Registered Nurse - Permanent, Full-time
Couchiching Family Health Team - Orillia, ON

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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:
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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Teaching experience will be considered an asset

Please submit cover letter and resume including position title in subject line by April 30th, 2014 to recruitment team: