Public Health Nurse (PHN)

Public Health Nurse (PHN)

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE (PHN)

(Full-time or flexible Part-time permanent positions available)

Positions currently available to work in Woodland Cree and Lubicon Lake, AB

The Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council is seeking kind, caring and compassionate Public Health Nurse to become part of their Health Care Team in the geographic areas of the Loon River, Lubicon Lake, Peerless Trout and Woodland Cree First Nations! Under the guidance of the Director of Health, the PHN is responsible for providing Public Health Nursing services/care and health education to the clients, families and community – ensuring that all program initiatives reflect the cultural values, traditions and customs of the respective Band / Nation. We are flexible in listening to your ideal work day/week availability and how we can make that work based on our needs.

This position offers a competitive salary, benefits, pension, and the use of a company vehicle – subsidized accommodation may also be available!

Responsibilities:

• Provide direct nursing care, health assessment, health planning, injury prevention, supportive counseling, preventative and screening measures, referrals, and evaluation as appropriate to clients and families.
• Provide Public Health services such as but not limited to Immunization for all age groups, influenza program delivery and health promotion initiatives.
• Provide Communicable Disease Control services including but not limited to outbreak management and follow up.
• Provide Maternal/Infant Health services including postpartum support, lactation education, prenatal education and high-risk assessment of mother, babies and families in the home environment.
• Provide Sexual and Reproductive Health services – May be required to provided STI test and treat, Women’s Wellness, contraception support, pregnancy testing and education in schools and communities.
• Conduct COVID-19 and/or other clinical swabbing.
• Receive referrals for clients across their life span with varying health care needs.
• Collaborate and coordinate services with other agencies as required.
• Work independently as required.
• Ability to maintain accurate health records and fulfill reporting requirements.
• Ability to deliver health promotion, prevention, and education programs.
• Effective interaction with clients, families, staff, supervisors and supporting agencies.
• Ensure that all program initiatives reflect the cultural values, traditions, and customs of the Nation.

Education and Qualifications:

• Completion of an accredited nursing education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with C.A.R.N.A.
• Valid and current Basic Cardiac Life Support – Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).
• Computer literacy – certification and/or training in entry level usage

Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

• Diploma from an accredited Registered Nurse Program – Baccalaureate degree in nursing is preferred. Other relevant skills and experience relevant to nursing practice in the community sector will be considered.
• Public Health nursing experience including immunization, Healthy Beginnings and Child Health Clinic preferred. Other desirable recent nursing experience includes maternal/postpartum and newborn assessment.
• A minimum of three years of experience in Public Health Nursing is preferred.
• Excellent and effective decision-making skills, oral and written skills, assessment skills, interpersonal skills, organizational skills, teaching skills and supervisory skills are required.
• Ability to work independently and as a part of a team with other care providers.
• Willing, capable and flexible in working to meet the needs of the health department.
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Cree culture, organizations and communities
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of indigenous health care concerns and issues

Additional Requirements:

• Possesses valid driver’s license & able to provide a drivers abstract.
• Submission of clear Police Information Check & Child Intervention Check
• Oath of Confidentiality must be signed prior to commencing employment.

Please Submit:

A Cover letter indicating salary expectations, workweek days available and containing expressed written permission to contact your references and a Resume including three references via email to:
KTC Nursing Team Recruitment, KTC, P.O. Box 120, Atikameg, AB, T0G 0C0 KTCHR@ktcadmin.ca

DEADLINE: August 14th, 2020

The Personal information submitted pursuant to the advertisement will be utilized for the employment opportunity only and is subject to compliance with the Freedom of information and protection of privacy act. Applicants are thanked in advance for their interest however only those selected for consideration/interview will be contacted.