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 jmanning@lethbridgearches.com 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.

Casual Harm Reduction Specialist

ARCHES is now hiring casual Harm Reduction Specialists for Supervised Consumption Services. This position works 12-hour shifts; either days (from 0700-1900) or overnights (from 1900-0700). Both the full-time and part-time rotations include an even distribution of day and overnight shifts.

Harm Reduction Specialist

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 Harm Reduction Specialist utilizes critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills to provide care to individuals accessing services at ARCHES.

The Harm Reduction Specialist is a central member of the team in a facility offering Supervised Consumption Services. The primary responsibility of the Harm Reduction Specialist is to provide support in admitting and controlling flow and numbers of clients in the site. This position supports the nurse in the supervision of clients who are administering their own substances.The Harm Reduction Specialist works with clients and communities who are at high risk for overdose and communicable diseases. The Harm Reduction Specialist 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 Harm Reduction Specialist 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 post-secondary education program with a human services diploma/degree preferred.
•Computer literacy skills mandatory.
•Recent experiences working in a community setting, is preferred.
•Must be able to support a flexible work schedule.
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to enable working directly with participants 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.
•An understanding of Harm Reduction Principles and experience working with individuals with addictions issues is an asset.

Start date: Immediately

ARCHES offers competitive salaries and benefits. Resumés listing three professional references must be submitted to Jill Manning, Director of Operations, by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19th via email to jmanning@lethbridgearches.com. Applications received over facebook will not be reviewed.

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

Part Time Night Swing Nurse (LPN/RN)

ARCHES is now hiring one (1) part-time (24.5 hours/week over a 4-week rotation) Healthcare Providers. This position is open to Registered Nurses (RN’s) as well as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’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 Manager

Job summary:
Working in accordance with the College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) or College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) 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 and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) or College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA).
• 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 jmanning@lethbridgearches.com. 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.

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 jmanning@lethbridgearches.com. 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.