Permanent | Full Time
Community Wellbeing Nurse (Family Health)Our client, the Sioux Lookout First Nation Health Authority is seeking a Community Wellbeing Nurse, Family Health to join their team as a key member of the Approaches to Community Wellbeing Team. Reporting to the Raising our Children Manager, the Nurse will work with the Family Health team of Raising our Children to provide expertise around Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health. The role of the nurse will be to support community-based workers and to enhance community health services. 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! For more information and an organizational profile, please visit: http://bit.ly/SLFNHA-OP RESPONSIBILITIES:.Identify health issues and needs relevant to First Nation communities and participate in population level health planning..Assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing programs and community-wide based initiatives using the current knowledge of practices and trends..Participate in the development and evaluation of education materials and provide support to health promotion activities for Raising our Children. .Support and build capacity of community-based family health workers through:-Mentorship/ Training and Workshops-Developing and providing resources-Facilitating access to professional development opportunities.Provide health education to prenatal and new mothers residing at the hostel as well as clinical expertise to the Raising our Children team and to community health care providers..Establish and maintain close working relationships with each First Nation community and health staff in order to build capacity and promote awareness and self-determination within Family Health programming and services..Facilitate community development and community mobilization..Provide orientation of SLFNHA's Approaches to Community Wellbeing, and Raising our Children Team to primary health care providers and facilitate continued learning opportunities regarding reproductive health, maternal-newborn health, and child health..Advocate for clients and communities to enhance health determinants..Liaise and work in partnership with internal and external committees, working groups, task forces, organizations and coalitions as a representative for SLFNHA, to accomplish the roles and responsibilities noted above..Conduct quality control surveillance on data management and operations in conjunction with the Raising our Children Manager, data clerks and Epidemiologist..Maintain required professional memberships and competence through participation in professional development programs and by self-directed study. SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS.Current Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario .Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing BScN from an accredited University with identifiable community health nursing content and CPR certification.Experience in public/community health nursing, program planning, implementation and evaluation.Keen understanding and sensitivity to Indigenous customs and cultures including speaking Sioux Lookout dialects.Knowledge of, and experience with, Maternal-Newborn Health and Reproductive Health and Child programs.Knowledge of, and/or experience in vaccine preventable diseases.Experience in breastfeeding support.International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant or working towards certification would be an asset.Experience working with at-risk families with superb conflict management skills.Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team and foster relationships with stakeholders within SLFNHA and the communities.Excellent interpersonal, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.Demonstrated organizational and time management skills APPLY TODAY! If you believe you can make a strong contribution to this organization as a Wellbeing Nurse Specialist, please submit your resume in confidence to [email protected] quoting #183607.
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