POSITION TITLE: Public Health Driver/Community Health Representative assistant.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

The CHR will be directly responsible to the Health Director on matters relating to the operation of their program. The activities of the CHR will be planned and implemented in consultation with the Community Health Representative. The Community Health Representative will be under the general guidance and direction of the Health Director.

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Instruct household members on emergency care and treatment in case of accidents and in-home nursing care for the sick and aged
  • Assist with homes and personal situations by listening and providing assistance with health-related problems, by counselling, advising and referring them for further help or treatment when required
  • Work with the PHN and/or Physician to obtain and correct the personal health history of Band Members.
  • Record the weight, height, temperature, pulse and blood pressure of individual Band
  • Members when indicated
  • Provide information and advice to Band Members regarding available Health and Social
  • Services
  • Obtain water samples for analysis when requested by Band Members or when indicated
  • for safe health practices. Record the results of the analysis in the appropriate file and inform the household of the results
  • CHRs involved in culture liaison may translate language and describe routine medical processes and procedures for clients or interpret cultural practices or beliefs for health care professionals
  • In all areas, CHRs must document their activities; for example, they record observations in client health records, complete water bacterial reports, prepare monthly reports and participate in the development of community health work plans
  • In urban settings, CHRs generally do not provide services already provided by other health care professionals (e.g. assessing, screening, monitoring water safety, etc.)
  • In isolated communities, CHRs provide temporary emergency care, consult with healthcare professionals regarding emergencies or escort patients to the appropriate healthcare facilities.
  • Provide emergency first aid when required

SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Administrative 25% and Developmental 25%
  • Organize health promotion and injury prevention
  • Design or help create culturally appropriate education resources
  • Conduct home visits to build relationships with community members and provide
  • information and support
  • Provide health promotion and injury prevention services such as prenatal classes, elder’s
  • luncheons or health fairs
  • Help prevent and control the spread of communicable diseases (e.g. immunization promotion, outbreak management, etc.)
  • Conduct screening programs
  • Monitor clients who have chronic diseases

DIMENSIONS/SERVICE ENVIRONMENT

CHRs work with other health care teams to improve and maintain the spiritual, physical, intellectual, social and emotional well-being of individuals, families and their communities. They provide in one or more of the following areas:

  • Health promotion and injury prevention
  • Client and community advocacy
  • Environmental (public) health Cultural liaison

CHR’s involved in client and community advocacy:

  • Conduct home and hospital visits
  • Refer clients and families to appropriate resources and services and help them overcome any access barriers
  • Recommend improvements regarding the delivery of health care
  • Act as liaison and collaborate with community leaders, agencies and service providers
  • Help implement and evaluate community health initiatives
  • CHRs who work in First Nations:
  • Monitor the safety of the community’s water supply
  • Provide information about personal hygiene, safe food handling, safe water quality and waste disposal

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

This position is suitable for a person with experience/skills in the following areas:

  • Good physical, Mental health, and Emotional maturity
  • An interest in community work, particularly the preventative and educational aspects of health care
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to relate well to people of all ages, individuals and in groups
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Ability to keep client information confidential
  • Enjoy helping people in the community, gathering information & maintaining records and implementing innovative health programs.

Salary: $ 35,764.04

Closing date:  September 16, 2022

 

Send Applications to:

Anna N. Spence

Director of Human Resource

Family & Community Wellness Centre Inc

Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation

Nelson House, MB

R0B1A0

Telephone: (204) 484-2341 Ext: 126

Fax: (204) 484-2351

Cell: 204-670-4510

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