ABOUT FORT MCKAY
The Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) is composed of over 800 band members, including those of Cree and Dene heritage, with approximately 400 members residing in the hamlet of Fort McKay â€” a community located approximately 65 km north of Fort McMurray. Fort McKay offers the best of both worlds: remote northern life for the nature lover and proximity to a large city of about 70,000 people with all the amenities you need.
ABOUT THE ROLE
We are seekingfor a motivated and multitask-oriented individual who is flexible and works well in a team environment to fill the full-time permanent position of Home Care Registered Nurse.
The Registered Nurse Home Care (RN) is a regulated member of the interprofessional health care team who utilizes the nursing process, critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills to provide care to individuals, families, groups, communities and populations across the life span in all practice settings. The Home Care RN utilises the RAI HC and Supported living for assessment care planning and monitoring.
This individual must be able to interact with staff at all levels in a fast-paced environment, while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient. This is a full-time salaried position based on seventy-five (75) hours bi-weekly.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Incorporates critical inquiry and relational practice to conduct an organized and comprehensive assessment that emphasizes patient input and the determinants of health.
- Identifies nursing diagnosis based on defining characteristics presented and communicates nursing diagnosis to patient, interprofessional health care team members and other providers of care as appropriate.
- Assesses and anticipates potential risks to the patient that may require further treatment interventions.
- Provides ongoing monitoring of patient's response to interventions, identifies potential and real deviations from expected outcomes, while paying attention to the subtle warning signs and intervenes accordingly.
- Identifies and assesses crisis situations and intervenes as appropriate.
- Completes a comprehensive assessment of patient needs in complex and often rapidly changing situations.
- Develops and implements patient-centered plans of care in collaboration with the patient, the interprofessional health care team and other care providers, ensuring continuity of care across the continuum.
- Prioritizes nursing action(s), in alignment with patient goals.
- Consults with patient and identifies measurable short-term and long-term patient outcomes and communicates same to the interprofessional health care team and other care providers.
- Appropriately assigns care and supervises unregulated health providers delivering nursing care.
- Mentors, teaches, coachesâ€™ students and staff and preceptorsâ€™ students.
- Collaborates and consults with patients, families, and communities to determine health learning needs and to provide education as needed.
- Individualizes interventions to the identified patient needs through the understanding, utilization and application of research and best practice clinical guidelines appropriate to the practice setting and patient population.
- Utilizes multiple learning modalities to support patient understanding of health care, health promotion and health maintenance.
- Recognizes deficits related to vision, hearing, speech and language, social and contextual circumstances and adapts care to minimize these challenges while promoting patient health and independence.
- Provides culturally competent care.
- Provides consultation and guidance to other members of the nursing team as needed.
- Evaluates progress toward achievement of expected outcomes and modifies interventions and the plan of care to achieve desired outcomes as appropriate.
- Consults with the interprofessional team and other care providers to discuss changes related to patient status and intervenes as appropriate.
- Utilizes the nursing process, critical inquiry, problem solving and decision-making skills to provide care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the life span.
- Conducts organized and comprehensive professional assessments and judgments of the patient's health status, identifies specific needs, and determines appropriate responses/follow-up including consultation with the patient and other health care providers.
- Facilitates effective team processes and shared decision making.
- Communicates with other health care practitioners in a collaborative, responsive and responsible manner.
- Scope of practice as defined by Schedule 24 of the Health Professions Act of Alberta, Registered Nurses Profession Regulation and CARNA Standards of Practice and other guiding documents.
Note: Any additional specific knowledge requirements are to be identified for specific job assignments.
- Baccalaureate preparation or equivalent as assessed and determined by the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA).
- BLS-C (Basic Rescuer) required.
- Valid practice permit from the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) is required.
- 3 out of last 5 years practising in a Home Care service
- Experience in a First Nations community is a definite asset
- Ability to speak Cree or Dene is an asset
At Fort McKay, we ask a lot of our employees, which is why we give so much in return.In addition to your Competitive Salary, Medical/Dental/Vision Plan, and Company matched Pension Plan; weâ€™ll shower you with perks, including:
- Opportunities for career growth, professional development, and volunteering within the community
- Office hours Monday to Thursday 8:30 Am to 4:30 PM and Friday 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
- Salary employees are entitled to 37.5 Hours of Personal Time, up to 112.5 Hours of Sick Time.
- In office Gym available to ALL employees.
- Fort McKay First Nation pays 100% of employee benefits at no cost to the employee
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