Access to resources such as Elsevier Clinical Solutions and Up To Date, etc.; Fitness Room on-site; Northern Living Allowance; May be eligible for student loan forgiveness through the Federal Government's Rural & Remote Nursing Loan Forgiveness Program*; Full-time, Term and Casual positions available. Also opportunities in Public Health, Home Care, and Long Term Care. Job Summary: To provide holistic, community health services that prevent and reduce the incidence of communicable disease, protect the health status of clients within the community, promote community wellness, and ensure comprehensive public health services are provided using the principles of Primary Health Care. Functions within the parameters of established health authority, regional, territorial, and professional nursing standards and policies. This position is accountable to the Community Health Supervisor. The incumbent in conjunction with other community health nurses develops, coordinates and provides services with programs such as: Communicable Diseases, Maternal Child Health, School Health, Chronic Disorders, Sexual Health, Adult Health and Occupational Health. This position has a direct impact on the health of the community through prevention, screening, follow up, and treatment of persons with various communicable diseases. Furthermore, by implementing various health promotion and injury prevention activities the health of the community is directly affected. The incumbent makes decisions regularly outside of any set guidelines and is required to use own judgment. Works as part of a multi-disciplinary team in partnership with other health authorities, departments, schools, business sector, aboriginal groups, non-governmental agencies, the GNWT Department of Health & Social Services, other governmental departments, and community agencies. Clients include individuals, families, groups, and agencies from the community of Hay River, Hay River Dene Reserve and Enterprise: population approximately 5,000. As well, when deliveries are performed in the community, initial postpartum care is provided to residents in Fort Resolution, Fort Smith and Fort Providence. In a typical month this nurse will see approximately 108 clients and give 59 immunizations. As well, this nurse will hold at least 3 group presentations per month. On average there are 60 babies born a year to parents from Hay River and the Hay River Dene Reserve. JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Training Bachelor of Nursing degree Two year application of nursing theory and the nursing process in a public health setting or related environment preferred. Current registration with, or eligibility to join, RNANT/NU . Basic CPR - annual recertification required. Special Skills and Knowledge Knowledge of current trends in health promotion/disease prevention practices and programs. Well-developed skills in order to communicate/teach effectively on an individual or group basis with in a cross-cultural northern setting. Knowledge of protocol on Community Occupational Health trends in health promotion/disease prevention, communicable disease, growth and development, perinatal issues, practice and programs in order to provide safe nursing care to clients. Able to work independently, yet to be a good team player. Required to write & pass an immunization exam. Class 5 (general) driver’s license. POSITION ROLE IN CLIENT & STAFF SAFETY: The HRHSSA is committed to creating a culture of safety throughout the organization. A culture of safety is necessary to provide optimal care to our clients, and a healthy workplace for staff. An organization with a culture of safety is characterized by several elements: Client-centered care; Healthy workplace; Open communication; and a Blame-free and accountable environment. All staff throughout the organization shares the responsibility for client and staff safety by: Demonstrating a commitment to safety; Complying with safety policies, procedures and best practices; Identifying and reporting safety issues; and Participating in safety initiatives. Commitment to Client Centered Care Recognizing that our clients are the experts for their own lives, the Hay River Health & Social Services Authority (HRHSSA) is committed to support our clients as leaders to accomplish the goals that they have set out for us in their personal care. The (HRHSSA) will endeavor to provide client centered care through the following: Involving clients in their care by reducing barriers that may inhibit our ability to help them. Providing a culture that will ensure clients have a voice and participate in their own personal care. Empowering clients through improving client satisfaction, enhancing the quality of care and ultimately the quality of life for our clients. Focusing on the experience of the client from their perspective and listening to their needs. Fostering collaboration between the client and organization by working together to achieve our goals. Providing continuous dialogue with the clients to ensure that each and every client is seen as a unique individual. Ensuring staff are provided with the training and tools required to complete the best job possible. Criminal Record Check Employment with the Hay River Health & Social Services Authority is contingent on providing a satisfactory criminal record check including the vulnerable sector check to the Human Resources Office prior to the official start date of a position. Salary:                          $45.54 to 54.39 per hour (Range 15) Status:                         Full-time Indeterminate, 37.5 hours/week Start date:                    TBD Competition #:             115-21 Closing date:               Open until suitable candidate found In addition to an attractive salary, we offer a generous relocation package as well as Northern Allowance of approx. $2.60 per hour up to $5,282 per year. All job offers are subject to references, a satisfactory Criminal Records Check and an Employee Health Risk Assessment. COVID-19 Vaccination Policy in place. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants must submit a resume, quoting Competition number to : Human Resources Hay River Health & Social Services Authority 37911 Mackenzie Highway Hay River, NT X0E 0R6 Fax: 867-874-8345 Email:   hrhssa_competitions@gov.nt.ca   If you would like this information in another official language, contact us at ( 867) 874-8111 Si vous voulez ces informations dans une autre langue officielle, contactez-nous à (867) 874-8111