Registered Practical Nurse - Safe Health Site Timmins
Timmins and District Hospital
Part-Time • Timmins Region
Reporting to the manager of addictions, this position supports and monitors clients who use pre-obtained drugs accessing Safe Health Site Timmins. This nurse provides care according to the Practice Standards of the College of Nurses of Ontario and according to the policies and procedures of Timmins and District Hospital.
- Support and monitor clients injecting pre-obtained drugs and assess and respond to adverse reactions and overdose events (Maintains airway, delivers oxygen, and administers naloxone)
- Collect and maintain required documentation.
- Utilize a harm-reduction, trauma informed approach to build rapport with clients.
- Provides care based on the principles of recovery, compassion, social justice and evidenced-based interventions in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.
- Educate clients about harm reduction, including safer use practices and overdose prevention.
- Providing medical assessments and first aid (i.e. Care of infections and adverse effects from IV substance use)
- Referring clients to withdrawal management, detoxification, treatment, or other applicable resources based on client’s goals.
- Ensure maintenance and inventory supplies necessary to ensure site function.
- Must be willing to partake in substance related training opportunities as they arise.
- Must have the ability to communicate effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds.
- Must be organized and able to perform adequately under stress when confronted with unexpected and/or critical situations.
- Perform other related activities, as necessary or as assigned.
- Must be registered with the Ontario College of Nurses and possess a current Certificate of Competence issued by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
- Current competency in CPR Level HCP, Medication Administration.
- Nursing knowledge regarding injection drug use, pharmacology, and airway management.
- Crisis prevention and intervention knowledge and skills.
- Must have the ability to perform independently, all skills published in the Standards of Nursing Practice, by the College of Nurses of Ontario and the learning ability to achieve and maintain organizational competencies.
- Employment history must demonstrate regular attendance at work.
- Experience with data entry, Microsoft Office, and Meditech.
- Must maintain privacy and confidentiality as per hospital policy.
- Must possess recent experience in working with clients who use substances.
- Must possess the ability to provide effective services to clients/patients in both English and French. Individuals who do not meet the language requirements of this posting are invited to submit their résumé for future consideration.
· Offers for employment are conditional on UPHNS application approval.
· Operating hours are between 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Interested applicants must submit their résumé by Department of Human Resources, Timmins and District Hospital, 700 Ross Avenue East, Timmins, Ontario, P4N 8P2. Telephone (705) 267-6371; Fax (705) 360-6008; Attention: Kayla Kampman, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Timmins and District Hospital will provide accommodations for applicants with disabilities during the recruitment process.
TADH is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment supporting diversity in our work environment to provide quality care where all feel valued, respected, and supported. TADH is dedicated to building a workforce reflective of the communities in which we live, serve, and encourage Indigenous people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply and self‑identify.
We thank all applicants for their response; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Job Expires: 2023-03-31