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Nurse Practitioner, Kingston Community Health Centres

Kingston and Napanee, Ontario
Deadline May 16, 2016

External: NP-2016
Posting Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Closing Date: Monday, May 16, 2016

Job Description

Title: Nurse Practitioner*
Reports to: Relevant Clinic Managers in Napanee and Kingston

Position Type

  • 2 Full time permanent positions in Napanee (One of which is Indigenous Health focused)
  • 2 positions in Kingston (one 0.8 FTE, permanent, and one17.5 hours/week contract)

Start Date: June 2016
Salary $88,330 full time (pro-rated for part-time work). Salary is under review.

Note: The initial review of applications will take place after May 16, 2016, but applications will be received and reviewed on-going until all positions are filled.

Position Summary

The Nurse Practitioner is a member of the primary health care team. The emphasis is on holistic care, health promotion and disease prevention. They diagnose and manage common disorders and diseases seen in primary health care, in collaboration with the client and the physician. The Nurse Practitioner works as an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team to address issues in the community which affect health. They are responsible and accountable for their practice.

*This position description is currently under review to incorporate core competencies. Final position description will be provided to the successful candidate when available.


Key Responsibility: Client Care

Detailed Responsibilities

  • Works within the scope of practice set for a Nurse Practitioner to provide primary care to clients.
  • Takes into account environmental, social, psychological and medical risk factors (social determinants of health) in a manner that is culturally safe, can be understood by clients, appropriate to their family situation and attuned to their cultural background (ex: Indigenous populations)
  • Works with and refers to other members of the care team or other health care professionals to ensure clients receive comprehensive, competent and appropriate health care.
  • Acts as a health advocate for clients and uses health care resources effectively.
  • Assesses clients for routine health and illness care, prescribes treatment, prescribes medications, orders diagnostic tests, and promotes chronic disease self-management principles as appropriate.
  • Remains accessible to clients during the hours of service scheduled by KCHC, at on and off-site locations and provides home visits as required.
  • Counsels and educates individuals on health and lifestyle issues and evaluates the effectiveness of education and counseling approaches and strategies.

Key Responsibility: Administration

Detailed Responsibilities

  • Participates in developing, facilitating and evaluating mental and physical health promotion programs
  • Identifies areas where development of protocols and procedures are needed to improve client services or to promote more effective staff functioning.
  • Maintains accurate records of clients' visits and encounters, including phone encounters, using the charting and recording formats established by Kingston Community Health Centres
  • Assists other nursing staff in administrative and clinical duties if required

Organizational Responsibilities

  • Complies with all relevant legislation and KCHC policies, including privacy laws
  • Supports consistent application and development of KCHC policies and procedures
  • Supports KCHC’s student and volunteer placement programs
  • Promotes awareness of and participation in KCHC activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and quality improvement

Basic Education and Experience Requirements

  • Registration as Registered Nurse in the Extended Class, Ontario College of Nurses.
  • Three to five years nursing experience in a community setting or combination of community and hospital or public health settings an asset; experience in a primary care setting an asset
  • Experience supporting marginalized clients, such as Indigenous populations, clients with addictions, mental health, and/or complex psycho-social issues preferred

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Indigenous Health Nurse Practitioner position requires culturally appropriate skills and abilities to work effectively with the indigenous population
  • Knowledge of management of clients with addictions and mental health diagnosis
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis and ability to meet the physical demands of the position
  • Excellent organizational skills and above average attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to engage marginalized clients, and a commitment to being a “team player.”
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and relevant software applications (Microsoft Office), including Electronic Medical Record software (Nightingale on Demand preferred)


  • Organizational Competencies: Accountability, Client Focus, Collaboration, Continuous Learning Position Competencies: Attention to Detail, Communication, Knowledge/Professional/Technical Expertise, Negotiation, Problem Solving, Teamwork, Time Management
  • Other Requirements
  • Current and satisfactory Criminal and Vulnerable Persons Check
  • French language is an strongly preferred asset (for at least one of the available positions)

Application Instructions

  • Please include a cover letter clearly outlining how your skills and experiences correspond with the specific job qualifications along with your resume.
  • If you have a particular preference for location (Napanee or Kingston) or are seeking only part- time work, please not these details in your cover letter.
  • Save all documents as a single file using your own name (Last, First). A PDF format is preferred.
  • Email to citing reference “NP-2016” in the subject line.
  • Applications must be received by the Human Resources Manager by 4:00 pm, Monday, May 16, 2016.

As a registered professional, to abide by and be accountable to the ethics and standards set out by the relevant regulatory body of the profession.

All KCHC staff have a duty to understand and follow KCHC policies, uphold high ethical and professional standards, and maintain confidentiality and privacy, using tact and good judgment in all dealings with other staff and clients.

KCHC is an equal opportunity employer, respecting and embracing the needs and diversity of our employees. If you require an accommodation to fully participate in the hiring process, please notify Human Resources.

Kingston Community Health Centres, 263 Weller Ave. Kingston ON, K7K 2V4