Major Responsibility: To promote better physical and mental health among the Ts'kw'aylaxw First Nation
1. Assist community members in attending to their health care needs
a) To assess clients for referrals to proper medical practitioners and other health care providers; this will include client intake and one-to-one counselling to determine clients health care needs.
b) Advocate for community members in relation to their health care needs.
c) Provide pre-natal workshops and pre-natal care to support new mothers in the community.
d) Make home visits to the sick, aged, new mothers and others with health care needs.
e) Maintain a client list.
2. Coordinate or provide programs and services related to community health
a) Provide health awareness and health education programs to TFN members which will include coordinating workshops, seminars and information sessions related to health issues.
b) Coordinate travel arrangements for clients, which will include receipt of travel request forms and travel approvals.
c) Distribute health related information.
3. Establish effective working relationships with other health care providers, relevant TFN staff, and funding sources
a) Liaise with other health service providers and maintain up to date information on health issues.
b) Provide up to date reports to the Medical Services, Health Canada, and Chief and Council.
c) Attend seminars, workshops, conferences, meetings related to First Nations and Health related issues.
d) Write and submit proposals to seek additional program funding.
e) Maintain budget related to TFN health care.
4. Ensure environmental health safety
a) Works with the maintenance worker to ensure water quality.
b) Identifies and attempts to correct health hazards.
~ Home visitations
~ Manages programs
~ Services Aboriginal Head Start program
~ Assists Home and Community Care program
~ Collaborates with other health professionals in area
~ Water safety checks
~ Advocates on behalf of clients and makes links to various services
~ Provides health information
~ Provides information of health services
~ Prepares financial and narrative reports for FNIHB
~ Professional growth
~ Sets-up workshops, clinics, and activities for community development, prevention, awareness initiatives and health education
~ Provides transportation to clients who require it
~ Addresses safety concerns
~ Many others..................................
> Medical supplies and equipment
> Mental health crisis
> Medical transportation
> BC medical insurance premiums
* These are the benefits of the NIHB program
* Ts'kw'aylaxw administers the medical transportation program under NIHB guidelines
Ts'kw'aylaxw responsible for medical transportation for On-Reserve membership.
Membership can access services by submitting;
1. Doctors Referral Letter
2. Verification of appointment
1. All membership are eligible for travel assistance.
1. On-reserve membership eligible year round
2. Off-reserve membership eligible until funding is low. Referrals to other agencies are made.
Off Reserve Patient Travel Checklist (2016)
Off Reserve patient Travel Request Form(2016)
Ashcroft Transit Schedule (2015)
- Community Garden
- Community Kitchen
- Food Vouchers
- Pre and Postnatal education
~ Wound assessments/dressing changes
~ Chronic illness management
~ Referrals to appropriate health professionals/facility
~ Elder vitamins
~ Dressing supplies
~ First Aid supplies (purchased for emergency aid only)
~ Other supplies relating to activity
~ Foot care
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