Company Name:
The Alex
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Health
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Contact:
Sandy Radjo
ID
5983
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Registered Nurse / Licensed Practical Nurse

Registered Nurse / Licensed Practical Nurse

Ref. No. - 17032

Youth Health Centre 

The Alex: Changing Health. Changing Lives. 

The Alex Community Health Centre is a not-for-profit organization that is changing how we look at health care in Calgary. Our health, housing and food programs support our most vulnerable neighbours, tackling tough health and social issues head-on.

Since 1973, our cost-effective programs have provided preventative care in a welcoming, easy to access environment, moving people from poverty to stability and from crisis to wellness.  Using a multidisciplinary team approach, we focus care on assessment, intervention and promotion of all aspects of health. We embrace a model of healthcare that is accessible, responsive and participatory. In addition to the Family Health Centre, we run a Senior’s Health Centre, a Youth Centre, two Mobile Community Health Buses, one Dental Health Bus, four Housing First Programs, a Breastfeeding Clinic, a Community Food Centre and a Bottles4Health Program. 

We have an exciting opportunity for an RN or LPN to join our Youth Health Centre. 

What you will do:

  • Work with individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness and addictions
  • Promote health and illness prevention
  • Assist clients to move toward independent living in community residences, using the principles of psychiatric rehabilitation
  • Administer and manage medication, in conjunction with psychiatrists and family physicians
  • Perform assessments, and provide education and support to clients directly in the community
  • Develop and facilitate health and wellness groups
  • Perform STI testing, birth control counseling and LGBTTQ2+ inclusive care
  • Receive training in the areas of evidence based practice such as Motivational Interviewing, Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment, Illness Management Recovery and Supported Employment 

What you bring:

  • Current registration with CARNA or CLPNA
  • Class 5 driver’s license
  • Minimum of two years progressive nursing experience working with clients with mental health and addictions disorders, homelessness, and poverty
  • Experience with community outreach and crisis intervention
  • Ability to work with clients independently in the community
  • Must have excellent communication, organizational, advocacy, teaching, and rapport-building skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team model and innovative outreach service delivery model
  • Knowledge of social services and non-profit services in Calgary is an asset
  • Experience with group facilitation is an asset 

How to apply:

If you are as passionate as we are about making a difference in people’s lives, please email your resume to [email protected] and be sure to include the job title and reference number in the subject line. 

For further information about The Alex and its programs, we encourage you to visit our website at www.thealex.ca 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.