Family Health Services has a new position for a Nurse Practitioner with public or community health experience. The successful candidate will provide comprehensive public health care using advanced assessment, physical examination, therapeutic and diagnostic skills in accordance with the Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses in the Extended Class. This position works collaboratively with FHS teams, communities, groups, families & individuals to enable them to enhance their health and prevent disease, and participates in program planning, development and implementation under the direction of management.
The Nurse Practitioner will function in a variety of settings, including:
A. Adolescent Health
- Health counselling in sexual health, nutrition, physical and mental well-being, prevention of injury and chronic diseases, immunization, etc.
- Assessments and physical examinations for adolescents experiencing barriers to accessing primary health care
- Assessments, education, physical examination, tests, prescriptions, and management of birth control
- Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
- Diagnosis and counselling or referrals regarding pregnancies
B. Well Baby and Child Clinics
- Health counselling in growth and development, infant care, parenting, etc.
- Facillitates group teaching sessions
- Comprehensive assessments of infants and children, and diagnosis and treatment of common health conditions
- Developmental assessments under the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Program
C. Breastfeeding Clinics
- Examination and testing of infants and mothers who are experinecing breastfeeding difficulties
- Diagnosis and treatment of conditions that interfere with breastfeeding
- Promotes breastfeeding
D. Wellness Clinics
- On an as needed basis, conducts clinics for vulnerable groups who face barriers to receiving health care (e.g. new immigrants).
Candidates must have a current CNO registration as a Registered Nurse, Extended Class and current CPR certificate. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills are necessary. Candidates must have basic computer skills in the areas of documentation, PowerPoint & database software. Experience in public or community health, or family practice is preferred. A valid driver's licence and use of a vehicle is required. Flexible work hours are required. The ability to communicate in French and other languages would be considered an asset.
Please apply early, no later than October 5, 2007, quoting position number NPFT-0907. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
Human Resources Dept., Middlesex-London Health Unit,
50 King Street, London ON N6A 5L7
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