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Nurses – casual on call

Edgewood Health Network (EHN) brings together a North American network of addiction and mental health providers. EHN centers have over 50 years of combined clinical experience providing best practice, comprehensive treatment options to patients, families and health care practitioners. EHN has ambitious aspirations to continue to expand the network to offer the best possible care and support to our patients and clients, growing organically and through acquisition.

Edgewood, located in beautiful Nanaimo (Vancouver Island) BC, is an internationally renowned, accredited and licensed private residential treatment facility. Edgewood specializes in treatment for addition and concurrent diagnoses with full time clinical, medical and psychiatric staff.

The primary function of the nursing staff is to provide quality medical care and support to persons who experience problems related to the use of mood-altering chemicals and/or behavior, providing compassion, empathy and understanding when necessary is an integral part of this position as well. Together, with our clinical and medical team, our nurses play an integral role in this rewarding position as we support and assist our clients in getting their lives back. Flexibility in hours of work will be required as we provide 24/7 care.

We are currently seeking casual on call Nurse’s to provide coverage for 8-hour positions that include evenings and nights. MUST be willing and available to do overnight shifts.

Some duties include and are not limited to:

  • Provide first aid as needed and refer patients to medical care as the Clinical Team deems necessary
  • Responsible for patient Detox scales as per Pharmacotherapy & Detox policies.
  • Make patient medications available as prescribed as per Pharmacotherapy & Detox policies
  • Ensure medication policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Follow up with patients following assessments by Physicians – charting, booking of further appointments, etc., when necessary
  • Direct bedside care when necessary, (i.e. bathing, Critical Care, etc.)
  • Participates in case consultation and treatment coordination with other members of the multi-disciplinary team if required

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Current Nursing license
  • Current First Aid & CPR Level C Certification
  • Knowledge of mental health and substance use disorders an asset
  • LGBTQ+ Knowledge and experience an asset
  • One or more years of Nursing experience an asset
  • Experience in recovery, or formal education in addiction or related health field an asset
  • Current computer skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Criminal Record Clearance through the Ministry of Justice
  • Negative Tb test
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

Edgewood is an equal opportunity employer and strives to ensure that its hiring process meets the needs of all persons with disabilities. As such, EHN Canada will provide reasonable accommodation for any applicant, as requested during the hiring process.

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An Important Update About the Omicron Variant

We are open and accepting patients. 

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been dedicated to keeping our patients safe as they recover from addiction or mental health disorders.

As the situation continues to evolve, as do our protocols and practices at each EHN Canada facility. And recent news of the highly-infectious Omicron Variant is no different. Please know that we continue to implement the highest standards of infection prevention in accordance with our local health authority.

If you have any questions about your or a loved one’s care and the protocols we have in place for staff, patients, and visitors, please contact us at 416-644-6345 or email at [email protected] 

Thank you and stay safe,
The Healthcare Team at EHN Canada