Advisory Board Member

Website The J Healthcare Initiative

Mission Statement

The J-Initiative is a registered non-profit organization based Canada. Our organization advocate with peers to innovate the substance use healthcare. We believe that everyone deserves access to safe and effective healthcare, regardless of their drug use.

Description

We were one of the organizations that managed to convince the Commission in Narcotic Drugs to include harm-reduction framework in their resolutions. We build an infrastructure for legal prescription access to opioids and stimulants for people at risk for illicit drug poisoning.

Position Description

As a Medical Advisory Board Member, you will play a vital role in our fight to end drug poisoning deaths through harm-reduction philosophy. You will provide expert guidance and advice to our team on a range of medical issues related to substance use and addiction.

Responsibilities

  • Provide expert advice on the medical aspects of drug use and addiction
  • Review and provide feedback on our programs and services
  • Help us develop and implement new strategies to reduce drug poisoning deaths
  • Represent the organization at medical conferences and other events
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the organization on medical issues related to drug use
  • Design research methodologies
  • Watch for research grant mechanisms to study the unregulated toxic drugs in Canada and the United States.

Benefits

  • Make a real difference in the lives of people who use drugs
  • Help us save lives and end the overdose crisis
  • Gain valuable experience in the field of addiction medicine
  • Network with other professionals and students in the field
  • Be a part of a team of passionate and dedicated individuals

Qualifications

  • MD or MD/PhD degree or Nurse Practitioner or NP/PhD or PharmD
  • Community medicine and/or experience in Street Medicine is a plus
  • Board certification in addiction medicine, emergency medicine, family medicine or a related field
  • Passion for harm reduction and ending the toxic drug crisis crisis
  • Lived experience is a plus
  • Opioid prescribers are preferred

To Apply

Interested volunteers can send their resume and cover letter to volunteer@j-initiative.org

**We encourage applications from people with lived experience of drug use, member of the First Nations and Indigenous Communities**

About the J Healthcare Initiative:

The J Healthcare Initiative is a non-profit organization that advocates for and builds infrastructure for legal prescription access to opioids and stimulants for people at risk for illicit drug poisoning. We believe that everyone deserves access to safe and effective healthcare, regardless of their drug use.

We are committed to

  • Expanding access to safe and legal opioids and stimulants
  • Reducing the harms associated with illicit drug use
  • Advocating for policies that support people who use drugs
  • Building a community of support for people who use drugs

Join us in our fight to end drug poisoning deaths. Apply to become a Medical Advisory Board Member today!

To apply for this job please visit www.volunteermatch.org.