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Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) – Child, Youth, and Family Health Clinic

  • Posted:May 13, 2021
  • Apply by:Jul 12, 2021
  • Job Type
  • Contract / Part Time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Oshawa, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position

Organization – Overview

Carea Community Health Centre is a recognized leader in redefining the experience of community-based health and wellness services.  We provide access to high quality holistic and inclusive care that is responsive to the needs of the community and empowers individuals to enhance their own well-being. 

Carea Community Health Centre is a registered charitable organization providing  a variety of free, community programs and services including: health promotion and wellness programs; primary care, counselling and mental health; diabetes education; Hepatitis C screening, treatment support, education and outreach; geriatric assessment & intervention; young parent support, youth programs, Indigenous programs; community development programs; and fundraising events which include developing charitable partnerships/sponsorships to fund programs.

In line with the CHC Model of Health and Wellbeing, our expert team works with our clients to provide holistic care, support, and wraparound services that empower clients to improve their health and wellness. We strive to be accessible to those in the community who face access barriers like culture, gender, geographic isolation, homelessness, language, physical disabilities, poverty, and race.

The Child, Youth, and Family Clinic is the result of a partnership between Carea CHC and The Durham Children’s Aid Society.  The health clinic team will provide access to primary care, counselling services, and pediatric medicine as part of an evolving multi-agency hub which is designed to offer a variety of health and social supports for children, youth, and families in Durham, with an emphasis on vulnerable groups and those who experience barriers to care.  This is an exciting time of growth!  Clinic staff will be part of building a multi-service community resource dedicated to optimizing the health and wellness of children, youth, and families in Durham Region. 

Position Overview

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) will provide comprehensive, client-centered, and developmentally appropriate primary care, informed by knowledge of the social determinants of health and with an emphasis on child and adolescent health.

As a care provider working across all domains of advanced nursing practice, the NP is responsible and accountable for assessing, diagnosing, and initiating treatment plans including health care management and therapeutic interventions. The NP is a leader within the clinic, providing professional guidance while practicing autonomously and interdependently within the context of an interprofessional team. The NP makes appropriate referrals to physicians and other professionals.

The NP collaborates with children and families, clinic staff, hub members, and the community to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for children, families and communities. The NP works with the community to develop and implement population health and evidence-based strategies to improve health and well being. The NP participates in program evaluation to understand outcomes for the child, family, and community.

The NP will demonstrate advocacy and leadership skills to champion and support goals that align with and achieve Carea CHC’s Strategy, Vision, Mission and Values, internally and externally, in the context of safe and ethical NP practice.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide client-centered primary care in a non-judgmental manner, recognizing the social determinants of health and associated health risks – taking the stance of a health advocate.
  • Actively participate, seek, and provide consultation within an inter-professional model of care
  • Perform clinical assessments combined with diagnostic and treatment skills – within full scope of practice as defined by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).
  • Demonstrate leadership skills by working effectively within an inter-professional, proactive team environment, providing excellent communication and interpersonal skills with staff, physicians, and clients.
  • Provide NP services that address the biopsychosocial needs of clients, including clients with mental health diagnoses and/or concurrent disorders involving substance use.
  • Provide health teaching, referrals, and follow-up.
  • Participate in community development and outreach with community partners and stake holders
  • Complete timely and accurate records of client encounters, documentation and third-party correspondence using Carea CHC’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of medical directives, policies and procedures, best-practices, and protocols.
  • Advise on the development of health promotion programs relevant to the population served
  • Advocate for at-risk clients and their families.
  • Actively participate in case conferences when required.
  • Participate in chart reviews, development, and implementation of Quality Improvement Plans (QIP) and accreditation activities.
  • Demonstrate active participation in the CNO Quality Assurance (QA) Program and Carea CHC’s performance management program.
  • Support academic activities including student placements and research studies that Carea CHC participates in
  • Participate in other Carea CHC agency training activities and meetings as requested.
  • May include home visits with clients.
  • Ensure client care and caseload is managed to achieve the goals of Carea CHC’s Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreement (MSAA) indicator targets with the Central-East Local Health Integration Network (CE-LHIN).
  • Perform other duties as assigned that are reasonable with the scope of practice.

Qualifications

  • Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class, Pediatrics or Primary care
  • Advanced preparation at the Masters level
  • Member of the Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario (NPAO) or Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) is an asset.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience working as a primary care NP with clients having complex needs, children and youth experience is required.
  • Knowledge of relevant services and community supports in Durham Region is strongly preferred.
  • Must hold a Prescribing Narcotics and Controlled Substances certificate endorsed by the CNO.
  • Experience working in a CHC setting or other community health nursing practice is an asset.
  • Experience working with communities and individuals who face barriers accessing traditional health care services.
  • Demonstrated excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills, organizational and interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively and respectfully in a collaborative, inter-professional team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with clients in a non-judgmental manner that can be effectively understood – practicing active listening skills to understand client needs and coaching of clients as collaborative partners in their health care.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage crises in an effectively, professional manner.
  • Demonstrated excellent written skills and report writing for a clinical setting.
  • Basic CPR certification required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word) is an asset.
  • Demonstrated competency in facilitating client group activities.
  • Must show evidence of valid current vulnerable sector police check – required upon hiring.
  • Valid Ontario Driver's license and access to a vehicle.
  • Flexibility to work or drive to meetings at any of Carea's clinical locations in our service area, as required.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule with at least one evening per week.

Benefits of Working at Carea:

Employment Status: Temporary Part-time (0.5 FTE), three-year contract

Hours of Work/Schedule:  17.5 hours biweekly, may include one evening per week

Position Reports To:  Manager, Clinical Services

Salary Range: Annualized salary range $58,208 - $60,514(adjusted for FTE) is commensurate on skills and experience, plus optional participation in HOOPP.

Application Process:

  1. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your qualifications and expectations by email to recruiting@careachc.ca.  This position will remain posted until filled.
  2. While we thank all applicants for their interest in applying, only those qualified and considered for an interview will be contacted. All applicant submissions will be kept on file for six months, for future consideration.
  3. All applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.
  4. All positions are subject to the successful completion of the following pre-employment conditions for all external hires: Reference Checks; and Criminal Background checks (including Vulnerable Sector Screening).

Carea Community Health Centre is committed to complying with all applicable standards as set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), the provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code, and any other applicable legislation. Accessibility: If you have accessibility needs and require alternate formats or other accommodations please contact Human Resources at 905-723-0036, or by email to recruiting@careachc.ca. Carea Community Health Centre, and staff are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes diversity.

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