Registered Nurse - East End FHT (South Porcupine)

Organization Name
East End FHT (South Porcupine)
Position
Registered Nurse
Address

4715 Highway 101 East
South Porcupine ON P0N 1H0
Canada

Description:

At Northern College, we’re driven by our commitment to the ongoing success and development of our students, our communities and our staff. A career with Northern College can provide you with meaningful opportunities for your professional growth, and we’re confident that our friendly, collaborative workplace culture will contribute to your personal growth as well.

In addition, to a rewarding career, some of the other benefits offered to employees of Northern College include competitive salaries, a defined-benefit pension plan, access to our athletics facilities and a wellness program.

Northern College and the East End Family Health Team have partnered with the Timmins Youth Wellness Hub. Supports and services provided at the Timmins YWH include, but are not limited to, mental health, addictions, primary care, employment/training, housing, skills and well-being activities and other community and social services. The Registered Nurse (RN) is a Northern College employee in association with the East End Family Health Team and the Timmins Youth Wellness hub. As a Northern College employee this position reports to the East End Family Health Team, Administrative Lead and operates under the supervision of the Youth Wellness Hub, Executive Director while on location.

Working within the context of a multidisciplinary team, the Registered Nurse functions in an expanded role demonstrating a high level of autonomy within the Registered Nurse legislated scope of practice. Working in collaboration with the Timmins Youth Wellness Hub (YWH) team the RN will provide primary care services to youth and families, emphasizing a holistic approach to chronic disease management, health promotion, disease prevention, support, and treatment The RN will support and assist in creating a safe and accepting environment for youth (12-25 years old) with a special emphasis on the 2SLGBTQ+, Indigenous youth and other marginalized community youth.

Duties:

 

  • Conduct initial screening assessment, provide appropriate care and/or make appropriate referral within the scope of practice of a Registered Nurse;
  • Screen/ assess youth using standardized measures to help improve youth outcomes (focus on measurement-based care);
  • Provide a full range of health services including sexual health services on-site, virtually, or locally (to the extent possible);
  • Participate in relevant training/mentorship/partnership opportunities (e.g. medical treatment of youth opioid use);
  • Work from a harm reduction and youth-centered approach and with youth with mental health and substance use disorders;
  • In coordination with YWH staff, ensure appropriate, comprehensive treatment;
  • Participate in chart reviews and discussion of cases involving complex and challenging client care;
  • Answer patient inquiries and direct them to or provide appropriate treatment;
  • Develop and implement charting tools, keep record of appropriate statistics;
  • Support the development of policies, procedures, best practices, protocols, medical directives in association with the physician or psychiatrist related to patient/client care as required;
  • Promote a safe and healthy work environment;
  • Work with members of the YWH to plan and evaluate programs;
  • Develop/initiate health teachings, screening programs and/or workshops;
  • Identify health needs of the clients and various other community groups;
  • Provide client education on preventative health care and other health issues;
  • Collect and maintain accurate data and information in accordance with YWH policies, the Personal Health Information Act (PHIPA) and the requirements of any regulatory body standards;
  • Ensure that effective and efficient use is made of all resources available to the YWH to respond to the healing and wellness needs of the community;
  • Always represent the Timmins YWH, Northern College and the East End Family Health Team in a manner that reflects the Mission, Vision and Values of the Organization; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Four year Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing;
  • Registered Nurse and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario;
  • Minimum two years’ of recent experience in community health or a related field;
  • Knowledge of the health care delivery system and community resources;
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of pertinent legislation;
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills in English, both written and verbal;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and multitask efficiently;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with diverse client groups with varying levels of comprehension and language capability;
  • Effective listening, observation, and facilitation skills to effectively assess the client and provide appropriate treatment and consultation;
  • Proven experience in organizing and facilitating wellness health teachings, screening programs and/or workshops;
  • Experience working with visible minorities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit and 2SLGBTQ+ peoples (asset);
  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous peoples, culture and healing practices
  • Proficiency in French language (asset);
  • Familiarity with the Timmins YWH (asset);
  • Proven experience in organizing and facilitating wellness health teachings, screening programs and/or workshops;
  • A satisfactory and current Criminal and Vulnerable Sector Reference Check;
  • Valid First Aid & CPR Certificate); and
  • The Timmins Youth Wellness Hub has a mandate requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to establish trusting relationships with youth while maintaining appropriate professional boundaries;
  • Ability to deal with demanding interpersonal situations and respond with good judgment and understanding;
  • Ability to analyze and independently problem solve;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary health services team;
  • Strong critical thinking skills;
  • Ability to work respectfully and collaboratively with other staff teams and abide by all Timmins YWH policies; and
  • Ability and willingness to work variable hours including evenings and weekends.

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY: Please visit the Northern College website at: www.northernc.on.ca and click on the Careers at Northern link to apply through our online job application system.

Northern College is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the interview coordinator of accommodation measures you may require during our selection process. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

Northern College values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Northern College, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Preference will be given to qualified employees within the bargaining unit at Northern College. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered