Nurse and Nurse Supervisor Relief

Reference Number: 20231124.01

 

***An incentive of $20,000.00 will be offered in a lump sum payment, after one year of successful service in the position, with the potential for a $10,000.00 lump sum payment after the second and third successful years in the position, if the position is extended beyond the one year term.***

Job Summary – Nurse

The Nurse in our Supportive Living home acts as a primary caregiver for children with complex medical needs. Our nurses play a fundamental role in providing hands on medical care and a holistic and inclusive approach to each child’s health and healing. Our nurses advocate for the needs of each child and work in collaboration with staff, families, and each child’s healthcare team to ensure each child reaches their full potential.

Responsibilities – Nurse

Nursing Care

  • Provide medical care within the scope of practice per valid license, as outlined in SALPN/SRNA/RPNAS competencies, including, but not limited to:
    • Physical assessments of children.
    • Administer medications, gastric tube feeds.
    • Monitor and administer tracheotomy care.
    • Monitor and manage oxygen saturation and ventilator equipment.
  • Create an inclusive and stimulating environment that is safe and suitable for all children, including those with complex medical or developmental needs.
  • Be up to the challenge of promoting independence in children with complex medical needs by helping them manage and understand their own medical care.
  • Offer direct nursing care for complex medical, nursing and intervention therapies due to disabilities and/or chronic diseases.
  • Develop and manage nursing care plans for children with complex medical needs.
  • To be an advocate on behalf of children with complex medical needs and help their families navigate the system and the services they can access.
  • Follow and implement the therapeutic care plan for each child.
  • Independently oversee the home, when necessary, by providing guidance and supporting staff.
  • To take control in emergency situations by being calm, resourceful, and efficient.
  • In an emergency, accompany child to hospital or other medical facility in the absence of the Nurse Supervisor.
  • Complete daily assessments of all children that require nursing intervention.

Education

  • Teach the children about topics such as needle safety, physiology, and biology to promote inclusion.
  • Explaining the individualized care plan to families/guardians to ensure transparency and clear communication.
  • Support families in advocating for each child’s educational needs.
  • Answer medical questions from staff and help create greater understanding of medical conditions and procedures.
  • Participate in community inclusion and making sure all activities are adapted to suit the needs of the child.

Administration

  • Update various forms daily.
  • Conduct narcotic med counts daily at the beginning and end of their shift.
  • Ensure ratios are being maintained throughout the day.
  • To be an advocate on behalf of children with complex medical needs and help their families navigate the system and the services they can access.
  • Collaborate with Public Health regarding communicable illnesses and outbreaks.
  • Maintain a safe work environment by ensuring Public Health guidelines are being followed and updated as required.
  • Participate in Public Health, MSS and Fire Inspections.

Occupational Health and Safety

  • Create a psychologically safe work environment (resolve conflicts in respectful ways and ensure a fair resolution, provide an environment where employees feel safe and supported to share ideas, listen, learn from, and seek to understand the ideas of others).
  • Operate within OHS legislative requirements within the home.
  • Complete all required OHS training.
  • Monitor, report and resolve any safety hazards in the work environment.

Qualifications – Nurse 

  • Practicing License in good standing with the licensing body: SALPN, CRNS, or RPNA
  • Minimum 2 years of pediatric experience preferred.
  • Up to date First Aid, CPR Level BLS.
  • Transferring, Lifting and Repositioning (TLR) training an asset.
  • Experience with ventilators an asset.
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license.

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong collaborator with staff, families, and outside agencies.
  • Ability to build and maintain collaborative, professional relationships.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to take a lead in emergent situations and direct others as necessary (remain calm, resourceful, and efficient).
  • Able to work independently and as a team player.
  • Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changes in the work environment.

Working Conditions

  • Shift work – rotates every four (4) weeks.
  • Exposed to unpredictable behaviors.
  • Fast paced, noisy work environment.
  • Exposure to:
    • cleaning chemicals and products
    • needle sharps
    • blood and body fluids.
  • Driving of children required.
  • Standing for most of the shift.
  • Physical ability to perform and safely work with objects or persons of varying sizes:
    • Exertion of ~100 lbs of force occasionally.
    • Exertion of ~50 lbs of force regularly.
    • Exertion of ~25 lbs of force continuously.
  • Use a variety of adaptive equipment.

Job Summary – Nurse Supervisor

Nurse Supervisors administer the mission, philosophy, and objectives of Hope’s Home. They are accountable for the management of all operational activities and staff in the Supportive Living program of Hope’s Home, including upholding the standards for nursing practice, recreational programs, therapeutic programs, staff development and accreditation.

Nurse Supervisors also manage and delegate work assignments to staff on the floor, which includes the supervising daily staffing ratios of Nurses, Developmental Workers and Recreational Programmers within the program. They also monitor the medical needs of all children in the program. Nurse Supervisors work in a team environment while maintaining consistent communications with the child’s outside professionals, in order to provide the exceptional care required to meet the evolving needs of each child with complex medical needs living at Hope’s Home.

Nurse Supervisors are accountable to the Senior Manager of Supportive Living, who reports to the Ministry of Social Services regarding individual contracts and licensing. House Manager will provide direct support to the Nurse Supervisor.

