Carrier Sekani Family Services
Prince George, BC
February 2, 2020
Full time or Part time
Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) is seeking a Diabetes Nurse. The diabetes nurse implements and delivers a range of diabetes services to communities. These range from health promotion initiatives, to a series of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention objectives aimed at increasing First Nations access to diabetes care/education, and improving overall health outcomes.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Advocates for First Nations affected by diabetes, and related health conditions
- Plans and implements diabetes care goals across the lifespan (high risk individuals, Pre-Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, etc.).
- Evaluates client results, and provides pertinent teaching, goals, and recommendations to clients, families, and caregivers.
- Reviews, assesses, and maintains comprehensive client medical histories
- Provides diabetes testing and diagnostic services (point-of-care testing and vision screening components)
- Conducts home and follow-up visits to support diabetes care and overarching health objectives
- Provides diabetes education individually and/or in group settings utilizing a range of learning approaches and modalities (Q & A sessions, care circles, guest speakers, etc.)
- Uses data from EMR to plan and prioritize care (i.e., encounter notes, labs, etc.).
- Provides care within scope of practice, and guided by the 2018 Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada.
Continuity of Care
- Maintains thorough and up-to-date paper and/or electronic client records as per BCCONP.
- Communicates and/or consults with other health care providers regarding treatment goals, planning, and evaluating changes.
- Reports significant lab results and/or client findings to clients’ primary health care providers in a timely manner.
- Works collaboratively, and communicates effectively, with other members of the larger health care
- team (e.g., primary care, mental health, etc.) to develop plans of care.
- Acts as a resource on diabetes to the larger CSFS team by providing evidence-based education.
- Provides diabetes education to members of the larger health care team including staff such as care aides, CHRs, and nurses.
- Establishes partnerships and networks for the provision of enhanced diabetes care.
- Promotes awareness of the Diabetes and related conditions through conference presentations, information booths, and major community events
- Compiles and maintains health records
- Provides program statistical reports as directed
- Practices in accordance with professional standards as outlined by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals
- Maintains and develops professional competence through ongoing professional development and reflective practice
- Stays current and aware of opportunities to implement new, evidence-based methods of care
- Participates in professional development training as directed
- Other duties as assigned by Clinic Lead, or Executive Director of Health
Qualifications and Educational Requirements
- Registered RN or LPN - Current BCCONP registration
- Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator or willingness to work towards competency
- Acceptable experience in a clinical health setting or cross-cultural health promotion field
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- First Nations culture and traditions (specifically Carrier and Sekani)
- Knowledge of diabetes testing, diagnosis, and management techniques
- Knowledge of First Nation adult learning styles and innovative teaching methods applied to individual and group settings
- Strong organizational, record-keeping, and data management skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of health care professionals in a case management or conference setting
- Experience working in an office setting, serving clients, and answering routine inquiries
- Ability to work independently and within a team setting
- Computer skills using Microsoft Office suite (MS Word, Excel); able to prepare spreadsheets and operate word processing programs and Adobe Acrobat
- Detail-oriented with ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing, entering, and verifying information
- Maintain confidentiality concerning client files
- Ability to prioritize, manage time, and organize
- Physically and emotionally able to carry out the duties of the position
- Ability to multi-task and maintain focus despite interruptions
- Initial and on-going employment is subject to submission of a clear Criminal Record check. Criminal Record Check must be conducted every two years. CSFS reimburses this expense.
- This position involves lifting some heavy equipment (for clinic setup) and a significant amount of travel to rural and remote communities in Northern British Columbia. Must be physically able to carry out duties of position.
- Extensive computer work and typing requiring long hours of sitting and use of office equipment.
Use of computer and accessories; Windows Operating System, various software applications (including MS Office suite and Adobe). Use of adding machine, photocopier/fax machine and other office supplies.
In accordance with Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code and Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, preference will be given to qualified candidates with Aboriginal Ancestry.