Job Posting 78444

Nurse Practitioner - Safer Opioid Supply Program
Street Health
Toronto Metro area
338 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON, M5A 2A1
closes in 9 days (Mon, 31 Jan)
full time - term / contract  •  $59.73 per hour / $116,473 annually

Nurse Practitioner


Safer Opioid Supply Program

Full-Time Contract Position until March 31, 2023

Internal/External Posting


Street Health is a community-based agency providing innovative physical and mental health programs and advocacy to homeless and insecurely housed men and women in downtown Toronto for over 30 years. 


This position will support the Safer Opioid Supply Program, an initiative taking place in collaboration with other community-based agencies that provides essential services to people who use substances by providing prescribed alternatives to street level drugs and manage other health care needs.    


If you are energetic, self-directed, and committed to social change, we want you to join us to complete our team.


Responsibilities of the Position include, but may not be limited to:

  • Deliver primary care services within the Nurse Practitioner (NP) scope of practice as outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) and Bill 179, including comprehensive health assessments for those who use substances;
  • Deliver primary care services, traditional OAT and safer supply to people who use drugs, in a client centered, harm reduction focused manner;
  • Contribute to the development of the safer supply program at Street Health;
  • Provision of primary healthcare grounded by the five principles of Primary Healthcare as outlined by the World Health Organization;
  • Monitor client health status and investigation results; 
  • Identify barriers to health and facilitate access to resources;
  • Deliver client education through individual and group health education sessions;
  • Collaborate and consult with multidisciplinary staff within Street Health and partnering organizations to facilitate comprehensive primary care provision;
  • Act as a preceptor to NP and Registered Nursing (RN) students and mentor new staff members and/or students;
  • Collaborate with other colleagues in this program to provide coverage for vacation/sick time and follow-up client care;
  • Provide care at various drop-in locations and participate in outreach activities;
  • Engage in evidenced based practice and ongoing learning;
  • Collaborate with the multidisciplinary team to assist with quality improvement and development of creative strategies to meet client needs; collaborate with colleagues to identify population trends, develop research questions and/or conduct research studies;
  • Advocate for individual client needs to ensure access to effective care, follow-up and resources from both an individual and systemic level;
  • Participate in the evaluation of NP practice and the ongoing development and improvement of the NP role within Street Health; contribute to the overall policy and program directions of Street Health;
  • Facilitate knowledge translation by educating colleagues on topics related to client care;
  • Initiate and/or participate in systemic advocacy activities directed at achieving health equity by improving health service delivery, eliminating stigma and developing healthy public policy; and
  • All other duties as may be assigned within the scope of this position.


Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing.
  • Recent experience working in a community setting is considered an asset.
  • Current registration and licence in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario with no restrictions.
  • Completion of the Opioid Dependence Treatment Course via CAMH or the Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program via BCCSU within one month of hiring.
  • Experience in nursing outreach, harm reduction and mental health an expectation.
  • Minimum five years general nursing and harm reduction experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to the principles of harm reduction and the social determinants of health; specifically the population of people who use drugs is preferred.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mental health issues and treatment modalities, understanding of Problematic Substance Use and various treatment and harm reduction modalities.
  • Strong oral and written communication.
  • Availability to work some flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

Salary: $59.73 / hour  ($116,473 annually)

Benefits: Participation in the organization’s health & dental coverage plan (100 % employer paid), and the organization’s Pension Plan, MSPP.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week / some on-call work required on evenings and weekends.

Start: ASAP

Primary Work Location: 338 Dundas Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 2A1

Reports to: Joyce Rankin, Clinical Manager

Deadline for application: Please submit cover letter and resume to Joyce Rankin, Clinical Manager at . Please quote “SH_NP” in the subject line of the email.



All candidates offered a position at Street Health must be fully vaccinated and proof of vaccination is required as a condition of employment.


Street Health is committed to developing a workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve.


Street Health is committed to providing accessible employment practices, in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Applicants are asked to make accommodation requests to the recruitment contact listed in this posting, and we will make every effort to ensure that accommodation requests are met throughout the recruitment process.

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