Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Overview:
De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous individuals, families and communities through wholistic
Indigenous, Traditional and Western health care. As an Aboriginal Health Access Centre we provide a wide range of health and social services in the Hamilton, Brantford
and Niagara region including Primary Care, Mental Health & Addictions Services, Health Promotions, Traditional Healing and Programs, Advocacy and Outreach, Housing Services and much more in partnership with local community organizations.

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario in the Extended Class, and will work within the scope of practice of the RN-EC provided by the
CNO. As a member of our shared care primary care team in Niagara, they will support the provision of primary care services to the patients of De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre (DAHC). Our medical clinic offers excellent administrative support, opportunities for professional growth and development, partnerships with specialists, inter-professional care and outreach services, as well as a collaborative and supportive work environment.

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Provide direct patient care within the full scope of nursing practice providing accessible, culturally safe, comprehensive, and effective care to patients of the
health centre.
• Provide care that focuses on prevention, chronic disease management, acute and episodic care.
• Willingness and ability to provide safe home visits for patients facing barriers to accessing care in the clinic.
• Application and understanding of approaches to care that respect wholistic health and well-being, with an openness to the unique needs and beliefs of each individual.
• Provide coverage for other clinicians as needed.
• Works as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Qualifications:
• Maintains competence and knowledge relevant to current nursing practice and has Nurse Practitioner Extended Class registration in good standing from the
College of Nurses.
• Minimum 5 years work experience in a health care setting in a direct care provision role. Experience working in a primary care setting an asset.
• Experience working with Indigenous community members an asset.
• Knowledge of First Nations, Metis and Inuit culture and communities, as well as the social determinants of health that have the greatest impacts.
• Proficient in navigating electronic medical records and maintaining records in a timely, efficient and effective manner.
• Knowledge of and practical application of relevant privacy and confidentiality legislation
• Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both written and verbal
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work both as part of a team and independently
• Clear vulnerable sectors check is required.
• Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.

Other Requirements:
• Must provide proof of full vaccination or medical/religious/creed exemption upon start date