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Nurse Practitioner, Addiction Medicine

by Canadian Mental Health Association Thames Valley

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jun 14, 2024
Education: University Degree
Compensation range: $64.72 ~ $69.82 Per Hour
Public transit accessible: Yes
Canadian Mental Health Association Thames Valley

Job Description

Nurse Practitioner, Addiction Medicine

Nurse Practitioner - (OPSEU)

Full-Time, Contract (12 months)

London, Ontario (London Zone)

- Application Deadline: June 24, 2024 -


The Nurse Practitioner is an integral member of CMHA Thames Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services (CMHA TVAMHS) working with addiction counsellors, nurses, primary care providers and other community health service providers in offering addiction medical support for individual clients living with mental illness and addiction through a harm-reduction lens. Nurse Practitioner's work interdependently with staff members to provide shared, client-centered care that emphasizes health promotion/protection, disease prevention and client education, while providing episodic primary health care to CMHA TVAMHS clients who do not have a primary care provider and consults with collaborative physicians for clients who have unstable/complex health conditions

Consider revitalizing your career and making a difference in your community by joining our team!



  • What you'll be making - Starting rate for this role is $64.72 per hour (Level 1 of the Nurse Practitioner Grid);
    • Successful external applicants will start at Level 1, with grid progression based on seniority up to Level 8, $69.82 per hour
    • Internal applicants will be placed on the grid based on their seniority
  • When you'll work - 70 hours over two-week period, Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
  • What your benefits will be - 9% in lieu of benefits
  • Your pension plan - Immediately eligible for optional enrollment in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)



  • Maintain requirements for practice, including a license for a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class, NP/Physician Collaborative Practice Agreement, and malpractice insurance.
  • Maintain confidentiality and act in an ethical manner, consistent with professional expectations and the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).
  • Retain clinical competence through relevant evidence-based research and legislation.
CWSP / Outreach & Community Partnerships:
  • Work in partnership with Community Withdrawal Support Program (CWSP), community agencies and programs. 
  • Integrate CMHA TVAMHS counselling services and support for clients.
  • Coordinate service provision with other health care partners in the development of community care plans and wrap-around services.
  • Provide inter-discipline home visits with vulnerable clients or with clients with transportation and other barriers to care services when required
  • Assist in program development specific to CWSP that align with best practice standards, evidence-based research and CMHA TVAMHS program mandate.
  • Promote the integration of addiction-based medicine and primary care
  • Offer educational opportunities and consultation as appropriate
Health Care Services to CMHA TVAMHS / RAAM clients with no health care provider:
  • Provide health care services to clients 12 years and older that meet eligibility.
  • Provide leadership and guidance for the development of expanded medical services at CMHATVAMHS
  • Perform comprehensive care using advanced health assessment, physical examination, therapeutic management, consultation, collaboration and referrals in accordance to the Practice Standard: Nurse Practitioner (2018).
  • Work in collaboration with consulting physician and the inter-professional team to provide client-centred health care services to meet the needs of CMHA TVAMHS clients.
  • Maintain client records for accuracy and confidentiality.
  • Support the health needs of individuals with a history of addictions, mental health and other chronic illnesses and refer to specialists and other community agencies.
  • Demonstrate ability to deal effectively with sensitive issues with clients and families using a harm-reduction and client-centred approach.
  • Determine the need for follow-up appointments and assist with transfer of care to permanent primary health care services.
Rapid Access Addiction Medicine Clinic (RAAM)
  • Exhibit knowledge of evidence-informed guidelines, legislation, regulation and organizational policies when prescribing controlled drugs/substances (CDS).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of best practices related to the use of CDS and of other pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapeutic options.
  • Excellent communication, decision-making, problem-solving, conflict management and time management skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Demonstrate ability, commitment to and knowledge of community addictions and mental health care



Police Vulnerable Sector Check Requirements

Successful candidates must have a Police Vulnerable Sector Check completed in the last six months. Interested applicants who reside in the City of London and are in need of a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) are encouraged to apply for one as soon as possible as PVSCs in the City of London are currently taking approximately 2 weeks to be processed and offers of employment cannot be made without receipt of a PVSC.


We require the following qualifications:

  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class) (Proof of registration required)
  • Successful completion of the Prescribing Narcotics and Controlled Substances course (Copy of certification required)
  • Current certificate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)


We prefer the following qualifications:

  • Proficiency with computers, smart phones, variety of software programs including presentation technology
  • Familiar with Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other video conferencing technology
  • Master's Degree
  • Suboxone on-line education program
  • Minimum of two to three years of community health care experience
  • Experience in addiction medicine and harm reduction
  • Excellent clinical, interpersonal and organizational skills 
  • Project planning and evaluation skills would be an asset 


INTERNAL APPLICANTS: To be considered as an internal applicant, current staff members are reminded to apply using their or email address.


Get your application in by – June 24, 2024:

Our recruitment process allows us to learn about your previous work experience, your qualifications and your commitment to fulfilling our vision. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those individuals being considered for a position will be personally contacted by someone from the interview team. 

We welcome and encourage applications from all members of our community including persons of any gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, and members of visible minorities. If you require accommodations related to a disability at any point during the recruitment process, please contact