Health Educator / Promoter - Central Brampton FHT (Brampton)

Health Educator / Promoter Bring your health promotion and disease prevention expertise to the Central Brampton Family Health Team (FHT). The Central Brampton FHT is physician-led and uses an interdisciplinary, collaborative model of practice to provide comprehensive primary care. This 0.5 FTE, permanent Health Educator / Promoter role will see you acting as a Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Specialist in support of meeting the increasing need to focus on chronic disease prevention and management. A multi-tasker and an excellent communicator with strong group facilitation skills, you will provide leadership and work closely with all FHT members in developing and implementing programs in these key areas. We welcome applications from individuals currently working within another FHT on a 0.5 FTE basis, who wish to complement that level to achieve a 1.0 FTE. As a Health Educator / Promoter, you will:
  • Facilitate the development of a broad range of health promotion and chronic disease management processes, programs and patient education (group and individual) in collaboration with other multidisciplinary team members
  • Develop evaluation processes to ensure that program outcomes are being achieved
  • Build a culture within the FHT that facilitates the incorporation of health promotion activities into all patient encounters
  • Create health promotion educational information
  • Participate in teaching activities for Residents.
Your profile as a Health Educator / Promoter will include:
  • Degree in a health services discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in health promotion and chronic disease prevention and management
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Working knowledge of computer systems and applications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of the multidisciplinary team
  • Teaching experience in a primary health setting
  • Knowledge of the complexities of the academic environment
  • Strong research, planning and group facilitation skills.
  • Completion of a relevant master’s level graduate program, an asset.
Who we are Family Health Teams (FHTs) use a patient-centred approach to primary health care that brings together doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners 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. To find out more and to apply                                                            For more information about Family Health Teams, visit www.health.gov.on.ca/transformation/fht/fht_mn.htmlTo submit your resume and cover letter, by May 23, 2014, please contact Central Brampton Family Health Team at cbfht@cbfht.ca.  We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.