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Michael Garron Hospital - Nurse Practitioner, Withdrawal Management Services

Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) is an award-winning hospital and one of Toronto's best-kept secrets. As Ontario’s leading community teaching hospital, MGH has proudly served the diverse, multi-cultural community of east Toronto since 1929 and is known for its friendliness and sense of community within Canada's largest city. Recognized as a leader in workplace wellness and offering a quality work environment focused on learning and development, MGH invests in people to meet their professional goals and to reach their personal best.

Currently we have an exciting opportunity for an individual who wants to advance their career as a

Nurse Practitioner, Withdrawal Management Services (Permanent Full-Time)

The Nurse Practitioner in Withdrawal Management Services (NP WMS) is an individual with advanced clinical preparation at the graduate level in nursing. The NP is based in the non-medical WMS system, providing care at WMS units operated by UHN, SMH, SJHC and MGH and uses in-depth nursing knowledge, educator skills, research and clinical expertise to ensure excellence in the provision of care to individuals, families, and groups with addictions, substance abuse or concurrent disorders. This role will collaborate with the lead NP and site-based nursing to focus on the provision of timely access to non-urgent primary care, and withdrawal-related and mental health assessments in person or via telemedicine for WMS clients at five participating WMS sites in the TC LHIN. The NP WMS also provides assessments to determine the need for emergent or urgent care at a hospital or through addiction-based health services such as (RAAM) Rapid Access to Addiction Medicine clinics. As a role model of clinical excellence, the NP works with other care providers, including primary care physicians, psychiatrists and staff, to further develop practices which reflect a culture of collaborative patient centered care, ensuring continuity and effective transitions for clients and families to address ongoing needs. The NP WMS provides collaborative leadership, formal education sessions, coaching and mentoring to enhance the provision of quality care through the TC LHIN Urban Telemedicine Initiative using evidence based practice and research.

Education:

  • Nurse Practitioner with advanced preparation at the graduate level in Primary Care or Adult Nursing from a recognized university program required.
  • Member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario with advanced certification (RN Extended Class) required.
  • CNA Specialty certificate in mental health or additional education in substance abuse/ addictions.

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of clinical experience in a Mental Health including at least 2 years caring for clients and families with addictions or substance abuse issues and concurrent disorders required.
  • Experience working in an advanced clinical practice role in primary care or emergency care setting preferred.
  • Demonstrated in-depth expertise regarding clinical assessment and primary care needs of persons living with a substance use, addictions issue, mental health issues, marginalization, including Homelessness required.
  • 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.
  • Advanced knowledge and skill with regard to patient safety, change leadership, project management and evaluation required.
  • Sound knowledge of legislation pertaining to addictions and mental health services.
  • Sound information technology and computer skills required (Microsoft office and electronic patient record), experience with developing data bases required.
  • Experience with telemedicine use would be an asset.
  • Excellent communication (oral & written) including presentation skills required.
  • 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 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.

If you are ready to join MGH, please email your resume & application form indicating WMC1706 Nurse Practitioner - WMS in the subject line to: hr@tehn.ca

Please visit our Careers page at http://www.tehn.ca/ => Careers => Current Opportunities => How to Apply to download the application form

Michael Garron Hospital fosters an inclusive and diverse work environment. We are committed to providing accommodations for applicants upon request at any stage of the recruitment process. Should you require an accommodation, please let us know how we can work with you to meet your needs.

Our diverse staff is our most valued resource. Compassion, Integrity, Courage and Accountability are the values that set Michael Garron Hospital apart

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