A Unique Opportunity to Advance Integrated Health Care in
Niagara Outreach RPN,
Urgent Service Access Team (USAT) / Canadian Mental Health Association Niagara Safe Beds
Permanent Full Time
Join Quest Community Health Centre, in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association-Niagara, Community Addiction Services Niagara, and the Niagara Health System with the Urgent Service Access Team (USAT), an integrated initiative that focuses on hard-to-serve/complex clients, with a special emphasis on individuals experiencing mental health and addiction.
USAT presents a unique Niagara based opportunity to work with hospitals, community based agencies, and opioid treatment programs to ensure smooth transitions, continuity of care and firm client engagement, together with faster access to services and reduced overall health care costs. This outreach position will predominantly work out of the CMHA-Niagara Safe Beds location. In collaboration with community partners, we will provide short term stabilization, and help link clients to longer-term supports and ongoing primary health care.
The ideal candidate will maximize connections and use of existing community resources by acting as a catalyst who, together with community stakeholders, will facilitate the development and implementation of creative and efficient strategies to maximize health outcomes for our clients.
The USAT Outreach RPN position is responsible for providing primary health care and assisting in the provision of short and long term stabilization by facilitating the establishment of care pathways while engaging programs/services to assess, prioritize and support client needs. Therefore, you and the team will work collaboratively with community partners and health care professionals.
You have a Registered Practical Nurse diploma from an accredited School of Nursing and 1-3 years’ primary health care experience working with interdisciplinary teams in a community, hospital and/or public health environment. Experience working in the field of concurrent disorders and addictions is an asset. The ideal candidate has an demonstrated an ability to maximize connections and use of existing community resources by acting as a catalyst who, together with community stakeholders, will facilitate the development and implementation of creative and efficient strategies to maximize health outcomes for our clients.
This position is mobile and involves working with clients in a variety of settings, including CMHA Niagara Safe Beds location. The hours of work for this full time position are 12 pm to 9 pm Monday to Friday. This position will be supported with competitive remuneration. Only qualified, selected applicants will be contacted for interview.
If you enjoy being part of a team environment and share our passion for providing a particularly innovative model of health care, send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 20 2020.
Please include “RPN USAT” and your name in the subject line of your email.
We are committed to workplace equity and diversity and encourage submissions from equity seeking groups who identify based on cultural background, sexual or gender, abilities and indigenous populations.