New job Territorial Opioid Nurse Specialist in Northwest Territories

Territorial Opioid Nurse Specialist

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $92,000 - $111,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.

Job Information

Located in Yellowknife, the Opioid Nurse Specialist reports to the Territorial Manager, Mental Health and Community Wellness. The incumbent provides territorial support, including case management to clients across NTHSSA Regions and provides expert advice to the multidisciplinary team which includes community health and acute care providers.

The incumbent ensures individual’s needs are correctly assessed and appropriate interventions are planned. The incumbent provides direct nursing care to clients and acts as a patient advocate, facilitating communication between patient, families, the physician, specialists and other health care professionals. This will result in a holistic approach to planning, organizing, teaching and relationship development that will best meet the needs of the client. The incumbent is expected to remain calm, controlled and professional in all situations and demonstrate compassionate care to the client, family and other members of the health care team.

Often clients within the program are experiencing complex social needs including incarceration, addiction, homelessness, systemic trauma, chronic illness and limited social supports. The incumbent will be required to provide outreach service to a variety of sites, including the correctional health and acute care centres.

The Territorial Opioid Nurse Specialist acts as a mentor and leader within the health services team. They will provide oversight and support to nursing students and expert advice to other members of the health care team as an advocate for clients experiencing addictions, and encourage professional growth of self and others.

The position is required to liaise with community health organizations such as Public Health, Community Health Centre’ ’ z clinics to ensure that optimal client outcomes are achieved and clients experience a smooth transition through the health care system.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
The successful completion of a Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing Degree and a minimum of three
(3) years working in the field of addictions.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

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