NSS – COMMUNITY NURSE – RN and RPN
Provides professional 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 nursing care and other support services to meet the medical and developmental needs of children living in the community anytime during the day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Travel as required.
- Implements and evaluates nursing care pan for the child; consults and works cooperatively with the family, Resource Ability Nursing Supervisor and other care professionals on the child’s care team. Participates in team meetings as requested.
- Continuously assesses by observing, measuring, recording and reporting symptoms and changes in child’s condition. Provides other support and tasks that assists the child to live in the community. Escorts the child while in the community. At all times, ensures the safety of the child.
- Provides guidance to a child and family in health care and treatment. maintains strong relationship with the family and other members of the health care team. Assists and/or mentors other caregivers or family members.
- Assists with case management by identifying potential problems and reporting any concerns. Provides input to Resource Ability Nursing Supervisor with regard to the change/development of appropriate care plans to achieve individual’s desired outcomes.
- Maintains nursing records and provides reports as required. Maintains related equipment and supplies.
- Directs and monitors the care provided by unlicensed care providers to ensure the child’s physical and medical needs are met. Delegates nursing functions to other health providers following established agency and professional guidelines as requested.
- 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 judgment; carries out job duties in a professional manner and is guided at all times by the agency’s Cody of Ethics.
- Performs other related duties as requested.
Qualifications: Education, Training and Experience
- Bachelor degree or diploma in Nursing from a recognized School of Nursing.
- Preferred minimum of three years acute clinical experience with one or more years experience working in a community setting.
- Preferred three years 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.
- Current registration with CRNBC or CRPNC as a practicing nurse
- Valid CPR C certificate or better
- Good general health andn physically and emotionally able to perform the duties of the job
- Must sign the agency’s Statement of Confidentiality and Acknowledgement of Agency Abuse Policy