All Flu Vaccines Back in Stock at Riverside and Beaches Locations!

Just a quick update to let everyone know that all versions of the flu vaccines are now back in stock at our Riverside and Beach locations! Book your appointments here!

However our Eglinton clinic still does not have any of the high dose flu vaccine (preferred vaccine for those who are 65+) or the nasal spray (one of the options for kids 2-17 years of age).

For those who are 65 + and would like to be seen at our Eglinton Clinic.

As noted in our previous blog post, this year the preferred flu vaccine for those who are 65 years or older is the “high dose” flu vaccine.  This vaccine is preferred as it is expected to provide better protection than the standard flu vaccine for this age group. This vaccine is NOT available at pharmacies.  See here for more info.


We receive all our vaccines from a government pharmacy and we were only provided with a limited supply of the high dose flu vaccine. We have temporarily ran out of the high dose flu vaccine at our Eglinton location.  We expect to receive more of this vaccine very soon, but the exact timing of the delivery is out of our control.

Our suggestion is that when possible, our patients who are 65 year or older get the high dose flu vaccine so that they are best protected from the flu.  This can be done by:

  1. Booking an appointment at our Eglinton location for after November 8, 2018.

  2. Book an appointment at our Beach or Riverside location anytime.

If the above options are not possible, we suggest you get the standard flu vaccine either through our clinic or at one of the many pharmacies offering the standard flu vaccines without an appointment.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please contact the clinic should you have any questions or concerns.

Warm wishes,

Magenta Health

It's time for your annual flu vaccine!

We are writing this post as it is that time of year again when the leaves have turned orange and red and started to fall, and it’s time for your annual flu vaccine.

To learn more, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care is a excellent resource and does a great job of explaining the flu and the flu vaccine. Toronto Public Health also provides some helpful fact sheets about the flu vaccine for children and adults.

HOW TO GET A FLU VACCINE:

For individuals between the ages of 5 and 64 years old, as an alternative to scheduling an appointment with our clinic, please consider getting a flu vaccine in one of the following ways:

Please consider these alternatives as they’ll likely be more convenient for you, and it will allow us to better serve patients who cannot use the options above, such as our many patients under 5. It is important to  remember to bring your OHIP card if you go elsewhere.

SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT AT OUR CLINIC:

This year, Magenta Health will be offering several flu vaccine clinics to help our patients get vaccinated. These clinics will be open to all of our patients who are 6 months of age or older.

We are also offering additional flu vaccine appointments for those who are 12 years or under, 65 years+ and/or at high risk for complications from the flu.

Click here to book a flu vaccine appointment at Magenta Health.

*Important note for our patients who are 65 years or older:

The preferred flu vaccine for those who are 65 years or older is the “high dose” flu vaccine. This is a different vaccine than the standard flu vaccine and it offers better protection against some strains of the flu. The high dose flu vaccine is only available through clinics like ours or through Toronto Public Health. We recommend that you get the high dose flu vaccine through either of these options so that you are best protected from the flu. If you are unable to do so, then we would suggest that you get the standard vaccine at a pharmacy offering the flu vaccine.  ****Important update! We have temporarily ran out of the high dose flu vaccine. Please see here for important details!



Join our amazing team!

*** EDIT *** 2018-11-05: Thank you to all applicants. The application process is now closed.

Magenta Health (www.magentahealth.ca) seeks to hire two full-time medical administrative support staff to work at our clinic locations. Our innovative medical clinics emphasize leveraging technology to improve patient care and access and are dedicated to delivering superior patient care in a warm and welcoming environment.

We believe that great patient care starts with caring support staff, and we’re looking for someone who enjoys interacting with people from all walks of life. If you are interested in joining our incredible team, we’d love to hear from you!

We firmly believe technology and online tools (such as online appointment scheduling and patient messaging) can enhance patient care and streamline the operation of our clinic.  As such, proficiency with computers and technology is a must, and excellent writing and customer service skills will be highly valued.

Medical experience or related education is not required. The pay will start at $15/hr during the probationary period and start at $16/hr with benefits thereafter.

Details of the positions:

Position 1:

  • A Monday to Friday schedule with a combination of early, mid and evening shifts (generally no earlier than 7AM and no later than 8PM)

  • Majority of shifts will be at Riverside or Beach clinics

  • Covering the occasional evening or weekend shift at a location you don't typically work may be required. Training will occur mainly at our Riverside and Beach locations.

