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Nurse Practitioner – Hep C Outreach Treatment Team

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION The primary focus of the Nurse Practitioner is to conduct assessments and work with the inter-professional team to provide care and treatment of health conditions to assist people living with chronic illness and social difficulties. As a key member of the inter-professional team, the Nurse Practitioner will: • Perform assessment, diagnosis and treatment, health education/counselling and other clinical activities according to the College of Nurses of Ontario standards of practice for Registered Nurses in the Extended Class (NPs) as well as the Medical Directives of the WE CHC • Active outreach in the region (Windsor-Essex to Chatham-Kent)/community to assist client’s access to primary health care and serve as a connection to community physicians/inpatient services in hospitals • Work collaboratively with prescribing physician and the health care team to provide optimal care • Provide clinic assessments addressing the physical and emotional needs of clients with multiple co-morbid conditions • Contribute to chart documentation as per college standards, participate in chart reviews and case conferences • Make referrals to support client’s needs and goals • Initiate the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of treatment, education, counselling and health promotion programs and services as appropriate • 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 • Perform other duties that support the mission and vision of the organization and/or as assigned based on position responsibilities and/or site requirements. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE PREFERRED • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience as an Extended Class Nurse Practitioner working with chronic illnesses, and experience with addictions and mental health • Interest in the care and treatment of health conditions to assist people living with chronic illness (Hep C) an asset • Experience in a community health setting including a mobile unit or combination of community health and hospital or public health settings • Strong attention to patient and family-centered care and establishing therapeutic relationships is required • Demonstrated ability to work in an inter-professional team environment is required • Strong communication and excellent interpersonal skills, combined with good analytical, problem solving, organizational and administrative skills • Proficient in the use of computers and various software applications is required • May be required to work and support other programs and services for the weCHC • 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 and Chatham-Kent counties. EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS • Undergraduate and/or Graduate degree in Nursing from a recognized University • Qualified to provide care to clients across their lifespan • Member in good standing in the Extended Class with the College of Nurses of Ontario • Member in good standing with the Nurse Practitioner’s Association of Ontario (NPAO) and/or Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) • Completion of certificate, or training in process related to Prescription and Management of Controlled Drugs and Substances • Completion of a Police Clearance and Vulnerable Sector Check prior to commencing employment.
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Registered Dietician

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION The Registered Dietitian functions as a member of the inter-professional team and performs nutritional assessments, development of client-focused nutritional plans, health education/counseling, and other clinical activities according to the College of Dietitians of Ontario standards of practice. The Registered Dietitian will also:  Assess client nutritional status by gaining an understanding of the client’s goals, psychological outlook, cultural background and clinical profile.  Develop nutritional plans incorporating clients’ health goals, culture and income.  Provide written and verbal instructions to clients, translating scientific information about food into practical dietary advice for people on normal and therapeutic diets.  Educate and advise a wide range of clients with diet-related disorders on the practical ways in which they can improve their health by adopting healthier eating habits.  Contribute to chart documentation as per College Standards and weCHC policies and practices; participate in chart reviews and case conferences.  Communicate client progress to referring/non-referring Physicians or Primary Healthcare providers as needed.  Ensure ongoing nutritional care by, monitoring client progress on a regular basis and working within the client’s circle of care to ensure positive outcomes for the client.  Participate in identifying needs within the community and developing programs which address those needs as appropriate to the weCHC strategic and operational plans.  Collaborate with community partners to support population health from a nutrition perspective.  Perform other duties that support the mission and vision of the organization and/or as assigned based on position responsibilities and/or site requirements.  Participate in quality improvement of the program and organization, as required. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED  3-5 years clinical counselling and community nutrition experience required.  Strong knowledge of nutritional issues affecting clients, thorough knowledge of community based health care and resources  Experience working with clients from all age ranges with an emphasis on chronic diseases.  Excellent communication and presentation skills with a demonstrated ability to undertake nutritional counselling (individual and group).  Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member within an evolving role in an inter-professional environment  Ability to work in a variety of social and physical settings during regular business hours and in the evening.  Experience in program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.  Excellent follow-up and follow through skills with ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.  Completion of a Public Health Unit, Food Handler Course, or equivalent program.  Proficiency in the use of computers and various software applications, including, Microsoft Office suite of programs  Current, valid Class “G” Driver’s License and reliable transportation to support travel across Windsor-Essex County, as required EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS  Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food from a recognized University.  Member in good standing and current registration with the College of Dietitians of Ontario.  Completion of a Police Clearance and Vulnerable Sector check prior to commencing employment.
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Registered Nurse

