The Nurse Practitioner in Withdrawal Management Services (NP WMS) is an individual with advanced clinical preparation at the graduate level in nursing The NP WMS is based in the non-medical WMS system, and uses in-depth nursing knowledge, educator skill s, research and clinical expertise to ensure excellence in the provision of care to individuals, families, and groups with addictions, substance abuse or concurrent disorders. This role will collaborate with the lead NP and site-based nursing to focus on the provision of timely access to non-urgent primary care, withdrawal-related and mental health assessments in person or via telemedicine for WMS clients at five participating WMS sites in the TC LHIN. The NP WMS also provides assessments to determi ne the need for emergent or urgent care at a hospital or through addiction-based health services such as (RAAM) Rapid Access to Addiction Medicine
clinics. As a role model of clinical excellence, the NP works with other care providers, including primar y care physicians, psychiatrists and staff, to further develop practices which reflect a culture of collaborative patient centered care, ensuring continuity and effective transitions for clients and families to address ongoing needs. The NP WMS provides collaborative leadership, formal education sessions, coaching and mentoring to enhance the provision of quality care through the TC LHIN Urban Telemedicine Initiative using evidence based practice and research.
- Nurse Practitioner with advanced preparation at the graduate level in Primary Care or Adult Nursing from a recognized university program required
- Member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario with advanced certification (RN
Exten ded Class) required
- CNA Specialty certificate in mental health or additional education in substance abuse/ addictions
- Minimum 3-5 years of clinical experience in a Mental Health including at least 2 years caring for clients and families with addictions or substance abuse issues and concurrent disorders required
- Experience working in an advanced clinical practice ro le in primary care or emergency care setting preferred
- Demonstrated in-depth expertise regarding clinical assessment and primary care needs of persons living with a substance use, addictions issue, mental health issues, marginalization, including Home lessness required
- Evidence of sound knowledge and skill with adult education techniques
- Demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed manner using well developed leadership, critical thinking, organizational and problem solving skills
- Demons trated sound interpersonal, team development and conflict management skills
- Advanced knowledge and skill with regard to patient safety, change leadership, project management and evaluation required
- Sound knowledge of legislation pertaining to addi ctions and mental health services
- Sound information technology and computer skills required (Microsoft office and electronic patient record), experience with developing data bases required
- Experience with telemedicine use an asset
- Excellent com munication (oral & written) including presentation skills required
- Flexibility to work occasional shifts and weekends to support operational need
- Excellent work and attendance record required
- All employees of Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), a div ision of Toronto East Health Network
(TEHN) [formerly Toronto East General Hospital agree to work within the legislated practices of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario.
- All employees of MGH are responsible to contribute to a transpare nt culture of patient and staff safety by adhering to and abiding by patient and staff safety policies and procedures set by MGH.
- All employees are accountable for protecting the psychological health and safety of themselves and their co-workers throu gh adherence to MGH's policies and practices.