Full-Time Position Location: Chippewas of the Thames & Delaware First Nation Posting Date: October 12, 2017
The Organization: The Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) strives to provide quality, holistic 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 Aboriginal 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 Nurse Practioner to join our interdisciplinary staff team at our Chippewas of the Thames site (plus 1 day per week in Delaware Nation at Moravian town).
The Role: The Nurse Practitioner provides primary care across the lifespan for members of the Aboriginal community and their families. The NP will consult with doctors, consultants and community specialists as required in order to provide safe and timely care. This position will also require possible travel to the Saugeen First Nation and the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation as required.
Reporting to the Integrated Care Manager – Chippewas of the Thames site, the Nurse Practitioner 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 allied health professionals
Work in collaboration with other health professionals to ensure a broad range of services are available to clients
Consult with physicians as needed regarding issues that are outside the NP scope of practice
Collaborate with community partners to offer outreach services as required
BScN and current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class
Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate
Two to three years previous experience working as a Nurse Practitioner in the areas of primary care, chronic disease management, mental health and addictions
Knowledge of culture and local Aboriginal communities in Southwestern Ontario would be a strong asset
Strong organizational skills with the ability to work effectively and independently
Excellent communication skills
Strong attention to detail and assessment skills
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and across teams
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly
Computer literacy including skills in word processing, e-mail, PowerPoint, Excel, and Electronic Medical Records
Valid Ontario Driver’s “G” license and access to reliable transportation
This job may require additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre.
Please Note: This position is 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 Aboriginal 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, resume, and names and contact information of 3 references (two references from a supervisor or manager) to: