Full-Time: 25-40 hours per week average 33 hours / per week.

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Our client provides personal support workers, rehabilitation services and nursing care for patients in homes, schools, retirement homes, long term care facilities and workplaces. These services are available across Ontario, in both urban and rural communities.

Work for an employer who views employees as their most valuable resource and are the embodiment of how they deliver unparalleled service to patients.

Here are the top 5 reasons to work for our client:

  • Our supportive leadership team cares about you
  • Our focus is on providing excellent patient care
  • The mobile technology we provide improves the effectiveness of your work life
  • Diverse work assignments foster your professional growth
  • Work-life balance is important to us and we provide flexible hours

POSITION OVERVIEW and RESPONSIBILITIES:

Consult clients with wounds and work collaboratively with the primary care provider to provide resources, coaching, education and consultative support. Care providers include but are not limited to physicians, nurse practitioners, nursing colleagues, interdisciplinary team members, and CCAC/ contracted hospitals or Long Term Care Facilities. Manage caseload using time management skills and priority setting to ensure there is capacity for new referrals. Work within parameters set by the contracting organizations and follow CarePartners and CCAC guidelines for appropriate follow-up visits. Promote professionalism and excellence in evidence-based care.

Client Care

  • Functions as a member of an empowered nursing team that is accountable for the nursing care it provides, in accordance with current professional legislation and the guidelines and standards set out by the College of Nurses
  • The nurse utilizes the forecast, assesses client nursing needs, and client preferences
  • The nurse assists the Clinical Assistant in booking clients, maintaining continuity of client care; restocking of clinic rooms and reordering of the medical supplies for the clinic; and the greeting of clients
  • The nurse interfaces with the physicians and other health care professionals with the authority to order controlled acts to acquire appropriate orders according to the Best Practice Guidelines as set out by the RNAO and other evidence-based protocols
  • The nurse carries a pager on a rotating basis and responds to pages promptly and appropriately

Abides by Care Plan

  • The nurse utilizes the nursing process to provide individualized nursing care for each client, including performing a thorough holistic assessment of each client and identifying the client’s needs utilizing information from the client, caregiver(s), the CCAC referral and other sources
  • The nurse develops appropriate time-specific, measurable goals and outcomes in collaboration with the client and/or caregiver(s), and in keeping with the CCAC goal for treatment
  • The nurse develops a comprehensive plan of care that reflects evidence-based practice, client-based goal(s) and outcomes, and the physician’s orders
  • The nurse implements the nursing care plan in accordance with the policies and procedures of CarePartners, ensuring that the plan of care promotes fiscal responsibility and client empowerment
    He/she utilizes effective teaching skills to promote client decision-making and independence
  • He/she delegates procedures to clients, caregivers and/or home support workers as described in the CNO document: Working with Unregulated Care Providers
  • He/she evaluates the client’s response to treatment and revises the care plan and goals as necessary in consultation with the client, caregiver, physician and/or CCAC Case Manager
  • The nurse teaches RPN’s skills as deemed appropriate and preceptors’ new nurses or student nurses during their placement

Documentation and Communication

  • The nurse documents the assessment, goals and outcomes, nursing care plan, the care provided and the client’s response using the documenting policies and procedures set out by the agency
  • The nurse collaborates with other health care team members to develop a comprehensive plan of care for multi-service clients, and participates in multi-disciplinary conferences as required
  • The nurse regularly attends monthly team meetings and inservices
  • He/she demonstrates initiative by continually upgrading his/her nursing scope of knowledge and skills through attendance at courses and workshops, and reading of professional journals
  • He/she actively promotes and participates in the agency’s Quality Improvement Program, Accreditation process and Health and Safety Program

FREEDOM OF ACTION:

  • Visits patients independently
  • Has to abide by CCAC and CNO stipulations

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Effort (Mental & Physical):

  • Genuine warmth and compassion that are immediately evident to the client/family are essential
  • The ability to analyze information critically, make decisions independently, collaborate effectively and manage time well is required
  • A high stress level due to the acuity of client conditions, conflicting demands, odd hours and limited resources is always present
  • The ability to drive in good and bad weather and the ability to walk in long laneways in heavy winter conditions is essential
  • Nurses carry a bag containing nursing equipment and resource material that can weigh up to 20 pounds
  • Nursing care is often performed at less than ideal height, therefore back muscles are often challenged and kneeling is a common position for care delivery
  • Lifting and moving of clients is frequently required but is performed with assistance or mechanical aids if the client is heavy
  • Excellent manual dexterity is mandatory, as many tasks require above average fine motor skills
  • Communicating using multiple electronic devices (i.e. phone, email, fax, computer portal, pager)

Working Conditions:

  • Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work. As a result, high-speed internet access is required
  • Occasional travel beyond service delivery area may be required
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
  • May be exposed to infectious waste, disease, conditions, etc
  • The nurse travels by car to client homes, schools and places of employment to deliver nursing care
  • Delivers nursing care in the client’s environment which offers a wide range of conditions in terms of temperature, noise, lighting, smell and cleanliness
  • Required to deliver care 24 hours per day

QUALIFICATIONS:

The position requires academic and clinical preparation in the area of wound management from a recognized educational program from one of the following options:

  • The Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy Nursing Education Program (ETNEP), or other ETNEP program whose educational domains include wound care management (advanced knowledge and clinical practice)
  • A registered nurse who has completed advanced knowledge programs including:
  • The University of Western Ontario Masters of Clinical Science in Wound Healing
  • The University of Toronto / CAWC International Interdisciplinary Wound Care Course (IIWCC) PLUS a mentorship/ preceptorship such as through the RNAO Advanced Practice Clinical Fellowship (APCF) or through their agency.
  • University of Toronto Masters of Science of Community Health in Wound Healing,
  • The Masters of Science in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair, Cardiff, Wales
  • The CAET Knowledge 2 Practice RN Wound Program plus a 40-hour mentorship with an Ostomy specialist, on their own time, or through the RNAO Advanced Practice Clinical Fellowship (APCF)/own agency
  • The ability of an individual division to employ non-ET trained nurses for this position will be dependent on the language included in the CCAC contract allowing nurses with other academic preparation to work as Wound Care Specialists for consultation purposes

COMPENSATION:

  • Compensation based on experience

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