Job Posting 66284

Nurse (Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse)
Pathways to Housing, Boyle McCauley Health Centre
Edmonton area, Edmonton
closed yesterday (Mon, 23 Nov)
full time  •  LPN- $42,447-$54,174/year ($21.76-$27.78/hour) RN $63,520-$81,070/year ($32.57-$41.57/hour)

Boyle McCauley Health Centre’s Pathways to Housing Program in Edmonton ends homelessness for people who have a serious, persistent mental illness (such as schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder), usually co-occurring with addictions and medical and social problems, by:

 

  • providing access to permanent independent housing without requiring treatment or sobriety as a precondition for housing; and
  • providing outreach community support and treatment with a philosophy that is founded in the principles of consumer choice and harm reduction, using both evidence-based Best Practices and innovative approaches.

 

Nurses are part of an inter-disciplinary Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team that:

  • provides comprehensive wrap-around treatment, support and rehabilitation/recovery services;
  • uses a team case management model to form treatment/recovery plans as a team using a person-centred approach;
  • spends half of their time providing generalized supports that may not be part of their professional discipline, such as providing assistance with housing, life skills and tasks of daily living.

 

The Nurses:

  • are responsible specifically for the management and administration of medication and medical/psychiatric issues in conjunction with the Psychiatrist and Family Physician team members;
  • will often be called upon to do psychiatric and medical triage by the other team members from which an intervention plan will be developed, communicated and acted upon; and
  • participate in a lead or conjoint role in developing and delivering program components such as health and wellness education.

This is a permanent, full-time position.  Regular hours of work are 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday.  However, some flexibility around actual work hours is required, and each Team Member is on 24/7 on-call, approximately 7 weeks per year.   A reliable vehicle is required as Team Members drive daily for Client visits, most of which occur in Clients’ homes or elsewhere in the community.

 

Salary range is

 

LPN     $42,447 to $54,174 per year ($21.76-$27.78 per hour)

RN      $63,520 to $81,070 per year ($32.57 to $41.57 per hour)

 

In addition, we have a comprehensive health benefits package.

 

Qualification Requirements

 

  • Eligible for registration with CLPNA or CARNA

 

  • Experience in one of more of following areas:
    • acute psychiatry and crisis intervention/emergency services;
    • mental health services in a community treatment setting;
    • Assertive Community Treatment;
    • working in addictions, concurrent disorders and/or Housing First; and/or
    • providing outreach services in a ‘street/inner city/chronic homelessness’ environment or equivalent.

 

  • Knowledge of best practices in
    • working with people with complex co-occurring serious mental illness, addiction and medical issues;
    • client centered, strength-based recovery treatments/rehabilitation strategies;
    • Housing First/Pathway to Housing models; and
    • Harm Reduction philosophy.

 

  • Experience in setting up and managing a medication management system (inventory control, safety, accountability).

 

  • Experience in providing medical triage assessment and interventions.

 

  • Successful experience in inter-disciplinary teamwork.

 

  • Communication skills/literacy: written, oral, computer

 

  • Valid driver’s license (non-GDL) and use of personal car is a must

 

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