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Registered Nurses (RN) – Mental Health, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Hamilton, Ontario
Deadline November 14, 2014

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of your community members  while alleviating the stigma and discrimination related to mental health and addiction?

Registered Nurses (RN) – Mental Health
In accordance with the mission, vision and values of SJHH and affiliated programs and standards of care, the RN is responsible for: provide holistic and specialized nursing care for adult patients with complex mental illness; complete mental health assessments and plan and organize evidence based treatment/therapeutic interventions across the care continuum; documents and evaluates interventions; and monitor patients, provide emergency care and help with activities of daily living.  

Schizophrenia & Community Integration Service: provides comprehensive assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, and discharge planning within an inpatient setting.

Concurrent Disorders Program: provides nursing care to persons aged 16 and older presenting with severe and persistent mental illness and active substance abuse disorder/dependency.

Mood Disorders Program: optimizes treatment strategies with the aim of controlling the symptoms of a mood disorder.

Acute Care Program: provides mental health care to patients suffering from acute symptoms of mental disorders to reintegrate them back into the community at optimal levels of functioning.

Forensic Psychiatry Program: provides nursing care for adult offender patients with complex mental illness, including working with allied health professionals to provide a wide range of inpatient/outpatient assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services, and medico-legal assessments presentable to the Ontario Review Board.

  • Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario and Current CPR certification required;
  • BScN and a CNA certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing is preferred;
  • experience in mental health nursing with demonstrated knowledge, skill and ability in the care of patients with mental illness;
  • knowledge of the application of the Mental Health Act, Consent and Capacity, and other relevant legislation;
  • knowledge of Mental Status Examinations (MSE), documentation standards, privacy legislation and health record management processes;
  • excellent communication and relationship management skills to interact with patients, colleagues and stakeholders;
  • direct clinical experience in providing mental health and /or addition services;
  • knowledge of individual counseling and group skills with strong crisis intervention, de-escalation and conflict resolution;
  • specialized experience caring for patients in the areas of acute care, forensic psychiatry, concurrent disorders, schizophrenia, and/or mood disorders are assets.

Join one of Canada’s Top Employers and contribute to the positive well-being of your community through delivery of person-centred nursing, recovery and trauma-informed care in a specialized mental health program.

To apply:  please forward your resume by November 14, 2014 to For more information and/or to apply online, please visit or call Cecilia Tam at 416-237-1500 x222.