JOBS

Casual Primary Care Paramedics

ARCHES is now hiring two casual Primary Care Paramedics (PCP) for Supervised Consumption Services (SCS). PCP will work 12-hour shifts, either days (07:00-19:00) or overnights (19:00-07:00). Casual PCP’s are able to pick us shifts as needed, with a minimum requirement of one shift worked every two months.

Primary Care Paramedic

Reporting to the Supervised Consumption Services Program Managers, 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 PCP will work in accordance with the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) and within the context of a client centered care model, a harm reduction framework and the vision/values of ARCHES, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills to provide care to individuals accessing services at ARCHES.

In this role, the PCP is responsible for: comprehensive physical and mental health assessments, critical thinking and clinical problem solving within the team, delivery of harm reduction supplies, supervised consumption clinical interventions and education, de-escalation techniques, naloxone distribution, basic wound care, sexual health and other health education and support, and referrals to other health and social services.

It is the professional responsibility of the PCP to demonstrate effective oral and written communication as well as maintain good physical and mental health. Through integration, the PCP will perform assessment and diagnostics to provide basic medical treatment. The PCP will maintain equipment, supplies and medications. The PCP will advocate health promotion and public safety for all clients, team members and self.

Qualifications:
– Completion of an accredited Primary Care Paramedic Program;
– Active registration with the Alberta College of Paramedics, as a Primary Care Paramedic;
– Current operator’s license;
– Current basic cardiac life support/health care provider;
– Computer literacy skills;
– Must be able to support a flexible work schedule;
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to enable working directly with clients, peers and interdisciplinary team;
– Ability to function independently;
– Demonstrate ability to work as a team member;
– Excellent at working in a dynamic fast paced environment;
– Work well under pressure and stressful situations;
– Experience in a wide range of assessment;
– Health promotion, harm reduction and follow up care;
– Must understand and practice within full scope of profession;
– An understanding of harm reduction principals and experience working with individuals with addictions issues is an asset;
– Physical ability to lift and transfer clients; and
– Eligible for Alberta College of Paramedic Accredited professional liability insurance.

Start date: Immediately

We offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Cover letter and resumé listing three professional references must be submitted via email to the Director of Operations, Jill Manning, at [email protected] before end of day on by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019.

ARCHES is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those candidates considered for interview will be contacted.

Full-Time Primary Care Paramedic

ARCHES is now hiring a full-time Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) for Supervised Consumption Services (SCS). PCP will work 12-hour shifts, either days (07:00-19:00) or overnights (19:00-07:00).

Primary Care Paramedic

Reporting to the Supervised Consumption Services Program Managers, 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 PCP will work in accordance with the Alberta College of Paramedics (ACP) and within the context of a client centered care model, a harm reduction framework and the vision/values of ARCHES, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills to provide care to individuals accessing services at ARCHES.

In this role, the PCP is responsible for: comprehensive physical and mental health assessments, critical thinking and clinical problem solving within the team, delivery of harm reduction supplies, supervised consumption clinical interventions and education, de-escalation techniques, naloxone distribution, basic wound care, sexual health and other health education and support, and referrals to other health and social services.

It is the professional responsibility of the PCP to demonstrate effective oral and written communication as well as maintain good physical and mental health. Through integration, the PCP will perform assessment and diagnostics to provide basic medical treatment. The PCP will maintain equipment, supplies and medications. The PCP will advocate health promotion and public safety for all clients, team members and self.

Qualifications:
– Completion of an accredited Primary Care Paramedic Program;
– Active registration with the Alberta College of Paramedics, as a Primary Care Paramedic;
– Current operator’s license;
– Current basic cardiac life support/health care provider;
– Computer literacy skills;
– Must be able to support a flexible work schedule;
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to enable working directly with clients, peers and interdisciplinary team;
– Ability to function independently;
– Demonstrate ability to work as a team member;
– Excellent at working in a dynamic fast paced environment;
– Work well under pressure and stressful situations;
– Experience in a wide range of assessment;
– Health promotion, harm reduction and follow up care;
– Must understand and practice within full scope of profession;
– An understanding of harm reduction principals and experience working with individuals with addictions issues is an asset;
– Physical ability to lift and transfer clients; and
– Eligible for Alberta College of Paramedic Accredited professional liability insurance.

Start date: Immediately

We offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Cover letter and resumé listing three professional references must be submitted via email to the Director of Operations, Jill Manning, at [email protected] before end of day on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

ARCHES is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those candidates considered for interview will be contacted.

Full Time Nurse Practicioner

The Nurse Practitioner provides leadership and coordination of the healthcare programs offered by ARCHES, including overdose prevention, recognition and response, wound care, foot care, STI test and treat, and women’s health. This full-time position (35 hours/week) requires a compassionate, non-judgmental professional who is able to think outside of the box and is willing to go the extra mile. This program includes a special focus on people with a history of drug use, service providers and people who care about people who use drugs. The Nurse Practitioner will assist substance users, partner agencies and the general public to improve their capacity to respond to and improve the health and wellness of substance users.

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. This position will support the nursing clinic operations, Supervised Consumption Services, communicable/infectious disease supports, Take Home Naloxone program, and Housing First Clinical Team using a harm reduction framework.

The Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse who holds a Master of Nursing or equivalent graduate degree with a focus on advanced clinical nursing practice. The NP provides expert clinical care in managing the health needs of individuals, families and communities and requires further knowledge and decision-making in assessment, diagnosis and clinical management.

Reporting to the Executive Director, this position functions as part of an interdisciplinary team, seeing clients from diverse populations. The NP utilizes the nursing process, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills to provide care to individuals, families, groups and communities.

The primary responsibility of the NP is to provide direct patient care as a central member of the team. The NP is authorized and competent to perform comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, intervention, management, referral, and evaluation of patient care across the continuum of health care services. The NP provides leadership and actively participates in program development and evaluation, research, and clinical teaching activities. The NP participates in interdisciplinary collaboration in the practice setting to determine, and regularly review, local guidelines for drug prescription, distribution, monitoring, and record keeping, while ensuring consistency with provincial prescribing and distributing guidelines.

Qualifications:

 Active registration and practice permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA).
 Graduation from a recognized nursing education program.
 BCLS- HCP required.
 Successful completion of a recognized Nurse Practitioner program at a master’s level.
 Current registration with CARNA as a Nurse Practitioner – All Ages.
 Current ACLS certifications are required.
 Additional training in CTAS scoring, ECG, lab and other diagnostic results preferred.
 Computer literacy skills mandatory (i.e. EDIS, NetCare, etc).
 Recent experiences working in a community care setting.
 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, treatment and therapeutic interventions, health promotion, diagnostic procedures, and follow-up care in the community considered an asset
 Must understand and practice within full scope of their practice in an interdisciplinary team environment.
 An understanding of Harm Reduction Principles and experience working with individuals with addictions issues is an asset.

Individuals whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis C are encouraged to apply. All applicants need a valid driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle.

Start date: Immediately

We offer competitive salaries and benefits

Resumes listing three professional references must be submitted via email to Jill Manning, Managing Director at [email protected]

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those applicants chosen for interview will be contacted.

Closing Date: Until suitable applicant is found

Part Time Healthcare Provider (LPN/RN)

ARCHES is now hiring a part-time (24.5 hours/week over a 4-week rotation) Healthcare Providers. This position is open to Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) or Registered Nurses (RN’s). The hours of this position are from 21:00-05:00 (with a one-hour unpaid break) on a 4-on-4-off rotation. 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.

Reports to: Supervised Consumption Services Program Managers

Job summary:
Working in accordance with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta or the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta Standards of Practice, and within the context of a client-centered care model, a harm reduction framework, and the vision/values of ARCHES, the Healthcare Provider supervises clients who are administering their own substances. Clients may present with a variety of acute and chronic illnesses/diseases, including communicable diseases, addictions and general health issues. The Healthcare Provider collaborates with interdisciplinary team members, educational resources and other health care professionals/providers to achieve excellence in client-centered care and education.

Responsibilities include:
• Provides education and counselling using a harm reduction approach to clients regarding safer consumption techniques and in such matters as sexual health.
• Completes nursing assessment and care such as basic wound care related to drug use.
• Works collaboratively with health care professionals, clients and community organizations in the identification and resolution of health issues and integration of care, and makes referrals to other service providers.
• Maintains standards of nursing practice and develops professional competence through in-services and other educational means, as required by the employer.
• Provides an ongoing commitment to client services and continuous improvement to ensure enhanced client services and the most effective delivery of services.
• Works collaboratively with other staff team members.
• Follows established documentation protocol.
• Maintains records in accordance with established procedures and policies, and prepares/maintains statistical data, correspondence reports and other documentation, as required.
• Participates in in-services, inter-disciplinary case conferences and team meetings, as required by the employer.
• Role model respectful behaviour.
• Be attentive to clients who are expressing interest in, or need for further information/support such as Social, Mental Health or Addiction services.
• Provide basic first aid and life support in medical emergencies (RNs/LPNs have specific clinical duties in these regards).
• Ensure the safety of resting clients when they are on site. Resting clients must be checked for response at least every 15 minutes, more often if they are at risk.
• Monitor client activity and re-orient clients to the SCS Participation Agreement as necessary.
• Debrief work-related issues at the end of each shift and following any critical incident.
• Work collaboratively with other staff team members.
• Help to orient new staff members and clients.
• Maintain documentation, as required.
• Maintain a structured, healthy, and clean worksite.
• Performs other related duties, as required.

Qualifications:
• Active registration and practice permit with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta or College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta.
• BCLS – HCP required.
• Computer literacy skills mandatory (i.e. EDIS, NetCare, etc).
• Recent experiences working in a community care setting.
• Excellent interpersonal/communication skills and 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.
• Must understand and practice within full scope of their practice in an interdisciplinary team environment.
• An understanding of Harm Reduction Principles is an asset.

Start date: Immediately

We offer competitive salaries and benefits. Resumés listing three professional references must be submitted via email to Jill Manning, Director of Operations, at [email protected] by Monday, November 18, 2019. Applications received via Facebook will not be considered.

This contest will remain open until successful candidates are obtained. ARCHES is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.