Exciting New Job Opportunities at ARCHES!!! Looking for Registered Nurses!

Exciting New Job Opportunities at ARCHES!!! Looking for Registered Nurses!

Oct 12, 2017

ARCHES is now hiring full-time and casual Registered Nurses for Supervised Consumption Services. This is an exciting opportunity at ARCHES. The agency provides Harm Reduction programming to Southwestern Alberta as well as support services to people living with HIV/AIDS and/or HCV.

Registered Nurse

Reporting to the Clinical Coordinator, this position functions as part of an interdisciplinary team, seeing clients from diverse populations. This position requires a professional who is committed to harm reduction and passionate about working with people who use drugs and/or are living with mental health issues. The Registered Nurse (RN) utilizes the nursing process, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills to provide care to individuals accessing services at ARCHES.

The RN is a central member of the team in a facility offering Supervised Consumption Services. The primary responsibility of the RN is to provide clinical care in managing the health needs of vulnerable/marginalized individuals accessing Supervised Consumption Services. The RN works with clients and communities who are at high risk for overdose and communicable diseases. The RN supervises clients who are administering their own substances. These clients may present with a variety of acute and chronic illnesses/diseases, including communicable diseases, addictions and general health issues. The RN collaborates with interdisciplinary team members and other health care professionals/providers to achieve excellence in client-centered care and education.


 Graduation from a recognized nursing education program.
 Active registration and practice permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA).
 Computer literacy skills mandatory (i.e., EDIS, NetCare, etc.).
 Recent experiences working in a community care setting, is preferred.
 Must be able to support a flexible work schedule.
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to enable working directly with patients and their family members.
 Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team.
 Ability to function independently.
 Excellent at working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
 Work well under pressure and stressful situations.
 Application and knowledge of current research.
 Experience in a wide range of assessment, health promotion, harm reduction, and follow-up care in the community considered an asset
 Must understand and practice within full scope of their profession in an interdisciplinary team environment.
 An understanding of Harm Reduction Principles and experience working with individuals with addictions issues is an asset.

Start date: TBD

We offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Resumés listing three professional references must be submitted via email or fax by 4:30 p.m. on Friday October 20, 2017 to:

Executive Director, ARCHES
Fax: (403) 328-8564; e-mail: [email protected]

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those applicants short listed will be contacted.

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