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Continuing Care, Chatham
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Mission: Together, advancing compassionate, quality care.
Vision: An Exceptional Community Hospital - Setting Standards, Exceeding Expectations.
Values: Respect, Teamwork, Compassion, Trust, Knowledge, Accountability.
Continuing Care, Chatham
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skill, Experience)
-Member in good standing with a current Ontario Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
-Minimum of 2 years recent clinical nursing experience.
-Previous experience working with a Geriatric, Rehabilitation, Continuing Care population and care team.
-Knowledge and skill of wound care and enteral Feeding.
-Knowledge of the philosophy, function and operation of the Rehab/Complex Continuing Care Program.
-Completion of Palliative Care Level 1 and CAPCE certification.
-Certification in Geriatrics from the Canadian Nurses Association is an asset.
ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES (Personal Skills and Attributes)
-Interacts with effective interpersonal skills including written and verbal communication skills, negotiation, coaching, mentoring, teamwork and group dynamics skills.
-Works independently and interdependently with an interdisciplinary care team.
-Demonstrates excellent clinical assessment, decision-making ability and problem-solving skills.
-Analyzes, interprets and implements current knowledge in nursing theory, research and practice.
-Plan, implements and evaluates teaching/learning strategies for reflective practice.
-Collaborates effectively with all staff members, volunteers and physicians.
-Collaborates with other programs and services to achieve the strategic directions of the Alliance .
-Demonstrates organization, delegation and time management skills.
-Basic computer skills, such as Microsoft Office software and McKesson-CKHA applications.
-Demonstrated ability to support and embrace the philosophy of Service Excellence and Patient and Family Centred Care.
-Demonstrated participation in building a culture of safety and partnering with each other to improve the safety of patient care processes and systems.
-Demonstrated performance reflecting the values of the Mission, Vision and Values statement of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.
ACCOUNTABILITIES (Major Responsibilities of the Position)
-Conduct pre-admission patient assessments for admission eligibility to CCC.
-Conduct comprehensive geriatric and general patient assessments on all admitted and discharged CCC patients.
-Utilize interdisciplinary, evidenced-based and experiential-based practices to provide quality patient care to a medically complex population.
-Provide clinical leadership and support to the Registered Practical Nursing staff members.
-Facilitate the development of clinical expertise of nursing staff and sharing of knowledge with interdisciplinary team members.
-Act as an expert clinical nursing resource for patients, families and other health professionals.
-Implement any patient care beyond the scope of practice for enhanced RPN staff members.
-Implement best clinical practice for CCC nursing care for inpatients through protocols, processes, standards and/or consistent .procedures to ensure excellence in care, utilization, and efficiency.
-Participate in clinical staff educational opportunities.
-Utilize research and continuous quality improvement techniques.
-Participate in the decision-making process as a team member of the Rehab/CCC Program.