(1 – Year Maternity Leave Contract)
Employment Terms: Contract, Full -Time (1-year maternity leave) - with flexibility to work some evenings and weekends
Salary Range: $101,636 – 122,178 per year, (35 hours a week) plus 4% vacation pay
Expected Start Date: September 2021
Reporting to: Medical Director and Manager, Primary Health Care
Health Access Thorncliffe Park (HATP) is committed to providing coordinated Health and Wellness services to the Thorncliffe Park community. It is an innovative partnership between Flemingdon Health Centre (FHC) and TNO-The Neighbourhood Organization (TNO) funded by the TC-LHIN. HATP is a community driven initiative aimed to enhance interdisciplinary comprehensive primary health care, improve access to health, social and community services in Thorncliffe Park.
Note: This is an HATP-FHC position.
The Nurse Practitioner will work as an integral part of our interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive primary health care services. As an independent professional the Nurse Practitioner will work to full scope of practice to contribute to clients' health providing assessment, prevention, education, rehabilitation and therapeutic support services consistent with the standards of care outlined by the College of Nurses. We are seeking a Nurse Practitioner who is committed to community based, client-centred care, and passionate about working collaboratively to address the social determinants of health, to reduce barriers and improve access to health care for the clients across all sites.
Qualification Skills and Proficiencies:
• Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario in the Extended Class.
• Baccalaureate in Nursing and graduate of recognized Educational Program for Primary Care Nurse Practitioners
• 2-3 years of experience in primary care or community nursing will be an asset.
• An ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary health care team, responsible and accountable for own practice
• Demonstrated experience in chronic disease management and prevention, and a good understanding of the role of health promotion
• Experience working with marginalized communities and complex clients
• Commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression practices
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work flexible hours
• Ability to speak other languages, preferably Urdu, Slovak, or Arabic is an asset
• Knowledge of EMR System an asset (Practice Solutions)
Direct Client Care:
• Provide comprehensive primary health care including assessments, diagnosis, treatment plans, follow up, referral, education and referral within the scope of practice of a registered nurse in extended class
• Maintain accurate client visits and findings on current record system
• Coordinate client care within FHC and HATP and with other health care agencies and specialists
• Determine the need for and orders and interpret screening and diagnostic laboratory tests, chest and limb x-rays, diagnostic ultrasounds etc.
• Counsel and provide information and follow up on abnormal results.
• Prescribe designated drugs as specified by the CNO
• Participate in the development and delivery of health services provided through HATP including: HATP clinic, care for homebound clients and collaborative wrap around support with Thorncliffe Park community health service providers.
• Follow clients in the community on scheduled home visits for clients unable to visit HATP locations
• Participate in Quality Improvement Programs.
Health Promotion and Education:
• Implement health teaching and promotion with clients as part of clinical assessments and client care
• Participate in identification of priority groups or targeted populations for special health promotion and community development initiatives
• Participate in the development and delivery of group programs or special presentations
• Activities are to be consistent with the mission and goals of FHC and HATP, working cooperatively with partners and with other health practitioners in the community.
• Participate in Quality Improvement, Audits, Accreditation and other relevant organizational committees and working groups and team meetings
• Consult with the appropriate team physician re clients following the consultative guidelines of the College of Nurses of Ontario
• Participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of goals which are developed yearly.
• Plan, participate and assist identifying priority populations and implementing effective services consistent with FHC and HATP's vision and values
• Develop and maintain knowledge of the Flemingdon Health Centre communities and have working knowledge of community services and resources to make appropriate referrals
• Comply with all relevant FHC and HATP legislation policies including privacy legislation
• Support teaching of nursing and medical students as needed and support volunteer placement programs as required
• Participate in continuing education activities and assist in the in-service training of other employees
Note: This is a bargaining unit position with UFCW. Terms may be altered as a result of collective bargaining.
Application Deadline: Sept 26, 2021 by 5pm EST
Application Process: Qualified applicants are invited to submit an electronic resume and cover letter (in a single file) in MS Word or PDF format to ****@*******.***
We encourage applications from individuals who can identify with the diverse communities we serve. We thank all applicants for their interest but regret that only those selected for an interview will receive acknowledgement. Please note that a criminal background check (Vulnerable sector) will be conducted for this position. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.