Part-Time Nurse Practitioner
About St. Leonard's
St. Leonard’s Community Services Brantford has been an established part of the community for more than 50 years, and is accredited for our excellence in serving children, youth, adults, and families.
These aren’t just “lip-service” to us – we work and live by them. If you do, too, we want to talk to you!
- Inclusive – we value everyone and their unique perspectives and journeys
- Compassionate – we care about our clients, our staff, partners, and the communities we serve
- Collaborative – we work together to support our clients and community
- Integrity – we hold ourselves accountable and are fair, trustworthy, and dedicated to our mission to empower people to achieve their vision of independence, health, and wellbeing
- Innovative – we are open to change and continuous improvement
- Genuine – we are honest, respectful, and authentic with our clients, each other, and our partners
- Optimistic – we believe that everyone can accomplish their goals
16 to 20 hours a week. Ideal is Monday and Saturday. This could be covered by one or two NPs, so please note availability in cover letter (final schedule to be negotiated with successful candidate or candidates).
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides direct patient care to clients within residential Withdrawal Management and Treatment Services (WMTS). At WMTS you will work within an interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive biopsychosocial support for individuals with addictions and concurrent disorders. This includes clients in acute withdrawal from one or more substances. Your focus will be on comprehensive health assessment, individualized treatment plans, and supporting continuity of care through collaboration and referrals. The NP at WMTS provides episodic primary care to clients in program and assists with transfer of care to more permanent services. Our NPs also provide expertise to inform policy decisions where appropriate. The NP provides guidance and coaching to other members of the WMTS team, including non-medical staff, to ensure best service possible. This is an opportunity to provide quality care to an underserved population, within a flexible community agency dedicated to helping our clients live the healthiest lives possible. You make a difference!
The WMTS Nurse Practitioner:
- Adheres to CPSO prescribing guidelines and CNO Standards of Practice, and demonstrates practice competencies
- Conducts advanced mental health/addictions/concurrent disorders and physical health assessment and formulates evidence-informed plan of care
- Provides care that is recovery oriented, trauma-informed, and reflects harm reduction principles
- Supports the WMTS interdisciplinary team to implement plans of care, including transition plans, to best serve clients
- Enacts clinical leadership skills to organize and coordinate the care of clients in collaboration with the WMTS team and external partners (i.e., pharmacy, RAAM medical team, hospital) to ensure safe and effective practice and continuity of care with internal and external partners
- Prescribes and administers medication (including OAT) to support safe and comfortable withdrawal and monitors the impact of prescribed medications on clients in withdrawal (impacts on clients’ mood, behaviour, cognitive processes)
- Conducts risk assessments for suicide, self/harm or harm to others and takes the necessary action
- Supports education, collaboration, and knowledge exchange to enhance partner, primary care, and community capacity to effectively address addiction
- Collaborates with interdisciplinary support team and external partners (i.e., pharmacy, RAAM medical team, hospital) to ensure safe and effective practice and continuity of care
- Maintains clinical competence through relevant evidence-based research and legislation
- Registered in Good Standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) - Extended Class License
- Bachelor's degree in Nursing
- Successful completion of a Nurse Practitioner program from a recognized university
- Knowledge of CNO Standards of Practice and commitment to maintaining reflective practice standards
- Clinical leadership skills to organize and coordinate the care of clients
- Mandatory liability insurance that meets CNO requirements for NPs
- Current BCLS/CPR certification
- Access to reliable transportation
- Ability to manage frequent exposure to direct and vicarious trauma
Nice to have:
- Master’s degree in nursing
- Expertise in clinical assessment and evidence-based care needs of people living with substance use, mental health, and social determinants of health concerns
- Related clinical experience in mental health and/or addictions setting, with knowledge of addiction medicine and harm reduction
- Completion of CNO approved education for prescription of controlled substances
- Membership with NPAO or RNAO
- Knowledge in trauma-informed practices and motivational interviewing techniques for the concurrent disorders’ population
- Knowledge of Canadian Standards of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, as well as relevant legislation, including the Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, and Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA)
- Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Certification (CPMHN)
Start date: as soon as possible
- Reimbursement for CNO membership fee
- Fitness Benefit for gym memberships, exercise equipment and lessons for various physical activities for all staff and their families
- Employee Assistance Plan for all staff and their families
- Paid Time Off for all staff
- Fun events for all staff
- Participation in RSP/TFSA plans for all staff, with Agency pension match for Full Time and eligible Part Time staff
- Group health, vision, dental and travel insurance plans where premiums are 100% paid by the Agency for Full Time staff
- An Agency committed to ensuring your physical and mental health/safety is paramount
How to Apply
Apply by: September 29/23
Reference: WMTS PT Nurse Practitioner
Our Commitment to Job Seekers
St. Leonard’s Community Services Inc. is committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wyandot, the Haudenosaunee, and some of the Ojibwa Nation. The territory is mutually covered by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this community, on this territory. We also acknowledge that the settler population has been able to benefit from this beautiful land. We are all treaty members and will strive to act in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and center their voices.
The Agency values the diverse and intersectional identities of its clients and staff. The Agency regards equity and diversity as an integral part of excellent community service and is committed to accessibility for all staff. The Agency seeks applicants who embrace our values and beliefs around respect for the dignity and diversity of our clients, staff, and community. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.
The Agency encourages applications from all qualified individuals. If you are an applicant with disabilities and require accommodations, please let us know at the time of our contact so that we may arrange for their provision.
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