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Clinical Nurse Educator (PT) – Dufferin Area FHT (Bolton)

CLINICAL NURSE EDUCATOR

Family Health Teams (FHT’s) use a patient-centered approach to primary health care that brings together physicians and other health-care professionals to co-ordinate the highest possible quality of care for patients – when they need it, as close to home as possible. FHTs are a key component of Ontario’s health-care plan to reduce wait times, improve access to doctors and nurses, and keep Ontarians healthy.

The Dufferin Area Family Health Team currently has an opportunity at our new Bolton office for a part-time Clinical Nurse Educator (18.75 hours per week) to join a compassionate, dynamic team.

Responsibilities:

  • Screen, prioritize and process client referrals, using information obtained through physician, laboratory reports and health records.
  • Identification, education and behavioural intervention directed toward helping the individual achieve identified self-management goals.
  • Educate the patient on disease management, self-management and improvement of lifestyle including disease overview, exercise and activity, medication, home monitoring, acute complications, hygiene and follow-up.
  • Evaluation of the attainment of self-management goals and risk reduction behaviour.
  • Assist in the development of individual patient programs, identifying priorities, target dates and implementation strategies.
  • Manage, review and make recommendations regarding protocols for the chronic disease education of FHT patients.
  • Facilitate group educational sessions using established principles of adult teaching/learning theory and lifestyle counseling.
  • Work effectively within an interdisciplinary team, in varied practice settings and different programs of the FHT.
  • Assist patients with smoking cessation goals and provide education and support
  • Practice within the scope and according to standards of practice as outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Be available for after-hours clinical and group work, one evening per week.

We are looking for someone with…

  • A Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing preferred.
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Current membership with Registered Nurses Association of Ontario preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in Community and/or Primary Care Setting
  • Demonstrated experience in the area of chronic disease management and adult education.
  • CAMH TEACH smoking cessation certification an asset.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in current, evidence-based methods and practices of primary care delivery.
  • Ability to develop strategies that successfully meet the needs of diverse patient, family and provider population.
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time effectively and be flexible in a very active work environment.
  • Basic CPR certification.
  • Current Ontario Drivers’ License.

If this opportunity interests you, please submit your resume to Angie Cutt at a.cutt@dafht.ca by January 31st, 2019.