Posted on March 16, 2023. Primary Region: Portage la Prairie, MB
Working within an integrated interdisciplinary team and in partnership with other providers and community services, the Recovery Health Nurse provides a people‐centered approach to deliver care and services to clients seeking support for addictions. The provision of services includes assisting the client with service navigation, mental health promotion, counselling, case management, treatment and follow up. Clients are supported in their personal recovery where they live, learn, work and socialize. The Recovery Health Nurse supports coordination and continuity of client care between the interdisciplinary team members, other providers and services and implements medical interventions and treatment within established practice guidelines. Education is provided about addictions and mental health to strengthen individual, family, group and community understanding of addictions, mental health and supportive systems.
The Mobile Withdrawal Management Service is a program offered in Southern Health-Santé Sud (SH-SS), where the team will provide medically supported, non-residential withdrawal services and stabilization supports to clients. The program is for individuals 16 years and older for a period of 30 days. Working within an integrated interdisciplinary team as part of MWMS, the Recovery Health Nurse is responsible for the overall supervision of the client’s health status and stages of withdrawal, including ongoing physical and psychosocial assessment, direct client care, medication administration and teaching, provision of timely information related to addiction issues and the transition and stabilization stages of recovery and care plan development. The Recovery Health Nurse implements medical interventions and treatment within established practice guidelines. Education is provided about addictions and withdrawal management to strengthen individual, family, group and community understanding. This role includes responsibility of supporting client care and services in accordance with Southern Health-Santé Sud’s community mental health & addictions program goals and service delivery models.
The incumbent exercises the appropriate high level of initiative and independent judgment in determining work priorities, work methods to be employed and action to be taken on unusual matters. The position functions in a manner that is consistent with the mission, vision and values; and the policies of Southern Health‐Santé Sud.
Conditions of Employment
Requires a valid Class 5 driver’s license, an all‐purpose insured vehicle and liability insurance of at least $1,000,000.00
Part Time 0.7 Permanent
Application Deadline: March 30, 2023 @ 16:00 hrs
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Job type: Permanent