POSTING DATE: April 21, 2022
CLOSING DATE: May 9, 2022
Message about our hiring and operating practices during the COVID-19 pandemic
One of the fastest growing branches of CMHA, the Canadian Mental Health Association York Region and South Simcoe (CMHA-YRSS) provides 30+ mental health and addiction programs to adults, youth (age 12+), family caregivers, local businesses and community organizations. Providing a safe environment for our staff and clients is of the utmost importance to us and we continue to closely follow COVID-19 protocols and directives from Public Health. We have recently started testing a Hybrid Work Arrangement that provides our employees with the flexibility of working from home and on-site within a connected and collaborative team environment while continuing to make the needs and preferences of our clients and community our top priority. Each CMHA-YRSS program and department has developed a unique Hybrid Work Plan that meets the needs of their team and clients and supports the vision of the agency. All CMHA-YRSS employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of hire.
Rest assured that your well-being is our top priority and we have appropriate health and safety measures in place at each stage of the recruiting process and throughout our operations.
We are looking for a Nurse Practitioner in our Community Withdrawal Management (CWM) Program!
As we continue to grow our team, we are looking for a Nurse Practitioner to join our passionate, dedicated, and “BRAVE” team! If you are a professional who is interested in supporting clients in the community who are experiencing significant challenges with activities of daily living, and functioning across all domains, than this position is for you!
One: Full-time, Contract until July 3, 2023: 35 Hours per Week, Evening Hours and Weekends may be required
We offer an inclusive, innovative and high-performance work culture that helps us deliver transformational impact. The organization cares about the growth, safety and well-being of employees and offers:
Location: In accordance with current Public Health directives, interviews and training may be conducted remotely (via Zoom or Microsoft Teams) or onsite respecting physical distancing depending on the nature of the session. The successful candidate will work primarily from our Vaughan Office (8271 Keele Street, Vaughan, ON L4K 1Z1) As well as out in the community. Travel within York Region & South Simcoe will be required.
The Community Withdrawal Management (CWM) Program provides individuals struggling with substance use concerns with supportive assistance in voluntary withdrawal from alcohol and/or other substances. The CWM Program offers individuals an alternative to residential withdrawal management (or detox) for individuals that can safely withdraw in a supportive home environment or another supportive community environment. Care may be provided with or without drug therapy or other medical interventions. Individuals will also be supported to receive early recovery education as well as discharge and crisis support plans.
The program, including a Nurse Practitioner (NP) and a Withdrawal Management Specialist (WMS), will provide best practice assessment, treatment, navigation and support to individuals and families with Concurrent disorders. The NP will support individuals with pre-withdrawal planning, active withdrawal monitoring, and primary health care needs, including but not limited to nutritional support, symptom management, and medication management. The WMS will provide individual and family education and counselling supports around substance use, withdrawal, recovery, and relapse prevention.
The Nurse Practitioner will provide assistance with clients’ primary health concerns including physical health and health screening, pregnancy / prenatal issues, sexual and mental health care. The Nurse Practitioner will determine the presence of existing and potential health problems, provide nursing care and treatment (including prescriptions, counselling interventions, and/or referral) and monitor on-going therapy of clients within the RN (EC) scope of practice.
In addition to compliance with all organizational policies and procedures, the incumbent is also expected to behave ethically, demonstrate competence in effective communication and team building, demonstrate effectiveness in working in a collaborative environment, and demonstrate confidence in decision-making and in building relationships.
• Council of Ontario University Program in Nursing Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program Certificate (or recognized equivalent)
• Member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario; cannot be in the qualifying stages
• Four or more years’ experience as an RN, preferably in withdrawal management
• Excellent health assessment skills, sound clinical judgment and diagnostic skills
• Experience working with individuals experiencing serious mental illness, concurrent disorders and dual diagnosis (developmental disability and/or traumatic brain injury) is preferred
• Familiarity with the administration, injection, side effects and iatrogenic manifestations of psychotropic medications, especially the newer neuroleptics
• Knowledge of the Ontario Mental Health Act, mental health reform principles, the Substitute Decisions Act, the Health Care Consent Act and PHIPA requirements
• Ability to apply Recovery principles and empowerment oriented philosophies and practices in work with clients
• Driver’s License Abstract required, and a valid Canadian driver’s license, a minimum $1,000,000 third party liability insurance
• A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening (Police Check)
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual assigned to the job. This information is not constructed to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the job.
This position reports to and is supervised by the Manager, People & Teams, Community Withdrawal Management Program.
Office work, community settings, meetings in clients’ home and travel with clients
In keeping with mental health reform, best practices, funding and direction this position may later require knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions not noted here.
Why work for CMHA York Region?
We are a team committed to our vision of mental health support for all. That means we respect that our clients are the experts in their recovery journey and that our role is to provide support, resources and opportunities based on their hopes and dreams. It means that we foster and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit to create, implement, and sustain innovative, evidence-based and transformational impact. We seek out and build partnerships, collaborate and share knowledge to be the most culturally competent team and fully integrated service delivery partner.
Our team cares for each other. We have our own team values of trust, respect, teamwork and communication. We have been a
National Non-Profit Employer of Choice for seven consecutive years as well as a recipient of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.
To request this posting in an alternate format or to request accommodation in the application process, email AODA@cmha-yr.on.ca
Application Procedures: (For our website)
If you are interested in this opportunity, click on the “Apply Now” button above and proceed to upload your cover letter and resume.
Complete the application form and submit the following:
1) Resume (PDF or Word)
2) Cover letter with 300 words or less and tell us why you would want this role and why you should be considered for the position (PDF or Word)
Application Procedures: (For 3rd Party websites)
If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at https://cmha-yr.on.ca/get-involved/careers-placements/ and click on Current Opportunities, and click on Apply Now and proceed to upload your cover letter and resume.
CMHA-YRSS supports the recovery of people with mental illness and promotes diversity in the workplace. We welcome all applicants including persons with lived experience, women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities, and members of the 2SLGBTQ+, visible minority and immigrant communities to apply.
While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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