Position Title:  REGISTERED NURSE – HEP C   

Company/Program:   Windsor Essex Community Health Centre (WE CHC) / Hep C 
Classification:  Full Time, 35 hours per week – 3 MONTH CONTRACT

Date Posted:  March 6, 2018

The Registered Nurse will provide direct treatment support and a range of interventions to assist people living with Hepatitis C to cope with their chronic illness, social difficulties and side effects of treatment. As a key member of the inter-professional Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) team, the Registered Nurse will:

• Provide care and treatment of health conditions in a supportive, therapeutic, preventive and rehabilitative means in order to attain/maintain optimal function of the client
• Perform assessments; provide treatment, health education/counselling and other clinical activities according to the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) standards and work within the scope of practice for RNs
• Review client referral from prescribing physician, as well as the client’s eligibility for treatment and consult with physician if the client is found ineligible for treatment and provide rationale
• Assess client drug insurance coverage and assist with the completion of application forms, when necessary
• Assist clients with needed paperwork such as applications for birth certificates, health cards or medical appointments
• Work collaboratively with prescribing physician and other health care providers to provide optimal client care
• Involve client in all aspects of treatment and care
• Assist in providing training on HCV prevention, education and addiction issues, with a focus on harm reduction to peer support workers
• Participate as a member of the inter-professional team in all functions such as planning and team meetings
• Network with internal and community partners to ensure an optimal continuum of health and social services through all stages of HCV education, support, care and treatment
• Contribute to chart documentation, participate in chart reviews and case conferences, and make referrals
• Implement appropriate strategies by working with the inter-professional team using a client centered approach
• Actively participate in the teaching/learning process with clients, families, students and team members about best practice and evidence based care
• Collaborate with the Hep C, Outreach Worker and participate in outreach activities, including off-site testing and education.

• Minimum 3-5 years working with a vulnerable population (specifically the homeless, those at risk for homelessness, drug involved clients, history of incarceration)
• Knowledge and experience with harm reduction strategies, addictions and mental health management
• Two years experience in a community health setting
• Knowledge of policies, legislations, programs, and issues related to area of practice
• Thorough knowledge and understanding of community resources
• Proficient in typing, the use of computers and various software applications is required
• Strong communication and excellent interpersonal skills, combined with good analytical, problem solving, organizational and administrative skills
• Bilingual (English/French) language skills an asset
• Clean driver’s abstract and a current and valid Class “G” Ontario Driver’s License with reliable transportation to support travel throughout Windsor-Essex County.

• Undergraduate degree in Nursing from a recognized University
• Member in good standing and current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
• Current Basic Rescuer (C) certificate recognized by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario is required
• Completion of a Police Clearance and Vulnerable Sector Check prior to commencing employment.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to no later than 5:00pm March 15, 2018.  Refer to posting SHRN18AC

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