Nurse Practitioner – Safer Supply Program


April 20, 2021

Position Type: Full Time, Contract Position until December 2022; Possibility of Extension Based on Funding
Salary Range: $103,851 - $122,178; Includes Health Benefits and HOOPP


South Riverdale Community Health Centre is a non-profit, multi-service organization that provides primary healthcare, social and community outreach services with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention primarily to people of East Toronto. Our mission is to improve the lives of people that face barriers to physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being. We do so by meaningfully engaging our clients and communities, ensuring equitable access to primary health care and delivering quality care through a range of evidence informed programs, services and approaches. As a leader in community health, our locally and internationally recognized community services include cutting-edge primary health services, health promotion, harm reduction, environmental health, community food centre and population-based community programs for marginalized peoples. We value health equity and inclusion and respect in our work and in the delivery of our services


SRCHC is looking to expand our small team of practitioners who provide prescription and supportive treatment for an emerging safer supply program with substance users who access safe injection related services through our Consumption Treatment Services and community partners. Practitioner must be willing to participate in this innovative program designed to respond to the growing Opioid crisis. The SOS NP will work closely and collaboratively with other interdisciplinary team members and service providers, as well as with service users.


This position will be required to work some flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends. This position will also be involved in shelter outreach work and working with clients who are COVID-19 positive.  This position is expected to work onsite during the COVID-19 pandemic as required.



  • Conducts comprehensive health assessments of the well person throughout the lifespan.
  • Assesses and manages episodic and chronic conditions commonly seen in primary health care
  • Provides supportive and lifestyle counselling which may include preventative counselling, brief supportive counselling or short term crisis management when indicated
  • Assesses the need for and writes prescriptions and orders laboratory and diagnostic tests within the RN (EC) scope of practice
  • Makes home visits to clients who live within the catchment area as necessary
  • Participates in clinical care at off-site locations/partner agencies as required
  • Makes internal referrals to other SRCHC staff and programs as appropriate
  • Makes external referrals to specialists, hospital or community resources as appropriate
  • Participates in case conferences with other providers to ensure coordination of services to the client; works as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Ensures that standards of client care are maintained according to accepted College of Nurses standards, the Regulated Health Professions Act, and the policies of SRCHC
  • Performs necessary back-up clinical functions for other clinical staff
  • Participates in the development of, and gives support to, policies/strategies which are in the interest of public health and which support the recognition of the determinants of health
  • Provides pre and post-natal care, which includes collaboration with CHC physicians, Match Program, “maternity care” physicians, midwives or health care providers chosen by the client, as needed



  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Baccalaureate or Master’s degree in nursing from a recognized university
  • 3 – 5 years nursing experience in a community setting, hospital or public health setting and experience in primary health care
  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge and understanding of infection control and preventative practices
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of community- based health care
  • Non-judgmental and non-confrontational attitude
  • Must be willing and able to work within a harm reduction, Safe Supply program in conjunction with SRCHC’s Consumption Treatment Services and COVID-19 positive sites
  • Experience working with racialized populations, indigenous peoples, women who engage in sex work, prisoners/ex-prisoners, people with mental health challenges, and people who have experience trauma, would be an asset
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills that include computer literacy
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Fluency in a language relevant to the Riverdale Community in addition to English is considered an asset
  • Police clearance documentation will be required for employment


The deadline for applicants is April 20, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.


Please mail in your cover letter and resume in confidence to:

The Hiring Committee – NP Safer Supply Program

South Riverdale Community Health Centre

955 Queen Street East

Toronto, ON  M4M 3P3


Or by email to:


Please enter “NP Safer Supply Program” in the subject line of your email.


No faxes, phone calls, or requests to meet please.


This is a bargaining unit position with CUPE Local 5399.


SRCHC welcomes applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


SRCHC is an equal opportunity employer.  We would like to thank all those that apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


SRCHC encourages a scent-free environment.  Employees, students, volunteers, and visitors are asked to refrain from wearing fragrances and other scented personal care products (i.e. perfumes, deodorants, lotions, hairspray, etc.) while at the Centre.