New Job Public Health Nurse In Ontario



Company : City of Toronto
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Ontario

Full Description

    Job ID: 38769
    Job Category:
    Division & Section: Public Health,Harm Reduction, Addiction and Mental Health Directorate
    Work Location: 277 Victoria Street, The Works: Needle Exchange and Safe Injection Site
    Job Type & Duration: 3 Permanent vacancies, 2 Temporary vacancies
    Hourly Rate and Wage Grade: $42.83 - $46.93, TF0177, Wage Grade: 13
    Shift Information: 35 hours per week, (Monday to Sunday, includes evening shifts and holidays)
    Affiliation: L79 Full-time
    Qualified List: A Candidate List will be established. For applicability and duration, see below.
    Number of Positions Open: 5
    Posting Period: 31-July-2023 to 15-Aug-2023
Job Description
Must be available to work varied shifts (days, afternoons and evening shifts), including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays

Major Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Supervisor, Needle Exchange, or Supervisor, Supervised Injection Service:
  • Works under medical directives to perform venipuncture, vaccinations, interpreting and counselling re: laboratory test results, dispensing OTC medications
  • Assists in the development of policies and procedures and medical directives as it applies to nursing practice
  • Maintains individual/client records and necessary documentation according to policies and procedures of TPH as well as the Standards of Practice set out by the College of Nurses
  • Provides presentations and training to health professionals and community partners
  • Educates clients regarding harm reduction, overdose prevention, recognition and response, naloxone administration, safer drug use, STIs, Hep C, HIV/AIDS prevention, health, sexual abuse/assault, life skills, sexuality, birth control, abortion, pregnancy
  • Performs needle exchange, distributes safer drug use kits and provides education on use of safe sex materials, safer drug use from office location, van, clinics, on the street, in community centres and/or shelters
  • When assigned to supervised consumption service, monitor clients, provide overdose response as needed, refer clients to needed services, identify the need for wound care, provide assistance to clients regarding how to use drugs more safely, assist clients with drug checking, ensure that all policies and procedures are being followed.
  • Assesses mental and physical health status of clients and takes appropriate action
  • Performs testing, provides pre-post-test counselling for HIV, Hep A,B,C and syphilis, assesses abscesses, cleans and medicates wounds and applies dressings
  • Administers vaccinations for Hep B and influenza (others as directed)
  • Composes and signs correspondence in relation to clients' needs and advocates on clients' behalf when liaising with doctors, pharmacists, prison authorities, laboratories, etc. Attends court with clients to act on their behalf
  • Provides immediate care in crisis situations and performs first aid treatment as necessary
  • Assesses needs of clients, makes referrals for primary care and social services and assists clients in accessing community resources
  • Provides counselling and medical care to methadone patients
  • Works with clients to develop and promote improved health, coping and social skills
  • Accompanies clients requiring emergency medical and/or psychiatric assessment to medical and detox centres
  • Attends meetings as required
  • Collects and maintains statistical information for program monitoring and evaluation purposes
  • Participates in professional conferences and workshops
  • Develops, implements and facilitates specialized groups, workshops and in-services on a variety of health-related topic
  • Participates in community outreach and marketing health promotion strategies
  • Participates in the divisional planning process including development of work plans/operational program plans
  • Participates in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of public health programs and initiatives which may include community mobilization, advocacy for healthy public policy, health education and skills building
  • Collaborates and liaises with members of the team and community agencies to identify health needs and participates in the development of plans to meet those needs

Key Qualifications:
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
  • A Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a recognized university and a valid licence from the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Experience in the provision of harm reduction, drug treatment/addiction counselling, methadone, social, health, housing and HIV/AIDS related services.
  • Experience working in an outreach capacity with people who use drugs, people experiencing mental health issues and/or people who are homeless or underhoused.
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver's License Class "G" with the ability to qualify for a City Equipment Operator's License, and able and willing to drive within the Greater Toronto area.

You must also have:
  • Ability to conduct work in a non-judgmental way, using a harm reduction approach.
  • Excellent assessment skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis prevention and treatment issues.
  • Thorough knowledge of drug use including safer drug use practices, safer supply, opioid substitution
  • Knowledge of harm reduction practice.
  • Knowledge of drug treatment, social, housing, health, HIV/AIDS related programs and services.
  • Awareness of issues relating to sex works, addictions, mental health and homelessness.
  • Thorough knowledge of Hepatitis including transmission, prevention and treatment options.
  • Proven ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include overtime and will include some evening and weekend shifts.

City of Toronto employees must apply to full-time or part-time employment opportunities posted on the City's Internal Job Posting Portal.

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