Registered Practical Nurse (Casual)

Company
Middlesex-London Health Unit
Industry
Health
Location
London, Ontario
Required Experience
experience working within a sexual health clinical setting preferred
Job Type
Casual/Temporary Employment
Education/Credentials
Registered Practical Nurse diploma from an accredited nursing program (RPN) and current certificate of competence from CNO
Resume
Required
Application deadline
03/17/2024

Company: Middlesex-London Health Unit

Industry:

Location: London, Ontario

Required Experience: experience working within a sexual health clinical setting preferred

Job Type: Casual/Temporary Employment

Education/Credentials: Registered Practical Nurse diploma from an accredited nursing program (RPN) and current certificate of competence from CNO

Resume: Required

Application deadline: 03/17/2024


Job Description

The Middlesex-London Health Unit has an exciting opportunity for 3 Casual Practical Nurses to work on the Sexual Health team within the Environmental Health and Infectious Diseases (EHID) division at the Citi Plaza location, London Ontario.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Manager, Sexual Health, the

                                             incumbent will:

  • Provide direct client care, including nursing assessments, treatment, education, counselling, consultation, referral, and advocacy;
  • Responsible for providing harm reduction health teaching, STI teaching, connecting clients to community services, and ordering supplies.
  • Provide training and naloxone kits to clients.
  • Build trusting nurse-client therapeutic relationships and create a safe space for clients to share personal and sensitive information.
  • Assess prescriptions to dispense and sell contraception to clients under medical directive
  • Use a variety of health communication, education, and skill-building strategies, to enhance access to sexual health services and promote optimal sexual health;
  • Provide programs and services aimed at reducing sexually transmitted infections, unplanned pregnancies, substance abuse, and sexual assaults;
  • Maintain related records, documentation and statistics; and,
  • Prepare reports as required, and in accordance with established standards and procedures using electronic medical records.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:                                     

  • Registered Practical Nurse diploma from an accredited nursing program (RPN).
  • Current certificate of competence from the Ontario College of Nurses.
  • Preference will be given to those with experience working within a sexual health clinical setting;
  • Flexible work hours are required (including Monday to Thursday evenings from 4:00 pm until 8:30 pm);
  • Knowledge and experience in ‎harm reduction, sexual health, sexually transmitted infections, and birth control, from both a clinical and health promotion perspective is strongly preferred;
  • Preference will be given to those with experience and demonstrated ability to work with designated/marginalized/vulnerable clients engaged in at-risk behavior and in culturally diverse populations and with knowledge of health and social inequities;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients and families, health care staff and community partners;
  • De-escalation and conflict resolution skills an asset;
  • Motivational Interviewing skills an asset;
  • Phlebotomy skills an asset;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written/oral communication & presentation skills;
  • Proficient technical skills in the areas of documentation, Microsoft Office & Electronic Medical Records software;
  • The ability to communicate (oral and written) in French and/or any other language(s) is highly desirable.

 

The hourly rate for this position ranges from $30.92 to $40.00 based on qualifications and experience.

 

To apply to this position, please select “Apply Now” and submit a resume and cover letter as a single document by March 17, 2024. Please note new applicants will need to create an online account to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Middlesex-London Health Unit; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

The Middlesex-London Health Unit is committed to equity in employment. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. We encourage applications from equity seeking communities including Indigenous peoples, racialized people, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as LGBTQ2S+. Candidates are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their cover letter, in a transparent manner, as part of the application process. When a candidate voluntarily discloses such information in their application, the information will be kept confidential. Disclosure and/or self-identification with an equity-seeking community will not lead to advantageous treatment of a candidate who is not qualified.