Position 2:

  • A Tuesday to Saturday schedule with a combination of early, mid and evening shifts (generally no earlier than 7AM and no later than 8PM)

  • Riverside will be the main clinic location with a few shifts per week at the Beach clinic location

  • Saturday shift may require working 3-4 hours each at Riverside and one of the other clinics (travel expenses between clinics to be covered by Magenta Health)

  • Covering the occasional evening or weekend shift at a location you don't typically work may be required. Training will occur mainly at our Riverside and Beach locations.

Responsibilities:

  • Primary: managing the day-to-day flow of the clinic, working with patients and physicians, basic medical tasks (training to be provided), cleaning and tidying exam rooms, restocking of rooms, reception duties

  • Secondary: administrative tasks such as contacting patients\labs\medical offices, answering phone calls, handling incoming\outgoing faxes, appointment scheduling and other administrative tasks

Dr. Natasha Chadha

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Natasha Chadha to Magenta Health. She will be practicing out of our Beach location starting in September 2018.

Natasha earned her medical degree at Boston University in Massachusetts. She completed her residency training in family medicine with The University of Manitoba, in the small rural town of Dauphin. She is thrilled to be moving to her birth city of Toronto to start her own family practice with Magenta Health.  Natasha enjoys looking after patients of all ages.  

The Beaches clinic at 1874 Queen Street East is now open!

We are delighted to announce that our long-awaited Beaches location at the intersection of Queen and Woodbine is open at last!

Three physicians have moved from our existing Riverside location to the Beaches location:

  • Dr. Nicholas Chong

  • Dr. Cristina Musngi

  • Dr. Matthew Cruickshank (will be accepting new patients on a limited basis in September 2018 - register here)

We have an additional physician who is joining the team in September - register here.

The clinic will grow over time to help ensure after-hours care is conveniently available, as well as ensuring patients have access to medical care during physician leave (e.g. vacations / holidays).

To patients that have recently pre-registered with the clinic; thank you for your patience, we will be sending you appointment invitations soon.

If you live in the area and are looking for a family physician, click here to register.

We are delighted to be joining the Beaches community and look forward to meeting all our new neighbours!

 

 

We need more staff!

***June 26, 2018 EDIT - Thank you to all applicants. The application process is closed.***

Magenta Health (www.magentahealth.ca) seeks to hire one full-time or two part-time medical administrative support staff to work at 2 or more of our clinic locations. If you are interested in working at an innovative medical clinic with a heavy emphasis on leveraging technology to improve patient care and access and be part of an amazing, welcoming team, we'd love to hear from you!

We are a passionate group of doctors dedicated to delivering superior patient care in a warm and welcoming environment. We think great patient care starts with caring support staff, and we’re looking for someone who enjoys interacting with patients and the many families that we work with.

We firmly believe technology and online tools (such as online appointment scheduling and patient messaging) can enhance patient care and streamline the operation of our clinic.  As such, proficiency with computers and technology is a must, and excellent writing and customer service skills will be highly valued.

Medical experience or related education is not at all required. The pay will start at $15/hr during the probationary period and start at $16/hr with benefits thereafter.

Details of the position:

  • Monday - Friday : In general, a 5 day work week with 2 or 3 evening shifts from 12PM - 8PM and 2 or 3 day shifts from 9AM - 5PM or 10AM-6PM (exact hours TBD and somewhat negotiable)
  • Saturday: 10AM -1PM once every 3 or 4 weeks
  • Location: TBD. Depending on your availability / convenience / interest, we may ask you to work from only our Riverside and Midtown clinics, or potentially all three clinics on various set days
  • Covering the occasional evening or weekend shift (including at a location you don't typically work) may be required. Training will occur mainly at our Riverside and Midtown locations.
  • For two part-time staff, some combination of the above hours and locations would be worked out.
  • Responsibilities: 
    • Primary: managing the day-to-day flow of the clinic, working with patients and physicians, basic medical tasks (training to be provided), cleaning and tidying exam rooms, restocking of rooms, reception duties 
    • Secondary: administrative tasks such as contacting patients\labs\medical offices, answering phone calls, handling incoming\outgoing faxes, appointment scheduling and other administrative tasks

 

 

 

 

WE'RE HIRING A FULL TIME OR PART TIME RPN

 

***June 28, 2018 EDIT - The application process is closed. Thank you to all applicants.***

Magenta Health is an award winning family medicine clinic in Toronto. Our team is dedicated to delivering great patient care in a warm and welcoming environment. With more patients joining our busy practice and a new location opening, we’re looking for a sharp and nimble RPN to support our physician team.

