Registered Nurse

Full-time until March 31, 2025
37. 5 hours per week
Day shifts, Monday to Friday

Application Requirements

Resume and Cover Letter required

Organization Overview

The 360 Degree Nurse Practitioner – Led Clinic (NPLC) is a dynamic community-based interdisciplinary primary health care clinic providing comprehensive health care services to individuals in Peterborough City and County, with particular expertise in providing care to people whose health is made vulnerable by poverty, homelessness and poor access to the social determinants of health. We operate from a harm reduction philosophy. We are committed to working from within an anti-oppressive and anti-racist philosophical framework that is trauma-informed and which values cultural humility and inclusiveness.

Working within the interdisciplinary team, the Nurse provides high quality, full scope professional nursing care to patients, consistent with the vision and philosophy of the NPLC and with the standards of the College of Nurses of Ontario. The Nurse will participate with the interdisciplinary team in the provision of primary health care, health promotion and disease prevention.

The Nurse will be expected to work collaboratively across all programs delivered by the 360 NPLC:
• within Home For Good program, providing assertive outreach nursing support to newly housed individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness, and connecting them to primary health care
• within primary care, providing care across the lifespan
• within the Consumption and Treatment Site at 220 Simcoe St, providing access to health services and supporting the Harm Reduction team monitoring service users
• within the Safer Supply Program, an interdisciplinary program providing access to prescribed pharmaceutical medications to reduce the harms associated with the unregulated street supply for people who use drugs

We are looking for a Nurse who:
• Is passionate about working with people who are vulnerable: living in poverty; insecurely/un-housed; living with mental illness +/or using drugs; LGTBQ2S+; refugee; identifies as Indigenous
• Is a flexible and adaptive person who actively seeks ways to contribute to care delivery within the primary care team
• Is a self-starter, a critical thinker and a creative problem solver
• Is committed to working from a harm reduction philosophy of care
• Believes in the value of client-centred, team-based care and enjoys working in an environment that empowers all members of the team, including the client, to contribute in meaningful ways
• Is willing and able to work both collaboratively and autonomously to their full scope of practice within their knowledge, skill, and judgement
• Has knowledge of relevant primary care practices and guidelines and means to adapt this knowledge to support marginalized populations.

Role and responsibilities to include:
• Contributes to organizational activities which support the achievement of the NPLC’s Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan
• Provide comprehensive collaborative primary care and services working within the full scope of practice as defined by the College of Nurses of Ontario
• Womb to tomb primary care, relevant to the needs of the individual and programs
• Well-Baby Visits
• Chronic Disease Management (Diabetes, COPD, Mental Health, Substance Use)
• Injections (B12, Long Acting Injectables)
• Wound Care
• Triage
• Immunizations across the lifespan
• Foot Care
• Phlebotomy
• Patient education and health promotion based on individual needs
• Care coordination, system navigation, and advocacy
• Home visits or Outreach as needed
• Participate in 360NPLC programs/projects, as appropriate
• Understand how to incorporate harm reduction practices in a clinical setting
• Practice from a trauma-informed, strengths-based, anti-oppressive lens
• Focus on social and structural determinants of health that may influence the client’s health status
• Support clients in being at the centre of their care, empowering them to make decisions on their health and goals and supporting patients managing their health and care
• Participate in chart reviews, discussion of difficult cases, and client inquiries
• Advocate for patients with colleagues, agencies, and institutions
• Address stigma and reduce barriers to health and social care access wherever possible
• Assure standards of patient care are maintained in accordance with accepted current best practice guidelines and 360NPLC policy.
• Support the interdisciplinary team in ordering supplies/vaccinations, and IPAC adherence

• Maintain professional development through continuing education, including learning opportunities provided at the 360NPLC.

• Participate in huddles and program, team, and general staff meetings
• Adhere to CNO standards of practice regarding documentation, scope of practice, reflective practice and communication
• Collect data as required for statistical/reporting purposes

• Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• Two to five years nursing experience preferably in primary care/public health/community care/mental health & addictions
• Experience working with communities and individuals who face barriers accessing health care due to illness and other factors known to be the determinants of health
• Experience working from harm reduction and trauma informed philosophies
• Experience with crisis identification and de-escalation
• Exemplary oral and written communications and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to prioritize tasks and demands of a busy program
• Ability to work interdependently in an interdisciplinary team environment
• Ability to effectively collaborate and communicate within an interdisciplinary team
• Experience with electronic medical records systems is an asset
• Satisfactory criminal reference check/vulnerable sector check
• Lived experience of substance use, mental health, and/or homelessness is an asset

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 12 months

Salary: $38.02 per hour

Expected hours: 37.5 per week

• Casual dress
• Company pension
• Dental care
• Employee assistance program
• Extended health care
• Life insurance
• On-site parking
• Paid time off
• Tuition reimbursement
• Wellness program

• Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:
• Peterborough, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person