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Indigenous Diabetes Care Navigator (Permanent Part-Time)



Department / Unit:

Pembroke Regional Hospital Education Program

Position Type:

Permanent Part-time


Non Union

Biweekly Hours:


Posting Date:


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The Pembroke Regional Hospital requires one (1) Indigenous Diabetes Care Navigator. This position will be based in the Pembroke Regional Hospital Education Program to work primarily servicing patients in the Renfrew, Petawawa, Chalk River and Deep River areas. This position is offered on a Permanent Part-time basis with a .5 FTE commitment.

The Indigenous Diabetes Care Navigator will work with Indigenous patients and caregivers and the broader Indigenous community to formulate goals in partnership with the diabetes outreach team, while building and leading multidisciplinary care teams dedicated to meeting those patient goals. They will identify systems gaps, make cross-sector partnerships and advocate on behalf of the patients to assist in meeting their health and social needs.

The goal is to improve the healthcare experience for the Indigenous population who have diabetes, prediabetes or other related vascular health issues.

Applicants must be available to work all shifts and weekends.


  • Regulated health professional, in good standing.
  • Experience in acute, primary or community care setting, preference given to candidates with experience in more than one setting.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the broader health care delivery system within the Champlain region
  • Experience working with the Indigenous population, especially as related to care coordination and chronic disease management.
  • Familiarity with patient counselling and interviewing techniques (e.g. Motivational Interviewing) in order to enhance patient care.
  • Knowledge of the social determinants of health, theories, practices and principles relative to diabetes wellness, and to the Indigenous and Aboriginal Communities, including the current programs and services available.

  • Ability to create multidisciplinary care teams in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, effective and creative problem solving skills and commitment to patient-centred care
  • Ability to prioritize and carry out various job functions ensuring all deadlines are met in a timely fashion
  • Experience working with and linking to other community health agencies and social service providers, particularly those serving the Indigenous community
  • Proficiency in the use of computers (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, internet and electronic health records) and willingness to learn advanced computer skills as required
  • Experience tracking qualitative and quantitative data

  • Must have demonstrated ability to meet the attendance standards of the Hospital

  • Bilingualism is preferred



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