Responsibilities – Nurse Supervisor

Managerial Duties

  • Participate in the hiring/termination and any other HR responsibilities regarding all staff employed within the supportive living location.
  • Participate in ensuring new staff receive comprehensive training, including but not limited to colour cards, review of the staff handbook, review of job description, roles and responsibilities, completion of new hire package, and a tour of the facilities.
    • Training should be planned and delegated in accordance with Hope’s Home policies and procedures over a period of two (2) weeks.
    • Training will consist of split orientation and floor training.
  • Assist in supervising all staff employed within the supportive living location.
  • Participate in the performance evaluation and progressive discipline process of all staff employed within the supportive living location.
  • Responsible for long-term scheduling of all staff employed within the supportive living location.
  • Assist in providing coaching and mentoring to communicate expectations and goals, build accountability, and motivate performance.
  • Assist in overseeing nursing department meetings and provide input.
  • Participate in Direct Report and team meetings.
  • Participate in transitioning and supporting staff through grief and loss.
  • Remain on-call for all scheduled days to assist staff with questions and/or work in place of floor staff if unable to fill vacant shifts (Flex Time is permitted if hours worked is over 160 in a 4-week period).
  • Monitor the development and implementation of program activities as developed by the Recreational Programmers and manage programming on the floor.
  • Communicate with Social Workers regarding care of children residing in supportive living, which shall include but not be limited to quarterly reports and communication of minor and major occurrences. Responsible for attending quarterly meetings.
  • Participate in financial budget preparation duties.

Nursing Duties

  • Act as a floor nurse when necessary to ensure proper ratios.
  • Maintain adequate floor staffing ratios.
  • Provide a holistic approach of health and healing along with nursing care for children with complex medical needs.
  • Provide medical orientation to newly hired, non-nursing staff.
  • Assist in physical assessments of children.
  • Ensure children’s charts are complete and up to date.
  • Develop and maintain care plans and collaborate with staff and/or external professionals when required.
  • Ensure care plans are complete, current, and being followed appropriately.
  • Responsible for attending children’s clinic meetings and/or appointments with physician(s), specialist(s) or any other outside practitioner providing care or treatment to the children, or, if unable to attend, delegating attendance to another nurse within the supportive living location.
  • Advocate for the required health care needs of all Hope’s Home children.
  • Regularly maintain emergency equipment and make available in accordance with the Hope’s Home rules and regulations.
  • Prepare portable emergency equipment and outing bags when necessary and as required.
  • Oversee infection control in the Supportive Living Program.
  • Complete reports for medication errors, unusual occurrences, and minor injuries.
  • Oversee and evaluate quality control methods, and licensing body standards.
  • Oversee therapeutic programs.
  • Perform admission rounds.
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities for when a child is admitted and for when a child is discharged.
  • Maintain and monitor appointment logs.
  • Collaborate with nurses for education and training.
  • Oversee students and monitor and evaluate their work performance.

General Operational Duties

  • Act as a floor supervisor when necessary to ensure proper ratios.
  • Act as the primary contact for general inquires, sick calls, and emergency calls.
  • Maintain the staffing and operational expenditures in accordance with the annual budget allocated to the Supportive Living program.
  • Oversee quality control for policy and procedure, checklists, and emergency protocols.
  • Communicate and build rapport with external stakeholders:
    • Ministry of Social Services
    • Physicians
    • Pharmacies
    • Early Childhood Intervention Program
    • CNIB Foundation
    • Saskatchewan Health Authority
  • Conduct monthly Fire and Emergency Drills.
  • Monitor and track equipment and supplies.
  • Facilitate split visits and tours of the supportive living location.

Qualifications – Nurse Supervisor

  • Current licensing as required for Practical Nursing, Registered Nursing or Registered Psychiatric Nursing.
  • Minimum Diploma as Licensed Practical Nursing with additional supervisory experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of Pediatric experience preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of managerial experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of current nursing practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with different behavioral/physical disorders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and compassionately with medically fragile children.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent organizational skills.
  • Sense of professionalism, leadership; awareness and appreciation of diversity.
  • Concern for health, safety, and the environmental surroundings.
  • Ability to work as a team player and accountability in independent decision making.
  • Strong work ethic with a focus on honesty, commitment, and a desire to work with children and their families.
  • Basic understanding of use of modern technology.
  • Experience with ventilators an asset.
  • Proficient use of computers an asset.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to handle physically demanding and challenging tasks.
  • Physical ability to perform and safely work with objects or persons of varying sizes:
    • Exertion of ~100 lbs of force occasionally.
    • Exertion of ~50 lbs of force regularly.
    • Exertion of ~25 lbs of force continuously.

 

Job Type: Temporary Full Time

Term End Date: January 1st, 2025

Number of Positions Available: 1

Shifts:

  • 8 to 12 hour shifts in a 4 week rotation.
  • Days, Nights, Evenings, Weekends and On Call hours.

Location: Prince Albert Supportive Living

Salary: $35.45 to $37.97/hr

Application Deadline: March 22nd, 2024