Carefirst Family Health Team is a non-profit, primary healthcare clinic that includes a team of family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, dieticians, and other professionals who work together to provide community-centred primary health care services and programs to a diverse community in the Greater Toronto Area.
With two clinics located in Scarborough and Richmond Hill, the Family Health Team is committed to meeting the Ontario government’s strategy to improve access to comprehensive primary health care for Ontarians. Our team collaboratively strives to improve the health of patients and families by providing culturally sensitive and holistic primary and specialized health care services.
We are currently seeking a Full-Time Registered Nurse to join our Diabetes Education Program “DEP”.
- Plan, deliver and evaluate diabetes education programs, such as group teaching, individual counseling, support groups and other initiatives to support people with diabetes
- Initiate and promote community diabetes education
- Practice in accordance with self-management model to assist patients with diabetes to achieve their optimum level of health and quality of life
- Participate in outreach initiatives to reach complex and marginalized populations
- Work with the team to plan, develop, implement and evaluate performance improvement plan
- Accurately complete documentation in a timely manner using EMR while maintaining confidentiality
- Provide clinical support for patients and physicians, perform follow up actions if required
- Collect daily statistics and compile timely reports to ensure continuity of care
- Perform any other DEP related tasks as assigned
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited institution
- Current registration as Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario in good standing
- A valid Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) certification
- Prior specialization in diabetes or Certified Diabetes Educator or willing to work towards
- Minimum of 3 years of clinical nursing experience in a community-based healthcare setting
- Experience in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating community and health education programs
- Experience in educating individuals and groups by applying various adult learning principles
- Strong interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication skills to deliver information and work effectively with patients, families, and an inter-disciplinary team
- Demonstrates empathy and sensitivity to patient needs in a culturally diverse practice population
- Well organized and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to exercise sound clinical judgment and to function in an independent, self-directed manner
- Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office and medical EMR software (Telus Practice Solutions)
- Proficiency in English; and a second language reflecting the community served, such as Cantonese and/or Mandarin, is an asset
- A valid vulnerable sector police record check completed within one year
Carefirst is an equal opportunity employer. We are also committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange a reasonable and appropriate accommodation.
While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job Type: Full-time
- Cantonese (preferred)
- Mandarin (preferred)