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Registered Nurse, Mental Health, Anishnawbe Health Toronto

To
improve the health and well being of Aboriginal People in spirit, mind,
emotion and body by providing Traditional Healing within an
intra-disciplinary health care model. (Anishnawbe Health Toronto's
Mission Statement)

Anishnawbe Health Toronto, an accredited
Community Health Centre, seeks a Registered Mental Health Nurse who
will function as an effective member of a multi-disciplinary mental
health team.

Duties and Responsibilities

* Provide
appropriate mental health interventions based upon health history,
psycho-social assessment, multi-disciplinary care plans and diagnosis
*
Provide mental health services within the clinic, at outreach sites,
through home visits, during client hospitalization and through mobile
case management
* Provide services as scheduled and through extended hours or on-call duty
*
Provide crisis counseling, mental health education, advocacy, mental
health promotion, referrals and follow-up for mental health clients
including people with complex mental health needs
* Management and follow-up of client's healing path
* Complete electronic charting and participate in chart reviews and case conferencing
* Contribute to the development of policies, procedures and protocols
* Assist in program planning to address mental health care issues of high incidence within the urban Aboriginal population

Qualifications and Experience

* Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse within the Province of Ontario: Membership in RNAO and ANAC is recommended
*
Experience & training in mental health, concurrent disorders, case
management, psycho-social assessment, and crisis counseling
*
Minimum 2-years practical nursing experience in, for example, Schedule
1 mental health facilities, mental health clinics, addiction treatment
centres, long-term care facilities, and community settings
*
Knowledge and appreciation of societal issues underlying mental health
problems in the Aboriginal community such as the effects of the
post-colonial and residential school experiences
* Experience and
capacity to work with a multi-disciplinary mental health team and in an
integrated practice setting, which serves Aboriginal people including
the homeless
* Ability to function independently within established parameters
* Aboriginal language skills and competence with Purkinje software considered assets
* Valid Ontario Driver's License is a requirement

Interested
applicants, including qualified previous applicants, are invited to
submit their resume by 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 31, 2005, to

Brenda Sedgwick
Manager, Mental Health Strategy
Anishnawbe Health Toronto
179 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 1S4
[email protected]
Fax: (416) 920-8876

"People
With Disabilities Are Encouraged to Apply." (If you are invited for an
interview and require accommodation, please let us know.) Meegwetch to
all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be
contacted.