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The George Spady Society

Job Title:Nurse Practitioner – Medical Detox Unit
Salary (please specify hourly/monthly/yearly):Starting at $60.00 per hour
Application Open Date:March 30, 2022
Application Close Date:April 15, 2022
Job Time Commitment:Part Time


The George Spady Society is recognized as a leader in the development and delivery of effective services for the care, treatment, and support of individuals with substance-related disorders and dual diagnoses. People who come to us find dignity, hope and healing as they set a new path towards health and well-being.
We provide a continuum of support services to people with complex life circumstances associated with substance-related and concurrent disorders and homelessness, empowering them to improve their lives through client-centered, evidence-based best practices.
As an organization, we are committed to being Accountable, Authentic, Forward Thinking and working with High Integrity with all of our staff and clients.

Job Summary

The George Spady Society is looking for a Nurse Practitioner to join our Medical Detox program located in Edmonton. This position would work within this full scope of prescribing practice in a full-time permanent capacity or can be flexible part time hours.

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
• 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 Senior Manager

Case Management
• Track and document client progress along care plans, internal databases, and case files
• Liaise 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

The salary for this position is $60/hour to start and negotiable upwards based on experience.

Vacation: 4 weeks per year.
Cooperators Benefits: Health, Dental, Life and AD&D – effective upon hire
Health Spending Account and Personal Spending Account – effective upon hire
City of Edmonton Corporate Wellness program
RRSP matching program

Hours of Work
Part-time, 0.5-1.0 FTE
Position available immediately.

Equal Opportunity Employer: George Spady Society is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse team benefits and enriches our work and is essential to our operational excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application should you wish to. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


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 prescription 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 professionalism and maturity, including ability to work in an independent and
ethical manner respecting staff and client confidentiality
• Must be able to provide a current Police Information and Vulnerable Record Check

The George Spady Society follows all Provincial Health Guidelines. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must be fully vaccinated, (2 doses), against COVID-19.

Job Application Methods

Please email your Cover Letter and Resume to Lisa Macdonald at