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George Spady Society

Salary (please specify hourly/monthly/yearly):$106,000 per year
Application Open Date:May 1, 2021
Application Close Date:May 31, 2021
Job Time Commitment:Full Time


The George Spady Society is looking for a full time Nurse Practitioner to join our Medical Detox program located in Edmonton

Reporting directly to the Senior Manager of Emergency Services, the Nurse Practitioner is responsible for comprehensive assessments, planning, implementation, prescribing medications, and evaluation of patient care. They will perform a variety of nursing duties by administering safe, effective nursing according to clinical policies, procedures, and evidenced-based nursing care standards. The Nurse Practitioner works within a concurrent capable, recovery-oriented framework, and will oversee the LPNs and be part of the direct daily provisions.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide primary care to patients experiencing withdrawal and to patients in need of medical stabilization
• Perform physical exams and patient observations
• Record patient medical histories and symptoms
• Create patient care plans and contribute to existing plans
• Order, administer and analyze diagnostic tests.
• Diagnose health issues
• Prescribe necessary medications as required
• Detect changes in a patient’s health and change treatment plans as necessary
• Administer medicines and treatments
• Evaluate responses to treatments and medications
• Lead a team of LPNs
• Ensure consistent care across rotations
• Train patients and families on managing illnesses or injuries and disease prevention
• Orient and motivate clients toward appropriate daily functioning, life skills, physical health mental health and substance use support services from a culturally sensitive lens
• Develop and maintain a network of community service providers
• Provide supported referrals to external service providers
• Assess health, mental health, substance use and functional challenges within scope of practice
• Research and participate in relevant training opportunities
• Other duties or tasks as required by the manager

Case Management
• Track and document client progress along care plans, internal databases, and case files
• Liaison with and provide on-going support to referring agencies and client support workers regarding clinical issues
• Work with in-house social workers to advance client care plan
• Lead a team of LPNs to meet the immediate medical needs of clients
• Contribute to joint client service planning and case reviews
• Provide specialized medical expertise and service supports to detox clients
• Assist in the development and preparation of team resources and materials

A comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, STD, LTD, RRSP and a Health Spending Account and Personal Spending Account after one year of employment.


Qualifications & Requirements.

– Must have a Nurse Practitioners license issued by CARNA, and a minimum of 3 years’ experience working as a NP
– Master’s degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program
– Must have prescriptive authorization
– Ability to communicate effectively, in verbal and written form, with social and medical partners at various levels, including patients, family members, physicians, pharmacists, and representatives of the community.
– Experience working with addictions is an asset
– Knowledge of disease prevention
– Knowledge of trauma-informed service provision approaches and best practices
– Ability to work as a respectful and engaged member of a multi-disciplinary team
– Demonstrated level of maturity, including ability to work in an independent and ethical manner respecting staff and client confidentiality
– Must be able to provide current Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Check

Job Application Methods

Please send your resume and cover letter to Laurence Braun-Woodbury, Senior Manager of Emergency Services, at