Nurse Practitioner
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Toronto, ON
Job Number: 844584

Category: Nursing

Positions Available: 1

Years Experience Required: 2

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Jun 19, 2019

Nurse Practitioner
Addictions Services (Pain Clinic)
Ambulatory Care and Structured Treatments Program

Position Description
The Ambulatory Care and Structured Treatments Program is seeking a full-time, permanent Nurse Practitioner to work in the Addiction Medicine Service, primarily in the Interprofessional Pain Recovery Clinic (IPRC). IPRC works with outpatients experiencing symptoms related to chronic pain, substance dependence and mood issues using evidence-based interventions. Services are provided in clinic as well as in the community through a network of partners specializing in the treatment of clients experiencing chronic pain. Working within the scope of practice of a Registered Nurse, Extended Class, you will provide comprehensive care to clients of the IPRC with a variety of mental health conditions, including performing mental and physical health assessments, considering differential diagnoses, occasionally assisting clients in crisis, and collaborating with hospitals and community resources. The successful candidate will engage in therapeutic management of psychiatric conditions andthe ill effects of addiction (including treatment for opioid dependence and medication for alcohol problems), reviewing medications with clients, staff and family, as well as prescribing medications (including psychotropics). You will demonstrate autonomy while assuming accountability and authority to communicate a diagnosis, prescribe drugs and order a range of diagnostic tests. The accountabilities will include monitoring clients in partnership with an Addiction Medicine Physician, addressing acute medical issues, as well as engaging in patient education and assisting other primary care providers with chronic disease management. You will help to plan, implement, and evaluate direct care while providing leadership to the health care team regarding the direction of care services for clients and their families. In addition, you will provide health education and preventive care to clients, and offer expert consultation either directly to clients or indirectly through members of the care team. You will develop collaborative relationships with local area NPs, the TAPMI partners and the regional NPAO chapter (for patient care needs, networking, resource sharing and to meet College of Nurses of Ontario Quality Assurance expectations). You will participate as a member of the interprofessional clinical team and contribute to and collaborate with the Program areas. You will practice in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario practice standards, the Canadian Nurses’ Association Advanced Practice Nursing Framework, and with all applicable legislation requirements. You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. Some evening hours may be required. This position is located at 1001 Queen Street West.

You must be Registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario, and be registered as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class [RN(EC)] and with a specialty certificate in either Adult or Primary Care and possess a current BCLS. Preference will be given to candidates who possess, or are currently pursuing a Master’s in Nursing or related graduate degree. CNA certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse is an asset. You must have 2 years or demonstrated expertise in working with clients with mental health issues/addiction issues/pain issues. The ability to work independently and as a member of an interprofessional team, and a demonstrated ability to effectively and professionally carry out the responsibilities of the role is required, including demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with complex clients. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated knowledge of mental health and addictions issues; and extensive knowledge of the clinical standards related to the scope of practice of Nurse Practitioners is required. The ability to work with clients from diverse ethno-racial and cultural backgrounds is required as is the ability to work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure excellence in client care, education and research. Excellent presentation skills are required to lead workshops and participate in health teaching. Effective organization, decision-making, and problem solving skills are required. Computer skills, including word processing, electronic communication and workload measures are essential. Ability to work flexible hours is a requirement. Bilingualism (French/English) or proficiency in a second language is considered an asset.

Please Note: This full-time, permanent position is part of the ONA bargaining unit

Salary Range: $50.01 - $62.83 per hour

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.