Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre (Parkdale Queen West CHC) is a dynamic, community-based health care organization serving mid-west downtown Toronto. Offering a broad range of services, including primary health care, dental care, harm reduction, health promotion, counselling, and community development programming, we are also committed to serving people who face barriers to health care and we strive to reduce these barriers.
Diabetes Nurse Educator
An experienced RN and Certified Diabetes Educator who shares our passion for making a difference, you see this permanent, 1.0 FTE position as an opportunity to take the next step in your successful career while contributing to a vision of Inclusive Communities. Responsive Healthcare. Healthier Lives.
Reporting to the Director of Primary Care, and working collaboratively as an integral part of the primary care team, you will perform thorough nursing assessments of clients living with diabetes, taking into consideration their level of knowledge and readiness, and their socio-economic and cultural background. As a Registered Nurse with knowledge of the health care/social service systems and resources available to clients, you will also provide individual counselling to clients, their families and caregivers, develop client-centred health maintenance plans, regularly monitor clients within your scope of practice and with other clinical providers, and ensure continuity of care. Your group facilitation skills will prove invaluable as you lead group education and community programs, including our Indigenous Diabetes Program.
You are a member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), and hold current CNO registration as a Registered Nurse, specialization in Diabetes Care, and a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) designation. Your clinical experience working in a primary health care setting is combined with knowledge and awareness of issues related to homelessness, immigration, mental health, poverty and discrimination, as well as experience working with marginalized groups in a community-based setting.
A strong communicator and problem-solver, you respect and value equity, inclusiveness and diversity of communities and individuals, and know how to manage a complex workload while remaining flexible, strengthen interdisciplinary teamwork, and incorporate health promotion and harm reduction strategies in your practice. Fluency in languages other than English, experience providing care to Indigenous clients, and experience in Indigenous approaches and healing practices would all be considered assets.
If you are interested in joining with a creative and dedicated team to make things better, we want to hear from you. Please send your resume and cover letter in a single document (MS Word or PDF format, only) to firstname.lastname@example.org, by June 7, 2019, quoting “Diabetes Nurse Educator” in the subject line.
We truly appreciate your interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please also note that the successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal reference check as a condition of employment.
PQWCHC is committed to the principles of access and equity. PQWCHC is committed to reflecting the diversity of the communities it serves and we encourage applicants who reflect Toronto’s ethnic and cultural diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request. Parkdale Queen West CHC is in full compliance of the Ontario Human Rights Code and does not discriminate on the ground of records of offenses.