Full-Time Nurse, 1-Year Contract

Pine River Institute is a unique treatment center for youth 13 to 19 years of age struggling with substance abuse and addictive behaviours. Our program encompasses four seamless phases that include Outdoor Leadership Experience, Live In, Transition, and Aftercare; which create opportunities for youth to engage in a focused transformation of therapy, education, recreation, life skills, alongside a parental/caregiver parallel process.

As an employer, PRI endeavours to create an environment where staff can reach their full potential through ongoing learning. Our workplace strives to embrace individual differences, to recognize, appreciate, and respond to uniqueness, to encourage every member of our team to bring their whole self to work.

Are you interested in working alongside our mission driven team of passionate professionals?

Position: 1 year contract Full Time Nurse (M-F with flexibility to rotate days and evenings)

Start Date: September 1 2024

Location: Mulmur, On,

Wage: $65000-70000/year commensurate with registration and experience

Reports to: Director of HR and Operational Support

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand and apply the PRI model of treatment as is pertains to medical support and education for the youth and their families
  • Manage day to day  medical needs of students; making recommendations, and contact consulting physician as appropriate
  • Oversee the prescription and non- prescription needs of students by working closely with the PRI physician/pharmacy.
  • Communicate medical needs to families/caregivers and keep them apprised of any changes
  • Act as the primary contact for the PRI physician through ongoing consultation, coordination of weekly/bi weekly physician visits and follow up appointments
  • Be familiar with all new admissions medical needs and work collaboratively with Admissions, Outdoor programming, Consulting Physician as part of the intake process
  • Identify areas of training needed to support students with medical needs
  • Maintain up to date medical records for all students
  • Lead the health care requirement through the auditing, and updating of first aid kits and team medical binders
  • Manage the infection and prevention program
  • Lead the staff medical training requirements at PRI; (ex. medication distribution, allergic reactions, infection prevention and control)
  • Review health care policies to ensure accuracy and make recommendations to stay current with community care requirements

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Current Registered Practical Nurse/RN certification from the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Valid First Aid/CPR certificate
  • Vulnerable Sector Police Check and CRC
  • Strong in-depth knowledge in a variety of clinical areas.
  • Previous experience in mental health and addictions preferred
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proficient in Word/Excel and other Microsoft applications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to work with other health care professionals in a collaborative team environment
  • Interest in working in a youth Live in Youth Treatment Centre with mental health care partners

We offer a competitive compensation and the opportunity to be part of an exciting and innovative program. Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Jennifer Rutledge, Human Resources Manager hr@pineriverinstitute.com or by fax at 519-964-8440, or mail to 606060 River Road, Mulmur, Ontario L9V0S9

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA}, Pine River Institute strives to ensure that all recruiting processes are non-discriminatory and barrier-free. If you require an accommodation, please advise in advance of attending the interview.