With the expansion of the inpatient units & the addition of 50 Specialized MENTAL HEALTH beds Grand River Hospital offers exciting opportunities to registered practical nurses interested in starting or developing a career in MENTAL HEALTH. Full paid orientation is provided & educational support is available.
Offering person-centred care, guided by recovery principles, the RPN promotes healing and instills hope while demonstrating the values of the Mental Health and Addictions Program. 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
Upon individual request, the hospital will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate those candidates with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources or your Recruitment Specialist for assistance.
Grand River Hospital is committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace for all employees, free from violence and harassment.
Grand River Hospital requires all new hires to submit a valid Criminal Record Check that may include a Vulnerable Sector Screen prior to start date.