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Job Title:
Community Health Registered Nurse I

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
Community Support Services
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Location: Marystown Health and Community Building

Community Health Registered Nurse I
Community Support / Public Health Programs
HoursDepending on the needs of the department
SalaryNS30, ($34.35 - $42.65 per hour)
Competition Number2019005508
Posted Date21 October 2019
Closing Date31 October 2019

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
The Community Health Nurse I provides nursing services to individuals, families, groups and communities with in a Population Health framework using the principles of Primary Health Care in a self-help framework and case management model of service delivery. The Community Health Nurse I translates knowledge from the health and social sciences to promote and support health and is responsible for the provision of care to individuals of all ages, living under various conditions and with a wide variety of associated social and health care needs. Community Health Nurses provide quality nursing care involving all aspects of public health nursing and/or home and community care nursing programs including community development, health promotion and protection, illness prevention, supportive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative care and deliver these targeted interventions and programs where clients can best access them, including homes, schools, clinics and many other settings.

Effective practice is dependent upon collaboration with the client and family, a variety of health workers and other community based personnel. This may be achieved as a member of interdisciplinary teams and committees.

This position requires an ability to observe and follow the established organizational policies and procedures, professional code of ethics and the Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice. This position frequently works autonomously with limited supervision. Ability to be self-directed and exercise independent nursing judgment in a community-based environment is essential.

The Community Health Nurse I is required to work alone for extended periods of time and travel in a variety of weather and road conditions. They may be exposed to contagious diseases, various pets and animals, emotionally difficult or potentially violent situations, and hazardous substances.

Job Demands
Occasionally required to lift or move educational materials, nursing supplies up to 25 lbs. and occasionally helping to reposition patients or lift children up to 50 lbs.
Regularly is required to sit at a computer, stand and/or walk during client visits and clinics and to drive motor vehicles to visit client homes and Personal Care Homes. There is an occasional requirement to work in awkward or cramped positions when administering needles.
Fine finger movements requiring precision and the use of hand tools when inserting needles and removing sutures is required on a regular basis.
Visual alertness is required when completing charting, assessing wound beds, performing physical assessments and mixing medication.
Sensory demands such as smell, is used to identify infected wounds, and touch is used for land marking injections and lumps.
Higher than normal levels of attentiveness is needed when mixing and administering medications.
There is occasional lack of control over the pace of work.

Job Qualifications
Graduation from an approved/recognized post-secondary nursing education program with a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing.
A current practicing license with the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (ARNNL) and BLS Certification is required.
One year of Community Health Nursing (Home and Community Care) experience is preferred.
Ability to be self-motivated and able to work both collaboratively and with a high degree of independence and initiative.
A valid Newfoundland and Labrador Class 5 Driver's License and the use of a private vehicle are conditions of employment.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.

Open to external applicants.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.