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.

Part Time and Casual Health Care Providers ( LPN/RN )

ARCHES is now hiring part-time, and casual Registered Nurses/Licensed Practical Nurses for Supervised Consumption Services (SCS). Each of these positions work 12-hour shifts, either days (07:00-19:00) or overnights (19:00-07:00). The part-time rotations have an equal distribution of day and overnight shifts, and average out to 21 hours/week, respectively. Casual LPN/RN’s are able to pick us shifts as needed, with a minimum requirement of one shift worked every two months.

Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurses

Reporting to the SCS Program Manager, 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/Licensed Practical Nurses (RN/LPN) utilizes the nursing process, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills to provide care to individuals accessing services at ARCHES.

The RN/LPN is a central member of the team in a facility offering Supervised Consumption Services. The primary responsibility of the RN/LPN is to provide clinical care in managing the health needs of vulnerable/marginalized individuals accessing Supervised Consumption Services. The RN/LPN works with clients and communities who are at high risk for overdose and communicable diseases. The RN/LPN 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/LPN collaborates with interdisciplinary team members and other health care professionals/providers to achieve excellence in client-centered care and education.

Qualifications:

– Graduation from a recognized nursing education program.
– Active registration and practice permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) or College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) Standards of Practice.
– 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: Immediately

We offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Cover letter and resumé listing three professional references must be submitted via email to Director of Clinical Services, Jill Manning, at [email protected] Applications received via facebook will not be considered.

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.