Registered Practical Nurse

Website Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services

Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services, an Aboriginal Health Access Centre that provides primary health, traditional healing, mental wellness & addictions counselling, home, and community support services, and health promotion services to community members of the seven First Nations of the North Shore Tribal Council, is inviting applications for a highly motivated Registered Practical Nurse to join their Mental Wellness & Minobimaadizing team.

Under the direction and support of the Minobimaadizing Program Manager, the RPN – Minobimaadizing Care Coordinator plays a critical role in the delivery of our Addictions Withdrawal Management which focuses on administering medication, supporting clients with their withdrawal management from substances, relapse prevention: transition and aftercare.  The scope of this service is to provide clinical and clerical support to our primary health care Addictions Specialist and to coordinate client-centered shared –care services within an integrated-disciplinary team to community members seeking and accessing Mental Wellness and Addiction services.


  • Registered Practical Nurse College Diploma and current registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse is required
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Ontario Telemedicine experience an asset
  • Specialization in prescription drug abuse or polysubstance abuse would be an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and facilitate health teachings and presentations for health promotion and awareness related to prescription and illicit drug abuse.
  • Knowledge of community-based health care delivery. Knowledge of interest in the health issues affecting Anishnawbe people. Cultural awareness and sensitivity training an asset.
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
  • Must have access to a reliable vehicle and a valid G Class driver’s license.

Given the traditional practices of Aboriginal people, from time to time exposure to smoke from the burning of sacred medicines such as tobacco, sweetgrass, sage or cedar may occur.

  • Accommodations for the disabled will be available upon request
  • An offer of employment will be conditional upon an acceptable vulnerable sector police records check.
  • Hiring of Aboriginal People will be given preference, as allowed under Section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code – Special Programs

Deadline for Submission:  NOON: March 01, 2021

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