PROGRAM AREA: Clinical
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: LOCUM: 18 months
HOURS/WEEK: 28 hours per week
Guelph CHC will be a leader in engaging the community to eliminate or reduce barriers to well-being resulting in improved health outcomes for all.
We reduce health inequities by providing interprofessional primary health services and community programs, focused on our priority populations, in collaboration with community partners.
Innovation, Accountability, Person-Centred, Health Promotion, Excellence, Sustainability, Accessibility
Are you passionate about the Guelph CHC's Vision, Mission and Values and working with our priority populations who are: homeless or at risk of homelessness, low income, newcomers to Canada with language barriers, moderate to severe mental health and/or addiction issues, moderate to severe disabilities, without access to primary care, aboriginal communities, including First Nations, Inuit and Mtis, LGBTQ+ populations, other marginalized groups, and vulnerable children and their families experiencing violence, family conflict, social isolation and attachment struggles? If you are passionate about Guelph CHC's Vision, Mission, Values and priority populations and meet the below qualifications, we want to hear from you!
What is the Guelph CHC?
The Guelph CHC is located in the vibrant city of Guelph, Ontario, and provides primary care services and community health programs using an interdisciplinary, team-based approach. We have innovative client-centered services delivered through the use of interdisciplinary teams. Our clinical team consists of family physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered practical nurses, who work collaboratively with Guelph CHC community health workers, including social workers, dietitians, outreach workers, and cultural interpreters.
The Guelph Community Health Centre works within a determinants of health framework which emphasizes health promotion and education, disease prevention, anti-oppression, and recognition of special risk factors (social, physical, psychological, etc.) which may affect the health of clients.
This position is at the Downtown location of the CHC.
Benefits of working at the Guelph CHC:
Regularly scheduled hours of work
Flexible hours of work
Competitive salary range
Paid vacation and personal leave
Health benefits package for employee and family members
Continuing medical education/professional development
No office overhead
Supportive clinical environment
Long standing clinical team
Provide primary care services, including comprehensive assessment and treatment, supportive client counseling, prenatal and neonatal care, and clinical consults with Nurse Practitioners
Work within a determinants of health framework which emphasizes health promotion and education, disease prevention and recognizes the special risk factors (social, physical, psychological etc.) which may affect the health of clients
Participate in the Centre's on call service as directed (consisting of courtesy hospital visits and phone calls in rotation with other physician colleagues) and occasional home visits as necessary
Ensure appropriate, comprehensive treatment is delivered by maintaining complete and accurate medical records, participating in chart reviews, and discussion of problem cases and answering client inquiries
Maintain professional development through continuing education, including Practice Based Learning opportunities
Be an active member and contribute to assigned interdisciplinary teams
Licensed Family Physician, as per the requirements of the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons, with CCFP certification
Possess or is eligible to obtain required malpractice coverage with CMPA (this coverage is eligible for reimbursement)
Experience working with communities and individuals who face barriers accessing traditional health care institutions (such as individuals facing poverty, language barriers, discriminations, mental health and substance use issues, etc.)
Previous experience in community health/social services and/or a values based organization is an asset
Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, along with the ability to prioritize and multi-task
Proficient in the use of computers and various other software applications including Word, Outlook, and electronic health records
Ability to work interdependently and respectfully in an interdisciplinary team environment
Proficiency in other languages is an asset
If you are interested in this position, please visit our website at www.guelphchc.ca. Applications are accepted via our online application tool.
We are an equal opportunity employer.
We thank, in advance, those who apply, but will contact only those who qualify for interviews.
We require that all finalist applicants undergo a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screen through their local Police Services Branch prior to start date.