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Registered Nurse, Rapid Response (166-21)

North East Local Health Integration Network

This is a Contract position in Peace River, AB posted November 22, 2022.

Home and Community Care SupportServices North East offers a wide-range of quality health-care services andresources to support people of all ages at home, school or in community.

Inaddition to planning, delivering and coordinating care for thousands of peopleeach day in Northeastern Ontario, we also manage eligibility andadmissions to long-term care homes, short stay respite, assisted living, andadult day programs.

We need caring, motivated people who are driven to helpothers and make difference in their community, to join our multi-disciplinaryteam.

Position: Registered Nurse, Rapid Response (166-21) Region: Parry Sound Description: JOB POSTING: 166-21 POSTING DATE: August 5, 2022 JOB TITLE: Registered Nurse, Rapid Response, Full-Time INITIAL ASSIGNMENT: Rapid Response Nurse Program (PS RRRN) BARGAINING AGENT: ONA LOCATION: Parry Sound EFFECTIVEDATE: Immediately Home andCommunity Care Support Services North East offers a wide-range of qualityhealth-care services and resources to support people of all ages at home,school or in community.

In addition to planning, delivering and coordinatingcare for thousands of people each day in Northeastern Ontario, we also manageeligibility and admissions to long-term care homes, short stay respite,assisted living, and adult day programs.

We need caring, motivated people whoare driven to help others and make difference in their community, to join ourmulti-disciplinary team.

POSITION SUMMARY: TheRegistered Nurse
– Rapid Response focuses on the care during transition fromacute care to home care for eligible complex/chronic adults and medicallyfragile children.

NATURE & SCOPE:
· Provides the first in-home nursing visit within twenty-four (24)hours of hospital discharge for patients with complex/chronic diseasesincluding CHF, COPD, Diabetes or other;
· Completes a clinical, problem-based head to toe assessment;
· Confirms the patient’s hospital discharge plan;
· Performs medication reconciliation for patient and reviewsmedication protocol with patient and caregiver;
· Utilizes a “teach back” approach to help the patient andfamily understand the care plan, treatments, symptom management, and when/whoto ask for help;
· Initiates communication with the patient’s primary care provider,and ensures follow up with primary care within seven (7) days;
· Refers to longer-term community programs through the CareCoordinator as required, once goals of Rapid Response program are met.

QUALIFICATIONS:
· RegisteredNurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario;
· Minimum3-5 years’ clinical experience working as a Registered Nurse;
· Recentand relevant experience providing direct (hands-on) nursing care within theareas of Paediatrics, Chronic Disease Management, Medicine or Cardiology.Preference will be given to experience withinthe last 2-3 years;
· Certificatein Geriatric Nursing (GNC) or Certified Nurse in Critical Care Pediatrics (CNCCP)an asset;
· Superiorclinical assessment skills;
· Abilityto provide quality clinical service delivery in conjunction with patients andother stakeholders;
· Abilityto work independently;
· Strongcritical thinking and problem solving skills;
· Effectiveinterpersonal and communications skills;
· Abilityto provide health coaching and disease-specific education to patients;
· Advancedoral and written proficiency in English is essential; Must have valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle, astravel to patient homes will be required; Salary: To be discussed Terms of Employment: Full-Time How to Apply: Lessqualified candidates may be considered.However, candidates who meet all requirements will be given priority foran interview.

Home and Community Care Support Services North East is an equalopportunity employer.

Personalinformation submitted will be used only for the purpose of determiningsuitability for this vacancy.Allapplicants are thanked for their interest in this position.Only those applicants selected for an interviewwill be contacted.

Individuals with a disability requiringaccommodation during the application and/or the interview process should advisethe recruitment contact so arrangements can be made.

Interested persons are invited tosubmit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to: Please refer to posting 166-21 whenapplying.

Home and Community Care SupportServices has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy across the provincethat requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applicantsbeing considered for employment will be required to provide proof ofvaccination documentation confidentially to Human Resources upon hire.

Anymedical or human rights exemption requests will be reviewed and validated priorto an offer of employment.