Atira Women's Resource Society, an award-winning nonprofit organization known for its inclusionary hiring practices and where a job is more than a pay cheque. We offer the opportunity to work alongside a remarkable group of women working to make the world a more just place, one woman, one child, one home, one job at a time.
About the Job:
In response to the Fall 2020 public health order issued under the Health Professions Act, which authorizes registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses to prescribe pharmaceutical alternatives to street drugs, Atira is hiring a Registered Nurse, Registered Psychiatric Nurse or Nurse Practitioner to support people to separate from the poisoned drug supply and to provide information about opportunities for ongoing care, treatment and support. Part of this position is funded by My Safe Society and requires the successful applicant to work on site with the Overdose Prevention Society and at Luugat, one of Atira Property management’s supportive housing sites, both of which currently have a My Safe Society vending machine. The Nurse will report to the Manager, Strategic Health Initiatives.
You have an inclusive/intersectional feminist analysis of violence against women and powerful alignment with Atira’s mission, vision, values and philosophy. You approach your work and live your life from a decolonizing, women-centred and social justice perspective. You thrive on a passion for standards and the promotion of continuous development. You are a team player who strives for excellence but loves to have a good laugh, is able to think fast, be critical, and make sound decisions without agonizing, all while working in an incredibly dynamic and fast-paced environment. You are a licensed Registered Nurse, Registered Psychiatric Nurse or Nurse Practitioner licensed by the College of Registered Nurses (CRNBC), skilled and interested in EMR and prescribing, and you have at least one year of experience with populations made vulnerable by current social policies. Your colleagues would describe you as someone who goes “above and beyond” for the people in your care.
Resumes from qualified First Nations, Métis and or Inuit women are encouraged, as are resumes from Black women, women of colour, trans women, women who are disabled, and women from other equity seeking groups.
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