Registered Nurse

CA-ON-Kitchener
3 months ago
Job ID
2017-1070
Job Type
Casual
Program
Mental Health & Addictions
Career Level
Experienced

Job Description

The Mental Health & Addictions Program has an Extended Assessment Unit adjacent to the emergency room to assist with improving patient care and flow.  We are seeking mental health nursing staff who are passionate about mental health care and who embrace working in a growing and changing clinical environment where roles and responsibilities are evolving to better meet the needs of our patients.  The Registered Nurse will conduct mental health and risk assessment of patients presenting in the Emergency Room with a mental health crisis, and recommends appropriate dispositions to the ER physician. The registered nurse will also be providing full scope of nursing care in the EAU to patients requiring extended assessment and discharge to community or transitional care and support as they await an inpatient bed in Adult Mental Health.  The position involves working in partnership with Emergency Room staff and Adult In-Patient Mental Health, along with other hospital services and community partners and resources. This role will include the ability to provide a full scope of nursing care including medication administration, physical health assessment and all other nursing competencies outlined in the College of Nurses standards of practice.  Contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors. 

• Current registration with College of Nurses of Ontario
• 3 years experience in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing preferred
• Certification (CNA), Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing preferred, or willingness to obtain certification.
• Current valid CPR certification
• Working knowledge of Mental Health Act
• Ability to practice in accordance with Canadian Standards of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing and the College of Nurses
• Training and practical experience in conducting crisis assessments and intervention
• Proficiency in applying the skills of de-escalation & de-briefing
• Extensive experience managing and responding to a diverse range of psychiatric emergencies
• Demonstrated positive attitude and passion for change and improvement of patient and staff safety
• Demonstrated skills in bio-psychosocial assessment, mental status examination, physical health assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment and transitional care of mental health clients
• Detailed knowledge of community services/resources
• Verbal/written communication skills. 
• Proficient in the use of computer, ability to type notes and access required hospital electronic systems for the provision of care to patients.
• Ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a team
• High level of maturity, professionalism & acceptance of personal responsibility
• Demonstrated knowledge of recovery principles in mental health
• Good attendance record and ability to maintain same

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