Nurse Practitioner, Weller Clinic - Kingston Community Health Centres

Job Details

Nurse Practitioner, Weller Clinic

Kingston
  • City City: Kingston
  • Rate of Pay Rate of Pay: Hourly
  • Rate of Pay Amount / Range Rate of Pay Amount / Range: $57.06 - $67.13
  • Positions Available Positions Available: 1
  • Type Type: Full Time
  • Duration Duration: Contract
  • Avg. Hours/Week Avg. Hours/Week: 35
  • Schedule Schedule: Days
  • Education Education: College, University

Job Description 

Title Nurse Practitioner, Weller Clinic 

Reports to Manager, Primary Care 

Location Kingston 

Position Type Full-time Contract, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) 

Term Until March 31, 2024 

Salary $57.06 - $67.13 per hour 

Position Summary

The Nurse Practitioner is a member of the primary health care team. The emphasis is on holistic care, health promotion, and disease prevention and includes trans health care. The Nurse Practitioner works as an integral part of clients’ broader healthcare teams and in close collaboration with an MD and a multidisciplinary allied health team. The Nurse Practitioner is responsible and accountable for their practice.

Key Responsibilities Detailed Responsibilities

Client Care

  • Works within the scope of practice set for a Nurse Practitioner and provides assessment, care, and support in navigating the health-care system.
  • Takes into account environmental, social, psychological and medical risk factors (social determinants of health) in a manner that is safe, can be understood by clients, appropriate to their family situation and attuned to their background (ex: LGBTQ+ populations).
  • Works with and refers to other members of the care team or other health care professionals to ensure clients receive comprehensive, competent and appropriate health care.
  • Acts as a health advocate for clients and uses health care resources effectively.
  • Assesses clients for routine health and illness care, prescribes treatment, prescribes medications, orders diagnostic tests, and promotes chronic disease self-management principles as appropriate.
  • Remains accessible to clients during the hours of service scheduled by KCHC, at on and off-site locations and provides home visits as required.
  • Counsels and educates individuals on health and lifestyle issues and evaluates the effectiveness of education and counseling approaches and strategies.

Population Health & Quality Improvement

  • Participates in team meetings and collaborative efforts to improve quality care to clients.
  • Contributes to and takes a lead on quality improvement initiatives.
  • Identifies areas where development of protocols and procedures are needed to improve client services or to promote more effective staff functioning.
  • Supports capacity-building and integration of the transgender health program within the primary care team.
  • Maintains accurate records of clients' visits and encounters, including phone encounters, using the charting and recording formats established by Kingston Community Health Centres.

Organizational Responsibilities

  • Complies with all relevant legislation and KCHC policies, including privacy laws
  • Commits to acquiring an understanding of the importance of trauma responsiveness and the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Commits to demonstrating an ongoing commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Indigenization and Accessibility (EDIIA) by representing the diverse nature of our communities, promoting and practicing inclusion
  • Supports consistent application and development of KCHC policies and procedures
  • Supports KCHC’s student and volunteer placement programs
  • Promotes awareness of and participation in KCHC activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and quality improvement
  • On occasion, perform other temporary duties as required

Basic Education and Experience Requirements

  • Registration as Registered Nurse in the Extended Class, Ontario College of Nurses
  • Three to five years nursing experience in a community setting or combination of community and hospital or public health settings an asset; experience in a primary care setting an asset
  • Experience supporting the LGBTQ+ clients required
  • Experience supporting other priority populations including Indigenous clients, clients with addictions, mental health, and/or complex psycho-social issues – preferred
  • Relevant training through Rainbow Health Ontario (or commitment to receive such training)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Nurse Practitioner position requires specific experience, skills and abilities in working effectively with LGBTQ+ clients
  • Knowledge of management of clients with addictions and mental health diagnosis
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis and ability to meet the physical demands of the position
  • Excellent organizational skills and above average attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to engage marginalized clients, and a commitment to being a “team player.”
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and relevant software applications (Microsoft Office), including Electronic Medical Record software

Competencies

Organizational Competencies: Accountability, Client Focus, Collaboration, Continuous Learning

Position Competencies: Attention to Detail, Communication, Knowledge/Professional/Technical Expertise, Negotiation, Problem Solving, Teamwork, Time Management

Other Requirements

  • Current and satisfactory Criminal and Vulnerable Persons Check
  • Proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination or medical exemption
  • French language is an strongly preferred asset (for at least one of the available positions)

Application Instructions

  1. Please include a cover letter clearly outlining how your skills and experiences correspond with the specific job qualifications along with your resume.
  2. Save all documents as a single file using your own name (Last, First). A PDF format is preferred.
  3. Email to hr@kchc.ca citing reference “2022-89-KCHC” in the subject line.
  4. Applications must be submitted to Human Resources by January 31, 2023.

As a registered professional, to abide by and be accountable to the ethics and standards set out by the relevant regulatory body of the profession.

All KCHC staff have a duty to understand and follow KCHC policies, uphold high ethical and professional standards, and maintain confidentiality and privacy, using tact and good judgment in all dealings with other staff and clients.

KCHC is an equal opportunity employer, respecting and embracing the needs and diversity of our employees. If you require an accommodation to fully participate in the hiring process, please notify Human Resources.

Kingston Community Health Centres, 263 Weller Ave. Kingston ON, K7K 2V4

www.KCHC.ca

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ABOUT THE COMPANY

Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) is one of 83 community health centres in Ontario. We strive to create inclusive, resilient, and healthy communities. At KCHC, we have several locations, and many different services and programs. While our work is diverse, all of our programs and staff are united by our values and by our mission: A dynamic provider of integrated services that empower people and build communities.