Iroquois Lodge, Health Services

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REGISTERED NURSE – CHARGE NURSE – 154R9-20-2

IROQUOIS LODGE, HEALTH SERVICES

FULL TIME

Applications will be received by Six Nations Elected Council and Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT) up until 4:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 for the Registered Nurse – Charge Nurse with Iroquois Lodge, Health Services.  The Six Nations Elected Council Application for Employment Form, Job Posting and Job Description are available for printing from the www.greatsn.com website.  Online applications accepted through StaffHR@sixnations.ca.    NO LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED.

JOB SUMMARY: The Registered Nurse – Charge Nurse reports to and works under the direction and supervision of the Manager of Iroquois Lodge. The Registered Nurse – Charge Nurse will provide safe, competent and quality nursing care to residents and to supervise the care given by RPNs and PSWs. The Registered Nurse – Charge Nurse will demonstrate competence at their current level of nursing practice and will seek out assistance from Manager to address areas of practice with which he/she is unfamiliar within the policies and procedures established by Six Nations Elected Council.

Type Full Time
Closing Date  August 4, 2021
Hours of Work  84 Hours Biweekly
Wage To Be Determined

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current Registered Nurse registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario and Registration with the RNAO
  • Will have current First Aid & CPR
  • Will have influenza vaccination yearly and have all other immunizations up to date with verification from public health or family physician
  • Willing to work a rotating schedule of shifts and weekends.
  • Must provide a clear police clearance review before employment and as requested throughout employment

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: (Choose one method ONLY):

Method #1:  Email – Applications must include all of the following:

  1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations Elected Council Application for Employment Form.
  2. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
  3. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
  4. Copy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  5. Email all documents (in a .doc or .pdf file) listed above to StaffHR@sixnations.ca.

Please ensure that the SUBJECT LINE of your email states:

Registered Nurse – Charge Nurse – Full Time – 154R9-20-2

Method #2: Mailed or Hand Delivered – Applications must include all of the following:

  1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations Elected Council Application for Employment Form.
  2. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
  3. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
  4. Photocopy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  5. Place all documents listed above in a sealed envelope and mail to or drop off at:

Registered Nurse – Charge Nurse – Full Time – 154R9-20-2

c/o Reception Desk

Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT)

P.O. Box 69, 16 Sunrise Court

Ohsweken, Ontario  N0A 1M0

POSITION DESCRIPTION – HEALTH SERVICES

POSITION TITLE:                            Registered Nurse – Charge Nurse

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

Reports to and works under the direction and supervision of the Manager of Iroquois Lodge.

PURPOSE & SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

The purpose of the Registered Nurse – Charge Nurse is to provide safe, competent and quality nursing care to residents and to supervise the care given by RPNs and PSWs. The Registered Nurse – Charge Nurse will demonstrate competence at their current level of nursing practice and will seek out assistance from Manager to address areas of practice that he/she is unfamiliar with.

