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Nurse Rehab Counsellor – Withdrawal Management – Mental Health & Addictions

Nova Scotia Health Authority

This is a Full-time position in Winnipeg, MB posted August 20, 2021.

Click here to apply as an internal applicant.

Req ID: 117769 Location: Northern Zone, All Saints Springhill Hospital Company: NSHA Department: MHA NZ Springhill Withdrawal Mgt Unit Type of Employment: Hourly PT long-assignment (60% FTE) x 1 position(s) Union Status: NSGEU Posting Closing Date: 24-Aug-21 Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia.

We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians.

We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province.

Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need.

This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.

Responsibilities Under the supervision of the Manager, the Nurse provides nursing services in a withdrawal management (detoxification) setting.

The services provided require specialized education, experience, and skills in addictions treatment.

The duties include: assessment, care planning, withdrawal management, client teaching, supportive counseling, discharge planning, distributing medications as appropriate including withdrawal medications, monitoring patient condition and progress, and communicating with staff, other professionals, etc., as required.

This position also requires participation on in-house committees such as Quality Management, Infection Control, Occupational Health and Safety and Special Projects.

• Graduate of an approved School of Nursing required
• Current registration (or eligibility) with the Nova Scotia College of Nurses is required
• Current BCLS certification required upon employment
• Minimum of one year previous related nursing experience preferred
• Demonstrated involvement with continuing education is an asset
• Completion of post diploma Mental Health Nursing Education preferred (i.e.

completion of ”Short Term Clinical Program in Mental Health Nursing” or ”certificate of completion of a clinical major in Mental Health Nursing from a University” or ”Psychiatric/Mental Health Certification” through the Canadian Nurses Association” or ”Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program”, “Suicide Risk Assessment Program” through RNPDC)
• Certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention or willingness to obtain within 3 months of obtaining position
• Education in concurrent disorders an asset
• Knowledge or experience in leading Therapeutic Group Work an asset.

• Demonstrated competence in clinical care and interpersonal effectiveness
• Professional experience in addictions would be considered preferred
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing work environments
• Demonstrated ability to function well as a team member
• Demonstrated ability to meet challenges and changes of health care essential
• Ability to mentor others and motivate teams in a collaborative, participative manner
• Demonstrated commitment to Nova Scotia Health Authority mission, vision, and values in directing activities and priorities
• Commitment to professional development and lifelong learning for self and others
• Commitment to quality improvement and evidence based practices
• Strong, organizational and prioritization skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks required
• Supports and delivers quality patient safety standards
• Responsible for contributing to the achievement of NSH’s accreditation standards
• Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
• Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment
• Certification in the Suicide Risk Assessment Program through the RNPDC or a willingness to obtain within the first two years of service.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application.

Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work Part-time (60%) long-assignment; 45.00 hours bi-weekly.

With an anticipated start date of September 1, 2021 and expected end date of September 1, 2022 (approximately 12 months).

These dates are approximate and may subject to change.

Salary Information Nurse Rehab Counselor: $35.04
– $41.41 hourly ($42.86 with 25 years’ of RN experience) Thank you for your interest in this position.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check Proof of education & training certifications Proof of any additional required qualification Valid registration with the relevant licensing body Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation Proof of SIN number Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above.

This is a Nursing bargaining unit
– NSGEU position.

Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.

Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve.

Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants.

Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.