City of Toronto

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Public Health Nurse

May 25, 2017
Toronto, Ontario
Early Career

Job Description

Major Responsibilities:

This assignment is for Public Health Nurses with the Vulnerable Adults and Senior team (VAS) of the Healthy Communities Directorate. The successful candidate will work with individuals, community support agencies, health care teams and City of Toronto Divisions to address the social determinants of health for vulnerable adults and seniors (e.g., non-receptive, isolated clients with age related frailty and/or comorbidities, who may also experience mental health issues, and may exhibit hoarding behaviour and/or live in an environment with bed bug infestations, etc.). The job entails home visiting and managing a caseload of vulnerable clients in a complex practice environment amongst other responsibilities as delineated below.

  • Assesses and handles a caseload of individuals including linkage to appropriate resources and supports to ensure ongoing intervention and engagement with services for vulnerable clients.
  • Networks and builds relationships with community support agencies/organizations (e.g., health and social services and service providers, etc.) to facilitate effective and timely service requests and linkage to community resources.
  • Participates on coalitions/committees (Hoarding, Elder Abuse, etc.), divisional committees to advocate for policy and practice solutions on a range of issues facing vulnerable populations in the City of Toronto.
  • Provides educational outreach to raise awareness of issues for vulnerable populations in support of improving service accessibility for vulnerable individuals
  • Participates in workgroups, including the development of operational plans, objectives, workplans and documents activities.
  • Prepares, submits, and presents reports as needed.
  • Maintains individual or program/community records and other necessary documentation.
  • Participation in conferences, workshops and symposiums for knowledge transfer/development.

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. A Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a recognized university.
  2. A valid licence from the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  3. Experience in case management with vulnerable clients.
  4. Experience in coordinating services between multiple community health and social service agencies.
  5. Possession of a valid Class "G" Ontario Driver's License and access to a vehicle.

You must also have:

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct home visits and to establish effective therapeutic relationships with an equity lens for clients coping with social determinant of health issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise nursing judgement with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle ambiguity and to function effectively while dealing with competing priorities including client centered care, legislation, community health and safety and time management.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning, development and knowledge transfer.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with others in multidisciplinary teams and groups.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain good public and working relations across the corporation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours - overtime, shift work including evenings and weekends may be required.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment.  In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City's hiring process.

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