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Supportive Care Covid-19 Response Initiative

DUE MAY 15, 2022, at 12:00 PM


Nipissing First Nation is providing this Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Registered Nurse Consultant to implement a Supportive Care COVID-19 Response Initiative (SCI). The SCI attends to the more immediate needs of Nipissing First Nation (NFN) to identify priorities and revise COVID-19 response plans in relation to the continuum of services for the NFN Home and Community Care Program.

NFN acknowledges the unique cultural values, language, priorities and needs of its members and workforce and desires the project will be grounded within a First Nation lens.


Nipissing First Nation recognizes many people, including members and employees, have been greatly impacted by the pandemic and continues to face challenges.  Therefore, NFN has a desire to conduct an assessment of our existing and proposed Home and Community Care facilities.

The SCI will encompass the overarching areas of responsibility that include standards of care, quality improvement, infection prevention and control, and community development.

To inform the project, it is expected that the Consultant will include an assessment of existing and proposed Home and Community Care facilities, identification of community pandemic-informed needs and establishment of priorities using the following themes:

  1. The HCC client and family or caregiver experience.
  2. The care facility context for the Seniors Complex and proposed Assisted Living facilities; and
  3. The broader community context.

Recognizing the principles of OCAP, all data and findings gathered through the process will become the sole ownership of Nipissing First Nation.


The expected the Proposal will inform the following six items;

  1. Complete an assessment of existing and proposed HCC facilities with recommendations for enhancements to public health standards for infection prevention and control.
  2. Identify priorities related to the continuum of supportive care needs from community-based care to facility-based care.
  3. Develop or refine community pandemic and emergency response work plans, as they relate to Home and Community Care including community support services and assisted living.
  4. Develop implementation plan for virtual care and digital health options for the NFN HCC program.
  5. Provide strategic leadership related to standards and excellence in communicable disease/infection prevention and control, emergency preparedness, quality improvement and community development across the HCC continuum of care; and
  6. Establish effective intra and inter-professional work relationships (example, with community leadership, community health nurse/home care nurse/environmental public health officer, and external agencies) to identify and achieve sustainable results for the facility and the community that will continue past the conclusion of the SCI.


  1. A Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  2. Experience in working with First Nations or Indigenous health organizations
  3. Knowledge of community development principles and practices.
  4. Knowledge of principles of quality improvement in community settings.
  5. Knowledge of legislative or best practice long term care standards of care that may exist within provincial or territorial jurisdiction.
  6. Knowledge of identification of infectious disease processes, surveillance and epidemiologic investigation, prevention and controlling the transmission of infectious agents.
  7. Knowledge of principles of infection prevention and control, public health measures, occupational/employee health, environmental care/cleaning, sterilization, disinfection and asepsis, and communicable diseases management.


Expected completion February 2023


  1. The proposal should be prepared in MS Word or PDF and no more than five (5) pages.
  2. Include relevant qualifications and experience.
  3. Outline the approach to undertaking deliverables including timelines and fees.
  4. Provide a curriculum vitae as an appendix.
  5. Submit proposal by email to [email protected]

View/download this RFP in PDF format.

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