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Community Health Nurse I

Community Health Nurse I
Nursing - Nurse/Psychiatric Nurse
Temporary Part Time
East Calgary Health Centre
2012-12-06  Time: 23:59

As Per Rotation
Days, Evenings, Weekends
Minimum: 34.31 per hour Maximum: 45.03 per hour
The Postpartum Community Services (PPCS) Public Health Nurse supports and empowers individuals, families and selected groups in accepting responsibility for their own health throughout the postpartum period. PPCS Public Health Nursing services for Health Promotion, Prevention, Protection, Health Maintenance and Restoration include health assessment and screening; direct care, support, follow up and/or referral; advocacy, as well as surveillance, consultation and teaching appropriate to the family transitioning to parenthood. The PPCS Public Health Nurse works in an independent role, with minimal supervision, to provide family centered care in client’s homes, clinic and community settings as well as by telephone. The PPCS Public Health Nurse works collaboratively with members of the multi-disciplinary health care team and community partners across the region to facilitate the delivery of efficient, effective and integrated services to the client. This position also has the responsibility to participate in the education and orientation of nursing staff and students and to maintain ongoing professional competence. The PPCS Public Health Nurse has a leadership responsibility in primary health care inclusive of nursing best practice, collection and reporting of client based data, involvement in nursing or other health research and education. This position reports to the Manager of Postpartum Community Services.
  • Current CARNA registration required.
  • Baccalaureate degree of nursing preferred; however, skills and experience relevant to nursing practice in community sector will be considered.
  • Minimum 2 years current related Nursing experience required.
  • Current Public Health experience preferred.
  • Maternal / Infant Postpartum Care experience preferred.
  • Strong assessment, analytical, critical thinking and decision making skills required.
  • Ability to be self directed and to exercise independent, evidence based nursing judgment required.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and demonstrate teamwork within a client/family centered focus required
  • Organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment with high acuity clients and a varying workload required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to develop and maintain interdisciplinary professional working relationships and therapeutic client relationships required.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, both written and oral required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations required.
  • Physically able to perform all duties in all practice settings required, including the ability to carry and porter equipment and supplies to alternate sites required.
  • Maintains a professional image and upholds professional and ethical standards required.
  • Current BCLS-HCP certification required.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle in good repair for work related travel required.
  • Current International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification preferred.
  • Effective communication skills including strong listening, non-verbal, negotiation and consensus building skills preferred.
  • Skill in effective conflict resolution preferred.
  • Computer literacy, knowledge and competency preferred.
  • Successful Completion of the Canadian Nurses Association Certification Program in Community Health Nursing is an asset.
  • Experience in teaching and community development is an asset.
  • Multi-language competence is an asset.

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