Location: Windsor and Delaware Nation at Moraviantown, Ontario
Posting Date: March 6, 2018
The Organization: The Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) strives to provide quality, wholistic health services by sharing and promoting traditional and western health practices to enable people to live in a more balanced state of well-being. SOAHAC provides services to Indigenous people including those who live on and off reserve, status, non-status, Inuit and Métis within the southwest region. SOAHAC has a mandate of ensuring that health services are accessible, of high quality and are culturally appropriate. Currently, we are seeking the services of a FamilyPhysician to join our Primary Care team at our Windsor site (with one day per month in Delaware Nation at Moraviantown).
The Role: The Physician (MD) will provide Primary Care within their scope of medical practice for Indigenous people living on and off-reserve and surrounding First Nations communities. The physician provides care to individuals across the life span, promoting a wholistic approach to health, preventing illness and assisting individuals, families and groups to achieve an optimal state of health and well-being. The Physician works in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team including mental health services and traditional healing services; also, works with and provides consultation to Nurse Practitioners.
Reporting to the Integrated Care Manager – Windsor Site, the Physician is responsible for:
Provide comprehensive primary care services to clients of all ages, including primary prevention, health education, comprehensive physical exams, chronic disease management, antenatal care, and acute/episodic visits
Conduct on site assessments, as well as telephone and outreach visits
Advocate on behalf of clients with regards to equitable access to traditional healing and western health services
Review client laboratory results, procedure reports and consultation notes
Arrange appropriate follow up/referrals as required
Document all client contact and ensure all client information is kept confidential at all times
Maintain close collaborative working relationships with other and allied health professionals
Work in collaboration with other health professionals to ensure a broad range of services are available to clients
Consult with NPs as needed regarding issues that are outside their scope of practice
Collaborate with community partners to offer outreach services as required
Medical Degree and current license to practice medicine in the Province of Ontario
Proficiency in the use of basic computer applications; EMR competency an asset
Function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team (including Primary Care, Mental Health, and Traditional Healing) with respect, professionalism, co-operation, and cultural sensitivity
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact positively with community members, management, and staff
Experience in community medicine
Knowledge and understanding of issues impacting the health of the Indigenous population
Understanding of how culture and diversity influence the client service plan
Ability to work with a collaborative, pro-choice, trauma-informed, harm-reduction-focused, and client-centered approach
Thorough understanding of the social/societal determinants of health of Indigenous peoples in Canada
Knowledge of the legacy of residential schools, colonization, assimilation, and the impacts of such history on the health of individuals
Ability to mentor, support and work alongside students
Adult teaching experience and/or adult education courses are an asset
Strong team leadership, relationship building, critical thinking and management skills
Commitment to providing the highest level of client and family centred care
Superior oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated organization, time management, and problem solving skills
Valid Ontario Driver’s “G” license and access to reliable transportation
Clean Police Vulnerable Sector Check
This job may require additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre.
Please Note: This position is salaried, based on annual funding, and is full-time @ 35 hours (5 days) per week. Salary is competitive and subject to experience and funding. Comprehensive benefit and HOOPP pension package included.
SOAHAC values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer; however hiring preference will be given to qualified Indigenous applicants. SOAHAC is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate in an assessment process, please advise Human Resources.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of 3 references (two references from a supervisor or manager) to: