Working at one of the Winnipeg COVID-19 Testing Sites, the Swabber/Primary Care Nurse primarily:
- provides support through discussing symptoms experienced by the patient
- administers Nasopharyngeal swabs
- provides patient education regarding COVID 19
- Minimum of two years of directly related experience in a primary healthcare, community health nursing, northern nursing, and/or ambulatory care nursing with an emphasis on primary care services (primary and secondary prevention, intervention, maintenance/support, and palliation).
- A combination of other nursing experiences would be considered.
- Experience with mental health counselling would be beneficial.
- Satisfactory employment record required.
- Graduate of an approved Registered Nursing education program required.
- Certification in Diabetes or Asthma Education (or attained within 2 to 3 years of employment) preferred.
- Responsible for maintaining and providing proof of registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM).
- Active participation in professional associations e.g. Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (ARNM) preferred.
- Basic Cardiac Life Support certificate required.
Qualifications and Skills
- Scope of practice as documented in the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA).
- Proficient with computers, software programs, and applications such as Window, word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
- Working knowledge of computers and keyboarding.
- Demonstrated clinical skill in physical examination and nursing intervention.
- Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary teamwork.
- Proven commitment to and knowledge of primary care and community health.
- Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
- Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, traditions and values.
- Physically capable of performing duties related to position, including assisting clients with physical and mental challenges during clinic visits, lifting a variety of clinic equipment and teaching materials, and arranging meeting rooms for group teaching activities.
- May be required to provide primary care nursing services in a variety of clinic settings, including a primary care clinic site, temporary clinics in community settings, the client’s home, and/or within a private physician practice.
- Owns or has access to transportation suitable for the performance of Primary Care Nurse (PCN) duties.
- Required to wear personal protective equipment for entirety of shift.