SUMMARY OF THE POSITION
Person who provides a variety of nursing services according to the bio psycho social needs of the users or groups of people under her/his care. She/he evaluates the health condition of users; determines and implements treatment and nursing care plans for users with complex health problems and/or problems that involve various biological, psychological and social aspects. She/he provides nursing and medical care and treatments aimed at maintaining and restoring health, and preventing disease.
She/he conceives implements and evaluates health care programs that require advanced knowledge and that are aimed at solving complex health problems and/or problems involving various biological, psychological and social aspects. This person is involved in the development or adaptation of clinical and health care quality evaluation tools. She/he coordinates team work and; plays an advisory role towards her/his colleagues and the interdisciplinary team.
She/he identifies, for the users, the needs and interventions that require the coordination of different services within the establishment and between different establishments or related organizations. If applicable, she/he ensures the coordination of these services.
She/he is responsible for the orientation of new personnel and is involved in their training. She/he supervises teaching activities aimed at the users and their relatives, and at groups of people in specific program. She/he also collaborates in research projects.
• Support and participate to the development and implementation of the Diabetes Education Program in a multidisciplinary setting;
• Collaborate in implementation and application of Canadian Diabetes Guidelines;
• Support local teams of health care providers;
• Support the development of health care providers in their diabetes expertise by providing educational sessions and/or attending sessions with health care providers and their patients;
• Assess the clinical and educational needs of the clients with pre-diabetes and diabetes. Develop and deliver instructions to meet those needs and counselling clients as needed to promote skill acquisition and problem solving abilities;
• According to the needs, will carry out visits to different communities in order to ensure direct care to patients and training for the health care providers;
• Perform all other tasks related to his/her work as Diabetes Educator as required by his/her superior.
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing or an undergraduate degree consisting of three (3) admissible certificates, of which two (2) are accredited certificates in Nursing;
• Member in good standing of the O.I.I.Q.;
• Licensed Diabetes Educator Certification by Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA);
• Minimum of 2 years of experience in different sectors;
Knowledge and Abilities:
• Knowledge and understanding of diabetes and its management, including both the notional and pharmaceutical aspects of care;
• Knowledge and understanding of basic educational and behavioral science;
• Knowledge of interactive teaching techniques for both individual and groups;
• Ability to train people and excellent interpersonal communication, leadership and teamwork skills;
• Autonomous, likes to take initiative, flexible, discrete and empathetic and good sense of observation and self control;
• Excellent critical thinking, organizational and decision making skills;
• Knowledge of Cree culture and language, and social/health issues in Eeyou Istchee is an asset;
• Fluent in English and French;
• Fluency in Cree is an asset;
• Willing to travel.
Other ways to apply
Please forward your resume to:
Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay
With your application, please make sure to specify the posting number and the job title.
We thank all candidates who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
In accordance with various Sections of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), the organization has the objective of staffing all of its positions with qualified and competent beneficiaries of the JBNQA.
Life in Eeyou Istchee
We are the Cree of Eeyou Istchee. We call ourselves Eeyou and Eenou. Our name means simply “the people”. Clients of the CBHSSJB include the almost 18,000 people residing in the nine Cree communities and scattered throughout the territory at hunting camps, mine sites, hydro-electric installations and logging camps.
The best way to experience the Cree way of life is by participating in community and cultural activities. Most communities have an ice rink, fitness centre and a gymnasium. Several communities, including Chisasibi, have indoor pools. Ask the Community Health Representative or Community Organizer at the clinic about opportunities to participate in Cree cultural activities such as walking out ceremonies. The region offers some of the world’s best fishing, canoeing, hiking and snowmobiling.