Concurrent Disorders Program Nurse

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
The Salvation Army
  • Healthcare: Nursing
  • Healthcare: Mental Health, Psychiatry, Psychology, Clinical Therapy
  • Social Work
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-08-132019-10-11

Please note: Resumes are reviewed as received. 

The Toronto Harbour Light Ministries is a Christian Multi-Service organization situated at 160 Jarvis Street in downtown Toronto.  It offers Residential and Community Concurrent Disorders Treatment Programs, Transitional Housing, Immigrant Refugee Service and a Community Church.  This position is for Program Nurse in the Concurrent Disorders Treatment Program.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Dispenses medications to clients (or to floor staff for distribution to clients as applicable)
  • Reviews physicians’ orders; arranges for treatments, medications and other therapeutic services as needed.
  • Maintains unit records and clients’ charts according to established facility guidelines, and provide statistics and data for client care.
  • Distribute and administer nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)
  • Evaluates clients’ care needs by assessing residents on admission, and on an ongoing basis.
  • Evaluates care plans, judges appropriateness/effectiveness, and makes changes when necessary in consultation with the Program Coordinator.
  • Collaborates with other members of the treatment team on client care needs
  • Facilitates educational groups to clients on health-related topics
  • Supports individual clients on issues relating to health promotion, medication and symptom management, and other health related subjects.
  • Carries out interventions in the care plan, and administers direct nursing care.
  • Carries out nursing procedures in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario Standards.
  • Provides training to staff on health, infection control and medication related subjects.
  • Follows MOH standards
  • Adheres to Toronto Harbour Light Ministries Policies & Procedures

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BScN or an equivalent combination of training and experience (Degree or diploma in one of the human services professions)
  • Experience and education in substance use, addiction, and mental health issues is preferred.
  • Education, experience or equivalent in working with marginalized clients dealing with addictions, mental health, homelessness
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Current certification in CPR and Certification in Infection Control (CIC) an asset.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with computer operations and software applications, including client records, and staff scheduling.
  • Experience working in an interdisciplinary, client-centered approach to care.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Crisis/Conflict Management Skills
  • Diversity awareness and appreciation
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • current Police Check and Vulnerability Sector Screen

HOURS:  37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday  

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements. 

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

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