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Posting # 50209 - [ Non-Union ]
NP/CNS, Operational Stress Injury Clinic - Greater Toronto Area - 1 position
Operational Stress Injury Clinic - Greater Toronto Area
Operational Stress Injury Clinic - Toronto, ON
Full Time


This position will support the Operational Stress Injury Clinic- Greater Toronto Area satellite site (5000 Yonge Street, suite 1401, Floor 14, Toronto ON)

The Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic is part of a larger network of clinics across Canada and is designed to provide specialized mental health services to eligible Veterans, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, the RCMP, and their family members. St. Joseph's OSI Clinic is responsible for service provision across a geographic region including Southwestern Ontario, the Greater Toronto Area and portions of Central Ontario.

An operational stress injury is any persistent psychological difficulty resulting from operational duties performed while serving in the Canadian military or RCMP. This describes a broad range of problems which include diagnosed mental health conditions such as anxiety disorders, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as other conditions which may interfere with daily functioning.

An exciting opportunity exists for a Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist to work within a collaborative practice model which includes Psychiatry and a family physician and a growing interdisciplinary team. This role will work collaboratively with the London OSI clinic to further develop, implement and evaluate a collaborative model of care which supports timely access to OSI clinic services, optimal flow through clinic services as well as a supportive transition to community Family Doctors and services.

The NP/CNS will carry a caseload of OSI clients who require ongoing monitoring of complex mental health issues and psycho-educational needs (medical, mental health with an emphasis on PTSD and supportive therapies) as well as medication evaluation and renewal. Conducting and /or promoting the use of research to guide clinical practice as well as involvement in the development and evaluation of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) projects will also be key components of the role.

This role necessitates collaboration with Veterans Affairs Canada, Department of National Defense, family physicians, other community partners as well as Operational Stress Injury Social Support (OSISS) partners.

Essential Qualifications

  • Valid registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class specialty certificate in either Primary Health Care (NP-PHC) or Nurse Practitioner (NP-Adult) with no restrictions
  • Masters of Science in Nursing (MScN) or Masters of Nursing (MN)
  • Member of RNAO, NPAO, Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) with professional liability insurance
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Ability and commitment to act as a supervisor under OHSA
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting and /or promoting research use in practice
  • Demonstrated experience working in a goal oriented, evidence based, outcome-oriented practice
  • Superior communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills as well as demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team setting or independently
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience in nursing practice in adult psychiatry with expertise in PTSD and related psychiatric disorders
  • Previous mental health care experience
  • Experience in education curriculum and presentation development
  • Previous experience leading CQI projects
  • Demonstrated experience in research generation and/or transferring research to practice
  • Demonstrated understand of the effect of Military and RCMP work
  • Knowledge of pain, addictions, mTBI and Geriatric Nursing
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to develop and implement client centered care delivery practices
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
Teaching and Research
  • St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Immunization Requirements
  • Provide documentation you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and a written commitment to follow any future Public Health recommendations and St. Joseph's Health Care London policies and processes related to Covid management in the workplace.
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: March 14, 2023
Submission deadline: April 10, 2023

Stacy Kearns, Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.
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