- London InterCommunity Health Centre
- Registered Nurse
- Work Setting
- Other - Work Setting
- London, ON
- Area of Practice
- Community Care, General Nursing, Primary Care
For more than 30 years, the London InterCommunity Health Centre has provided health and social services to those who experience barriers to care including poverty, homelessness, language or culture, and complex and/or chronic health conditions including mental health and addictions. Today, with four busy clinics in three of London’s most under-served regions, the organization is viewed as a community leader in newcomer health, care of marginalized women, issues of health equity, client-led service development and the advancement of partnerships that improve access to vital services for people who are at the margins in our community. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have innovated new ways to continue to support our staff and clients through this difficult time with minimal interruption to our service delivery.
About the Position
Reporting to the Client Service Manager, the Registered Nurse (RN) provides front line client care by working within a clinical care team focused on the needs of people significantly marginalized by poverty, addiction, mental health, and housing issues.
This role will also be involved with the newcomer clinic at the Centre, supporting newcomers along the continuum of care within a health promotion framework and liaising with interdisciplinary team members and external care providers to facilitate the best plan of care for clients.
Working to a full scope of practice, the RN provides comprehensive primary care nursing including analysis of health behaviours related to lifestyle and culture, review of medical history, physical assessments, nursing diagnosis, and development and implementation of care plans in collaboration with the client.
The RN works as a member of a multi-disciplinary team supported by physicians, nurse practitioners, dietitians, social workers, community development workers, and support staff. This role also participates in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs, services and quality improvement initiatives for the communities served.
The successful candidate will act with professionalism and courtesy toward clients, the public and colleagues, and will demonstrate knowledge and valuing of the clients’ life situation.
This full-time position will support clients at both our Huron and Argyle locations, working 37.5 hours per week with some evening and weekend flexibility required.
- Postsecondary diploma (RN) or degree (BScN) from a recognized college or university
- Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
- Three (3) to five (5) years of nursing experience in a community setting or a combination of community and hospital or public health experience; experience in a primary care setting is an asset
- Awareness and understanding of the social determinants of health, health promotion, and Adult Education principles
- Experience facilitating individual and group education settings
- Ability to work with diverse communities with respect, sensitivity, creativity, innovation, cultural understanding, and non-judgement
- Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong computer skills, including the use of MS Office Products and Electronic Medical Records (Telus Practice Solutions Suite currently in use)
- Ability to maintain complete and accurate records in accordance with the Health Centre’s policies
Nice to Haves:
- French and other language skills are considered an asset in supporting the communities we serve
What’s in it for you:
With a strong focus on employee well-being and development, the Health Centre is proud to support our staff with a well-structured compensation plan:
- A competitive salary
- 100% employer-paid health and dental benefits
- Participation in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
- Paid sick and emergency time to tend to self and family care
- Paid vacation time
- Paid time to promote mental well-being and prevent burnout
- Paid professional development time and funds to support your career goals
- Numerous interdisciplinary training opportunities to promote growth in your role
How to Apply:
If you feel you are the right person for this role, please send a cover letter and resume by email to email@example.com, stating the position title in the subject line of the email. Please also indicate in the body of the email where you learned of this opportunity.
*With consideration for the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews may be conducted in-person with appropriate physical distancing or online via Zoom to best meet Public Health Guidelines and the needs of the selected candidates. If the use of Zoom presents a barrier for candidates, alternate methods can be arranged.*
Submissions will only be accepted until March 25, 2021.
The Health Centre is committed to hiring staff that reflect the diversity of the clients and community that we serve.
Should you require accommodation in making an application please contact our office. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected will be contacted.
To learn more about the Health Centre visit us online at www.lihc.on.ca, follow us on Twitter @HealthCentre or like us on Facebook – London InterCommunity Health Centre.