Position Title:                       Registered Nurse Company/Program:             Windsor Essex Community Health Centre – DIABETES WELLNESS                                                      Classification:                      Part Time, 17.5 hours per week – 12-18 MONTH CONTRACT Date Posted:                         May 25, 2020     CORE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION The Registered Nurse functions as a member of the inter-professional Diabetes Wellness team and performs assessments, development of client-focused treatment plans, health education/counseling, and other clinical activities. The clients that will be supported have diabetes or pre-diabetes. As a key member of the inter-professional team, the Registered Nurse will:  
  • Provide care and treatment of health conditions in a supportive, therapeutic and preventative means in order to attain/maintain optimal function of the client
  • Perform physical assessments, provide treatment, health education/counseling and other clinical activities according to the College of Nurses of Ontario Professional Standards and within the scope of practice for RN’s
  • Work collaboratively with prescribing primary care providers and other health care providers to provide optimal client care
  • 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 for clients/patients
  • Review client referral from prescribing physician, as well as the client’s eligibility for treatment and consult with the physician if the client is found ineligible for treatment and provide rationale
  • Involve client in all aspects of treatment and care
  • Contribute to chart documentation, participate in chart reviews, case conferences and progress reports to referring/non-referring Physicians or primary health care providers
  • Participate in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of education, counseling and health promotion programs and services
  • Public speaking in various venues as required
  • Perform other duties that support the mission and vision of the organization and/or as assigned based on position responsibilities and/or site requirements.
  SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
  • Minimum 3-5 years nursing experience in a community setting or combination of community and hospital or public health settings
  • Experience in program development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Must have or be working towards a Certified Diabetes Educator designation
  • Knowledge of policies, legislations, programs and issues related to area of practice
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of community resources
  • Able to convey complex health concepts to the lay public
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and possess strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal, public speaking and communication skills
  • Motivated, self-directed and a team player
  • Proficient in the use of computers and various software applications is required
  • Bilingual (English/French) language skills an asset
  • Ability to work flexible schedule of hours
  • Clean driver’s abstract, current, valid Class “G” Driver’s License with reliable transportation to support travel throughout Windsor-Essex County.
Education and certificate requirements
  • Undergraduate degree in nursing from a recognized University.
  • Member in good standing and current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • 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.
CLOSING DATE Please forward your resume and cover letter to hr@wechc.org no later than 5:00 pm, May 28, 2020Refer to posting DWRN20AC.  
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Registered Nurse

