Registered Nurse: Kwae Kii Win Managed Alcohol Program -.60 FTE Contract – May, 2021 - March 31, 2022 (pending funding approval)
One of a network of over 75 provincial community health centres, the NorWest Community Health Centres is a community based, non-profit organization funded by, Ontario Health, emphasizing access to primary health care and prevention programs and services.
NWCHC is seeking a .60 FTE contract RN who as a compassionate and committed member of the team will provide clinical care to clients residing in the Kwae Kii Win (KKW) Managed Alcohol Program, located at the Shelter House.
The program provides a harm reduction approach. KKW requires the nurse to incorporate regulated doses of alcohol alongside other medical and support services to address the twin harms of severe alcohol dependence and homelessness. For instance, vaccinations, health education, regular health assessments, transition housing and palliative care.
The Registered Nurse at the Managed Alcohol Program, as a valuable member of the NorWest Community Health Centres’ team is charged with assisting in the delivery of primary care services to the clients of the Managed Alcohol Program and Shelter House with a strong emphasis on disease prevention, harm reduction, health promotion/education and empowerment. The Nurse will work collaboratively with other interdisciplinary team members and service providers, as well as with service users.
The position has a competitive salary and the Health Care of Ontario Pension Plan.
- Registered Nurse licensed to practice with the College of Nurses of Ontario; preferably a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a recognized university with public health experience.
- Significant frontline nursing harm reduction experience; values aligned with a harm reduction approach to service delivery.
- Thorough knowledge and proficiency in current nursing procedures, nursing assessment, physical assessments, and treatment measures.
- Experience with overdose prevention and response, physical ability to provide support in an overdose situation.
- Experience working with people who use substances.
- Awareness and sensitivity to socio-economic and cultural issues.
- Awareness of and sensitivity to health issues particularly within populations who face barriers to accessing care (under housed, living with mental health challenges or diagnoses, current or past substance use, complex health histories, 2SLGBTQI+, newcomers, non-insured).
- Demonstrated ability to de-escalate conflict.
- Knowledge of community services and resources; strong advocacy skills.
- Proficiency in the use of computer technology and various software applications.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Respects and values the diversity of communities and individuals.
- Valid driver's license required and access to a reliable vehicle.
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The deadline for applicants is Friday, April 30, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
Please submit your cover letter, resume, and three work reference contacts to:
NWCHC’s is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.
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