Job Posting 88154

Nurse Practitioner
CMHA Thames Valley Addiction & Mental Health Services
London area
London, ON
closes in 2 days (Tue, 4 Oct)
full time  •  $62 per hour

Nurse Practitioner

Full-Time, Permanent (Benefitted)

London, ON

- Application Deadline: October 4, 2022 - 


As a Nurse Practitioner (NP), you will work directly with the inpatient units at LHSC and be responsible for providing comprehensive addiction care using advanced assessment skills and a sound knowledge of clinical therapeutics. The NP provides direct and indirect  services to support patient care in collaboration with various inter-professional teams across the LHSC organization in order to support addictions needs. The NP will work closely with community partners to ensure a smooth transition to community-based addiction resources upon discharge.


Consider revitalizing your career and making a difference in your community by joining our team!


  • What you'll be making - $62.00 per hour
  • When you'll work - 70 hours over two-week period; flexibility for reduced hours of work (minimum 56 hours biweekly)
  • What your benefits will be - After a 90-day waiting period, will be enrolled in healthcare benefits plan
  • Your pension plan – Will be enrolled in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • PSLRTA Notice - This posting characterizes this position as non-union.  However, please be aware that the organization has filed an Application under the Public Service Labour Relations Transition Act to determine whether (a) OPSEU will have bargaining rights for all its employees; or (b) OPSEU will lose its bargaining rights, with the result that all employees will become non-union.


  • Provide non-urgent, health care services within the NP’s full scope of practice to clients who encounter barriers to accessing primary health care. Consults with collaborative physicians for clients who have unstable/complex health conditions. 
  • Provide and evaluate holistic patient care based on advance nursing and medical management knowledge and skills.
  • Exhibit knowledge of evidence-informed guidelines, legislation, regulation and organizational policies when prescribing controlled drugs/substances (CDS).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of best practices related to the use of CDS and of other pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapeutic options.
  • Perform comprehensive care using advanced health assessment, physical examination, therapeutic management, consultation, collaboration and referrals in accordance to the Practice Standard: Nurse Practitioner (2018).
  • Support the health needs of individuals with a history of addictions, mental health and other chronic illnesses and refer to specialists and other community agencies.
  • Demonstrate ability to deal effectively with sensitive issues with clients and families using a harm-reduction and trauma-informed approach.
  • Assesses and manages patients with addictions who have co-existing health conditions including but not limited to mental health conditions, blood borne diseases and infections.
  • Advanced health assessment to identify clients’ emotional, cognitive and behavioural states, as well as level of anxiety, crisis states, indices of aggression, self-harm, suicide, risk to others, competency to care for self, and signs of substance abuse, addiction, and withdrawal.
  • Provides care to persons experiencing an addiction and / or mental health condition that is recovery oriented, trauma-informed, uses principles of harm reduction, and addresses social determinants of health. 
  • Engages clients in strengths-based care that promotes resilience




Vaccination Requirements

CMHA Thames Valley Addiction & Mental Health Services requires that all staff members and service providers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the rare exemption of those individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to approved exemptions (medical reasons or religious grounds as recognized in the Ontario Human Rights Code). Proof of full vaccination or approval of exemption will be required; further details will be provided to those candidates moving forward in the recruitment process. 


Police Vulnerable Sector Check Requirements

Successful candidates must have a Police Vulnerable Sector Check completed in the last six months. Interested applicants who reside in the City of London and are in need of a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) are encouraged to apply for one as soon as possible as PVSCs in the City of London are currently taking approximately 2 weeks to be processed and offers of employment cannot be made without receipt of a PVSC.


We require the following qualifications:

  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse (in the Extended Class)
  • Successful completion of the Prescribing Narcotics and Controlled Substances course 
  • Current certificate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) 
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience of community health care experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work with clients who live with multiple challenges related to marginalization, mental illness, substance use, complex health challenges, street level sex work, poverty, homelessness, and trauma
  • Extensive knowledge of community resources, service & support programs, and barriers clients face in accessing same
  • Working knowledge of a variety of treatment, intervention, and support strategies
  • Computer literacy
  • Valid Driver’s License, adequate insurance and access to a vehicle to carry out job duties
  • Current, clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC)
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work regularly 

We prefer the following qualifications:

  • Master's Degree 
  • Suboxone on-line education program 
  • Experience in addiction medicine and harm reduction
  • Bilingual both official languages, preferred; préférence sera accordée aux candidats qui sont compétents dans les deux langues officielles du Canada


Get your application in by – October 4, 2022:

Our recruitment process allows us to learn about your previous work experience, your qualifications and your commitment to fulfilling our vision. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those individuals being considered for a position will be personally contacted by someone from the interview team. 

We welcome and encourage applications from all members of our community including persons of any gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, and members of visible minorities. If you require accommodations related to a disability at any point during the recruitment process, please contact Human.R  

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