The Delhi Family Health Team (DFHT) is a community based not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing quality, patient-centered health care for individuals and families residing in Delhi and surrounding communities.
The DFHT provides access to family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, mental health workers, registered dietitians, a registered midwife and a lactation consultant. The DFHT is housed in the Delhi Community Health Centre which is home to a pharmacy, community lab and ultrasound services as are a variety of other community services intended to enhance the overall health and wellness of men, women, children and families. A secondary site can be found in Port Rowan, Ontario.
In 2018, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), in collaboration with the Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM), introduced an opportunity for providers to partner in the development of reproductive, pregnancy and newborn care services to better meet the needs of their communities. Funding was made available for Expanded Midwifery Care Models (EMCMs), to enable community-based midwifery services to be delivered in a wider variety of settings.
The DFHT applied for and received funding for an EMCM and the Delhi Prenatal and Newborn Health Program (DPNHP) was started in 2019.
An immediate need exists for one part-time program support person and lactation consultant (7.5 hrs/week).
The program support person will work under the direction of the Clinic lead who is a Registered Midwife and IBCLC. Their primary role will be to provide breastfeeding support and education, facilitate various prenatal/postpartum groups, program promotion/development and creating handouts and resources for the DFHT. There will be a focus on disease prevention, health promotion and education. This position will require availability on days and evenings, based on patient need(s) and the scheduling of educational and support groups. There is flexibility in how these hours are arranged.
The DPNHP program support person:
-Will provide breastfeeding support
-Will offer one-on-one support and education
-Will develop and facilitate educational groups, workshops and presentations
-Will work collaboratively with the DPNHP Clinic lead, program physician, interprofessional primary care team and appropriate community health and social services in addressing identified patient needs
-Will actively participate in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the program and act as a liaison with partner/referring agencies
-Will report directly to the DHPNP Clinic Lead
-Post-secondary Diploma or Degree in a field related to healthcare
-will need liability insurance through their own professional body (if a member of one)
-Current certification and maintenance of CPR for Health Care Providers and Neonatal Resuscitation certification (NRP) is an asset
-minimum of three years’ experience working in a field related to pregnancy, birth or the postpartum period
-minimum of three years’ experience in providing breastfeeding support as a lactation consultant or counsellor or other health care professional (ie. Retired midwife, RPN/RN)
-Lactation Consultant with an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certificate is an asset
-Strong clinical, organizational and interpersonal skills
-Experience developing educational groups and workshops and facilitating the same
-Experience and skills in motivational interviewing
-Committed to Best Practice in client-centered care
-Exceptional documentation skills and attention to detail
-Exceptional communication skills
-A positive and professional attitude with energy for new ideas and program development
-Excellent time management skills with an ability to multi-task and effectively set priorities
-Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as a part of a diverse and interprofessional primary care team
-Flexibility and adaptability
-Experience in new program development and program evaluation is an asset
-Experience in and/or familiarity with rural medicine is an asset
-Familiarity and comfort working within an EMR system is an asset
-Multilingualism (e.g., French, Polish, Hungarian, Low German) is an asset
The Delhi Family Health Team (DFHT) is committed to employment equity, diversity and a supportive environment. The Centre welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.
The DFHT offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by the DFHT regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Part-time hours: 7.5 per week
Application Deadline: 2020-10-16
Job Types: Part-time, Contract
Salary: $0.00 per year