Provided screening and assessment, direct nursing care, education and counseling to clients presenting with substance use disorders and related problems at the Community Health Centre. Worked collaboratively with physicians and health care professionals, addiction agencies, clients and their families in the identification and treatment of substance abuse issues. Coordinated and integrated care and advocacy and provided input into treatment plans. Performed physician delegated duties related to the Opiate Replacement Therapy Program. Developed and co-facilitated a weekly methadone support group. Provided telephone support for home based withdrawal management and provided consultation and referral to Primary Care and Withdrawal Management Services.
Responsible for the recruitment, assessment, orientation, case management, program development, group facilitation as well as maintenance and input of statistical and/or research data for the Tobacco Dependence Clinic. Provided psycho-education, performed physician delegated duties related to the pharmacological management of tobacco dependence and followed up with former group attendees.