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 [email protected]. For more information and/or to apply online, please visit http://www.hrassociates.ca/sjhh or call Cecilia Tam at 416-237-1500 x222.