Expired on: Dec 7, 2023

Ogimaawabiitong is dedicated and committed to “Excellence in all that we do”.  The ethics, along with the Seven Teachings, speak to how the organization operates: in relation to interaction amongst clients, staff, members and other stake holders.  The Ogimaawabiitong code of ethics and teachings reflect in both decision-making and service delivery

Do you want to work for a healthcare organization that changes people’s lives? One that not only cares deeply about clients, but also values that its employees are its greatest Gifts!

Examples of Support

  • Unique health services organization
  • Supportive management team and collaborative work environment
  • Family Culture
  • Innovative Environment
  • Learn by working alongside our SME experts
  • Enriched job fulfilment
  • We offer a competitive compensation package and exceptional opportunities for career growth
  • A retirement savings plan with company contributions

Position Description

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 Community Health Nurse to provide holistic nursing services in KCA member communities.

Position Title:            Community Health Nurse             

Department:             Primary Care     

Term:                          Full-time             

Reports to:                Nursing Manager             

Summary of Duties

  • Work closely with partner health care providers and consult with clients’ Primary Care Physicians, visiting physicians and Nurse practitioners on an ongoing basis
  • Complete scheduling for visiting Physicians and Nurse Practitioners based on assessment data
  • Manage patient clinics and flow
  • Provide telephone and in-person triage
  • Obtain immunization certification with ISC and Provide Immunizations
  • Perform contact tracing and provide reports as per ISC for communicable diseases
  • Provide homecare and 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
  • 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 the Ontario College of Nurses Standards of Practice
  • 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 in the province of Ontario with good standing and membership to RNAO with LAP
  • Current CPR/AED with HCP and First Aid certification
  • Experience in Public Health Nursing, particularly with communicable disease control and outbreak management
  • Minimum of 5 years of nursing experience in a Primary Care setting
  • 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
  • Ability to apply a bi-cultural lens to work activities
  • 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 is 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

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 your resume cover letter and 3 references to:

Human Resource Department

Kenora Chiefs Advisory

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

Kenora ON P9N 3X4

Fax: 807-467-2656

Email:  resume@www.kenorachiefs.org

*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

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