Closing on: Jul 26, 2024

Are you looking for a career opportunity with a healthcare organization that not only positively impacts lives but also prioritizes client well-being and values its employees as essential contributors? Join us and be part of a team dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

Examples of Support

  • Unique health services organization
  • Supportive management team and collaborative work environment
  • Family Culture
  • Innovative environment
  • Enriched job fulfilment
  • We offer a competitive compensation package, and exceptional opportunities for career growth
  • HOOPP pension plan with company contributions

Position Description

Reporting to the Nursing Manager, the Home Care Nurse is responsible for ensuring that the quality of the Foot Care services to clients in the community and facility setting is compliant with legislation and standards of practice

Position Title:                Home Care Nurse

Department:                  Primary Care

Salary:                             $75,000-$85,000 Per Annum

Term:                              Full time – 1 FTE

Location:                        240 Veterans Drive, 3rd Floor, Kenora, Ontario

Reports to:                     Director of Nursing

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 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

Position Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle;
  • Willing to travel (when required) to any Treaty 3 First Nation communities;
  • Current satisfactory criminal reference check with vulnerable sector search;
  • Understanding of the language of the Anishinaabe language (Ojibway) is an asset.

We’re looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for creating the best experience for our clients and within KCA.  Discover What’s Possible!

Please forward resume cover letter and 3 references by to:

Human Resource Department

Kenora Chiefs Advisory

P.O. Box 349- 240 Veterans Drive, 3rd Floor

Kenora ON P9N 3X4

Fax: 807-467-2656


*Position open until filled

*We thank all that apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted

** Traditional practices involve burning sacred medicines including tobacco, sweetgrass, sage and cedar within the work setting

***In accordance with company policy, it is mandatory for all employees to either provide proof of their Covid vaccination or undergo Covid testing twice a week

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