Responsibilities will include administering injections (immunizations, medications, TB testing, allergy shots etc.), gathering vitals (adults and infants), dressing changes, communicating results to patients, answering medical questions, and assisting with minor procedures. You will also be called upon to help with cleaning and tidying of exam rooms, restocking and administrative tasks such as calling patients and communicating with other clinics.  

We firmly believe technology and online tools (such as online appointment scheduling and patient messaging) can enhance patient care and streamline the operation of our clinic. As such, proficiency with computers and technology is a must, and excellent writing skills will be highly valued.

You will be interacting a lot with patients and families, so a good bedside manner is critical. Experience in primary care or in fast paced multi-case environments like an Emergency Department will be highly valued, although not required.  

In the long term, the position will be primarily based at either our 625 Queen Street East clinic or our new Beach Location. Initial training will be at 625 Queen Street East. Since we work as a team, covering shifts at other clinic locations will occasionally be required. Occasional weekend or evening coverage may also be required.

The pay will start at $18/hr with an increase to $20/hr after the equivalent of approximately 3 months full time work. Full time positions also include benefits (after approximately 3 months of full time work).  There is a small stipend for continuing medical education. We are currently seeking to hire for primarily business hours, but well, it’s still medicine, so some of our locations are open until 8PM. There is free coffee.  It’s good! See the application form for more specific shift times.  

To apply, please complete this form.  If you have any questions, please contact us at hr+questions@magentahealth.ca.  Please note that we’ll start contacting applicants for interviews in the coming weeks aiming for a start date of early July 2018.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!  


 

Medical Admin position at upcoming Beaches clinic

***May 23, 2018 EDIT - Thank you to all applicants. The application process is closed.***

Our long awaited Beaches clinic is currently under construction! 

Magenta Health (www.magentahealth.ca) seeks to hire one full-time medical administrative support staff for our Beaches location (intersection of Queen St. East and Woodbine Ave.) to start as soon as possible.  If you are interested in working at an innovative medical clinic with a heavy emphasis on leveraging technology to improve patient care and access and be part of getting a new clinic off the ground, we'd love to hear from you!

We are a passionate group of doctors dedicated to delivering superior patient care in a warm and welcoming environment. We think great patient care starts with caring support staff, and we’re looking for someone who enjoys interacting with patients and the many families that we work with.

We firmly believe technology and online tools (such as online appointment scheduling and patient messaging) can enhance patient care and streamline the operation of our clinic.  As such, proficiency with computers and technology is a must, and excellent writing and customer service skills will be highly valued.

Medical experience or related education is not at all required. The pay will start at $15/hr during the probationary period and start at $16/hr with benefits thereafter.

Details of the position:

  • Monday - Friday from 8:30AM - 4:30PM (approximately and potentially 1 evening for the short term)
  • Covering the occasional evening or weekend shift at our other clinics may be required. Training will occur mainly at our 625 Queen St. East location and potentially at our 418 Eglinton Ave. West location.
  • Responsibilities: 
    • Primary: managing the day-to-day flow of the clinic, working with patients and physicians, basic medical tasks (training to be provided), cleaning and tidying exam rooms, restocking of rooms
    • Secondary: administrative tasks such as contacting patients\labs\medical offices, answering phone calls, handling incoming\outgoing faxes, appointment scheduling and other administrative tasks

 

 

 

Dr. Alexandra Bongard

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Alexandra Bongard to Magenta Health.  Dr. Bongard will provide care to all of Dr. Nathalie Gans' patients while Dr. Gans is on maternity leave.

Dr. Bongard studied Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill University, and subsequently earned her medical degree at Queen's University. She completed her post-graduate training in family medicine at the Toronto Western Hospital.  Following this, Alexandra did a third year specializing in Emergency Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. She is a Lecturer with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and is also an Active staff at the Scarborough Hospital

Dr. Timothy Bowes

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Timothy Bowes to Magenta Health. He will be practicing out of our Midtown location starting in January 2018.

Timothy studied at McMaster University where he completed a PhD in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences. He subsequently completed a post-doctoral fellowship in cell biology at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. Timothy obtained his medical degree at the University of Toronto and completed his residency at the Markham-Stouffville Hospital family medicine program. He is passionate about preventative medicine, particularly in regards to obesity.

