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Summer Nursing Extern Opportunity - Ambulatory Mental Health & Addictions

Competition #:802147

Job Title:Summer Nursing Extern Opportunity - Ambulatory Mental Health & Addictions

Job Category:Other

New Work Type:Full-Time Temporary < 6 Months

Positions Available:1

Union Affiliation:NU

Posted Date:19/04/17

Closing date:02/05/17

Salary Range:TBD

Length of Temporary Assignment:3 months

FTE Assignment (Cas=0.000001):1.0

St. Michael’s Ambulatory Mental Health and Addictions Program provides treatment, rehabilitation and support in the community to individuals who are living with mental health and/or addictions issues. 

Summer employment opportunities are available for nursing students who have successfully completed 3rd year of a baccalaureate nursing program and will be returning to school full time to complete their degree in September 2017.  Students will have an opportunity to provide recovery-oriented services and supports in collaboration with an interprofessional team.

Duration of Student Summer Employment:

Three months starting in June 2017

Working Schedule:           

Full Time; Days – Monday to Friday

Objectives of the Employment Opportunity:

  • To provide an opportunity for nursing students to work as part of the interprofessional ambulatory mental health and addictions service
  • To provide an opportunity for students to gain experience supporting personal recovery for individuals living with mental health and/or addictions issues
  • To enhance support and resources for clinicians to complete special projects during the summer months, as the need arises.

*Please note that nursing students function as unregulated health workers in this position

Supervision: 

Formal supervision will be provided by the Team Leader and/or Clinical Leader/ Manager of the program.  However, day-to-day supervision of assigned tasks and ongoing support will be provided by all team members.  Orientation and training are delivered through a team effort. After completing the orientation, students will be assigned to work with more clinically stable clients and will be assigned tasks appropriate to their competency level. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

 Under the guidance of clinical staff:

  • Linking clients to community resources related to their medical/therapeutic, substance abuse, living, learning, working and social goals.
  • Linking clients to community resources related to their medical/therapeutic, substance abuse, living, learning, working and social goals.
  • Assisting with skill teaching related to clients’ medical/therapeutic, substance abuse, living, learning, working and social goals.
  • Providing home visits to more clinically stable clients for the purpose of monitoring their functioning and engaging in psychosocial interventions.
  • Assisting with social-recreational programming on an individual and group basis.
  • Ensuring that documentation is completed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Participating in team building, team process and team learning activities (e.g. clinical meetings, business meetings, team building events, journal clubs, etc.)
  • Participating in quality improvement initiatives including data collection, audit, and sustainability