Home Care Nurse - Kenora Chiefs Advisory

Kenora, ON


The Kenora Chiefs Advisory’s Primary Care Initiative is an exciting new development in the provision of health care for First Nations Communities. Kenora Chiefs Advisory is seeking a Home Care Nurse to provide holistic nursing services in KCA member communities.

Summary of Duties:
 Work closely with partner health care providers and consult with clients’ Primary Care Physician, visiting physicians and Nurse practitioners on an ongoing basis
 Provide referrals to community programs as well as partner agencies and supports and act as a patient advocate when needed
 Perform comprehensive and focused health assessments that include health history, health status, risk factors and the social determinants of health and develop client care plans
 Conduct needs assessments for advanced care and medical directives, complete and document thorough medication assessments, review laboratory and diagnostic reports and flag potential concerns for visiting Physicians and Nurse Practitioners
 Assist and support clients with planning, testing, transportation and in-home care in accordance with the First Nation and Inuit Home and Community Care Program guidelines
 Provide follow up care and consultations for clients, coordinate services and care with clients and help resolve client concerns
 Provide interventions as per medical directives or medical orders, such as wound care, staple/suture removal, injections, ear syringing, assisting with procedures and specimen collection in accordance with Ontario College of Nurses Standards of Practice
 Screen and monitor to prevent the onset of health issues and/or minimize complications and provide education and support regarding health promotion and prevention
 Perform program evaluation and reporting, including collection and compilation of data in accordance with funding requirements, entering information into Community Based reporting templates, e-SDRT and E-HRTT, preparation of reports for community leadership and preparation of proposals when needed
 Engage with individual KCA member community leadership and health representatives to conduct needs/assets assessments
 Negotiate and assist individual First Nations communities with advocacy for equitable services and agreements with federal, provincial and regional service delivery partners in order to enhance Community Health Nurse and Primary Care Nurse programming

 Certification as a Registered Nurse or Registered Practical Nurse in the province of Ontario with good standing and membership to RNAO with LAP
 Current CPR/AED with HCP and First Aid certification
 Understanding of and ability to apply Clinical Practice Guidelines as well as other acts and legislation that govern practice
 Experience in program planning and evaluation and performance management
 Experience and understanding of Indigenous cultural issues, the geographical realities and social conditions within northern remote First Nations communities
 Knowledge of the Social Determinants of Health specific to First Nations Communities and experience in Primary Health Care
 Demonstrated understanding of PHIPA and ability to maintain client confidentiality
 Excellent organization and computer skills
 Strong written and verbal communication skills and effective organizational, critical thinking and problem solving skills
 Knowledge of the Anishinaabe culture and language considered an asset
 Ability to work both independently and as a team member
 Applicants should possess a valid driver’s license/insurance, have a vehicle and be willing to travel when required

Please forward resume, cover letter and 3 references by Friday April 16th, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. to:
Human Resource Department
Kenora Chiefs Advisory
PO Box 349 – 240 Veterans Drive
Kenora ON, P9N 3X4
Fax: 807-467-2656
Email: resume@kenorachiefs.org
We thank all that apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


All Nations Health Partners

All Nations Health Partners

The All Nations Health Partners are a coalition of leaders in Indigenous and mainstream health services in the Kenora Region; comprised of fifteen local organizations working together to improve health care delivery to our communities. 

We are working to improve the health system to focus on people first and better serve the unique needs of our northern communities. We are developing a regionally specific, culturally appropriate and responsive health system for all nations. Our approach is collaborative and holistic, rooted in both traditional healing practices and the best aspects of the modern health system.

In 2019, the All Nations Health Partners became one of the first Ontario Health Teams furthering the development of a seamless, patient-centered health system. 

There are employment opportunities among the partner organizations in healthcare, allied health, administration, social services, family and specialist physicians and more! You will gain extensive experience working with dynamic and collegial professionals. Join us and find your work-life balance in Kenora, Ontario!



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