Registered Nurse (RN) – Community Health Initiative (CHI)
Deadline: Until filled
If you value, the opportunity to work for a dynamic multi-faceted agency that makes a real lasting
difference and contributes to the wellbeing for the most vulnerable, come join us.
Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services (AAMHCS) is an accredited community-based health agency with a proud 30-year history. It aims to provide services and address system inequities to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities.
Access Alliance is a member of the Mid-West Toronto Ontario Health Team (OHT), and the lead agency for an exciting health initiative to develop and implement services of the new health related access and information centre in designated high priority neighbourhoods – currently the Stockyards,
Kensington/Chinatown, south Parkdale and Waterfront. The centre will increase access to health
services for designated populations. It will provide convenient on site services related to COVID 19
(testing, vaccines, and antivirals), screening for preventative care and navigation/referrals to primary
care, mental health and addiction services as well as needed community support services.
What will you do:
This is an exciting opportunity to work with the support and direction of a manager and in collaboration with a team that includes other nurses, a community health promoter, community peer health workers and a project manager; to plan, implement and evaluate new community health services in accordance with the goals of this project. The nurse is a core member of the team and will help to develop and implement designated services and build key relationships with partner agencies that may increase the care and support provided through the centre.
We are looking for three Registered Nurses who are highly motivated and self-directed to be part of the core team at the Centre.
The chosen candidates must be comfortable providing care and support to clients, leading initiatives,
taking part in quality improvement projects, service planning, implementation and evaluation. They
should be diligent, thoughtful, creative and able to work to full scope of practice in a community based
primary care setting. The nurses will collaborate with other members of the interdisciplinary teams at
the centre and with various partnering community primary care clinics within a health promotion
framework. The RNs will work to initiate and provide care and support to structurally vulnerable clients accessing primary health care services and who face multiple and complex health (medical and social) issues.
In addition to providing and supporting good clinical care, the RNs will also actively participate in
various quality improvement initiatives by providing leadership, coordination, education, community
outreach, and system navigation in order to improve practices and support of the vulnerable
populations served by the CHAICs.
The ideal candidates will have a firm understanding of and commitment to the principles and underlying values of community health centers.
If you are a dynamic individual who can manage details and think outside the box and/ or you are a fast learner who is looking for an opportunity to test and grow your skills in community primary health care please apply and let us know how you meet the following requirements:
Bachelor of Nursing Degree AND current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
Thorough familiarity with nursing practices based upon a health promotion/ disease prevention
1 to 2 years of experience in frontline and/or community based nursing is an asset.
Experience working in a low-income, multilingual, multiracial community.
Thorough understanding of the broad determinants of health and of the special needs of low income people and newcomers.
Strong skills and comfort with digital and virtual platforms and service delivery.
Experience helping clients navigate the health care system and build capacity for selfmanagement.
Experience in developing and evaluating client education materials; program development,
monitoring, evaluation, partnership development
Demonstrated commitment to principles and clinical practice in an anti-oppression framework.
Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), problem-solving, organizational
and time management skills.
Ability to communicate in French or a language of our priority populations is an asset.
Salary: $62,090 – $74,888 per annum
Hours: 35 hours/week
Duration: Full-time, Project till March 31, 2023 w/possibility of extension
Bargaining Unit position: United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 175
Start Date: ASAP
With “Registered Nurse – CHI” in the subject heading, please send your Resume and cover letter to:
– by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
– by Regular Mail: Hiring Committee, RN
Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services
340 College St, Suite 500, Toronto, ON, M5T 3A9
No phone calls please.
AAMHCS is a community-based organization that operates from a pro-choice, anti-oppression, and participatory framework. In your cover letter, we invite you to articulate why you wish to work with Access Alliance, and in what ways did you wish to put your skills, experience, and education into action for this role and for Access Alliance at this time. Knowledge of the neighbourhoods we serve and how agency values would be integrated in your day-to-day work may be interview questions.
We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note that a criminal background check and Vulnerable sector check will be conducted for this position as a condition of employment
We are committed to a workforce reflective of the diversity of the City of Toronto and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from those who provide different perspective and contribute to diverse ideas including those from racialized and LGBTQ communities.
AAMHCS is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer committed to providing accommodations for applicants upon request at any stage of the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. AAMHCS encourages a scent-free environment.