Registered Practical Nurse, Primary Health Care

LAMP Community Health Centre
Mississauga, Ontario
$45,476.88 to $54,227.50 per year
Closing date
Oct 13, 2023

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Registered Practical Nurse
Work Setting
Area of Practice
Community Care, Primary Care
Full-time, Permanent

Job Details

Full-Time Permanent Position: 35 hours per week

Salary: $45,476.88 to $54,227.50 per year
Position Expected Start Date: As soon as possible

Location: East Mississauga Community Health Centre

Proof of Vulnerable Check required prior to hiring

Primary Responsibilities

  • Performs medical and diagnostic procedures such as venipuncture, electrocardiogram, spirometry, immunization, allergy injections, urine BHCG, ears irrigation and throat swabs on as needed basis working as a part of a busy team of Physicians and Nurse Practitioners. Documents these activities accordingly in the client electronic chart. As delegated appropriately, conducts health assessments, including history and/or partial well adult/child exams. Assists with referral questions, including emergency referrals and follow-up appointments for medical specialists or the Emergency Room (ER). Supports external and internal communications, collects required medical and diagnostic documentation and communicates according to privacy code. Maintains accurate and timely records and encounter data in patient electronic medical record (EMR). Participates in chart and case review. Educates clients and provides information about available community resources. Triages (urgent) clinical phone calls as needed, collects and communicates information to assigned provider and performs timely follow-up with the caller. Responsible for matching client needs to available services. Does home visits for clients in need by checking vital signs, performing injections or providing education as needed/assigned. Disposes of biohazardous waste, including regular check and replacement of biohazardous waste equipment in PHC exam rooms and offices, maintains efficient communication with Stericycle regarding biohazardous waste pick-up and MSDS and safety literature supply. Preserves confidentiality of clients’ private information. Identifies complex client cases, participates in decision-making processes based on (Primary Health Care) team discussions. Books clients for providers taking under consideration provider availability and complexity of client needs. Acts as a resource for intake processes and orientation to LAMP CHC for new clients. Stocks and maintains medical and laboratory supplies in exam rooms, including ordering pharmaceutical samples and making orders from suppliers and/or Public Health on an as needed basis. Orders and maintains up to date supply of current medical literature for educational, preventative purposes. Takes an active role to educate clients and promote client self-care. Builds and maintains strong business relationships with partner organizations, participates in outreach to promote LAMP’s philosophy and is mindful of future partnership opportunities. All other tasks and duties as assigned by the Manager

Required Qualifications

  • Registered Practical Nurse Diploma Registered and in good standing as Registered Practical Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Minimum of two (2) years nursing experience working in community or public health environment or preferably a primary care setting. Thorough knowledge and understanding of medical/laboratory and charting procedures. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively across all levels of the organization’s diverse workforce. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to clearly convey information and ideas. Positive attitude and dependable with strong initiative and the ability to work both independently and in a team oriented atmosphere. Demonstration of knowledge, understanding and practicing of current infection control and prevention (IPAC) guidance. Recognizes LAMP’s culture, values and philosophy when dealing with clients with different backgrounds and perspectives. Open minded, eager and willing to constantly learn and improve oneself. Current Driver License is an asset. Knowledge of LAMP Community Health Centre, the South Etobicoke and/or East Mississauga community, and/or a second language that is reflective of the community being served are all preferable assets.

Proficiency in the Following Computer Skills

  • Solid working knowledge and ability to navigate a PC windows environment, including shared drives. Strong skills and experience using Microsoft applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint & Publisher). Strong skills and ability to easily navigate the internet/intranet environment. Experience and accuracy using database applications (i.e. Electronic Health Records) Ability to learn new software quickly and willingness to continuously develop technology skills.

Working Conditions

  • Fast pace environment of busy team of doctors, nurses, counsellors, allied health and health promotion team. Paperless work operation with internal and external electronic communication. Flexible working hours from 9 am to 8 pm during week, weekends, evenings and statutory holidays as assigned. Travelling to multiple locations on regular basis for attending meetings, trainings, workshops, outreach and home visits. Ability to effectively understand and apply guiding fundamentals at LAMP, i.e. Health Promotion, Anti-Oppression; Harm Reduction and the principles of community-based practice as part of daily work.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequent data entry, with extended periods of time sitting stationary in front of a monitor while keyboarding. Ability to balance all job requirements in a busy atmosphere, including responding promptly to all communication. Frequent standing for extended periods of time and some occasional lifting may be required. Demonstrates good and safe work habits, and maintains a clean working environment.

As part of our mandate for inclusivity, reasonable accommodations can be made for all incumbents to perform the described physical functions of the aforementioned job.

LAMP Community Health Centre is dedicated to achieving a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community it serves and encourages applications from equity seeking groups


  • We believe that everyone has the right to live in a healthy community.
  • We value and respect people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and are committed to providing meaningful opportunities for our communities to determine their own needs.
  • We believe that everyone has strengths, and that each person has the right to both contribute to, and be helped by their community.
  • We are committed to working with our communities to fight oppression.  Inclusiveness is a core value of LAMP.
  • We believe that health is more than the absence of disease.  It is influenced by social and economic factors.
  • We are committed to helping everyone in our communities get access to the resources and supports that they need.
  • We believe that some members of the community have greater needs and fewer choices and therefore require more of our services, advocacy, and support. Through empowered members the community is strengthened.

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