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Title: Registered Nurse (RN) – Primary Health Care Initiatives
Position Type: Permanent, full- time
Posting Date: 2018/11/29
Posting Type: Internal & External
Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services is a Community Health Centre that provides services and addresses system inequities in order to increase access to primary care and improve health outcomes for a vulnerable population that includes immigrants, refugees, and their communities. The Centre envisions a future in which Toronto’s diverse communities achieve health with dignity.
We are looking for an experienced and self-directed nurse to be part of the Centre’s interdisciplinary clinical team and work within a collaborative clinical practice that includes program planning, implementation and evaluation. The chosen candidate will be diligent, thoughtful, creative and able to work to full scope of practice in a primary care setting.
Within the RN scope of practice the chosen candidate will function interdependently with other members of the primary health care and programs teams within a health promotion framework. The RN will work to initiate, provide and support primary health care services to newly arrived immigrants and refugees who face multiple and complex health issues.
In addition to clinical care, the RN-PHCI will also take on leadership roles in Primary Care initiatives providing coordination, education, community outreach in support of the vulnerable populations served by Access Alliance (examples of initiatives include Solo Practitioners in Need (SPiN), or an adolescent school-based client).
- Providing comprehensive primary health care to clients of all ages within the full scope of a RN including assessments, counselling, screening, referral, education, treatment and follow up for scheduled appointments, triage/same day urgent care services, and off-site programming and outreach clinics.
- Providing primary health care services support to our MDs and NPs as required
- Initiate and implement health promotion strategies such as health education and community development to support diverse populations and communities to increase control over and improve their health;
- Work with partner organizations and community groups to identify health priorities
- 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; this includes workshop facilitation, advocacy and consultation;
- Develop and maintain information resources for the Centre and educational displays on selected health topics as required;
- 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 centres as well as:
- Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
- BLS certified
- Bachelor of Nursing Degree; complimentary post secondary education in public policy considered an asset
- Experience in frontline nursing and implementation of evidence informed practice; More than 3 years nurse experience preferred
- Experience in a community health centre and/or family practice setting preferred. Experience in urgent care or emergency department a plus.
- Thorough familiarity with therapeutic methods and practices based upon a health promotion/disease prevention model;
- Comfortable preforming head to toe clinical assessments and triage
- Thorough understanding of health promotion and community development principles;
- Experience helping clients navigate the health care system and build capacity for self-management
- Ability to work collaboratively with physicians, nurse practitioners and the interdisciplinary health care team and independently when necessary;
- Computer literate (word processing, internet, data entry in Windows applications)
- Experience in developing and evaluating client education materials;
- Experience in program development, monitoring and evaluation;
- Success in partnership development and funding proposal writing;
- Demonstrated commitment to principles of an anti-oppression and cultural competence framework;
- Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), problem-solving, organizational and time management skills;
- An interest and commitment to working in a low-income, multilingual, multiracial community;
- Thorough knowledge of broad determinants of health and issues affecting low income, multi-lingual and racialized and LGBTQ communities;
- Demonstrated flexibility to work in a fast paced, ever-changing environment;
- Ability to speak a second language of our priority populations is an asset.
Salary Range: $57,545- $69,335
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Bargaining Unit position: United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 175
How to Apply
With “RN-Primary Health Care Initiatives” in the subject heading, please send your Resume and cover letter by 5:00p.m. on December 13, 2018.
by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
by Regular Mail:
RN-Primary Health Care Initiatives Hiring Committee
Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services
340 College Street, Suite 500, Toronto, ON, M5T 3A9
Interviews for the position will be held on: December 21, 2018
Anticipated start date: January 2019
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.