Interested in starting a Community Nurse Project
Community Nurse Connection has sample job descriptions, contracts, sample budgets and other forms. We are here to help every step of the way. There is no cost for our support.
Exploration and Discussion:
Organize a small group (3-5)of like minded people. Plan to meet for coffee once a month or a zoom call. We are happy to have a representative attend these meetings.
Define your community. The community could be a town, a village, a parish, a religious organization, or an aging in place organization.
Define the problem or need. The need may be to reduce non urgent ambulance calls, care is needed for the older adults to keep them safe at home, the minister or parish members may need more healthcare support, community members need assistance navigating healthcare needs.
Community Nurse Connection has examples of Community Nurse models.
Community Nurse Connection would be happy to join these meetings.
Planning for infrastructure or model:
Identify possible sources of funding. Are you an established non-profit? Do you need a fiscal sponsor? If this is a municipality position how will it fit in the budget?
Will the nurse be an independent contractor or an employee?
If an employee of a municipality will there be an official nursing advisory committee?
Start a budget outline. Community Nurse Connection has samples to get you started.
Planning for implementation
Outline responsibilities for the nurse role-Community Nurse Connection has samples of job descriptions and contracts.
On average how many hours a week will the nurse work?
Let community members know about the position
Let health care providers know about the position
Advertise in local media, social media, and word of mouth
Community Nurse Connection will list the position on our website
Hiring and orientation
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