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Outreach Registered Practical Nurse, Urgent Service Access Team, Quest Community Health Centre

St. Catharines, Ontario
Deadline April 22, 2016

A Unique Opportunity to Advance Integrated Health Care in Niagara
One Year Contract

Join Quest Community Health Centre, in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association-Niagara, Community Addiction Services Niagara, and the Niagara Health System as we further develop Niagara’s first Urgent Service Access Team (USAT), an integrated initiative that focuses on clients with complex needs, with a special emphasis on individuals experiencing Mental Health issues, Addictions and/or Concurrent Disorders, who frequent the Emergency Department for their care.

USAT presents a unique Niagara based opportunity to work with hospitals, community based agencies, and Opioid treatment programs to ensure smooth transitions, continuity of care and firm client engagement, together with faster access to services and reduced overall health care costs. In collaboration with community partners, we will provide short term stabilization, and help link clients to longer-term supports.

The ideal candidate will maximize connections and use of existing community resources by acting as a catalyst who along with community stakeholders, will facilitate the development and implementation of creative and efficient strategies to achieve positive health outcomes for our clients.

The USAT Outreach RPN position is responsible for providing primary health care and assisting in the provision of short and long term supports by facilitating the establishment of care pathways while engaging programs/services to assess, prioritize and address client needs. Therefore, you and the team will work collaboratively with community partners and health care professionals.

Your qualifications include 1-3 years’ primary health care experience working with interdisciplinary teams in a community, hospital and/or public health environment. Experience working in the field of concurrent disorders and addictions is an asset. You have a Registered Practical Nurse diploma from an accredited School of Nursing.

This position is mobile and involves working with clients in a variety of settings. The hours of work for this full time position are afternoon and evenings.

If you enjoy being part of a team environment, and share our passion for providing a particularly innovative model of primary health care, send your cover letter and resume to by April 22nd, 2016. For a detailed job description, visit our website at