South Riverdale Community Health Centre is a non-profit, multi-service organization that provides primary healthcare, social and community outreach services with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention primarily to people of East Toronto. Our mission is to improve the lives of people that face barriers to physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being. We do so by meaningfully engaging our clients and communities, ensuring equitable access to primary health care and delivering quality care through a range of evidence informed programs, services and approaches. As a leader in community health, our locally and internationally recognized community services include cutting-edge primary health services, health promotion, harm reduction, environmental health, community food centre and population-based community programs for marginalized peoples. We value health equity and inclusion and respect in our work and in the delivery of our services.
The Nurse Practitioner functions both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team providing primary health care to clients of the Centre and emphasizing health promotion, health education and disease prevention.
- Conducts comprehensive health assessments of the well person throughout the lifespan.
- Assesses and manages episodic and stable chronic conditions, consulting with CHC Physicians as required
- Performs telephone screening as appropriate necessary. This, may include intake, referral, health care advice for acute or chronic conditions, anticipatory guidance and support for reception
- Provides supportive and lifestyle counselling which may include preventative counselling, brief supportive counselling, or short-term crisis management when indicated, and when SRCHC Social Workers are unavailable
- Writes prescriptions and orders laboratory tests within the RN(EC) scope of practice
- Provides pre and post-natal care in collaboration with CHC physicians, obstetricians, “maternity care” physicians, midwives or other health care providers chosen by the client, as needed
- Conducts essential home visits to clients living within the catchment area
- Makes appropriate and timely internal referrals to other SRCHC staff
- Refers clients to specialist, hospital or community resources as appropriate
- Participates in case conferences with other providers to ensure client service coordination
- Ensures that quality of client care consistently meets accepted College of Nurses standards, the Regulated Health Professions Act, and SRCHC policies
- Performs necessary back-up clinical functions for other nursing staff in their absence
- Leads care provision at outreach clinics e.g., Family Planning, School Clinics, STD clinic and Partner Shelters in consultation with CHC physicians as needed
- Collaborates with one’s service team and other teams across the organization to identify and provide health education to interest groups
- Incorporates health care advances into practice and adjusts practice to the changing demographics and evolving needs of the community\
- Utilizes a health promotion approach to addressing determinants of health
- Maintains complete and accurate records sufficient for timely communication with other professionals
- Participates in all relevant SRCHC programs, activities, meetings, professional associations, and workshops as required
- Participates in the development of clinical policies and procedures as required
- Participates in planning and evaluation of clinical programs and activities and SRCHC program reviews as required
- Performs other related duties as assigned
- Bachelor degree in nursing from a recognized university
- Current registration as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class with the College of Nurses of Ontario and certificate of continuing competence
- 3-5 years’ experience in a community setting or a combination of community experience and relevant hospital or public health Nursing
- Thorough current nursing knowledge and proficiency in conducting a comprehensive health history, physical assessment and construction of a nursing management plan
- Proficiency in the use of computer technology and various software applications
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment
- Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of community-based health care
- Good interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to work well with other staff, so as to ensure an effective and efficient working environment
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Fluency (written and oral) in English
- Fluency in Mandarin and Cantonese is an asset
- Police clearance documentation will be required for employment
The deadline for applicants is Friday, December 4, 2020 at 5:-00 p.m.
Please mail in your cover letter and resume in confidence to:
The Hiring Committee – Nurse Practitioner
South Riverdale Community Health Centre
955 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4M 3P3
Or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please enter “Nurse Practitioner” in the subject line of your email.
No faxes, phone calls, or requests to meet please.
This is a bargaining unit position with CUPE Local 5399.
SRCHC welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
SRCHC is an equal opportunity employer. We would like to thank all those that apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
SRCHC encourages a scent-free environment. Employees, students, volunteers, and visitors are asked to refrain from wearing fragrances and other scented personal care products (i.e. perfumes, deodorants, lotions, hairspray, etc.) while at the Centre.