Manager, Street Health Centre
Short Term Contract, Full Time (35 hours per week)
August 13 – November 9, 2018
$51.50 – $59.61 per hour
The Nurse Practitioner is a member of an integrated health care team that provides service to marginalized communities, emphasizing holistic care, health promotion and disease prevention. They diagnose and manage common disorders and diseases seen in primary health care, in collaboration with the client and the physician. The Nurse Practitioner works as an integral part of a multi-disciplinary harm reduction team that addresses issues in the community such as addiction, mental health and poverty. They are responsible and accountable for their practice. This position is based at Street Health Centre in downtown Kingston
*This position description is currently under review to incorporate core competencies. Final position description will be provided to the successful candidate when available.
· Works within the scope of practice set for a Nurse Practitioner to provide primary care to clients.
· Takes into account environmental, social, psychological and medical risk factors (social determinants of health) in a manner that can be understood by clients and is appropriate to their family situation.
· Works with and refers to other members of the care team or other health care professionals to ensure clients receive comprehensive, competent and appropriate health care.
· Acts as a health advocate for clients and uses health care resources effectively.
· Assesses clients for routine health and illness care, prescribes treatment, prescribes medications, orders diagnostic tests, and promotes chronic disease self-management principles as appropriate.
· Remains accessible to clients during the hours of service scheduled by KCHC, at on and off-site locations and provides home visits as required.
· Counsels and educates individuals on health and lifestyle issues and evaluates the effectiveness of education and counseling approaches and strategies.
Health Promotion & Outreach
· Coordinates and conducts outreach visits to local shelters and housing projects to provide health support to homeless and hard to house clients.
· Participates in a supervised consumption team, attending as needed, ensuring a safe, effective, non-judgmental environment.
· Participates in developing, facilitating and evaluating mental and physical health promotion programs.
· Identifies areas where development of protocols and procedures are needed to improve client services or to promote more effective staff functioning.
· Maintains accurate records of clients' visits and encounters, including phone encounters, using the charting and recording formats established by Kingston Community Health Centres.
· Assists other nursing staff in administrative and clinical duties as required.
Basic Education and Experience Requirements
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Organizational Competencies: Accountability, Client Focus, Collaboration, Continuous Learning
Position Competencies: Attention to Detail, Communication, Knowledge/Professional/Technical Expertise, Negotiation, Problem Solving, Teamwork, Time Management
As a registered professional, to abide by and be accountable to the ethics and standards set out by the relevant regulatory body of the profession.
All KCHC staff have a duty to understand and follow KCHC policies, uphold high ethical and professional standards, and maintain confidentiality and privacy, using tact and good judgment in all dealings with other staff and clients.
KCHC is an equal opportunity employer, respecting and embracing the needs and diversity of our employees. If you require an accommodation to fully participate in the hiring process, please notify Human Resources.
KCHC is a proud Living Wage employer!
Kingston Community Health Centres, 263 Weller Ave. Kingston ON, K7K 2V4
All of the sites that together form Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) share a common philosophical premise and mission statement. We care for individuals and families, respond to their neighborhood concerns to improve their health and to build healthy communities. At KCHC we understand health in its broadest sense. We believe that health is not only affected by our genes, nutrition and fitness level but it is also strongly associated with our opportunities to work, play, learn and contribute to community. We make special efforts to serve people who have a higher risk of poor health, or people who are having difficulty finding health care because of language or cultural barriers, poverty or isolation. In all our activities, we pay special attention to the social, emotional, and financial needs of our clients since these are the pre-requisites of health.