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Primary Health Care Nurse, Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre

Hamilton, Ontario
Deadline April 11, 2013

Community Health – It’s a Partnership

4 month contract

Hamilton Urban Core is a thriving inner city health centre and a leader in the provision of high-quality primary health services and health promotion programs.  Our comprehensive health services are delivered through a dynamic team of multidisciplinary, inter-professional health providers.  As an inner city health centre our client populations include individuals and families with chronic and complex health and social conditions, many of who are living in poverty.

Working primarily with the Centre’s priority populations, the Primary Care Nurse will provide primary health care services with a strong emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention and participate in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and services for individuals, families and the community.  The Primary Care Nurse will also focus on providing a range of primary health care services through outreach and home visits.
The successful candidate should have:

  • Certificate of competence from the Ontario College of Nurses
  • Experience working in a primary health care environment, preferably in a community setting
  • Excellent clinical and problem solving skills
  • Experience working with a diversity of clients and their families or supports in managing chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, etc
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to apply the principles of health promotion, disease / injury prevention, and determinants of health
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to issues impacting on client  populations in the inner city
  • Proficiency in the use of computers in the work environment
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of an inter-professional, multidisciplinary team

Interested individuals should forward a resume and cover letter by Thursday April 11, 2013 to:

Hiring Committee – Primary Health Care Nurse
Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre
71 Rebecca Street Hamilton, Ontario L8R 1B6
Fax: 905-522-5374   Email:

Hamilton Urban Core is committed to equity in employment.