• Registered Practical Nurse, CAIP

    Job Location CA-ON-Kitchener
    Posted Date 6 months ago(8/25/2019 3:10 PM)
    Job ID
    Job Type
    Unscheduled part time
    Mental Health & Addictions
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
  • Job Description

    Unscheduled Part Time Registered Practical Nurse, Child & Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Services 

    11.25 hour shifts, 2D2N rotation



    At Grand River Hospital, we work with the communities we serve towards life-long health and well-being for all. We exist to provide exceptional care through inspired people, one patient at a time. Our Mental Health & Addictions Program strives to deliver exceptional patient experience, excellent patient access, and engaged staff.

    Reporting to the Clinical Manager, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, you will work primarily in our CAIP unit. We are seeking a mental health nurse who is passionate about mental health care and who embraces working in a growing and changing clinical environment where roles and responsibilities are evolving to better meet the needs of our patients in a new model of care.


    The RPN will:
    • provide skill building and de-escalation interventions, along with conducting mental health and risk assessments, as well as safety planning, and working with families,
    • offer person-centred care, guided by recovery principles,
    • promote healing and instills hope while demonstrating the values of the Mental Health and Addictions Program
    • provide psychiatric and mental health nursing care working within a team with individuals experiencing psychiatric and mental health problems. The patient population includes the moderate to severely mentally ill and/or 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 position requires that the RPN work as a member of an interprofessional clinical team and will:
    • participate in service committees and quality improvement initiatives as required
    • engage in professional development and continuing education
    • assist with program development and evaluation as required
    • participate in team building, service development and improvement activities striving to contribute to a healthy workplace environment
    • contribute to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.


    • Current registration with College of Nurses of Ontario
    • Practices in accordance with Canadian Standards of Mental Health Nursing
    • Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Certification preferred
    • Preferred 3 years nursing experience working in a mental health setting, experience working with youth required
    • In-depth knowledge of psychotropic medication and related side effects
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and resolve issues with minimum supervision
    • Demonstrated understanding of psycho-social, resilience and recovery models
    • Demonstrated skills in crisis management, individual intervention, and de-escalation
    • Demonstrated knowledge of best practice guidelines pertaining to the assessment and treatment of child and adolescent disorders
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team and community service providers
    • Demonstrated ability to provide in depth mental health assessments, risk assessments, mental status examinations, and development of crisis, safety and discharge plans
    • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Privacy Acts, Health Care Consent Act, and other relevant legislation.
    • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Grand River Hospital Mental Health & Addiction Program comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff, patient and environmental safety
    • Proven ability to work effectively with other health care providers and community service and school board providers
    • Excellent organizational, time management, prioritization and problem-solving abilities
    • Excellent critical thinking skills
    • Excellent interviewing, verbal and written communication skills
    • Good attendance record
    • BCLS/ Heart saver


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