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Nurse Practitioner, Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline March 8, 2016

Internal/External Job Posting:
Temporary full-time contract; 12 month Maternity Leave coverage
Posting Number: 2016-005

Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood Centre and Community Health Centre (DPNCHC) is a multi-service organization that provides a wide variety of health and community programs and services for a diverse community. The Community Health Centre, one of the many programs of DPNCHC, provides holistic health care using an inter-disciplinary team approach.  


As part of our clinical team, the Nurse Practitioner will work within his/her extended scope of practice to provide primary health care and promotion to the families in this community. The successful candidate will be expected to work one evening a week; work independently and as part of a team; work on and off-site including home and hospital visiting and may participate in on-call services. This position also works independently at our youth clinic.  


  • Previous experience in community based primary health care within a culturally diverse community, with corresponding knowledge and commitment
  • Baccalaureate nursing degree with Extended Class Certificate of Competence from CNO in primary health care
  • Excellent health assessment skills, sound clinical judgment and diagnostic skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage clients with acute episodic and stable chronic illness
  • Ability to order/interpret results of screening, diagnostic lab tests, x-rays and ultra sounds
  • Experience prescribing drugs and knowledge of pharmacology
  • Ability to determine the need for and implement health promotion, primary and secondary prevention strategies for individuals, families and communities
  • Effective counselling and group development skills
  • Ability to interact positively with people of diverse cultures and marginalized populations
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as an effective member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skill
  • Word processing and computer literacy
  • Interest in exploring innovative service delivery approaches
  • Affiliation through language or culture with Caribbean, Hispanic or Portuguese communities considered an asset

Salary Range: $75,528–$90,996 per annum, plus health benefits.

Start Date:  May 30, 2016.   This position is part of the bargaining unit.

Submit resume and cover letter to:    

Posting Number 2016-005 to or mail to 1900 Davenport Road, Toronto, ON M6N 1B7

Due Dates: Internal Applicants: 5 pm, March 3, 2016. External Applicants: 5 pm, March 8, 2016.

Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre encourages applications from candidates, whose background is diverse in terms of culture, race, language, religion, class, gender /sexual orientation, including those who may need accommodation.  As a condition of employment, all prospective employees will be required to undertake a Vulnerable Sector Screening with Police Services.  Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.  No phone calls please.  DPNCHC is a perfume free environment.