Registered Practical Nurse Part Time

5 months ago(8/31/2017 3:34 PM)
Job ID
Job Type
Part time
Mental Health & Addictions
Career Level

Job Description

Specialized Mental Health, Inpatient Services


Part Time Registered Practical Nurse

12 Hours- Days and Evenings 

JOB SUMMARY:        
The Specialized Mental Health Unit at Grand River Hospital offers exciting opportunities for Registered Practical Nurses who are looking at continuing or beginning a career in mental health.  Full paid orientation is provided & educational support is available.
In keeping with the values of the Mental Health and Addictions Program, the RPN role is guided by the recovery principles and a focus on person centred -care to promote healing and instill hope  
The RPN provides psychiatric and mental health nursing care working within a team with individuals experiencing psychiatric and mental health problems.  The patient population includes the severely mentally ill and those who are experiencing a psychosocial crisis.  Nursing care is provided in accordance with the Canadian Standards of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (CNA).  This rotating position requires that the RPN work as a member of an intraprofessional clinical team. 
Contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.

•    Registered Practical Nurse with certificate of competence with College of Nurses of Ontario
•    Post diploma in Psychiatric Nursing preferred
•    Three years experience in psychiatric nursing preferred
•    Experience in working collaboratively in multidisciplinary setting
•    Heart Saver and de-escalation certificates (current)
•    Recognized medication course
•    Knowledge of mental illness, suicidal behaviours and current mental health practices and treatment modalities
•    Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
•    Using preset standards and protocols  within their RPN scope of practice, provides assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of individuals with psychiatric/mental health disorders
•    Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act and Substitute Decisions Act
•    Excellent patient teaching skills
•    Application of Family Systems Nursing in the provision of direct patient family care
•    Good attendance record 


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