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Community Health Nurse RN - Primary Health Care

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Unison Health and Community Services

Community Health Nurse RN - Primary Health Care
Contract position,- 35 hours per week until March 31st 2021
$64,080 to $75,915 per annum
(salary commensurate on experience & education)

Unison Health and Community Services is a non-profit, community-based organization that serves neighbourhoods in North West Toronto. Operating out of six locations, Unison offers core services that include primary health care, counselling, health promotion, Early Years programs, legal services, harm reduction programs, housing assistance, adult protective services, Pathways to Education™ and a Diabetes Education Program. Unison’s mission is working together to deliver accessible and high quality health and community services that are integrated, respond to needs, build on strengths and inspire change.

Unison Health and Community Services is committed to working from an inclusive, pro-choice, sex positive, harm reduction, anti-racist, anti-oppression and participatory framework.

We are seeking a candidate for the position of Community Health Nurse to join Unison’s Primary Health Care team based at our Keele-Rogers site. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong background in clinical primary care,Covid testing, experience in health teaching, advocacy and health promotion.

Job-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provision of individual primary care including wellness assessment across the lifespan, immunization, chronic disease monitoring, triage, counseling, advocacy and care of minor episodic illnesses
  • Health teaching to individuals
  • Working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Provides clinical support and/or backup at the other sites when required
  • Participation in team meetingss and centre-wide initiatives
  • Performance of administrative tasks
  • Participates in Unison’s on-site Covid-19 testing, and external locations via Mobile Clinic

Job-Specific Qualifications:

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario with no restrictions to practice
  • Baccalaureate degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong understanding of and experience working with Covid testing and clinical assessment skills
  • Strong documentation and communication skills
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal, with individuals and groups; knowledge of a second (or more) language and culture is an asset
  • Sensitivity to the impact of social health determinants on a diverse, urban, low-income community
  • Sensitivity to and knowledge of the needs of a multicultural, multiracial community
  • Experience serving Unison’s priority populations (people with mental health and addictions, seniors with complex needs, LGBTTQ2+, and youth facing barriers)
  • Current RNAO membership with malpractice coverage is an asset
  • Ability to work flexible hours.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are asked to email a résumé with covering letter by Monday, November 30, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. to:

Hiring Committee – Community Health Nurse, RN
Unison Health and Community Services
Please cite UN_2020_028 in the subject line of the email.

We welcome applications from people who are reflective of the diverse communities we serve, including those who might need accommodation.
Where needed, accommodations for applicants with disabilities will be provided, on request, to support their participation in all aspects of the recruitment process.

Please note that due to the volume of applications, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.