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Job Title:
Community Health Registered Nurse I

Posted Date:
2/14/2020
Closing Date:
2/24/2020
Functional Discipline:
Community Support Services
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Location: Bell Island - Dr. Walter Templeman Hospital

COMMUNITY HEALTH REGISTERED NURSE I
Bell Island - Dr. Walter Templeman Hospital
Public Health Program
Permanent, Full-Time
03412POS
Hours0-150 hours in a four-week period (This position usually works 75 hours bi-weekly; 8 hour days, weekends; standby required)
SalaryNS-30 ($34.35 - $42.65 per hour)
Competition Number2020000818
Posted Date14 February 2020
Closing Date24 February 2020


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 Registered Nurse I provides nursing services to individuals, families, groups and communities within a Population Health framework using the principles of Public Health Care in a self-help framework and case management model of service delivery. The Community Health Registered 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.

The Community Health Registered Nurse I collaborates with clients and families, a variety of health workers and other community based personnel as a member of the interdisciplinary team. The Community Health Registered Nurse I observes and follows established organizational policies and procedures, professional code of ethics, and the Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice.

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
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Occasionally lifts up to 30 lbs and helps to reposition clients or lift children up to 50 lbs while working in awkward postures.
Regularly stands/walks during client visits and clinics as well as drive to clients' homes and Personal Care Homes.
Strong hand/eye co-ordination is required. Visual and auditory alertness is required when completing assessments, administering medications, and providing care.
When performing procedures, regularly uses fine finger/precision work and hand tools requiring accurate control and steadiness. Regular computer work is required.

Job Qualifications
Graduation from an approved/recognized post-secondary nursing education program with a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is required.
Current practicing license with the College of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (CRNNL) and BLS Certification is required.
Minimum of two years of experience within the last four working in Public Health nursing is required. Public Health nursing experience includes direct clinical service provision in the following programs: Child Health Clinics, Healthy Beginnings, Preschool Health Checks & Breastfeeding Support Groups.
Demonstrated 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.

If this is an internal posting only, only applicants of the Eastern Health RNUNL Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. Otherwise, if this is posted internal and external, we will accept all applications, but preference will be given to those qualified candidates who are internal to the Eastern Health RNUNL Regional Bargaining Unit.

Apply online at https://employment.easternhealth.ca

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: employment@easternhealth.ca. Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.