The Registered Nurse – Charge Nurse will collaborate with other members of the health care team and will be required to plan, direct and coordinate all activities necessary for the management of the unit. He/she will work closely with the Attending Physician. The Registered Nurse – Charge Nurse will collaborate with the Activity, Dietary, and other personnel in order to provide quality care to residents. The Registered Nurse – Charge Nurse will advocate for improvements in policies and procedures related to residents.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Technical Functions:
  • Provides nursing care in accordance with administrative policies, physician orders, and established College of Nurses of Ontario standards of practice. Responsible for planning, initiating, directing and evaluating care given to residents.
  • Provides support and supervision to the RPNs and PSWs.
  • Responsible for assessing residents’ conditions by recognizing and interpreting signs and symptoms, and where appropriate will initiate remedial health measures.
  • Responsible for the nursing care of acutely ill residents.
  • Will assist the Physician in diagnostic and therapeutic measures.
  • Responsible for the administration of medications and treatments as prescribed.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate and complete records of nursing observations and procedures performed and entered into Point Click Care (PCC).
  • Will be responsible for reporting, implementing and following up with Zero tolerance of abuse policy and report situations of abuse to Manager and Ministry of Health.
  • Responsible for proper care of equipment used in provision of care to residents.
  • Assists with rehabilitation of residents in accordance with care plan.
  • Assists in maintaining the physical and psychosocial environment of the resident.
  • Identifies and understands the needs of residents and families.
  • Assists in teaching residents good health habits.
  • Responsible for ordering and receiving medication from pharmacy.
  • Assists with orientation and in-service education of nursing personnel and assists with nursing research where appropriate.  Supports and promotes the orientation and in-service education of unit staff.
  • Monitors and evaluates performance of unit staff and compliance with facility policies and procedures.  Reports and unsatisfactory work performance to the Manager. Responsible for first stage (verbal warning) of disciplinary action and documents the same to the Manager.
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with all personnel, residents, and family members
  • Co-ordinates the unit nursing services with other services in the facility.
  • Ensures representation of unit staff on committees.
  • Attends staff meetings, staff education and all committee meetings as designated.
  • Participates in fire drills and fire extinguisher demonstration.
  • Works with MDS RAI Coordinator to ensure assessments are completed according to Assessment Planner.
  • Works with RPN to ensure all MDS RAI assessments are completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that all infection precautions are in place and ensures that all staff adheres to guidelines.
  1. Communications Functions:
  • Effective liaison with supervisors, staff, community members, general public and Chief and Elected Council in person or through telecommunications.
  • Effective communication with external bodies such as other First Nations, Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments/agencies and other organizations in person or through telecommunications.
  • Represents Six Nations Elected Council and community in a positive, courteous, cooperative and professional manner.
  1. Administrative Functions:
  • Completion and submission of: time sheets leave forms, travel forms, performance appraisals and work plans in accordance with Six Nations Elected Council policies and procedures.
  • Process mail and/or electronic mail in timely fashion.
  • Perform work functions in accordance with Six Nations Elected Council policies and procedures and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care legislation and regulations.
  • Attend meetings as required: staff meetings, committee meetings, Elected Council meetings and or political portfolio meetings.
  • Attend training/workshops as required.
  • Accountable for his/her actions and practice according to the Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses as per College of Nurse of Ontario.
  • Ensures that incident reports are complete.
  • Develops and maintains up to date care plans and quarterly reviews in PCC.
  • Organizes and contacts appropriate staff for any resident care conference as required.
  • Deals tactfully and courteously with staff, residents, families and visitors.  Keeps them informed regarding resident’s general condition, problems and needs.
  • Assumes responsibility for personal and vocational growth and development.  Participates in in-service education programs.
  • Responsible for ensuring that a full complement of nursing staff is present on each shift.  The Registered Nurse – Charge Nurse will replace staff that call in sick and will check the line of seniority before calling in said staff member.  The Registered Nurse – Charge Nurse must confirm with the Manager for any overtime granted to any staff member, or any calls to agency staff.
  • During the times when the Manager is not in the building, the Registered Nurse – Charge Nurse is responsible for the welfare and safety of the residents.  If the Registered Nurse – Charge Nurse has any cause for alarm, or circumstances arise which jeopardize the safety of the residents, he/she is to notify the Manager of Iroquois Lodge.
  1. Other Functions:
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by Manager of Iroquois Lodge
  • Perform projects as assigned.
  • Participate in community pandemic and outbreak events as needed.
  • The health and safety of our residents, staff and visitors is important to us. All staff will follow best practices in infection control (as outlined in our Infection Control policies and procedures) and health and safety (as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act and in Six Nations’ policies and procedures).
  • Provides support to the Six Nations Emergency Measures Plan by ensuring awareness of the Emergency Measures Plan and assistance as instructed by the Director of Health Services.
  • It is the responsibility of the employee to be aware of and adhere to all policies and procedures, including those that relate to client safety, staff safety and risk management.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work requires extensive physical and mental activity on a daily basis.
  • Employees are required to work indoors, with some outdoor duties.
  • The Registered Nurse – Charge Nurse may have some interaction with public, physicians and other health care professionals.
  • Work is subject to interruptions, emergencies, deadlines and some unscheduled work hours.
  • The employee must be willing to take direction, prioritize and instruct personnel as necessary.
  • The Registered Nurse – Charge Nurse must encourage courtesy, cooperation and teamwork with all staff.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

With the Manager of Iroquois Lodge

Receives direction and guidance; discusses plans, priorities and interacts to ensure tasks are done efficiently and effectively; receives instructions and supervision. Familiar with Six Nations Elected Council policy and procedures.

With the RPNs and PSWs

Provides direction and guidance; discusses plans, priorities and interacts to ensure tasks are done efficiently and effectively; provides instructions and supervision. Familiar with Six Nations Elected Council policy and procedures.

With Other Staff

Promotes courtesy, co-operation and team work with all staff.

With External Agencies

Represents and promotes Six Nations interests relative to health services; maintains awareness of legislative policy and program changes; seeks to develop close working relationships with all outside agencies.

With the Public

Represents and promotes Six Nations in a courteous, cooperative and professional manner.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Current Registered Nurse registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario and Registration with the RNAO
  • Will have current First Aid & CPR

Other Related Skills:

  • Will have influenza vaccination yearly and have all other immunizations up to date with verification from public health or family physician
  • Willing to work a rotating schedule of shifts and weekends.
  • Must provide a clear police clearance review before employment and as requested throughout employment

IMPACT OF ERROR:

Errors in judgement and in the conduct of duties could lead to loss credibility, poor public relation, confusion, duplication of effort and misinformation being given to the Director of Health Services, Human Services Committee, Six Nations Elected Council, Government Agencies and the public.

CONTROL:

Guiding principles set by Health Services Department and Six Nations Elected Council. Works within the administrative policies and procedures established by the Six Nations Elected Council for the Health Services Department and other legislation provided by the respective governments.

Interested applicants: Please be sure to include SNGREC’s Employment Application Form with your submission.