Are you looking to expand your nursing experience, see something different, and experience a different way of life at the same time?
Bayshore Northern Staffing is proud to provide exciting nursing assignments in remote areas and northern regions of Canada! All of our locations are remote/isolated communities, which means you would get the full benefit of having a fly in-fly out experience, and the opportunity to travel for free!
This is an amazing learning opportunity with unlimited potential for professional and personal growth, and a unique way to experience an expanded clinical scope while enjoying an adventure at the same time!
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses who have additional education and nursing experience which enables them to autonomously diagnose, treat illnesses, prescribe medications, and perform medical procedures for patients of all ages including children, the elderly and vulnerable persons.
Nurse Practitioners on our team will treat the whole person with an approach that includes addressing needs relating to an adult or child’s physical and mental health, gathering medical history, focusing on how an illness affects their life and family, offering information and education encouraging a health life.
Average assignment durations vary from 4 to 6 weeks.
Your Duties and Responsibilities:
- Apply the nursing process (collecting a complete health history, advanced physical assessment, ordering and interpreting of diagnostic tests, formulating nursing and medical diagnosis, establishing a plan of care).
- Implement a comprehensive care plan, which may include independent prescribing and dispensing of pharmaceuticals and /or medical supplies in accordance with established Acts, regulations, policies, practices and safety procedures as well as non-pharmacological interventions.
- Refer clients to other members of the primary care team or to specialists and/or other facilities for diagnostic testing as determined by the client’s needs and the nurse practitioner’s scope of practice and employer policies. Communicate and plan ongoing care with other members of the primary care team and other professional services as assessed necessary.
- Provide professional nursing care and community health services to clients (individuals, families and groups) on a routine and emergency basis to promote a healthy lifestyle, to prevent and/or reduce incidence of disease, disability and death, to support rehabilitation and to restore health and palliation.
- In participation with community members and the primary care team, assess need, develop and implement a variety of programs to address client and community needs to promote health and well being and meet identified areas of health care concerns which may include the provision of programs such as: adult health clinics, pre and post-natal clinics, school health program, chronic disease clinic, immunization programs and communicable disease surveillance.
- In collaboration and partnership with clients and other primary care team members and agencies, conduct health surveillance and preventative activities that may improve the health of the population.
- Articulate the role of the NP-PHC to clients, general public and primary community health care team.
- Participating in Health Protection activities and respond to Public Health emergencies