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Nurse Practitioner, Rexdale Community Health Centre

Etobicoke, Ontario
Deadline April 26, 2013

Rexdale Community Health Centre is currently seeking Full-Time Nurse Practitioner (Registered Nurse – Extended Class)

Rexdale Community Health Centre is a non-profit, multi-service centre providing primary health care, settlement and community development activities for women, families, youth, adults, and seniors of diverse cultures.  The Centre is committed to providing accessible and sustainable programs and services to diverse communities.  The Centre is currently seeking a full-time Nurse Practitioner who will promote health and prevent illness through primary care, community health services and health education.  The Centre has service delivery that incorporates principles of advanced access, utilizing group visits and self management models. We are seeking an individual with a commitment towards the above principles. The successful candidate will be a member of the Centre’s Clinical team, and be assigned to work at the main and various satellite sites of the Centre.

Responsiblities

  • To provide health care, treatment plans, health education and support for clients
  • To participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of treatment, education, counseling and health promotion services for individuals, families and the community
  • To order/interpret results of screening, diagnostic lab tests, x-rays and ultra sounds
  • Provide clinical care to pre and post natal pregnant women and their newborns including breastfeeding support programs
  • To determine the need for and implement health promotion, primary and secondary prevention strategies for individuals, families and communities
  • Explore innovative service delivery approaches
  • Advanced knowledge and proficiency in current, evidence based methods and practices of primary care delivery with an emphasis on health promotion, risk reduction and injury prevention
  • To support and counsel clients in managing their chronic disease
  • Familiarity with client centered and self-management approaches to chronic disease prevention and management
  • Thorough familiarity with therapeutic methods and practices based upon a health promotion/disease prevention model
  • Maintain and develop competence through appropriate continuing education methods         

Qualifications/Assets:    

  • Baccalaureate nursing degree with Extended Class Certificate of Competence from CNO in primary health care
  • Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario with professional liability insurance
  • Affiliation with Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario (NPAO)
  • Experience working as a Registered Nurse Practitioner in a community setting is an asset
  • Knowledge of Personal Health Information Privacy Act, Consent of Information / Records of Information and Medical Records Management
  • Familiarity with electronic medical record, e.g. NOD, Purkinji is an asset
  • Proficient with computer software including MS Office, Internet and email
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with women, youth, marginalized population and diverse ethno-racial and cultural groups
  • Demonstrated experience in all aspects of program development and implementation
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to the health issues of a diverse community
  • Sound knowledge of health promotion and disease prevention is an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, and be flexible and organized
  • Must be able to provide criminal record check clearance
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Knowledge of the Rexdale community
  • Ability to speak a second language (e.g. Spanish, Punjabi, and Somali) will be an asset.

Salary: $74,038 to $89,203 plus excellent benefits (salary range depends on experience)   
Hours: 35 hours per week (flexible hours)
Status: non-unionized position
Starting date:  ASAP
Work site: TBD

Please apply in confidence to:

Sonia Rashid
Human Resources Manager
Via email: sonia.rashid@rexdalechc.com

Please quote ‘RN-EC’ in the subject line.

Closing date for applicants: April 26, 2013 by 5:00pm

We would like to thank all interested candidates. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note this is a unionized environment-UFCW Locals 175 and 633

The Rexdale Community Health Centre is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from people representing the diverse community we serve.