Employment Status: Casual
Program: Visiting Nursing
Union/Bargaining Unit: NSNU
On Call: Yes
Portability of Seniority as per NSNU agreement.
Registered Nurses will provide professional nursing consultation services on a wide variety of nursing issues related to the care of older adult clients. You will promote programs to meet community needs, and provide exceptional nursing care to clients and caregivers in the community by applying VON Branch philosophy, policies and procedures.
Provide and manage high quality and appropriate nursing care to all individuals and/or families in the community who are assigned to their care
Responsible to teach and delegate tasks and functions to different levels of workers and to family members and others in accordance with the standards and scope of practice as determined by VON and the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia
Comply with all standards, policies, procedures and legislative requirements
Participate as a member of the health care team in relevant committees and working groups
Registration with CRNNS and a graduate from an accredited school of nursing
Demonstrated competencies in observation, independent assessment and health education
Experience providing nursing care to adults and seniors
Can effectively use software for client documents, word processing & communication
Experience conducting comprehensive nursing assessments
Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Valid CPR C / First Aid required
Must have personal vehicle and possess both a current driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance
A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required upon the start of your employment
A vulnerable Sector Search and/or Child Abuse Registry Check may be required
Ability to speak French is an asset in French Designated areas
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Fast-paced Environment; Attention to Detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; Fine hand movements
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