Temporary Full Time Registered Practical Nurse
Until approximately September 30, 2020
HOURS OF WORK:
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