The Nurse Practitioner (NP) in Withdrawal Management Services (WMS) has advanced clinical preparation at the graduate level in nursing with current RN Extended Class status and extensive clinical and leadership experience with change management to enhance quality of care. The NP in the
WMS is based in the non-medical community based WMS system, providing care at selected sites and provides practice leadership expertise for all WMS programs operated by UHN, Unity Health and MGH (UHN will end in 2021). In addition to using expert knowledge in the delivery of care to patients, families and groups living with substance use or concurrent disorders, the NP role at WMS provides clinical and practice leadership for the development of system practices to enhance quality care. Clinical consultations will include assessments, provision of primary care, transfers to Emergency Departments, and referrals to other services - such as RAAMclinics to enhance continuity of care. The role will involve clinical collaboration with care providers both as well as system leaders regarding changes to enhance quality of care.
The NP WMS will collaborate closely with the program managers of the services as well as with hospital and WMS team members, and other community partners in process and care redesign as required.
- Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario in good standing (extended class)
- Completion of a Master’s Degree program in Nursing required
- Completion of a Nurse Practitioner (Adult) program required
- Completion of CNO-approved controlled substances course/program required
- Eligible for cross-appointment to an academic institution (preferred)
- CNA Specialty certificate in mental health an asset
- Current BCLS certificate required
- Member of CNPS in good standing, required
- Minimum 5 years of clinical experience relevant to addiction services
- Demonstrated experience in shaping, leading and managing system change with multiple stakeholders
- Demonstrated in-depth expertise regarding clinical assessment and primary care needs of persons
living with substance use, mental health diagnoses and disadvantaged populations, including homeless.
- Evidence of sound knowledge and skill with adult education techniques
- Demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed manner using well developed leadership, critical
thinking, organizational and problem solving skills
- Demonstrated sound interpersonal, team development and conflict management skills and evidence of
successful collaboration across agency boundaries
- Sound information technology and computer skills required (Microsoft office and electronic patient
record), experience with developing data bases
- Flexibility to work occasional shifts and weekends to support operational need
- Excellent work and attendance record required
- All employees of Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), a division of Toronto East Health Network (TEHN) [formerly Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH)] agree to work within the legislated practices of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario.
- All employees of MGH are responsible to contribute to a transparent culture of patient and staff safety by adhering to and abiding by patient and staff safety policies and procedures set by MGH.
- All employees are accountable for protecting the psychological health and safety of themselves and their co-workers through adherence to MGH's policies and practices.