Job Posting 91269

Nurse Practitioner - SOS - Mobile (Locum)
Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre
Toronto Metro area
1229 Queen Street West. and 168 Bathurst St.
closes in 16 days (Fri, 17 Feb)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $102,652 to $122,178 per annum, plus 9% in lieu of vacation and benefits

Nurse Practitioner – SOS – Mobile (Locum)

1 Full Time Locum Position; 12-month contract with the possibility of extension

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.


General Responsibilities: We are currently seeking one Nurse Practitioner (NP)(RN-EC) to work in our Safer Opioid Supply (SOS) program across multiple community shelter hotel sites established for individuals experiencing homelessness. This program has been funded only to June 30, 2023. The 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 a NP in an effort to reduce overdose and overdose deaths. The NP will work within a harm reduction framework to provide assessment and treatment functions for SOS clients and work with the broader SOS team (RN and Case Manager) in providing administrative and evaluation support for the program.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-depth and focused assessments based on client condition and acuity at intake and on an ongoing basis; provide health and harm reduction education as needed
  • Prescribe SOS medications as per the protocols.
  • Perform assessment, diagnosis, treatment, health education/counselling and other clinical activities for SOS clients.
  • Liaise with other providers including PQW Mobile Harm Reduction teams, shelter operators, clinical partners and other supportive services in community and shelter hoteling sites
  • Engage in collaborative community relationships to facilitate patient access to services
  • Charting client assessments, procedures, follow up per the CNO standard.
  • Contribute to chart documentation, participate in chart reviews, case conferences, and make referrals.
  • Contribute to the development of SOS clinical protocols.
  • Case coordination with SOS team and clients.
  • Contribute to knowledge exchange products that are required by the funder.



  • RN (EC) training from a recognized program
  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse (EC) with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
  • Experience in a community setting or combination of community, hospital, or public health settings.
  • Knowledge of harm reduction principles, injection drug use and associated health issues
  • Demonstrated ability to de-escalate conflict an asset.
  • Confidence in asserting and maintaining strong boundaries.
  • Knowledge of community services and resources; strong advocacy skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of electronic medical records.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Respects and values the diversity of communities and individuals.


Compensation: $102,652 to $122,178 per annum plus 9% in lieu of vacation and benefits, and HOOPP (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan) option.


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 “NP-SOS-Mobile” in the subject line. Please submit your application by 5:00 pm on February 17, 2023.


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 (2 doses, plus booster within the past 6-12 months) of COVID-19 vaccinations 14 days before starting employment.

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