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Title: Nurse Practitioner (RN-EC)
Position Type: 1 year maternity leave, part-time, 21 hours per week
Posting Date: 2018/11/29
Expiry Date: 2018/12/13
Posting Type: Internal & External
Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services (AAMHCS) is a Community Health Centre that aims to provide services and addresses system inequities to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. The Centre envisions a future in which Toronto’s diverse communities achieve health with dignity.
We are looking for a diligent, thoughtful and organized individual to be part of the Centre’s interdisciplinary clinical team and work within a collaborative model of clinical practice, program planning, implementation and evaluation. Within the NP (RN-EC) scope of practice the selected candidate will provide leadership in clinical practice and initiatives and provide primary care to a vulnerable population that faces multiple and complex health issues.
- Providing comprehensive primary care to clients of all ages within the scope of a RN-EC including assessments, diagnosis, screening, referral, education, treatment, counselling and follow up.
- Ability to work with an independent caseload as well as by participating in triage service, same day urgent care services, and off-site programming and outreach clinics.
- Participating in primary health care program and service delivery within the broader community context in partnerships with other institutions as may be required from time to time.
- Participating in all organizational systems and structures as required including but not limited to, quality assurance and performance evaluation.
- Willingness to travel and provide services throughout the City, at designated sites, and to work evening and weekend shifts when required/scheduled.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate will have a firm understanding of and a commitment to the principles and underlying values of community health centers as well as:
- Experience in community or primary health care setting;
- Strong understanding of and a commitment to the principles and underlying values of community health and community health centers;
- Thorough familiarity with therapeutic methods and practices based upon a health promotion/disease prevention model;
- Ability to work collaboratively within the interdisciplinary health care team which includes physicians, nurses, social workers, dieticians physiotherapist and community workers;
- Superior interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), problem-solving, organizational and time management skills;
- Computer literate (word processing, internet, data entry in Windows applications);
- Knowledge of issues affecting low income, multi-lingual, and racialized, and LGBTQ communities; and
- An interest and commitment to working in a low-income, multilingual, multiracial community.
- Current Extended Class registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario;
- Minimum 1 year clinical experience as a RNEC is required, 2 years or more is preferred; and
- Current BCLS.
Other Skills and Qualifications:
- Ability to speak a second language is an asset.
Hours: 21 hours
Duration: 1 year (February 2018- February 2019)
Bargaining Unit position: United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 175
Start Date: February 2018
Interview Date: Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
Access Alliance offers comprehensive group benefits coverage, annual vacation entitlement, cumulative sick leave entitlement, employee assistance programs. Access Alliance is a HOOPP employer.
How to Apply
With “Nurse Practitioner” in the subject heading please send your resume and cover letter by December 13, 2018 at 5:00pm to:
by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
by Regular Mail: Hiring Committee, Nurse Practitioner
Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services
340 College Street, Suite 500, Toronto, ON, M5T 3A9
No phone calls please.
We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will receive acknowledgement. Please note that a criminal background check (Vulnerable sector) will be conducted for this position. We encourage applications from individuals who reflect the broad diversity of communities we work with, including those from racialized and LGBTQ communities. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Access Alliance encourages a scent-free environment. Employees, students, volunteers, and visitors are asked to refrain from wearing fragrances and other scented personal care products (i.e. perfumes, lotions, hairspray, etc.) while at the Centre.