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Registered Nurse - Full-Time - Concurrent Disorders in Oakville at Halton Healthcare

Date Posted: 5/9/2018

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Job Description

Posting #: 2018-821840

ONA

Position: Registered Nurse

Department: Mental Health Program – Addiction and Concurrent Disorders

Status: Permanent Full Time

Hours: Monday to Friday, Days & Evenings, 7.5 Hours (Hours subject to change based on the operational needs of the unit)

Site: Oakville 

This is what you’ll be doing:

The principal responsibilities of this role are to identify, screen, assess, consult and provide clinical intervention to individuals with Substance Use Disorders and their families. This will include providing specialized assessment, coordination and treatment for individuals living with Substance Use Disorders. The Addiction and Concurrent Disorders (or, potentially, simplified as Addiction) Clinician provides counselling, education, and support services to individuals, families and the community, helps clients understand and address substance use and related problems, including comorbid physical and mental health issues, problem gambling, family dynamics, and lifestyle changes. The Addiction Clinician is expected to work collaboratively with an inter-professional team within the Mental Health Program and to establish and maintain partnerships with related community organizations. This role will be part of both the inpatient and outpatient Mental Health program.

This is what you’ll need to do it:

Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.

  • Current registration and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario required.
  • Current BCLS certification required at time of hire.
  • Masters Preferred
  • CPI certified, C.N.A. mental health certification or a willingness to obtain in the next 2 years preferred.
  • Minimum three years’ experience working in the field of substance use disorders/addiction.
  • Thorough knowledge of substance use and associated disorders, cause and effects, evidence-based models of treatment intervention and their application to diverse populations.
  • Expertise in conducting bio-psychosocial assessments and strong formulation skills to design person-centred, strength-based change strategies, that reflect evidence-based practices and clinical experience.
  • Experience in motivational interviewing and trauma-informed care.
  • Provide opioid addiction treatment with a harm reduction approach to care.
  • Provide integrated model of care that will include linking clients to primary care and/or fostering existing relationships with primary care to ensure client needs are being met.
  • Knowledge of individual, family, group, and crisis counselling methods.
  • Demonstrated skill in working with families of those who have substance use disorders.
  • Demonstrated skill and knowledge about concurrent mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Established comfort working across the continuum of a harm-reduction framework.
  • Substantiated experience working with inter-professional teams, under pressure and within a fast paced hospital setting.
  • Demonstrated understanding of diverse cultures and the principles of cultural safety.
  • Confirmed experience developing and/or facilitating groups for those with Addiction & Concurrent Disorders.
  • Experience in matching treatment services and interventions to clients’ and their families’ unique circumstances whenever possible.
  • Experience in motivational interviewing and trauma-informed care.
  • Work in partnerships with primary care, community addiction and withdrawal management providers.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Computer skills essential, and particularly the ability to work in Microsoft Outlook and Word.
  • Excellent attendance, punctuality and work record.

Salary: $32.21 to $46.11 per hour

Date Posted: May 8, 2018

Internal applications due by: May 15, 2018

If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we'd like to hear from you.  Please submit your application via our website at www.haltonhealthcare.ca directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume. 

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.  

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products, We ask for everyone's cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns.