Community Health Nurse – 2 FTE

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Kenora Chiefs Advisory is hiring 2 Full-Time Community Health Nurses! For more information on this LEAP jobs posting, check out the details below!

The Kenora Chiefs Advisory’s Primary Care Initiative is an exciting new development in the provision of health care for First Nations Communities. Kenora Chiefs Advisory is seeking a Community Health Nurse to provide holistic nursing services in KCA member communities.

Employer Name: Kenora Chiefs Advisory
City: Kenora
Province: ON
Application Deadline: April 16th, 2021
Job Type: Full-Time
Wages: TBD

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Work closely with partner health care providers and consult with clients’ Primary Care Physician, visiting physicians, and Nurse practitioners on an ongoing basis
  • Complete scheduling for visiting Physicians and Nurse Practitioners based on assessment data
  • Provide telephone and in-person triage
  • Manage patient clinics and flow
  • Obtain immunization certification with ISC and provide immunizations
  • Perform contact tracing and provide reports as per ISC for communicable diseases
  • Provide homecare and perform comprehensive and focused health assessments that include health history, health status, risk factors and the social determinants of health and develop client care plans
  • Conduct needs assessments for advanced care and medical directives, complete and document thorough medication assessments, review laboratory and diagnostic reports and flag potential concerns for visiting Physicians and Nurse practitioners
  • Provide interventions as per medical directives or medical orders, such as wound care, staple/suture removal, injections, ear syringing, assisting with procedures and specimen collection in accordance with Ontario College of Nurses Standards of Practice
  • Perform program evaluation and reporting, including collection and compilation of data in accordance with funding requirements, entering information into community-based reporting templates, e-SDRT and E-HRTT, preparation of reports for community leadership and preparation of proposals when needed
  • Engage with individual KCA member community leadership and health representatives to conduct needs/assets assessments
  • Negotiate and assist individual First Nations communities with advocacy for equitable services and agreements with federal, provincial, and regional service delivery partners in order to enhance Community Health Nurse and Primary Care Nurse programming
Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Certification as a Registered Nurse or Registered Practical Nurse in the province of Ontario with good standing and membership to RNAO with LAP
  • Current CPR/AED with HCP and First Aid certification
  • Experience in Public Health Nursing; particularly with communicable disease control and outbreak management
  • Minimum of 5 years nursing experience in a Primary Care setting
  • Understanding of and ability to apply Clinical Practice Guidelines as well as other acts and legislation that govern practice
  • Experience in program planning and evaluation and performance management
  • Experience and understanding of Indigenous cultural issues, the geographical realities, and social conditions within northern remote First Nations communities
  • Knowledge of the Social Determinants of Health specific to First Nations Communities
  • Ability to apply a bi-cultural lens to work activities
  • Demonstrated understanding of PHIPA and ability to maintain client confidentiality
  • Excellent organization and computer skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and effective organizational, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of the Anishinaabe culture and language considered an asset
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Applicants should possess a valid driver’s license/insurance, have a vehicle, and be willing to travel when required
How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

Please forward resume, cover letter and 3 references by Friday April 16th, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. to:

Human Resource Department

Kenora Chiefs Advisory

PO Box 349 – 240 Veterans Drive
Kenora ON, P9N 3X4
Fax: 807-467-2656

We thank all that apply, but only those selected for an Interview will be contacted.

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