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Full-Time Registered Nurse

September 25 2020
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Nursing
London, ON

Full-Time Registered Nurse – Hepatitis C Care

For more than 30 years, the London InterCommunity Health Centre has provided health and social services to those who experience barriers to care including poverty, homelessness, language or culture, and complex and/or chronic health conditions including mental health and addictions. Today, with four busy clinics in three of London's most under-served regions, the organization is viewed as a community leader in newcomer health, care of marginalized women, issues of health equity, client-led service development and the advancement of partnerships that improve access to vital services for people who are at the margins in our community. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have innovated new ways to continue to support our staff and clients through this difficult time with minimal interruption to our service delivery.

About the Position
The Registered Nurse (RN) provides front line client care, outreach, testing and health promotion, to clients living with, or are at risk of contracting the Hepatitis C virus. The Hep C program is a collaborative initiative between the London InterCommunity Health Centre, the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, and Infectious Diseases Care specialists, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Working to a full scope of practice, the RN Works with a multi-disciplinary clinical care team supported by Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Dietitians, Social Workers, Community Development Workers, and Outreach Workers to provide comprehensive primary care focusing on the needs of people who are significantly marginalized by poverty, addiction, mental health and housing issues. The RN will support individuals along the continuum of care from health promotion, to harm reduction.

The RN also participates in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs, services and quality improvement initiatives for the communities served including coordinating specialized clinics, teaching harm-reduction strategies and conducting outreach visits to meet clients where they are at, which may include street outreach, shelter visits or visits to community partner spaces.

The successful candidate will act with professionalism and courtesy toward clients, the public and colleagues and will demonstrate knowledge and valuing of the client's life situation.

This full-time position typically works Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week, with some evening and weekend flexibility required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Post secondary diploma (RN) or degree (BScN) from a recognized College or University.
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Three to five years of nursing experience in a community setting or combination of community and hospital or public health setting.
  • Experience with phlebotomy.
  • Experience working with people who inject drugs or use substances.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with the Social Determinants of Health
  • Ability to work with diverse communities with respect, sensitivity, creativity, innovation, cultural understanding, non-judgement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a primary care setting
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records (Telus Practice Solutions Suite currently in use)
  • Strong computer skills, including the use of MS Office Products

Nice to Haves:

  • French and other language skills are considered an asset in supporting the communities we serve

What's in it for you:
With a strong focus on employee well-being and development, the Health Centre is proud to support our staff with a well-structured compensation plan:

  • A competitive salary
  • 100% employer-paid health and dental benefits
  • Participation in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • Paid sick and emergency time to tend to self and family care
  • Paid vacation time
  • Paid time to promote mental well-being and prevent burnout
  • Paid professional development time and funds to support your career goals
  • Numerous interdisciplinary training opportunities to promote growth in your role

How to Apply:
If you feel you are the right person for this role, please send a cover letter and resume by email to **********@****.**.**, stating the position title in the subject line of the email. Please also indicate in the body of the email where you learned of this opportunity.

*With consideration for the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews may be conducted in-person with appropriate physical distancing or online via Zoom to best meet Public Health Guidelines and the needs of the selected candidates. If the use of Zoom presents a barrier for candidates, alternate methods can be arranged.*

Submissions will only be accepted until October 9 2020.

The Health Centre is committed to hiring staff that reflect the diversity of the clients and community that we serve.

Should you require accommodation in making an application please contact our office. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected will be contacted.

To learn more about the Health Centre visit us online at www.lihc.on.ca, follow us on Twitter @HealthCentre or like us on Facebook – London InterCommunity Health Centre.

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