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Registered Mental Health Nurse – Opioid Agonist Treatment

Interior Health Authority

This is a Contract position in Vaughan, ON posted July 17, 2021.

– OPIOID AGONIST TREATMENT Community :TRAIL Facility :KIRO WELLNESS CENTRE Status :CASUAL Position Summary Join our caring and supportive Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) team in beautiful Trail, BC.

The Opioid Agonist Treatment program nurse will provide initial intake and assessment for clients interested in this program.

Experience in substance use is preferred and an understanding of evidence based practice for opioid dependence is required.

We are looking for a clinician who is flexible and well organized, with strong communication and counselling skills.

The OAT nurse works alongside the OAT physician in assisting clients with services to help with opioid withdrawal.

The Registered Mental Health Nurse works as a member of a designated multi-disciplinary team whose purpose is to ensure that persons with serious severe and persistent mental health problems, and/or problematic substance use and/or development disability issues who may or may not be in crisis have access to timely, responsive, evidence based treatment and clinical supports across the continuum of available services.

Working in the assigned clinical area(s) (such as Counselling & Treatment Services; Treatment, Support & Recovery Services; Crisis Response; Seniors MHSU Services; Substance Use; Developmental Disability Mental Health Services (DDMHS), etc.) the Registered Nurse provides assessment, treatment, case management, community support, and as required, urgent response to clients who may also have serious functional impairment in the domains of physical health and personal, family, financial, occupational, and social life.

The Registered Nurse functions as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.

Qualifications Graduation from an approved school of nursing.

Two years’ recent related Mental Health Substance Use experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Current valid B.C.

driver’s license.