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Job Code:183621
Opportunity:Registered Practical Nurse
Location:Sioux Lookout, Ontario
Date Posted:3/6/2019

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Registered Practical Nurse The Sioux Lookout Area Primary Care Team (SLAPCT) works in a team environment to provide wrap-around services and seamless primary care to children, youth, adults and families within both the town of Sioux Lookout and the First Nations communities in the Sioux Lookout region; with total catchment area of 32,000+ people. If you enjoy the outdoors, travelling and connecting with people, then the Sioux Lookout area is the place for you! On top of all that, SLFNHA offers great benefits, a supportive work environment and many opportunities! If you are interested in providing primary care services in both the municipality of Sioux Lookout and directly in the First Nations communities, then this is the job for you! The Primary Care Team, a resource to the First Nations communities in the Sioux Lookout region, brings together a diverse group of health care professionals to work together collaboratively to help meet the individual needs of clients. They deliver care to help clients with specific health care goals and needs, ranging from managing chronic disease, to complex health needs, to helping a client deal with a life challenge that is negatively impacting their health. For more information and an organizational profile, please visit: http://bit.ly/SLFNHA-OP RESPONSIBILITIES: . Provision of primary care services by a Registered Practical Nurse as outlined by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario - Practice Standards. The provision of primary care by RPN's includes assessments and care for established/stable clients with identified and applied nursing care needs and those clients requiring routine follow-up and monitoring . The Primary Care RPN aligns her/his practice with evidence-based strategies that maintain the highest level of continuity for the client . Collaborate effectively with all members of the Primary Care Team and assists as needed . Recommend and adapt teaching to the client's identified health needs, revising treatment protocols as requested . Educate and counsel clients' family members and caregivers to promote function and independence including health promotion and injury prevention. . Stays current and aware of opportunities to implement new evidence-based methods of client's assessment and treatment . Participates in self-directed learning to ensure that practice remains relevant . Handling of sensitive/confidential material strictly in confidence in accordance with office policy/PIPHA . Ability to work independently and to assess/monitor client's level of care . Input data/treatment plans within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS . Registered Practical Nurse diploma . Minimum of two (2) years' work experience as a Registered Practical Nurse . Demonstrated understanding of and competence in, serving culturally diverse populations; knowledgeable of First Nations' people, history, culture, health priorities and social issues . Knowledge and proficiency in current evidenced-based methods and practice of primary care delivery, with an emphasis on health promotion and risk reduction . Ability to work collaboratively within the Primary Care Team and with other health care professionals . Strong computer skills and previous experience with Microsoft Office . Excellent interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills . Ability to adapt quickly to change . Must be willing to travel by various modes . Must have a valid Driver's License . Ability to communicate in one of the First Nations dialects is considered an asset . Previous experience with Diabetic Foot Care and Wound Care would be an asset APPLY TODAY! If you believe you can make a strong contribution to this organization as a Registered Practical Nurse, please submit your resume in confidence to healthcare@legacybowes.com quoting #183621.



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