Registered Nurse – Supervised Consumption Services (SCS)
One Part-Time Regular position at 0.4 FTE (14 hours/weekend), Bargaining Unit – ONA
Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre (Parkdale Queen West CHC) is a dynamic, community-based health care organization serving mid-west downtown Toronto. Offering a broad range of services, including primary health care, dental care, harm reduction, health promotion, counselling, and community development programming, we are also committed to serving people who face barriers to health care, and we strive to reduce these barriers. PQWCHC is a multi-sited organization.
Reporting to the Manager, Urban Health, Supervised Consumption Service, the Registered Nurse works as part of a multi-disciplinary integrated Supervised Consumption Service (SCS) as well as part of the larger healthcare team in the centre. The SCS RN provides health care and treatment for clients who use drugs in the SCS, many of whom have soft tissue damage and injuries, chronic illnesses as well as complex health and social needs. With a knowledge and appreciation of the impacts of colonization, violence, and trauma on individuals and communities, the RN works to build rapport with clients in order to establish the basis of a therapeutic relationship. Taking histories, performing physicals, assessing needs, and providing treatment within the RN scope of practice and under medical directives are a daily feature of the work, as is responding to overdoses and providing harm reduction education to clients.
The incumbent will have an undergraduate degree in nursing with current registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario, as well as RNAO membership. 1-3 years of experience in a community setting, or combination of community hospital or public health settings, knowledge of harm reduction, available health services, social services and substance use treatment services is required. Experience working with people who use drugs, Indigenous people, people who engage in sex work, prisoners/ex-prisoners, people with mental health challenges is an asset, as is proficiency in a language other than English.
Compensation: $62,419 to $74,148 per annum (to be pro-rated to 0.4 FTE) plus HOOPP (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan)
If you are interested in joining in a creative and dedicated team, we want to hear from you! Please send your resume and cover letter in a single document (MS Word or PDF format only) to firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting “RN - SCS Wknds” in the subject line. Please submit your application by 5:00 pm on September 16, 2022. We truly appreciate your interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please also note that the successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal reference check as a condition of employment. Employment is conditional upon having had a full series of COVID19 vaccinations 14 days before starting employment.