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Registered Nurse

Prince Edward Family Health Team
Location: Picton, Ontario
Posted: November 22nd 2018
Deadline: December 14th, 2018
Description:

The Prince Edward Family Health Team (PEFHT) is seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) to join our progressive team serving the residents of Prince Edward County.

The PEFHT provides a single point of access to health care services for county residents.  Our interdisciplinary team offers comprehensive patient-centred, primary health care including diagnosis, treatment and management, prevention and cure, rehabilitation, palliative care and community health promotion.

As a member of our multidisciplinary team, this RN leads the maternal, infant and childcare program, the mission of which is to provide and support excellence in perinatal, infant and family healthcare.

Key responsibilities include providing informed, evidence-based prenatal education and support to every PEFHT expectant client, with emphasis on supporting a healthy mother and baby, on supporting breastfeeding, and on any related aspects of maternal and infant care.

The RN – Maternal-Infant Child Care:

  • Provides high quality evidence-based maternal-infant nursing care and education to mothers and families in PEFHT and physician offices, in the community, and in patient homes.
  • Assesses patients for bio-psycho-social risk factors and facilitates access to all appropriate supportive services and networks.
  • In collaboration with the primary care provider, conducts 18-month enhanced well-baby visits.
  • Provides ongoing counseling and education to expectant mothers and new parents to enable effective self-care and optimum infant care.
  • Designs, develops, implements and evaluates education, care and treatment approaches at a patient and program level.
  • Provides group education and information sessions within the community to facilitate and support quality prenatal and infant care, based on principles of adult education.
  • Participates in team development by sharing knowledge of current best practices in prenatal and infant care.
  • Communicates effectively with healthcare team members to create an effective cohesive team and seamless service to the patient.
  • Is guided by the standards and guidelines of the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario in everyday work.         
Qualifications
  • RN/BScN with current registration with College of Nurses of Ontario, membership with RNAO;
  • Current knowledge of best practices in breastfeeding, including recent completion of 20-hour breastfeeding course;
  • Additional specialty certification or training in related areas is preferred;
  • 3-5 years experience and broad knowledge of all aspects of prenatal and infant care;
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous education and quality improvement initiatives;
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skill and expertise in best practice patterns and translating them into clinical practice;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills;
  • Experience with teaching and knowledge of adult education principles;
  • Knowledge of health care facilities and community health services, social agencies etc.;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, and within a brisk work setting; 
  • Proficient with electronic medical records and standard office software;
  • Willingness to obtain police record check; and,
  • Basic CPR certification and current Ontario driver's licence.
Additional Information

For more information about our team, please see our website at www.pefht.ca. This position is full-time, however, two part-time positions may be considered.

Closing: December 14, 2018.

PEFHT is a Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) employer.

Contact Information
Prince Edward Family Health Team
35 Bridge Street, Suite 1,
Picton, Ontario, Canada
K0K 2T0

Email: careers@pefht.com
Website: www.pefht.ca
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