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.

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 jmanning@lethbridgearches.com 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 jmanning@lethbridgearches.com

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

Full-time Harm Reduction Specialist

ARCHES is now hiring a full-time Harm Reduction Specialists for Supervised Consumption Services. This position works 12-hour shifts; either days (from 0700-1900) or overnights (from 1900-0700).The full-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 Thursday, December 12th via email to jmanning@lethbridgearches.com.

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.