Status: Full-time contract (approximately 1-year) Location: London
The Organization: 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 Nurse Practitioner to join our interdisciplinary staff team at our London site.
The Role: SOAHAC is seeking a kind, caring and compassionate Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about community based care to become part of their integrated care team. In addition to primary competencies, the ideal candidate will have experience in chronic disease management, health promotion, palliative care and/or mental health and addictions. The NP will provide primary care across the lifespan for members of the Indigenous community and their families in urban, rural and home based settings. The NP will consult with doctors, consultants and community specialists as required in order to provide safe and timely care.
Reporting to the Integrated Care Manager(s), the Nurse Practitioner will:
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
Recognize the importance of First Nations cultural identity as part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle for individuals within a community
Understands and respects cultural principles and protocols and is able to apply this understanding in work situations
Uses evidence to influence health policies, programs and practices and synthesizes knowledge from a broad range of theories, models and frameworks to address the health status of populations, inequities in health, determination of health, strategies for health promotion, disease and injury prevention, health protection, case management as well as factors that influence the delivery and use of nursing and health services
Builds capacity, improves performance and enhances the quality of the work environment by sharing knowledge, expertise and experience with colleagues and students
Conduct comprehensive assessments, collaborative goal setting and plans of care development for rostered patients and their families that are reflective of the unique needs and capabilities of individuals and their network of supports
Collaborate with community partners to offer outreach services as required
Current registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class; able to work to full scope
Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate
Minimum of three years’ experience working as a Nurse Practitioner in the areas of primary care, chronic disease management, mental health and addictions
Knowledge of culture and local Indigenous communities in Southwestern Ontario would be a strong asset
Demonstrated practice of providing compassionate, respectful and non-judgmental care
Knowledge and ability to provide patient focused, trauma informed and culturally safe care
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
A current driver’s license, driver’s abstract, personal auto insurance in good standing and access to a reliable vehicle
Willingness to participate in ongoing cultural learning and traditional teachings
Ability to obtain a vulnerable sector check as a condition of employment
Up to date immunizations and records
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 full-time @ 35 hours (5 days) per week for approximately a 1-year contract. Salary is subject to experience.
The position will be based out of London site, with travel to other SOAHAC sites as required to effectively fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
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, resume, and names of 3 references on the closing date to: