NURSE PRACTITIONER – KELOWNA OPIOID AGONIST TREATMENT (OAT) CLINIC

Position Summary

We are seeking a dynamic NP to join our team in a permanent full time. Two part time positions will also be considered. Preference will be given to a full time applicant.
The NP will join the robust inter-professional team at the Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) clinic in downtown Kelowna. The focus of the OAT clinic is on substance use interventions for opioid dependant individuals only. Members of the interdisciplinary team include: a NP, Fee for service GPs, a team leader, registered nurses, social workers and medical office assistants. The focus of the role will be to provide Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) to clients who have complex substance use disorders and concurrent complex mental health or medical needs, including chronic non-malignant pain. Patients may be unattached or attached to other primary care providers or services and need more intensive care that can be best provided by the NP. Some of the clients may be attached to mental health services and require case management. The NP will provide expedient episodic primary care along with addiction therapies and chronic non-cancer pain management. Work site: OAT clinic, 505 Doyle Ave. Hours: Currently the clinic is open Monday-Saturday 0800-2000h. Hours to be determined with the NP to meet needs of clinic. Some on-call required.

Interior Health offers work-life balance with competitive wages, excellent employee benefits, professional development and educational leave in a larger-than-life landscape and four seasons playground. Come and join our team…Apply today!

Qualifications

• Current registration and exam-qualified as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
• Recent, relevant clinical nursing experience
• Valid Driver’s License (sometime require)


In accordance with Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code and Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, preference will be given to qualified candidates with Aboriginal Ancestry.

Comments

Role includes one evening a week and one Saturday every 4-6 weeks. The rotation to be built with team of providers

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

Competition #:

01659435

Employee Type:

PERMANENT FULL TIME

Bargaining Unit:

NON-CONTRACT

Facility:

KELOWNA CHSC

Location:

Kelowna

Department:

KEC MHSU OPIOID AGONIST

Reports To:

DIRECTOR

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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