Registered Nurse/Certified Diabetes Educator (full-time)
Are you a Registered Nurse who is passionate about working with urban Indigenous people? Are you ready for a role that will allow you to demonstrate leadership in a key health issue impacting Indigenous people across the country? Are you looking to use your years of experience to help community members prevent and manage diabetes? Do you thrive in a team environment where you are valued, challenged and supported? If so, you’ll want to consider this exceptional opportunity with the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health.
The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is an award-winning Health Access Centre that provides holistic primary health care to First Nation, Inuit and Métis people living in Ottawa - one of the fastest growing and diverse urban Indigenous communities in Canada. Wabano is a fast-paced, client-oriented organization that models the Indigenous values of balance, respect and community interdependence.
Our ideal candidate is an Indigenous Registered Nurse who is also a Certified Diabetes Educator to work in a full time position andl play a key educational, clinical and promotional role as part of Wabano’s Diabetes team which includes a Dietician, Footcare Nurse, Case Manager and Counsellor.
Responsibilities: The Diabetes Registered Nurse/CDE will help urban Indigenous people prevent and manage diabetes and increase control over their health through the following:
- Provide specialist advice and resources to Wabano clients (at the Wabano clinic and in the community which can include client homes);
- Attend community events, health fairs and other functions in order to provide diabetes screening and promote services;
- Ensure medical management of clients, including insulin starts under advanced medical directives;
- Develop, implement, and evaluate culturally-based programs and activities to promote healthy lifestyle choices and diabetes education;
- Develop culturally-appropriate outreach programs for diabetes education with local Indigenous partners (outreach, social marketing, recruitment of new clients and engaging the community are significant components of this position);
- Network with other Aboriginal organizations;
- Develop and deliver culturally-specific training (for example, to health professionals, volunteers, community groups) to meet those identified training needs;
- Provide specialist advice and resources to other agencies, such as schools, and local non-profit organizations;
- Ensure that work is underpinned by both sound, up-to-date knowledge of diabetes prevention/maintenance and traditional Aboriginal teachings;
- Develop diabetes prevention/maintenance materials for the urban Aboriginal community that meet program objectives and community needs.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
- Registered Nurse in good standing with the RNAO;
- Qualification as a Certified Diabetes Educator (or willingness to become certified within 2 years);
- Experience in providing education sessions/presentations;
- Knowledge, sensitivity and awareness of the history, culture, and unique needs of the urban Indigenous population;
- Advanced communication skills to persuasively communicate complex health messages;
- Self starter with ability to be team player;
- Good computer skills in MS Office and MS Outlook.
- Candidates of First Nations, Inuit and Métis descent will be provided priority for this position (please self-identify in your application)
- Criminal records check for working with vulnerable people will be required
To pursue this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: posted until filled
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Wabano is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If contacted for an employment opportunity or interviewing, please advise if you require accommodation.