The Primary Care Registered Nurse (RN) is an integral member of the interdisciplinary health care team at the University of Toronto Student Health and Wellness Centre.
Under the direction of the Clinical Team Lead, the Primary Care RN provides professional nursing care, utilizing the nursing process in accordance with established standards of care, policies and procedures; while adhering to the University of Toronto Health and Wellness’ vision, mission and strategic plan. Inherit in this role are the knowledge, skills and attitudes specific to critical thinking and decision making, ability to analyze and assess presenting physical and mental health concerns and collaborate with the medical team in the management of these health concerns.
Duties include: performing a comprehensive and focused physical and mental health assessment that includes health history and relevant evaluation; conducting suicide and mental health risk assessments; developing appropriate health plans in collaboration with the client and other service providers; participating in client care case conferences to ensure coordinated, comprehensive and holistic services; participating in the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of health promotion programs, screening programs, medical directives and policies/procedures; providing education related to healthy living, prevention of injury, illness and communicable diseases, care and treatment, and support systems as appropriate to the client situation.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) required. Current registration, in good standing with no practice restrictions, as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Liability insurance or membership in a professional association, which offers liability insurance (i.e. RNAO).
Experience: Minimum five (5) years of clinical practice in primary health (i.e. Family Practice, Community Nursing, Occupational Nursing, Emergency), including experience in mental health. Current relevant experience will be considered. Current CPR certification. Familiar with use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
Primary Care Nursing for University of Toronto students