Registered Nurse - Safer Opioid Supply (SOS) program (Fixed Sites)
Two (2) Full-Time Permanent Positions, 1.0 FTE (35 hours/week),
Bargaining Unit: Ontario Nurses Association (ONA)
Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre (Parkdale Queen West CHC) is a dynamic, community-based health care organization serving mid-west downtown Toronto. Offering a broad range of services, including primary health care, dental care, harm reduction, health promotion, counselling, and community development programming, we are also committed to serving people who face barriers to health care, and we strive to reduce these barriers. We are seeking experienced harm reduction worker who share our passion for making a difference; you see this role as an opportunity to take the next step in your successful career while contributing to a vision of Inclusive Communities. Responsive Healthcare. Healthier Lives
We are currently seeking a Registered Nurse to work in our Safer Opioid Supply (SOS) program at the Parkdale Site. The SOS program provides clients using street-based drug supply, who are at high risk of overdose in the community and of medical complications due to drug use, a regulated supply of prescription opioids through an MD or NP in an effort to reduce overdose and overdose deaths. The SOS program provides primarily daily dispense services and where/when possible observed dosing and rapid titration services to individuals who are not suitable candidates for the daily dispense model of the program. RN is expected to contribute clinical knowledge to continue developing all areas of the program. The RN will work within the full scope of practice as a member of the interprofessional team. They will work within a harm reduction framework to provide intake, assessment and follow up functions for SOS clients and work with the broader SOS team in providing administrative and evaluation support for the program. This program has been funded only to March 31, 2023.
The SOS Registered Nurse is accountable to the Supervisor, Urban Health - Harm Reduction Services.
Compensation: $62,419 to $74,148 per annum plus Group Benefits and HOOPP (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan)
If you are interested in joining in a creative and dedicated team, we want to hear from you. Please send your resume and cover letter in a single document (MS Word or PDF format only) to , quoting “RN–SOS-FS” in the subject line. Please submit your application by 5:00 pm on November 30, 2022. We truly appreciate your interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please also note that the successful candidate will be required to provide a police vulnerable sector check as a condition of employment, however strong consideration is made to the type of offense. Employment is conditional upon having had a full series of COVID-19 vaccinations 14 days before starting employment.
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