The Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres (OATC) was founded in 1995 by concerned and compassionate Physicians. Their goal was to assist individuals who suffered from opioid dependence; providing high quality opioid agonist treatment and mental health in a safe, secure and non-bias environment. Today, OATC services over fifty-three communities throughout Ontario within urban, rural and remote areas, treating over ten thousand patients daily.
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About the Position:
The Clinic Nurse (RPN/RN) is a first line contact with clients who enter our clinics. Assessments and interaction is a key function, as you will be working with the patients, understanding their needs and issues, plus administering Methadone and Ancillary medications that are delegated to you by a licensed Physician.
Duties and skills required:
- Assessing patients to identify appropriate action for nursing interventions upon client visit.
- Dispense and administer accurately medications and treatments delegated by a licence Physician. (Some clinic locations have an on-site Pharmacy).
- Administer accurately intramuscular and subcutaneous injections as delegated by a licenced Physician, and related administering of ECG’s.
- Prepare patients for and administer electrocardiograms as delegated by a licenced Physician.
- Detailed assessment skills with documentation and reporting of all symptoms and changes observed by a patient’s condition.
- Conduct disease screening and delivering community immunization programs as needed.
- Produce and maintain appropriate records and reports as required by OATC policy and protocol, Provincial and Federal Regulations.
- Ensure compliance with OATC health and safety standards for the distribution and storage of controlled substances within the working environment.
- Provide supportive counselling for clients.
- Navigation to appropriate supportive services within the treatment team or in the community.
- Completion of a post-secondary education in Nursing from an accreditation institution.
- Licence in good standing with CNO governing body.
- Experience in a Clinic setting is a STRONG ASSET.
- Completions of Phlebotomy course an asset.
- Valid and up-to-date CPR or HCP certification.
- Valid and up-to-date criminal records check.
- Sound computer and documentation (manual/computer based) skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- A people person with great problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills.
- Ability to interact with diverse and cultural clients, showing compassion, sensitivity and support.
Compensation and Employment Terms:
Starting - $22.00 hourly. Position: Monday and alternate weekend (Sat/Sun).
* Wage increase upon successful completion of a 6 (six) month probation period *
Dryden, ON (1 Vacancy).
Interested candidates are asked to submit their resume in confident, quoting file number: 707-DRYDN-707
Be advised, only those selected for an interview with be contacted. OATC is an equal opportunity employer. OATC complies with all AODA Customer Service Standards.