Employment

We are always accepting resumes for Home Support positions. We require staff to be registered with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry. If you have any questions please contact our Home Care Supervisor, by email or at (250) 792-5889.

New openings for positions in administration or our child, youth & family team are posted here and in local publications. Please contact Executive Director, Lori Nawrot by email or at (250) 898-0248 for more information.

 

Postings ~ September 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Home Care LPN

November 19, 2018

Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society seeks an LPN or RN to join our Home Care team. As a key member of our small leadership team, the LPN or RN uses their training and skills to deliver compassionate, high quality home care programs to seniors on Denman and Hornby Islands.

Reporting to the R.N. Program Manager, the LPN/RN assists with coordinating home care services and program activities, and holds responsibility for supervising the program on weekends. The LPN/RN performs duties in accordance with their scope of practice, established standards and regulations, and the Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society’s policies and procedures.

Please see detailed job description below.

The regular shift for the LPN/RN will be Friday to Sunday as well as participation in regular leadership and staff meetings.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact our full time R.N Supervisor to discuss the role – Alisha Black RN MN at alisha@hornbydenmanhealth.com.

Interested applicants are invited to email their resume and covering letter as an attachment to:

Lori Nawrot, Executive Director, lori@hornbydenmanhealth.com

Closing date for applications is Friday, January 11th, 2019

HDCHCS encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and of differing abilities.

Home Care LPN or RN

As a key member of our small leadership team, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or RN uses their training and skills to deliver compassionate and efficient home care programs to seniors on Denman and Hornby Islands.

Reporting to the R.N. Program Manager, the LPN/RN assists with coordinating home care services and program activities and holds responsibility for supervising the program on weekends. The LPN/RN performs duties in accordance with their scope of practice, established standards and regulations, and the Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society’s policies and procedures.

As a member of the program leadership team duties and responsibilities include:

Ensures that assigned client care is being provided safely, efficiently and effectively and in accordance with established policies and procedures by:

  • Providing guidance and support for staff in implementing care plans,
  • Conducting visits to the client’s home to observe care by Community Health Workers,
  • Communicating and responding to feedback about client condition and care needs with members of care teams,
  • Supporting service care plans by monitoring the scheduling of work assignments for Community Health Workers,
  • Promoting a safe work environment and safe work practices,
  • Addressing and documenting of any risk management and quality issues as they arise.

Supports, directs and evaluates staff resources in accordance with policies and procedures by:

  • Communicating policies and procedures to staff,
  • Providing ongoing coaching and mentoring to facilitate performance improvement,
  • Assisting in staff in-services, client specific training and other educational training as required,
  • Implementing progressive discipline procedures,
  • Scheduling of services and work assignments,
  • Recording and reporting required staff and client activity.

Promotes on-going provision of home care services by:

  • Providing information about home care and related seniors supports to community members,
  • Participating in the Society AGM and related community meetings and events,
  • Gathering and communicating information about community needs,
  • Contributing to the improvement of service delivery.

Performing other duties as required.

Qualifications

Education, training and experience:

  • Graduate of recognized program for Licensed Practical Nurses,
  • Current registration with BC College of Licensed Practical Nurses,
  • Specialized training or experience in home care services, patient assessment, palliative care, dementia, pain management, home care aids and equipment,
  • Experience with staff management, scheduling, training, and facilitation techniques,
  • Valid BC Driver’s licence and vehicle.

Skills and abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional and harmonious relations with clients, families, and staff,
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to communicate effectively including effective conflict resolution,
  • Ability to organize, coordinate and prioritize workload effectively,
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration/consultation with others,
  • Ability to coach and mentor Community Health Workers,
  • Comprehensive knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care,
  • Knowledge of Hornby and Denman Islands and/or an understanding of service delivery in rural and remote communities,
  • A clear Ministry of Justice criminal records check, this will be done by the Society during hiring.

 Schedule and hours of work:

Regular shifts are Friday to Sunday as well as monthly leadership team meetings and scheduled staff meetings.

 

Health Services Navigator

The Health Services Navigator is a new community based nursing position working in the Denman and Hornby Island communities to assist residents to connect to appropriate health services. Some residents requiring assistance have a long standing challenge connecting to appropriate care, while others may be dealing with a health transition that requires short term guidance. One key component of the role will be designing and utilizing an appropriate data collection system to track information about residents having difficulties accessing care including social determinants of health such as access to/cost of travel.