Dr. Heather Sherwin

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Heather Sherwin to Magenta Health.  She will be practicing out of our Midtown location.  

Heather studied commerce at Queen’s University where she was a varsity level athlete and Academic All-Canadian. She graduated with honours and worked as a management consultant before returning to school to study medicine at the University of Sydney in Australia. She subsequently completed her post-graduate training in family medicine at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre site of the University of Toronto.

Medical Admin position at Eglinton clinic

***November 15, 2017 EDIT - The application process is closed. Thank you to all applicants.***

Magenta Health (www.magentahealth.ca) seeks to hire one additional full-time administrative/medical support staff for our 418 Eglinton Ave. West location.  If you are interested in working at an innovative medical clinic with a heavy emphasis on leveraging technology to improve patient care and access, we'd love to hear from you!

We are a passionate group of doctors dedicated to delivering superior patient care in a warm and welcoming environment. We think great patient care starts with caring support staff, and we’re looking for staff who enjoy interacting with patients and the many families that we work with.

We firmly believe technology and online tools (such as online appointment scheduling and patient messaging) can enhance patient care and streamline the operation of our clinic.  As such, proficiency with computers and technology is a must, and excellent writing and customer service skills will be highly valued.

Medical experience or related education is not at all required. The pay will start at $15/hr during the probationary period and start at $16/hr with benefits thereafter.

Details of the position:

  • Monday - Thursday from 10:00AM - 6:00PM (approximately)
  • Fridays from 8:30AM - 4:30PM (approximately)
  • Covering the occasional evening or weekend shift at our other clinics may be required. Training will occur at both our 418 Eglinton Ave. W and 625 Queen St. East locations.
  • Responsibilities: 
    • Primary: administrative tasks such as contacting patients\labs\medical offices, answering phone calls, handling incoming\outgoing faxes, appointment scheduling and other administrative tasks
    • Secondary: managing the day-to-day flow of the clinic, basic medical tasks (training to be provided), cleaning and tidying exam rooms, restocking of rooms

 

Our Eglinton Location is Growing! Two Full-Time Positions Available!

****EDIT**** Thank you to all of our applicants; we've finished hiring for these positions. 

Magenta Health (www.magentahealth.ca) seeks to hire two additional full-time administrative/medical support staff for our 418 Eglinton Ave. West location.  If you are interested in working at an innovative medical clinic with a heavy emphasis on leveraging technology to improve patient care and access, we'd love to hear from you!

We are a passionate group of doctors dedicated to delivering superior patient care in a warm and welcoming environment. We think great patient care starts with caring support staff, and we’re looking for staff who enjoy interacting with patients and the many families that we work with.

We firmly believe technology and online tools (such as online appointment scheduling and patient messaging) can enhance patient care and streamline the operation of our clinic.  As such, proficiency with computers and technology is a must, and excellent writing and customer service skills will be highly valued.

Medical experience or related education is not at all required. The pay will start at $15/hr during the probationary period and start at $16/hr with benefits thereafter.

Details of the first position:

  • Monday - Thursday from 8:00AM - 4:15PM (approximately)
  • Fridays from 9:00AM - 5:00PM (approximately)
  • Covering the occasional evening or weekend shift at our other clinics may be required. Training will occur at both our 418 Eglinton Ave. W and 625 Queen St. East locations.
  • Responsibilities: 
    • Primary: managing the day-to-day flow of the clinic, basic medical tasks (training to be provided), cleaning and tidying exam rooms, restocking of rooms
    • Secondary: administrative tasks such as calling patients on the phone, answering phone calls, sending out faxes, appointment scheduling and other administrative tasks

Details of the second position:

  • Monday - Thursdays from 12:00PM - 8:15PM (approximately)
  • Fridays from 8:00AM - 4:00PM (approximately)
  • Covering the occasional evening or weekend shift at our other clinics may be required. Training will occur at both our 418 Eglinton Ave. W and 625 Queen St. East locations.
  • Responsibilities: 
    • Primary: administrative tasks such as calling patients on the phone, answering phone calls, sending out faxes, uploading and classifying documents, appointment scheduling and other administrative tasks
    • Secondary: managing the day-to-day flow of the clinic, basic medical tasks (training to be provided), cleaning and tidying exam rooms, restocking of rooms

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