Safer Opioid Supply Program
Full time Contract Position (until March 31, 2023)
Street Health is a community-based agency providing innovative physical and mental health programs and advocacy to homeless and insecurely housed men and women in downtown Toronto for over 30 years.
If you are an experienced, energetic, mature, self-directed, flexible individual committed to social change, we would welcome your application. This position will support the Safer Opioid Supply Program, an initiative taking place in collaboration with other community based agencies that provides essential services to people who use substances by providing prescribed alternatives to street level drugs, and manage other health care needs.
- Deliver primary care services within the Nurse Practitioner (NP) scope of practice as outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) and Bill 179, including comprehensive health assessments for those who use substances.
- Deliver primary care services, traditional OAT and safer supply to people who use drugs, in a client centered, harm reduction focused manner
- Contribute to the development of the safer supply program at Street Health
- Provision of primary healthcare grounded by the five principles of Primary Healthcare as outlined by the World Health Organization.
- Monitor client health status and investigation results.
- Identify barriers to health and facilitate access to resources
- Deliver client education through individual and group health education sessions
- Collaborate and consult with multidisciplinary staff within Street Health and partnering organizations to facilitate comprehensive primary care provision
- Act as a preceptor to NP and Registered Nursing (RN) students and mentor new staff members and/or students
- Collaboration with other colleagues in this program to provide coverage for vacation/sick time and follow up client care.
- Provide care at various drop-in locations and participate in outreach activities
- Engage in evidenced based practice and ongoing learning
- Collaborate with the multidisciplinary team to assist with quality improvement and development of creative strategies to meet client needs
- Advocate for individual client needs to ensure access to effective care, follow-up and resources from both an individual and systemic level
- Collaborate with colleagues to identify population trends, develop research questions and/or conduct research studies
- Participate in the evaluation of NP practice and the ongoing development and improvement of the NP role within Street Health
- Facilitate knowledge translation by educating colleagues on topics related to client care
- Initiate and/or participate in systemic advocacy activities directed at achieving health equity by improving health service delivery, eliminating stigma and developing healthy public policy
- Contribute to overall policy and program directions of Street Health
- Other duties as required
Knowledge and Skills Needed:
· Master’s Degree in Nursing
· Completion of the Opioid Dependence Treatment Course via CAMH or the Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program via BCCSU within one month of hiring
· Current registration and licensure with the College of Nurses of Ontario with no restrictions
· Minimum five years general nursing and harm reduction experience
· Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to the principles of harm reduction and the social determinants of health.
· Must be able to work independently as well as in a team setting
· Demonstrated knowledge of mental health issues and treatment modalities
· Demonstrated understanding of Problematic Substance Use and various treatment and harm reduction modalities.
· Demonstrated knowledge of the social determinants of health, specifically the population of people who use drugs.
· Excellent oral and written communication is essential
· Recent experience working in a community setting an asset
· Availability to work some flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
· Experience in nursing outreach, harm reduction and mental health an expectation
Salary: Under review
Hours: 37.5 h per week. Some on call work required on evenings and weekends.
Deadline for application: July 16, 2021
Reports to Joyce Rankin Clinical Manager
Please submit your resume and cover letter to Joyce Rankin
Street Health is committed to developing a workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Application deadline: 2021-07-16
Expected start date: 2021-07-19
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: From $100,000.00 per year
- Casual dress
- Dental care
- Extended health care
- Flexible schedule
- Paid time off
- RRSP match
- Vision care
- 8 hour shift
- nurse practitioner: 1 year (preferred)
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