NSS – COMMUNITY NON-NURSE CARE PROVIDER
Provides delegated nursing care and other supports to children with complex care needs who live in the community. Promotes the wellbeing of the children served. This position may involve working extended days and/or evenings/and weekends.
REPORTS TO: Resource Ability Nursing Supervisor
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Performs delegated nursing care and other supports to meet the medical and developmental needs of children living in the community anytime during the day, 7days a week and 365 days a year. Travel as required.
- Participates in the development of the child’s care plan by documenting, implementing and providing feedback; consults and works cooperative with the Resource Ability Nursing Supervisor prior to consultation with the care professionals on the child’s care team and family. Participates in discussion of service care issues with the Resource Ability Nursing Supervisor and in team meetings requested by the Resource Ability Nursing Supervisor.
- Assists children with activities of daily living such as feeding, lifts, transfers, hygiene, grooming and toileting in accordance with the established procedures and protocols. Provides other support to assist with the development of the chid (i.e. play or help with school work). Escorts the child while in the community. Works with the child only when a parent or other responsible adult is present. At all times, ensures the safety of the child.
- Assesses, recognizes and reports changes in the child’s well being, potential emergency situations, behavioural and environmental hazards to the family and the Resource Ability Nursing Supervisor. Performs delegated tasks as directed by professionals, such as administering medication to children, within established policies and nursing care plans.
- Provides emotional support and feedback to the child and family. Maintains relationships with family and other members of the care team (i.e. teachers, childcare providers). Assists and/or mentors family members or other caregivers.
- Maintains nursing records and provides reports as required. Maintains related equipment and supplies.
- Assists families to obtain the necessary supplies and equipment to ensure continuity of care. Monitors and maintains related equipment and supplies.
- Provides input into the agency’s continuous quality improvement process as required.
- uses sound judgement; carries out job duties in a professional manner and is guided at all times by the agency’s Code of Ethics.
- Performs other related duties as required.
Qualifications: Education, Training and Experience
- One year certificate in a related community health worker or care aide program.
- Preferred three years recent experience working with individuals who have chronic and/or complex care needs. Exhibits a healthy attitude towards normalization principles and is aware of their position as a positive role model.
- Preferred minimum one year pediatric experience working with children with complex care needs.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently within established agency policies and procedures.
- Demonstrated ability in written, oral and interpersonal communication skills in English (at a minimum Grade 10 level).
- Valid First Aid and CPR C certificates
- Good general health and physically and emotionally able to perform the duties of the job (Physician’s Certificate required)
- Valid, current and clear Criminal Record Check completed by the Solicitor General of BC
- Must sign the agency’s Statement of Confidentiality and Acknowledgement of Agency Abuse Policy