Nurse Practitioner

Canadian Centre for Refugee and Immigrant Health Care - Scarborough, ON (27 days ago)

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Nurse Practitioner

The Canadian Centre for Refugee and Immigrant Health Care (CCRIHC) is guided by a simple, unwavering vision and mission:

All newcomers to Canada receive the healthcare they require,

unstintingly, and without judgment of their circumstances.

Our mission is to provide humanitarian medical treatment and

assistance to those new to Canada who find themselves medically

uninsured or precariously insured.

For 20 years the CCRIHC has led the access equity movement to healthcare services for vulnerable newcomer populations in Scarborough and the Greater Toronto Area -- refugees, immigrants, undocumented migrants and others new to Canada. Our Centre builds on the philosophy of a respectful, dignified trusted “Patient’s Medical Home” where uninsured or precariously insured newcomers receive the care they need. Together we remove access barriers and open healthcare doors with new and innovative approaches.

We are recruiting for Nurse Practitioners to expand the CCRIHC’s inter-professional provider team, a mix of staff and volunteers to keep pace with the growing primary and dental care needs of increasing numbers of vulnerable immigrants, refugees and migrants arriving from around the world. Newcomers from over 120 countries have sought care at CCRIHC clinics. You will join our team as a pivotal provider of comprehensive continuity of care across the full spectrum of medical, dental and psychosocial presentations.

Our patients have accumulated chronic diseases from years internal displacements and arduous migration journeys characterized by lack of access to basic health care – including in Canada after arrival. We collaborate closely with our community colleagues and agencies.

You are a Nurse Practitioner driven to work closely with Canada’s vulnerable newcomer migration populations. Your current / experience with these populations is a valued asset. Your cultural and diversity knowledge base and skill set are essential. You will work alongside and support other team members and CCRIHC program in a clinical setting. As well as supporting the CCRIHC’s full and growing clinical teams and our range of innovative programs, your strong experience and success with organizing and planning health programs and health equity systems will prove invaluable to both the CCRIHC and the patients we serve.

The Nurse Practitioner is an advanced practice role designed to contribute to the quality of patient care through practice, research and education. The current emphasis of this role is direct patient care, including the daily clinical management of newcomers (all-ages) and the coordination of interdisciplinary patient care. The Nurse Practitioner collaborates with all members of the inter-professional clinical team, Clinical Medical Director, as well as external partners to support patients to receive the care they need.

We currently have two Part-Time opportunities for Nurse Practitioners that have a passion for making a difference in the lives of newcomers, immigrants, refugees and their families


  • To work mainly independently seeing pts on a walk-in basis for primarily acute/same- day issues and scheduled appointments to achieve high volume targets
  • Days/Evenings/Weekends - evenings shifts 4pm-8pm


  • Master’s Degree in Nursing with RN Extended-Class registration (Primary Care or Adult)
  • Current College of Nurses of Ontario Certificate of Competence in good standing
  • Membership in R.N.A.O.
  • Member of NPAO with additional professional liability coverage
  • Minimum 5 years experience preferably in a community setting
  • Demonstrated clinical expertise in primary care and community family medicine; global health
  • Recent experience community family practice with newcomer, immigrant population
  • Program planning and evaluation skills.
  • Demonstrated professional leadership and ability to be innovative and creative
  • Interest in academics - precepting undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students, as well as clinical fellows in their experience, and evaluating their performance.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to work as a member of and respectfully support the inter-professional team
  • Sensitivity and awareness of culturally and racially, economically and socially diverse communities
  • Oral/written fluency in other languages relevant to providing service in the role would be considered an asset
  • Utilizing a single electronic medical record, openly and transparently to share health information within a patient’s circle of care (including patients and caregivers) to simplify a seamless approach to care
  • Assisting through data and design research and innovation in health system design and service delivery
  • Providing access to digital health platforms such as e-visits, e-consults and shared electronic medical record
  • Improving health care capacity through a team-based accessible approach to care.
  • Care for patients with both episodic and chronic illnesses and assist in addressing both medical and psychosocial needs of patients including those with multiple morbidities
  • Contribute to activities related to the development, implementation and evaluation of medical directive, policies and procedures, best-practices and protocols
  • Participate in chart reviews and development/implementation of Quality Improvement Plans
  • Demonstrate active participation in the CNO Quality Assurance Program to ensure maintenance of continuing competence to practice
  • Perform other duties as assigned that are reasonable with the scope of practice

CCRIHC fosters a culture of patient and staff safety whereby all employees and volunteers are guided by its vision and mission. CCRIHC is committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment. CCRIHC encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is committed to providing accommodations upon request.

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Police Background Check (original document) completed in the last 3 months.

To learn more about our organization, please visit


  • Vacation & paid time off
  • Flexible working hours
  • On-site parking
  • Casual dress

Reference ID: Nurse Practitioner

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: $49.00 to $52.00 /hour