Registered Nurse - South East Toronto FHT (Toronto)

Organization Name
South East Toronto FHT (Toronto)
Position
Registered Nurse
FTE Type
1.0 FTE
Address

833 Coxwell Avenue
Toronto ON M4C 3E8
Canada

Closing date

South East Toronto Family Health Team (SETFHT) is an academic Family Health Team (FHT) affiliated with the University of Toronto. Our FHT is comprised of a team that includes physicians, medical residents, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, dietitians, social workers, psychologist, care navigator, physician assistant and chiropodist, all supported by an exceptional administrative and clinical support team. There are two clinic locations: 840 Coxwell Avenue and 1871 Danforth Avenue. This position will be based out of the 1871 Danforth Avenue site.

Position Profile
As a key member of the South East Toronto Family Health Team (SETFHT), and an integral part of an Interprofessional health care team, the Registered Nurse (RN) will deliver nursing care in accordance with SETFHT policies and professional practice standards, and according to regulations set out by the College of Nurses of Ontario. You will perform routine nursing duties, and ensure that the nursing needs of the SETFHT patients and physicians are met.

RNs within the South East Toronto Family Health Team will work within their scope of practice to treat and educate patients. This is achieved through working collaboratively with a broad range of interprofessional health care professionals and SETFHT physicians.

Accountability

  • The Registered Nurse (RN) reports and is accountable to the SETFHT Executive Director. All clinical decision making outside the scope of the Registered Nurse must be done in consultation with a SETFHT Nurse Practitioner, and/or physicians of SETFHT.

Authority

  • Does not direct the activities of staff or a function without direction of FHT decision makers. The RN must comply with the nursing practice standards used by the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Decision Making

  • On a regular and continuous basis, exercises clinical judgement and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within the FHT.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Duties of the registered nurses will be divided into two categories – clinical duties and duties related to the health team.
  • RNs will be encouraged to operate within their full scope of practice. They are required to work co-operatively with all members of the health care team in the promotion of patient health and prevention of disease.

Clinical Duties

  • Triage incoming patient calls. Assess patient health care needs, discuss test results and respond to questions pertaining to health promotion and disease prevention. Redirect calls to booking when necessary.
  • Maintain accurate, concise and confidential documentation pertaining to patient history and encounter data. Record the patient visit, including the reason for the visit, the patient's presentation, relevant history and family history, the assessment and plan (as per the RN scope of practice).
  • Maintain the medical record alert system to recall patients for health promotion and disease prevention follow-up such as pap smears, mammograms, FOB testing, hypertension, and diabetes care.
  • Administer and record immunizations and allergy injections. Ensure immunizations are current and educate patients as to the need for and possible side effects of such injections.
  • Assist in SETFHT vaccine management (monitor fridge temperatures, order vaccines)
  • Perform clinical procedures such as pap tests, suture removal, skin and wound dressings, TB testing, wart treatment, and ear-syringing.
  • Perform blood pressure checks, assessing response to medications, educating patients and promoting health through blood pressure management.

Chronic Disease Management

  • Work collaboratively with the health care team in the development, implementation and monitoring of chronic disease management programs around key health issues such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Interprofessional Collaboration

  • Develop and hone collaborative community relationships to facilitate patient access to services upon physician/health care team request.
  • Communicate ideas or concerns to the health care team. Participate in problem solving to enhance patient care. Participate in RN team meetings to share change ideas and learnings gleaned from attendance at continuing education, and to facilitate team cohesion.
  • Assist in the training and development of new staff and occasionally students and residents.

Qualifications

  • Completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with, ideally, two or three years of clinical experience.
  • Must possess a license with the College Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse.
  • Knowledge of and working experience with electronic medical record systems.
  • Honed patient assessment and triage skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work co-operatively as member of the FHT.

Compensation is based on experience and will range from $72-78,000 annually and also includes enrolment into SETFHT’s benefits plan.

How to Apply

To apply, please send your application (click here). No phone calls please.