Position Title: Registered Nurse Company/Program: Windsor Essex Community Health Centre – DIABETES WELLNESS Classification: Part Time, 17.5 hours per week – 12-18 MONTH CONTRACT Date Posted: May 25, 2020 CORE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION The Registered Nurse functions as a member of the inter-professional Diabetes Wellness team and performs assessments, development of client-focused treatment plans, health education/counseling, and other clinical activities. The clients that will be supported have diabetes or pre-diabetes. As a key member of the inter-professional team, the Registered Nurse will: • Provide care and treatment of health conditions in a supportive, therapeutic and preventative means in order to attain/maintain optimal function of the client • Perform physical assessments, provide treatment, health education/counseling and other clinical activities according to the College of Nurses of Ontario Professional Standards and within the scope of practice for RN’s • Work collaboratively with prescribing primary care providers and other health care providers to provide optimal client care • 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 for clients/patients • Review client referral from prescribing physician, as well as the client’s eligibility for treatment and consult with the physician if the client is found ineligible for treatment and provide rationale • Involve client in all aspects of treatment and care • Contribute to chart documentation, participate in chart reviews, case conferences and progress reports to referring/non-referring Physicians or primary health care providers • Participate in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of education, counseling and health promotion programs and services • Public speaking in various venues as required • Perform other duties that support the mission and vision of the organization and/or as assigned based on position responsibilities and/or site requirements. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED • Minimum 3-5 years nursing experience in a community setting or combination of community and hospital or public health settings • Experience in program development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation • Must have or be working towards a Certified Diabetes Educator designation • Knowledge of policies, legislations, programs and issues related to area of practice • Thorough knowledge and understanding of community resources • Able to convey complex health concepts to the lay public • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and possess strong organizational skills • Strong interpersonal, public speaking and communication skills • Motivated, self-directed and a team player • Proficient in the use of computers and various software applications is required • Bilingual (English/French) language skills an asset • Ability to work flexible schedule of hours • Clean driver’s abstract, current, valid Class “G” Driver’s License with reliable transportation to support travel throughout Windsor-Essex County. EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS • Undergraduate degree in nursing from a recognized University. • Member in good standing and current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario. • 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. CLOSING DATE Please forward your resume and cover letter to hr@wechc.org no later than 5:00 pm, May 28, 2020. Refer to posting DWRN20AC.
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Regulated Respiratory Therapist

Position Title: REGISTERED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST (RRT) Company/Program: Windsor Essex Community Health Centre Classification: Full Time (35 Hours per week), Contract (12-18 months)

Core Responsibilities of the Position

The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) is a member of the inter-professional team and provides development, administration, implementation and evaluation of respiratory health services, respiratory care, diagnostics and respiratory health education for clients of the WE CHC.  The RRT is responsible for the following:
  • Performs clinical activities according to the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO) standards of practice.
  • Provide clinical expertise for respiratory health services; coordinate, assess, monitor and provide educational support/information to patients and families with lung health issues.
  • Conduct a thorough assessment of individual’s health status, knowledge and determine or assist in developing the individual’s personal goal(s).
  • Provides education on pathophysiology of asthma, medications, proper device technique, warning signs, triggers, diaries, and action plans based on education standards.
  • Participates in community health fairs, provides respiratory health information presentations and represents WECHC within the community as needed in various venues.
  • Acts as an advocate for individuals, families and communities.
  • Collaborate with the inter-professional team to improve respiratory care management for chronic diseases such as COPD and asthma.
  • Facilitate referrals to other services as well as communication and networking between the primary care practice and hospital or home care to ensure smooth transition for medication related care between care sites.
  • Support patients in learning how to self-manage care.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience Required

  • Minimum 2-5 years in a health care setting.
  • Certified Respiratory Educator.
  • Possesses the core competencies as identified by the CRTO and knowledge of professional standards of practice and regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in principles of respiratory conditions; specifically asthma, COPD, smoking cessation – TEACH CERTIFICATION an asset
  • Advanced clinical competencies in health assessment, planning and respiratory care delivery.
  • Highly organized, detailed minded, and the ability to prioritize the needs of clients.
  • Demonstrates a professional philosophy of patient and family-centered primary health care.
  • Demonstrated commitment to team collaboration and effective inter-professional practice.
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work independently and within groups/inter-professional teams.
  • Excellent communication, critical thinking and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and web based resources/programs.
  • 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.
  • Bilingual (English/French) language skills an asset.

Education and certificate requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited college or university with a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) designation.
  • Registered and in good standing with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO).
  • Current BCLS certification.
  • Current designation as a Certified Respiratory Educator from the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care (CNRC), an asset.
  • Completion of a Police Clearance and Vulnerable Sector Check prior to commencing employment.
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