Nurse Practitioner - Yorktown Family Services
Job Title: Nurse Practitioner
Position: Part-time Temporary – 1 Year Contract Position with possibility of extension (7-10 hrs/wk20-.28FTE) -Hybrid Role
Wages: $47.87 - 59.83 per hour
Start Date: November/December 2023
Location: Virtual and community locations in West Toronto, 2010
Eglinton Avenue West & West Toronto Youth Wellness Hub
Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) aims to bring the right services to youth (12-25) and their families at the right time and in the right place. YWHO is improving Ontario’s mental health and addiction services for youth and their families by providing rapid access to mental health and substance use services with walk-in, low-barrier services and clear pathways to service.
The West Toronto Youth Wellness Hub in providing an inclusive, positive and welcoming space where participants can be social and have access to a broad range of services and supports delivered in an integrated fashion. Services include, but are not limited to primary care, sexual health, mental health, employment, tutoring and homework help, life skills; integrating First Nations, Metis and Inuit culture and traditional knowledge as well as peer support and support with addictions.
We recognize that equitable access to employment is an agent in social change. We welcome and strongly encourage employment of persons with lived experiences, economic challenges, from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, people of all ages, ancestry, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, faith, creed, disability, family status, marital status, all genders and sexual orientation.
Under the direction of the YWH Manager, working within the context of a multidisciplinary team, The Nurse Practitioner functions in an expanded role demonstrating a high level of autonomy and is responsible for: conducting client assessments, diagnosing; ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests; prescribing pharmaceuticals and performing specific procedures within the legislated scope of practice. Working in collaboration with the inter-professional team the NP will ensure a timely response to a client's changing health status and needs; and provide direct patient care focusing on health promotion.
- Ability to perform clinical duties within the scope of practice, including assessments, diagnosis, treatment, follow up, counseling, screening, education and referral
- Providing support with episodic illness, sexual health, mental health concerns
- Establish a helping relationship with youth and their families (including chosen family)
- Participate in program planning, implementation and evaluations
- Ensure necessary referrals are made to external medical, psychiatric or psychological supports
- Support youth with medication management and associated symptoms
- When necessary, prescribe medications for primary or mental health needs
- Provide support to youth and collaborate with community partners
- Provide referrals/make linkages to culturally appropriate services/support
- Participate as a team member in the day to day hub operations
- Document and maintain electronic youth client records, using electronic medical record system
- Complete necessary assessments using Dacima software
- Complete administrative tasks including: timesheets, expense reports, vacation requests
- Complete other required documents in as per program and agency policies, and procedures and standards
- Attend and participate in team/staff meetings
- Participate in agency quality improvement activities, e.g. special events, etc.
- Participate in external committees as required
- Manage and keep track of medical supplies in clinic, including checking expiration dates and communicating the tools needed for the clinic to management.
- Responsible for safe disposal of bio hazardous waste
- Background in anti-oppression and inclusion including knowledge of supporting LGBTQ+ youth and creating positive spaces
- Ability to use community development framework
- Strong communication skills
- Time management and organizational skills
- Ability to work independently, and as part of a team
- Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends
- Crisis intervention and de-escalation
- Experience working with diverse client groups, e.g., multicultural, homeless, acquired brain injury (ABI), LQBTQ+ community
- Primary care experience
- Experience in mental health and substance use with a focus on harm reduction
- Demonstrated experience in community-based primary care settings with a focus on youth and young adults
- Membership, in good standing, with Collage of Nurses of Ontario
- 2+ years of recent experience in community health or a related field
- Knowledge of the health care delivery system and community resources
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, assessment and decision-making skills
- A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
- Ability to use a computer in a Windows-based environment
- Valid First Aid & CPR certificate, valid driver’s license
- Vulnerable Sector Screening is required
- Maintains a safe work environment by:
- Being aware of Agency’s safety policies and procedures and flagging hazards when encountered
- Consistently using safe work practices
- Ensuring that the work area is tidy and free of safety hazards
- Storing all equipment, supplies and disposing any materials in a safe manner
- Complying with all safety regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Complying with Personal Health Information Privacy Act (PHIPA)
- Working conditions are comparable to standard office conditions with minimal exposure to hazards
- Working directly with clients exposes staff to risks of injury, violence, and exposure to infections
- Driving to clients’ homes, childcare centres, schools and other service providers exposes staff to hazards associated with driving especially in inclement weather
- Staff working alone out of office, (i.e. client homes) are at high risk of physical harm/injury/abuse)
- Working after hours, or weekends
Reports to: Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario – West Toronto Manager
Yorktown Family Services is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity.
Please submit your resume and cover letter by November 22, 2023.
Please quote “Competition #: 2023-09RAB” and Job title in the subject line.
Yorktown values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to equity and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities.
Yorktown Family Services welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.