Nurse Practitioner, Integrated Recovery and COVID Care

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job title: Nurse Practitioner, Integrated Recovery and COVID Care

job ID #: CHCBI NPIRCC 22-0722

department: Community Health and Capacity Building Initiatives

reports to: Project Manager, Integrated Recovery and COVID Care

salary range: $57.34 – $63.91 per hour

status: Part-Time, Contract until March 2023

hours: 18.75 hours per week

vacancies: 1

Who we are:

Sherbourne is a leading provider of quality health care and transformative support to people who face social, economic and other systemic barriers.   Our mission is to advance the equity and quality of care and services and to improve health for underserved communities.  This is done through primary health and chronic disease services; health promotion and education; outreach and social supports; and mental health services.

Sherbourne provides innovative health care and social services to the diverse urban population of southeast Toronto.  While our doors are open to everyone, we focus on people who are homeless or under-housed, 2SLGBTQ, and newcomers to Canada.  We are funded by the Ministry of Health, Toronto Central LHIN, Ministry of Child and Youth Services, City of Toronto and many generous companies, groups and individuals.

Working at Sherbourne

At Sherbourne Health, we care about our staff and recognize that our biggest strength is our people. We have a solid commitment to life-long learning which is demonstrated through our professional development program. We invest in collective work and staff training to improve client care. We supplement this by creating a low-barrier work environment built on equity and respect, while working together in caring, cohesive teams and providing opportunities for advancement.

we believe in work-life balance and offer:

  • A competitive salary.
  • Membership in Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).

about the role:

The Nurse Practitioner position is part of the Integrated Recovery and COVID Care Clinics in the Downtown East OHT. The Recovery Clinics increase access to preventative care, primary care, mental health, and community support services. There will also be a focus on improving access to COVID testing, vaccines and anti-viral. The Integrated Recovery and COVID Care Clinics are in partnership with Regent Park Health Centre

The NP assists in the provision of direct patient care and community services in order to improve the health of residents of Downtown East Toronto. The position will work out of two sites in St. James Town and Regent Park, and from other sites as needed.  This role will report to the Project Managers of the Integrated Recovery and COVID care clinics at both sites. The successful candidate must be available to work days, evenings and weekends, with the flexibility to cover additional shifts as required. They might be required to work out of different locations per identified needs. Please note the schedule and hours of work may change due to operational requirements.

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) understands the impact of the broad determinants of health on people’s ability to attend to their health care needs and provides care within a health promotion framework. In this role, the NP will provide a full scope of primary care and will work collaboratively within the Integrated Recovery and COVID Care team and with community partners in the Downtown East OHT.

day to day responsibilities:

  • Comprehensive, patient-focused primary health care to clients in the community
  • COVID testing and Therapeutics
  • Coordination of screening and vaccination clinics
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Chronic disease management
  • Support for persons with mental illness
  • Care coordination and navigation of the health care system
  • Maintaining accurate and timely records, writing reports, support letters; writing chart summaries for transfer or legal purposes as required
  • Integrated care within the community through established partnerships.
  • Outreach and home visits
  • Work in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of physicians, RNs, community ambassadors, intake workers and case managers
  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives of the Integrated Recovery and COVID Care Clinics
  • Attend all relevant planning meetings and support clinical flow.

To thrive in this role, you’ll need

education/experience

  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse (Extended Class) (RN (EC)) with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate (NP-Primary Health Care)
  • Preference will be given to candidates with 2-3 years clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner
  • 5+ years of clinical experience working with all age groups including children, youth, adults and seniors
  • Knowledge and understanding of primary prevention and health promotion theory and practice
  • Strong interest in working with diverse communities and populations experiencing marginalization due to social vulnerabilities including homelessness, poverty, sexual identity, gender identity, residency status. Three years of clinical nursing experience working with these populations is an asset.
  • Experience working with immigrants, refugees, and newcomers to Canada
  • Experience working in a community setting including outreach and home visits an asset
  • Experience working with individuals who face mental health and substance use issues.

skills/abilities:

  • Proven ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability and commitment to working according to anti-oppressive practices
  • Ability to speak languages in addition to English is an asset

conditions of employment:

  • Offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory outcome of background checks i.e., professional references, education verification, criminal background check, and vulnerable sector check.
  • Understands and works within the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Ontario Human Rights Code and other relevant legislation.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with SHC related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices.

working conditions:

  • The NP works primarily at The St. James Town and Regent Park Clinic sites
  • Based on operational requirements, the position will require you to work days, evenings and weekends on a regular basis.

to apply:  Please forward a cover letter and resume quoting Job ID #CHCBI NPIRCC 22-0722 to myjob@sherbourne.on.ca. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Sherbourne is dedicated to building an organization that reflects the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. This includes diversity in languages spoken, culture, race, sexual orientation and gender identity. Requests for accommodation due to disability can be made at any stage in the recruitment process.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

BOLD.                   KIND.                     REAL.                    OPEN.                    WE CARE.

To apply for this job email your details to myjob@sherbourne.on.ca