This is a 2 year part-time position with the possibility of an extension with increased funding. The schedule is flexible, though some evening and/or Saturday hours will be required to accommodate resident schedules.

Rate of pay: $34,285 annually based on 20 hours per week (.51 FTE) The position is eligible for the Society’s benefit plan.

Interested applicants are invited to email their resume and covering letter as an attachment to:

Lori Nawrot, Executive Director at lori@hornbydenmanhealth.com

Closing date for applications is Friday, September 28th, 2018

Health Services Navigator Job Description

The Health Services Navigator is a new community based nursing position, working in the Denman Island and Hornby Island communities to assist residents to connect to appropriate health services. Some residents requiring assistance live in situations of social isolation and have a long standing challenge connecting to appropriate care, while others may be dealing with a health transition that requires short term guidance. One key component of the role will be designing and utilizing an appropriate data collection system to track information about residents having difficulties accessing care including social determinants of health such as access to/cost of travel.

This is a 2 year part-time position with the possibility of an extension with increased funding. The schedule is flexible, though some evening and/or Saturday hours will be required to accommodate resident schedules. This position works closely with the Primary Care/Health Planning Working Group and reports to the Executive Director.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • With the Primary Care/Health Planning Working Group develop the parameters and processes for the Heath Navigator service including a system to record health access related data
  • Through linkages with Hornby and Denman Island service providers and residents, identify individuals unable to seek out or connect with services they need
  • With their consent, assist residents who face barriers to accessing health care to understand and connect with services they may benefit from, utilizing a trauma informed and culturally sensitive approach
  • Facilitate connections with external off-island agencies and resources to increase clients understanding of resources available to them to help manage their health
  • Participate in the Denman and Hornby Island Health Networks to increase awareness of Navigator service by local service providers
  • Record and report detailed information on the operation of the navigation service working with a quality improvement methodology
  • Share learnings to improve practice and policy in the broader system and to expand direct service to people who face inadequate housing, unemployment, mental health and substance use challenges, food insecurity and challenges with the legal system
  • Identify strategies and promising practices that can be modeled or systematized in the future for residents with similar needs

 Qualifications:

Experience, Education, Training and Knowledge:

  • RN degree or equivalent/similar training
  • Thorough knowledge of broad determinants of health
  • Thorough understanding of health promotion and community development principles
  • Sound knowledge of the local, provincial and federal health care systems
  • Knowledge and training in trauma informed practice, cultural sensitivity and related approaches
  • Knowledge of Hornby and Denman Islands and/or an understanding of service delivery in rural and remote communities.

Abilities:

  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills
  • Good administrative, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently

Other:

  • Excellent oral and written English skills are essential
  • “Can-do” attitude and an ability to be proactive and flexible when faced with a new task or challenge
  • A clear Ministry of Justice criminal records check, this will be done by the Society after hiring.

Conditions of Employment,

  • Provide a satisfactory BC Ministry of Justice Criminal Record Check (conducted by the Society)
  • Valid BC Driver’s license and vehicle
  • Willingness to work flexible part time hours including evenings and weekends as required

 HDCHCS encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and of differing abilities.

 

Better at Home Coordinator

Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society seeks a part-time person to coordinate non-medical assistance for seniors on Hornby and Denman Islands. The successful candidate will report to the Comox Valley Better at Home Program Manager.

The position begins September, 2018 and runs until March 31st,, 2019, with the possibility of extension.

Rate of pay: $20 / hour for 28 hours per month.

Deadline: Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

An ability to work independently is required. Please submit your cover letter and resume, describing how your skills, interests and experience relate to the job description.

To apply please contact:

Kris Anderson

Comox Valley Better at Home

Email: kris@hornbydenmanhealth.com

Phone: 250-871-1165

Activity Coach – Choose to Move Program

May 1, 2018

Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society (HDCHCS) seeks an experienced fitness enthusiast to lead our Choose to Move program. Choose to Move is a free and flexible evidence-based program designed to help island elders become more active and enable them to live more independent, healthy lives. Over the course of each 6 month session, the Activity Coach guides participants to design an individualized physical activity action plan based on their own interests, goals, capacity and abilities. For more information see the provincial website at Choosetomove.info. HDCHCS has received 2 years of funding in order to deliver 6 sessions of Choose to Move (3 on each island). This is a contract position. Job description below.

Interested applicants are invited to email their resume and covering letter to:

Lori Nawrot, Executive Director

Hornby and Denman Community Health Care Society

lori@hornbydenmanhealth.com

Closing date for applications is Monday, May 28th, 2018