Registered Nurse - Consumption Treatment Services (CTS)

Employer: 
Sanguen Health Centre
Type: 
Part-Time
Term (Duration): 
Permanent
Description: 
The CTS Nurse will work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary CTS staff team. Using a client-centered, harm reduction approach, the CTS Nurse will supervise clients as they use their own pre-obtained drugs, provide safer injection education/support, monitor service users for adverse reactions, respond to and manage overdose events, initiate emergency responses as necessary, provide basic primary care to address injection drug use issues, provide education and testing for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections, and make referrals to other health and social service providers.

Registered nurses will:

Greet clients, assess eligibility for the CTS, initiate intake into the service and orient to the service, space and CTS client agreements.
Support a welcoming, non-judgmental relaxed space for clients.
Assess client knowledge of consumption process and work to achieve the best possible health outcomes for each client.
Supervise CTS clients to use drugs.
Provide education and support using a harm reduction and trauma informed approach with regard to safer consumption techniques and other health matters.
Assess respond to, and manage overdoses events.
Provide overdose prevention education.
Initiate emergency response if necessary, as per established protocols.
Work with other CTS staff to maintain flow of clients into and out of each client area of the CTS.
Assess, respond to, and manage overdoses events. Provide overdose prevention education.
Complete documentation as required
Maintain accurate data and information
Participate in evaluation processes related to the CTS and people accessing the services.
Work as a collaborative member of the CTS Team

Qualifications and skills required:

Demonstrated experience working with people who use drugs and people who are vulnerable, living in poverty, and/or experiencing homelessness
Current certification as a Registered Nurse in the Province of Ontario.
Minimum of 3 years' nursing experience - in a community setting, or combination of community and hospital or public health settings.
Experience working with people who use drugs.
Experience in primary care within a street/outreach nursing setting is an asset.
Experience working with racialized populations, Indigenous peoples, women who engage in sex work, prisoners/ex-prisoners, people with mental health challenges, and people who have experienced trauma, is an asset.
Knowledge and understanding of substance use and overdose response
Ability to work collaboratively within and across teams
Understanding of Anti-oppression principles and ability to work effectively with people of various cultural, age and economic backgrounds
Have emergency first aid (or equivalent) and CPR level C (Health Care Provider level preferred).
Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team
Ability to work days, evenings, and/or weekends as required

In addition, this position requires:

A criminal record check issued by a Canadian police force; and,
A document(s) issued by a police force of another country, if you have lived outside of Canada within the preceding 10 years.
Date Posted: 
Thu, Aug 15 2019
Job Location: 
Kitchener
How to Apply: 
Interested individuals can forward a resume and cover letter or apply in person to Violet Umanetz on Thursday evenings @ The Community Health Van or by phone/text @ 519-574-7222.

Please apply by August 23, 2019.
Deadline: 
Fri, Aug 23 2019
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