Registered Nurse

JOB TITLE: Family Health Nurse

 

REPORTS TO: Director, Clinical Service Integration and/or Clinical Practice Team Lead, Nursing

 

DEPARTMENT: Nursing

 

LOCATION: 700 - 10216 124 Street, Edmonton, AB

 

STATUS: Permanent Part-Time 0.8 FTE

 

The Family Health Nurse plays a key role in the provision of services for patients in Copeman Healthcare (CHC). Nursing includes provision of family health nursing care to the population of patients seen in the family practice service. Areas of focus include: assessing care needs on intake, triage and navigation to appropriate services, disease prevention and health promotion, travel medicine, chronic and complex disease care management in partnership with the physician and the interdisciplinary team. The Family Health Nurse collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to optimize patient engagement and care outcomes.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY

Definition: we are accountable to our clients our stakeholders, and each other.

 

  • Respect individuals and their rights regardless of race, religious beliefs, color, gender, physical and / or mental disability, marital status, family status, economic status, education level, age, ancestry or sexual orientation;
  • Documents new clients medical history and lifestyle profile accurately and consistently as well as understands all aspects of health plan development for clients including fitness, nutritional, medical, and psychological methods & assessments;
  • Maintains awareness of referrals and follow–up requirements for assigned clients, as well as providing recommendations for specific care tracks, helping ensure that clients are receiving timely information, support and care;
  • Assists the physician in communicating with clients on laboratory tests, diagnostic measures, and prescription management and becomes proficient and may assist with other tests and diagnostic examinations;
  • Performs other nursing duties including well baby checks, immunizations, travel medicine, injections and physician procedural assistance;
  • Seeks out Professional development opportunities to stay relevant in nursing skills, guidelines, and staying up to date to ensure a high level of professional practice;
  • Maintain an up to date CPR and ACLS certifications (ACLS for Calgary only);
  • Embodies the corporate values in every interaction with staff and patients;
  • Assists in the administration of vaccines, vaccine inventory and the flu campaign;
  • Contributes to and writes SOPs as required;
  • Attends staff and clinical meetings to stay up to date on events in the clinic and clinical education that impacts patient care;
  • Engages in regular meetings with leader and participates in performance review meetings;
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

INNOVATION

Definition: we operate at the forefront of medical services and drive change that unlocks new value.

 

  • Uses a thoughtful approach to the case management of client care, this includes orientation and education to services for the client as well as identification of each client’s health planned coordination of team care;
  • The Family Health Nurse works proactively and professionally with the client, physician and other team members to ensure the client’s care plan is well understood and supported;
  • Supports change and innovation. Is adaptable and flexible;
  • Provides feedback to their leader on centre operations and ideas for improvement;
  • Commits to continuous learning and becoming knowledgeable and proficient with new processes.

 

COLLABORATION

Definition: we work together for the benefit of our clients.

 

  • Maintains awareness of referrals and follow–up requirements for assigned clients, as well as providing recommendations for specific care tracks, helping ensure that clients are receiving timely information, support and care;
  • Assist in the management of patients on the clinical pathways;
  • Supports a collaborative, respectful, team–based approach to clinical care;
  • Contributes to and/or leads projects based on skill-set and areas of interest;
  • Reinforce LP services and team value through FHN visits.

 

PEOPLE FOCUSED

Definition: our strength is our people, we foster the development and success of our team.

 

  • Triage phone calls and emails and provide anticipatory guidance to patients;
  • Performs other nursing duties including well baby checks, immunizations, travel medicine, injections and physician procedural assistance;
  • Contribute to education for staff through newsletters, memos, webinars, etc.

 

EXCELLENCE

Definition: we pursue excellence in everything we do and seek to deliver the highest standards of medicine.

 

  • Responds to calls from clients, ensuring that the client receives the fastest, most appropriate and most convenient care while assisting the organization in reducing unnecessary physician appointments.
  • Provides direct clinical care, education and counselling to optimize health outcomes.
  • Reviews client charts for accuracy and completeness ensuring service levels to promote and meet our guarantees.

 

CLIENT CENTERED

Definition: we deliver on the needs of our clients.

 

  • Documents the new clients’ medical history and lifestyle profile accurately and consistently as well as understands all aspects of health plan development for clients including fitness, nutritional, medical, and psychological methods & assessments;
  • Book follow-ups and routine checks with patient to ensure on-going care.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Active registration with appropriate Provincial Registered Nursing Body (e.g. CARNA, CRNBC);
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing;
  • Preference given to those with at least 5 years of Primary Care nursing experience;
  • Certified Diabetic Educator preferred;
  • Multidisciplinary/collaborative team work experience preferred;
  • Current CPR certification;
  • Some travel may be required, must have valid driver’s license.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • You will be required to work in a multi-disciplinary clinical setting. Typically you would work office hours however; some flexibility may be required to accommodate service requirements for the operation.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Family Health Nurse must observe rigid standardized guidelines to guard against disease and accidental needle sticks, chemicals used to sterilize instruments. Physical ability to do the job as you will be spending time walking, bending, stretching, and standing.

 

DIRECT REPORTS

  • None

 

If you are interested in our open position and feel you meet our requirements, submit your application to our internal tracking system at www.copemanhealthcare.com, under about us/careers.


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