Our Health Care Professionals

What is the role of a Health Care Professional?

Health professionals play a central and critical role in improving access and quality health care for the population. They provide essential services that promote health, prevent diseases and deliver health care services to individuals, families and communities based on the primary health care approach.

NURSE PRACTITIONER

A registered nurse who earns extended class designation has successfully demonstrated his/her competence to the College of Nurses of Ontario as a primary health care nurse practitioner. The nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with additional education to prepare him/her for advanced nursing practice in the provision of primary health care to individuals, families and communities. Lynne Lafrance and Ingrid Aubry are our Nurse Practitioners.

REGISTERED NURSE AND REGISTERED PRACTICAL NURSES

The practice of nursing is the promotion of health and the assessment of, the provision of care for, and the treatment of health conditions by supportive, preventive, therapeutic, palliative and rehabilitative means in order to attain or maintain optimal function (Nursing Act 1991 c.32s.3).

All nursing practice is grounded on the principles of primary health care. Registered nurses are able to autonomously meet the nursing care needs of clients whose needs are not well defined / established or are changing. Registered Nurses are accountable fro their own professional practice.

Registered practical nurses can independently care for clients whose care needs are well defined and the health condition is well controlled. Registered Practical Nurses are responsible for their own professional practice. Kayla Santerre is our Registered Nurse. Evelyn Harel is our Registered Practical Nurse / Health Educator.

REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER

The goal of social work practice is to restore, maintain and enhance emotional and social functioning by mobilizing strengths, supporting coping capacities, modifying ineffective patterns of relating and behaving, linking people to necessary resources, alleviating environmental stressors and providing psycho social education related to wellness and subjective well being.

The scope of practice of social workers entails the “assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations to achieve optimum psycho social and social functioning”. (Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, 2000). Shyanne Nolan is our Registered Social Worker