Nurse Practitioner, Addiction Medicine - Youth

CMHA Thames Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services
London, Ontario
Closing date
Mar 24, 2023
Nurse Practitioner, Youth Hub

Part-Time, Permanent

London, Ontario

- Application Deadline: March 23 , 2023 -

Reporting directly to the Manager, Addiction Medicine, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) works directly with the Youth Hub at the YOU (Youth Opportunities Unlimited) location. The NP is responsible to provide a wide variety of comprehensive care using advanced assessment skills and a sound knowledge of clinical therapeutics. Interventions encompass primary health care, health promotion and education, addiction support and treatment, advocacy, program development and evaluation. The NP provides support in collaboration with various inter-professional teams across the organization and community partners in order to support youth to improve overall health and well-being.

Consider revitalizing your career and making a difference in your community by joining our team!

  • What you'll be making - $62.00 per hour
  • When you'll work - 42 hours over two-week period, Hours will be between Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm; There is some flexibility/ability to negotiate days of work for the week
  • Your pension plan - Immediately eligible for optional enrollment in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)

PSLRTA Notice - This posting characterizes this position as currently non-union. However, please be aware that the organization on September 29, 2022, a vote was held as a result of an application by the Organization under the Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act. The result was that employees voted to award OPSEU bargaining rights for all employees. Until such time as a new collective agreement is finalized, current terms and conditions of employment and existing, applicable collective agreements, if any, will remain in force and effect.

  • Protecting and promoting the welfare, dignity, and individual rights of clients at all times, understanding trauma and violence and the impact these have on clients' lives and behaviours
  • Establish a caring and therapeutic relationship with clients; demonstrating trust, respect, and honesty
  • Promote decisions/actions that are consistent with a culture that values client-centred care
  • Demonstrate ability to deal effectively with sensitive issues with clients and families using a harm-reduction and trauma-informed approach
  • Support inclusion and equity by respecting others, embracing diversity and addressing oppression
  • Demonstrate an understanding of best practices related to supporting a youth demographic
  • Collaborate with members of the interprofessional team, regarding care planning and follow-up for individuals with high risk or complex health concerns
  • Perform comprehensive care using advanced health assessment, physical examination, therapeutic management, consultation, collaboration and referrals in accordance to the Practice Standard: Nurse Practitioner CNO
  • Retain clinical competence through relevant evidence-based research and legislation
  • Demonstrate ability, commitment to and knowledge of community addictions and mental health care
  • Provide non-urgent, health care services within the NP's full scope of practice to clients who encounter barriers to accessing care
  • Participate in the development of and work under current medical directives for the program
  • Exhibit knowledge of evidence-informed guidelines, legislation, regulation and organizational policies when prescribing controlled drugs/substances (CDS)
  • Commit to continuous learning through professional development, giving and receiving constructive feedback and applying new skills
  • Support the dissemination of research, knowledge and innovative practices
  • Demonstrate excellent communication, decision-making, problem-solving, conflict management and time management skills
  • Proficient in computer skills and experience with electronic medical record systems (i.e. PS Suites)

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the neurobiology of addiction
  • Advanced practice assessments and interventions for a diverse range of clients with addiction problems
  • Assesses and manages patients with addictions who have co-existing health conditions including but not limited to mental health conditions, blood borne diseases and infections
  • Advanced health assessment to identify clients' emotional, cognitive and behavioural states, as well as level of anxiety, crisis states, indices of aggression, self-harm, suicide, risk to others, competency to care for self, and signs of substance abuse, addiction, and withdrawal
  • Utilizes evidence‐based interventions, including withdrawal and other medication management, to meet the needs of a diverse range of clients with addiction problems
  • Provides care to persons experiencing an addiction and / or mental health condition that is recovery oriented, trauma-informed, uses principles of harm reduction, and addresses social determinants of health.
  • Engages clients in strengths-based care that promotes resilience
  • Provides education to individuals and families about addiction and its management
  • Facilitates and engages in collaborative, inter- and intra-professional, and intersectoral practice when providing care for persons with an addiction(s)
  • Understands stigma as a barrier and assists and supports patients and families
  • Demonstrates knowledge related to the process of voluntary and involuntary care
  • Acts as a resource providing addiction‐related clinical advice for health and other professionals, community groups and clients and their families
  • Advocates for persons experiencing an addiction


Vaccination Requirements

CMHA Thames Valley Addiction & Mental Health Services requires that all staff members be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the rare exemption of those individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to approved exemptions (medical reasons or religious grounds as recognized in the Ontario Human Rights Code). Proof of full vaccination or approval of exemption will be required; further details will be provided to those candidates moving forward in the recruitment process.

Police Vulnerable Sector Check Requirements

Successful candidates must have a Police Vulnerable Sector Check completed in the last six months. Interested applicants who reside in the City of London and are in need of a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) are encouraged to apply for one as soon as possible as PVSCs in the City of London are currently taking approximately 2 weeks to be processed and offers of employment cannot be made without receipt of a PVSC.

We require the following qualifications:
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class (primary proof of credentials will be required during the hiring process i.e. original degree/diploma or official transcript)
  • Minimum of two to three years of community health care and/or primary care experience
  • Current certificate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Current vulnerable sector police check within past 3 months
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work regularly

We prefer the following qualifications:
  • Master's Degree (Preferred)
  • Experience in addiction medicine and harm reduction
  • Excellent clinical, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Project planning and evaluation skills would be an asset

INTERNAL APPLICANTS: To be considered as an internal applicant, current staff members are reminded to apply using their or email address.

Get your application in by - March 23, 2023:

Our recruitment process allows us to learn about your previous work experience, your qualifications and your commitment to fulfilling our vision. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those individuals being considered for a position will be personally contacted by someone from the interview team.

We welcome and encourage applications from all members of our community including persons of any gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, and members of visible minorities. If you require accommodations related to a disability at any point during the recruitment process, please contact

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