Coordinator – Primary Care Asthma Program
South Riverdale Community Health Centre
The South Riverdale Community Health Centre is a non-profit, multi-service centre that provides primary health care, social and community outreach services with an emphasis on health promotion to residents of East Toronto.
• Resource person for respiratory health education for SRCHC and the local community, including asthma, COPD and smoking cessation
• Work with sites to ensure adherence to Primary Care Asthma Project (PCAP) standards and protocols
• Provide spirometry testing as indicated in accordance with the American Thoracic Society guidelines
• Provide asthma and COPD education to clients, families and care providers utilizing best practice strategies and standardized PCAP tools, in accordance with PCAP Advisory Group recommendations
• Assess and address potential barriers to asthma management, including the social determinants of health
• Participate in the implementation of a cross-organizational smoking cessation strategy
• Work with clients/families and primary care providers to develop, implement and revise customized self-management plans (Action Plans)
• Complete documentation in accordance with PCAP standards and site specific policies and practice
• Identify community resources and help clients understand how and when to best access resources appropriately
• Develop and maintain collaborative internal and external partnerships
• Attend relevant events, meetings and participate as a member of committees and/or working groups
• Liaise with management, directors and administrators at SRCHC, East End and Regent Park CHCs to ensure that resources, policies, and practices for asthma care and management are in place
• Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized university or a combination of education and relevant experience
• Licensed Ontario Regulated Healthcare professional
• Certified Asthma Educator or Certified Respiratory Educator
• Minimum 3 years clinical experience working with clients conducting spirometry, asthma management, treatment, and education
• Experience with smoking awareness/cessation strategies (TEACH/STOP certification/training preferred)
• Proven ability to work independently and within an inter-professional team
• Ability to provide effective and accessible education/care to patients, families, community groups, and health professionals based on current best practice recommendations
• Ability to accurately and safely perform spirometry testing in accordance with the ATS/ERS Standards
• Understanding of the intersection between a range of health challenges in order to improve the prevention and management of chronic diseases across the continuum
• Experience working with diverse clients and communities
• Understanding of concepts of health promotion, patient education, research and secondary prevention as a part of primary care
• Proven administration skills including participation in meetings, maintenance of client care systems, preparation of project reports, evaluation of clinical care delivery relative to guidelines or standards of care, etc.
• Proficiency in the use of computer technology and various software applications
• Strong oral and written communication skills
A police clearance letter completed within the past twelve months will be required prior to commencing employment.
The deadline for applicants is Monday, March 28, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
The Hiring Committee
955 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M4M 3P3