• Registered Practical Nurse, Withdrawal Management Centre

    Job Location CA-ON-Kitchener
    Posted Date 5 months ago(9/22/2019 1:13 PM)
    Job ID
    Job Type
    Temporary full time
    Mental Health & Addictions
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
  • Job Description

    Temporary Full Time Registered Practical Nurse
    Until approximately September 30, 2020


    7.5 Hour Shifts; Monday – Friday; Days


    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. If you are a Registered Practical Nurse, we would like you to become a part of our Withdrawal Management Centre team.

    Reporting to the Clinical Manager, Withdrawal Management Centre, your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Offer person-centred care, guided by recovery principles, the RPN promotes healing and recovery, while instilling hope through demonstrating the values of the Mental Health and Addictions Program.
    • The RPN will provide clinical assessment of patients and recommend appropriate dispositions for a patient population that includes individuals with complex chronic addictions as well as those individuals with severe mental illness and medical complications.
    • Participates in service committees and quality improvement initiatives as required
    • Engages in professional development and continuing education
    • Assists with program development and evaluation as required
    • Participates in team building, service development and improvement activities striving to contribute to a healthy workplace environment



    • Current registration in good standing with College of Nurses of Ontario mandatory
    • Practices in accordance with practice standards of the College of Nurses of Ontario, Canadian Standards of Mental Health Nursing, and Withdrawal Management Standards of Ontario.
    • Minimum 3-5 years nursing experience required.
    • 3 years’ experience in mental health and addictions required and addictions/concurrent disorder counselling is preferred.
    • Addictions specific training preferred
    • Advanced knowledge of psychotropic medication and related side effects required
    • Demonstrated understanding of addictions, concurrent disorders and Recovery models required
    • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Privacy Act, Health Care Consent Act, and other relevant legislation required
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and resolve issues with minimum supervision
    • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Grand River Hospital Mental Health & Addiction Program comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff, patient and environmental safety
    • Demonstrated skills in crisis assessment, intervention, de-escalation and motivational interviewing required
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team and community service providers required
    • Demonstrated ability to provide in depth mental health/addictions assessments, risk assessments, mental status examinations, and development of crisis, and discharge plans required
    • Excellent critical thinking skills
    • Excellent organizational, time-management, prioritization and problem-solving abilities
    • Proven to have strong interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft word with strong keyboarding skills
    • Current CPR certification required
    • Good attendance record


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