South Riverdale Community Health Centre
NURSE PRACTITIONERFULL-TIME, REGULAR POSITION SALARY RANGE: $103,851 - $122,178 INCLUDES HEALTH BENEFITS AND HOOPPSouth Riverdale Community Health Centre is a non-profit, multi-service organization that provides primary healthcare, social and community outreach services with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention primarily to people of East Toronto. Our mission is to improve the lives of people that face barriers to physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being. We do so by meaningfully engaging our clients and communities, ensuring equitable access to primary health care and delivering quality care through a range of evidence informed programs, services and approaches. As a leader in community health, our locally and internationally recognized community services include cutting-edge primary health services, health promotion, harm reduction, environmental health, community food centre and population-based community programs for marginalized peoples. We value health equity and inclusion and respect in our work and in the delivery of our services.The Nurse Practitioner is a nurse specialist in primary health care, who functions both independently and as a member of the primary care team, providing primary health care to the clients of the Centre and emphasizing health promotion, health education and disease prevention.This position is expected to work onsite during the COVID-19 pandemic as required.
•Conducts comprehensive health assessments throughout the lifespan. Assessments include a holistic health history, physical examination and appropriate screening and diagnostic tests
•Assesses and manages episodic and stable chronic conditions in primary health care
•Consulting with CHC physicians as necessary
•Performs virtual care when required, which may include intake, referral, health care advice for acute or chronic conditions, anticipatory guidance, and support for reception
•Provides supportive and lifestyle counselling which may include preventative counselling, brief supportive counselling or short term crisis management
•Writes prescriptions and orders laboratory tests within the RN(EC) scope of practice
•Provides pre and post natal care which includes collaboration with CHC physicians, obstetricians, midwives or health care providers chosen by the client, depending on NP’s practice
•Makes home visits to clients who live within the catchment area as necessary
•Participates in case conferences with other providers to ensure coordination of services to the client
•Provide clinical leadership at outreach clinics e.g., Family Planning, STD clinic and shelters including RedDoor Shelter, consulting with CHC physicians as needed
•Completes forms as required
•Performs necessary back-up clinical functions for other nursing staff in their absence
•Participates in regular meetings, clinics and committees to improve client experience
•Ensures that standards of client care are maintained according to accepted College of Nurses standards, the Regulated Health Professions Act, and the policies of SRCHC
•Integrates health promotion principles into each interaction with individuals, families or groups
•Participates in community projects or agency activities as a representative of the Health Centre as directed
•Assists and works with community groups in the development of community outreach programs as directed
•Participates in the development of, and gives support to, policies/strategies informed by the determinants of health
•Collaborates with teams across the organization
•Incorporates health care advances into practice and adjusts practice to the changing demographics and evolving needs of the community
•Makes health and program information accessible to clients through posters, pamphlets, and community publications.
•Educates, counsels and teaches individuals/families about various issues such as lifestyle and nutrition
•Utilizes a health promotion approach, addressing determinants of health
•Maintains complete and accurate records sufficient for timely communication with other professionals
•Participates in all relevant SRCHC programs, activities, meetings, professional associations, and workshops as required
•Participates in the development of clinical policies and procedures as required
•Participates in planning and evaluation of clinical programs and activities and SRCHC program reviews as required
•Contributes to the medical and nursing team's use of research methodologies and findings in clinical practice, and to monitoring and evaluation
•Performs clinical management tasks such as infection control, sterilization procedures and maintenance of clinical equipment and supplies as needed
•Performs other related duties as assigned
•Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a recognized university or equivalent education and experience
•Current registration as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class with the College of Nurses of Ontario and certificate of continuing competence
•1-3 years’ experience in a community setting or a combination of community experience and relevant hospital or public health nursing a minimum
•Thorough current nursing knowledge and proficiency in conducting a comprehensive health history, physical assessment and construction of a nursing management plan
•Proficiency in the use of computer technology and various software applications
•Strong oral and written communication skills
•Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment
•Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of community-based health care
•Good interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to work well with other staff, so as to ensure an effective and efficient working environment
•Fluency in a language relevant to the South Riverdale Community is a benefit, in addition to English
•Police clearance documentation will be required for employment
•Proof of double COVID-19 vaccination status will be required for employment
The deadline for applicants is Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Please mail in your cover letter and resume in confidence to:
The Hiring Committee - Nurse Practitioner
South Riverdale Community Health Centre
955 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4M 3P3
Or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please enter “Nurse Practitioner” in the subject line of your email.
No faxes, phone calls, or requests to meet please.
This is a bargaining unit position with CUPE Local 5399.
SRCHC welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
SRCHC is an equal opportunity employer. We would like to thank all those that apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
SRCHC 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, deodorants, lotions, hairspray, etc.) while at the Centre.
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