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Careers at Renascent:  

Nurse Practitioner, Permanent Full-time Position 

Application Deadline: May 6, 2022 

About Renascent: 

Renascent is an accredited leader in the addiction treatment field, with a legacy of  serving people impacted by substance addiction for over 50 years. As a community  non-profit organization, Renascent is committed to its mission of helping save lives  through compassionate, transformative, evidence-based addiction and mental health  programs, and is guided by values of compassion, integrity, community, diversity and  inclusion, and lived experience. Renascent’s accredited treatment programs provide  person-centered care within an abstinence-based model, integrating 12-step facilitation  with current best practice clinical and medical approaches. A diversity of treatment  program options are offered, including community inpatient intensive treatment, virtual  intensive treatment, and outpatient continuing care and alumni programs. Due to the  impact of addiction on families, specialized programs and support are offered for loved  ones and family members, including children.  

About the position: 

Reporting to the Director of Programs and Operations, the Nurse Practitioner will have  an integral role in the delivery of Renascent’s comprehensive, evidence-based addiction  and mental health programs. They will work as a member of Renascent’s experienced multi-disciplinary team including physician and nursing professionals, counsellors and  therapists to deliver life saving treatment. The individual will contribute to the truly  remarkable therapeutic environment at Renascent, founded in compassion and  behavioural, social, spiritual and medical best practices.  

This full-time position will deliver in-person service at Renascent’s community-based,  homelike Inpatient Centre in Brooklin, Ontario approximately 2-3 days per week, and  support Renascent’s other Toronto-based Inpatient Centres and Virtual programs  approximately 2-3 days per week.  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Provide trauma informed, recovery supportive addiction medicine care to  substance use disorder clients in inpatient treatment 
  • Apply evidence based medical interventions including withdrawal management  protocols, opioid agonist therapy and other medication management to meet the  needs of clients with varied presentation of substance use disorder and  concurrent mental health challenges. 
  • Conduct admission assessments in collaboration with assessment and  counselling teams. 
  • Provide basic primary care in order to bridge patient stay in inpatient care
  • Supervise, support and coach nursing staff. 
  • In conjunction with Medical Director and Program Director, contribute to and  oversee Renascent’s medical policies and procedures. 
  • Coordinate seamless transition of care to existing primary care and/or addiction  medicine providers at discharge 
  • Support stabilization of client mental health through evidence based interventions  and/or referral to psychiatric specific medical care 
  • Work collaboratively with the nurses, physicians, counsellors and therapists of  the interdisciplinary care team to provide comprehensive care.  

Qualifications: 

  • Current registration in the College of Nurses of Ontario extended Class ∙ A master’s degree in Nursing 
  • Certified in prescribing of controlled substances 
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years clinical experience in addiction medicine including  prescribing of opioid agonist therapy, community withdrawal management  standards and other current best practice medical interventions for substance  use disorder 
  • Demonstrated knowledge in mental health care, trauma informed care, health  promotion and substance related risk reduction. 
  • Effective communication, interpersonal, collaboration and crisis management  skills 
  • Proven leadership abilities including independent action, critical thinking and  problem solving. 

Submitting an Application: 

Interested applicants are invited to apply on or before May 6, 2022. Including a cover  letter in your application package is strongly encouraged. 

Contact email address: hrresume@renascent.ca 

Renascent wishes to thank all individuals who apply for this position, however, only  applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Renascent is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and providing equal access and opportunity for all