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Community Health Nurse, Flemingdon Health Centre, The South Asian Diabetes Prevention Program

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline June 8, 2012

Flemingdon Health Centre’s The South Asian Diabetes Prevention Program (SADPP) is a unique and innovative, evidence-based program that is responsive to the needs of the South Asian communities. Started in 2009, the overall goal of this program is to provide these communities with equitable access to language-specific and culturally-relevant diabetes prevention and management services.

The program involves: conducting mass community outreach through places of worship and community centers, providing information sessions, mass screening for pre-diabetes using evidence-based tools and guidelines, referring those who are at high risk to appropriate services in the community and provision of supportive workshops for the caregivers. In addition, participants are enrolled in a follow-up workshop; Diabetes Prevention Workshop that builds skills and enhances knowledge around healthy eating, physical activity and mental health. The Program is funded by the Toronto Central LHIN.

The Community Health Nurse will work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, that includes a Registered Dietitian, a team of Community Outreach Workers and the Program Coordinator.

Employment terms: Part time (21hours/week, with the expectation of working some evenings and weekends)

Reporting to: Program Coordinator

Expected Start date: Monday, June 18, 2012

Qualifications, Skills and Proficiencies:

  • Certification as a Registered Nurse in the Province of Ontario
  • Member or eligible for membership with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Experience in diabetes education in a community setting is a significant asset
  • Strong research, literature review and resource development skills
  • Fluency with one of the South Asian languages is a definite asset
  • Experience in primary care nursing and community health
  • Experience with working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Sensitivity and knowledge of the needs of the multicultural, multiracial community
  • Excellent communication, adult group facilitation and adult education experience
  • Must be skilled in disease prevention, with good understanding of role of health promotion
  • Contributing to identifying and meeting the main health needs of the community
  • Willingness to work in a non-clinical setting and ability to travel offsite are requirements of this position.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other sectors in order to address the social and environmental factors that inhibit health and well-being pertaining to Diabetes

Responsibilities

  • Plan, deliver, and evaluate diabetes education programs and community initiatives for the South Asian community in collaboration with the program team members. Programs may include: group teaching, support groups, community kitchens, and other initiatives Develop, organize and facilitate community kitchen sessions to promote healthy eating
  • Participate in conducting mass screening for pre diabetes
  • Participate in outreach and engagement activities in the South Asian communities
  • Take ownership of client-referrals to physicians and diabetes education centres
  • Meet monthly performance targets of the program
  • Explore and seek collaborative opportunities with relevant organizations
  • Develop and evaluate educational resources
  • Participate in team meetings and centre-wide initiatives
  • Perform administrative tasks, maintain accurate records and write monthly reports
  • Participate in the development and evaluation of the program

How to apply:

Interested individuals are invited to submit an application including a cover letter and resume by Friday, June 8 2012 to:

Flemingdon Health Centre
10 Gateway Blvd.,
Toronto, ON M3C 3A1
Email to: [email protected]
Fax: 416-429-9731

*Please mention the following in the subject line: SADPP RN Position

**We thank all applicants for their interest but regret that only those selected for an interview will receive acknowledgement.