Opioid Agonist Therapy Clinic

June 16 2021
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Physicians, Therapy Services
Regina, SK
Job Description

The Regina Area of the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has part time and causal positions for physicians with special training or competence in opioid addictions management/treatment to provide services at the Opioid Agonist Therapy Clinic/ formerly known as Harm Reduction Clinic.

The Opioid Agonist Therapy Clinic is situated in Central Regina and is part of the continuum of care that is offered by the SHA Regina Urban Mental Health and Addiction Service line. The focus of the clinic is to treat patients seeking treatment for an addiction to opioids. In addition to physicians, current members of the clinic include RPNs, Addiction Counsellors, Office Assistants, a Manager, and patients have access to the services of an Elder. The team is able to assist patients in connecting to other parts of mental health and addictions as well as other health services as required. The team also strives to provide care that recognizes the impact of colonization outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action for the Indigenous population of Saskatchewan noting that approximately 65% of the patient group self-identify as being of indigenous ancestry.

The SHA is dedicated to learning and is a partner in the growing educational needs of medical students and residents from the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. The University of Saskatchewan is a research-intensive institution with 22,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, and a strong reputation for innovation and excellence. The College of Medicine has an intake of 100 students per year with a commensurate number of positions for residency training and a number of distributed training sites in Regina and Saskatoon.

Job Qualifications

Successful applicants will be eligible for a regular license to practice in Saskatchewan from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS). The candidate will either already meet the physician requirements set by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS) to provide opioid agonist therapy or will be willing to undertake the process to meet these requirements. These requirements, standards and guidelines are available at www.cps.sk.ca/imis/CPSS/CPSS/Programs_and_Services/Opioid_Agonist_Therapy_Program.aspx

This individual must be a team player, be able to interact effectively with patients, colleagues, staff and management, and function well in a high volume environment with a commitment to provision of high quality patient and family centered care.

In accordance with immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

The start date for this position is immediate. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to become a member of Practitioner Staff and provide care in Saskatchewan Health Authority facilities.

Additional Information

Regina is the capital of Saskatchewan, Canada and is a beautiful oasis on the prairies with a steadily growing population exceeding 250,000. According to MacLean's Best Communities in Canada 2019, Regina came in second in the Prairies and 74th across the country, scoring well in population growth, commute, amenities and culture. Regina was Canada’s 33rd fastest-growing community in 2019, adding 12.7 per cent more residents over the past five years. Regina is known for its generous, friendly people and rich community pride. This welcoming prairie city has an abundance of parks, sports and recreational facilities, bicycle pathways, family attractions and an exceptional quality of life. There are many attractions and events that take place all year in Regina for residents and tourists alike www.regina.ca.

The SHA is the largest organization in Saskatchewan, employing over 44,000 employees and physicians responsible for the delivery of high quality and timely healthcare for the entire province. We are driven by the commitment to improve frontline patient care for Saskatchewan people, and we are working together to better coordinate health services across the province to ensure that patients receive high quality, timely healthcare, wherever they live in Saskatchewan.

The SHA supports a shared commitment to a Representative Workforce that is respectful and inclusive of all staff and clients. We welcome applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

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