#365-21 Psychiatric/Mental Health Registered Practical Nurse, Temporary Full-time, Listowel Mental Health Outpatient Services

Listowel, ON

POSTING DATE: June 16, 2021                                     POSTING #365-21 (CUPE Service)
EXPIRY DATE: June 23, 2021

                                                HURON PERTH HEALTHCARE ALLIANCE
                                                                     NOTICE OF VACANCY

Psychiatric/Mental Health – RPN –
Listowel Mental Health Outpatient Services
Temporary Full-time

REPORTS TO: Manager, Outpatient Mental Health Services

DATE REQUIRED: As soon as possible

SALARY: $29.39 to  $31.17

Psychiatric/Mental Health is a specialized area of nursing practice, education and research. The nurse will provide assessment, counselling and consultation to clients in the North Perth and surrounding areas to individuals who have mental health needs. The nurse will use evidenced-based and experiential knowledge from nursing and related health sciences. This practice is grounded in the values as stated in the Canadian Nursing Association Code of Ethics (CNA, 2002). Practice involves the promotion of mental health and the prevention, treatment and management of mental illness. Staff will provide care in the community, in patients homes as well as in an office-based setting. Travel within Huron and Perth counties can be expected.

- Current registered member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
- Professional designation as a Registered Practical Nurse
- Certification in Mental Health Nursing preferred
- Certification in Brief Solution Focused Therapy
- Completion of Suicide Training Program
- Completion of a Non Violent Crisis Intervention Training
- Current CPR certification

- A minimum of five years progressive clinical experience with individuals with serious mental illness and/or addictions in a healthcare setting and/or community based setting

- Well-developed skills in assessment, case management, crisis intervention, medication administration, group counselling, therapy, treatment planning, and service coordination for individuals who are experiencing mental health concerns.
- Current knowledge of psychotropic medication. An awareness of medication side effects and appropriate nursing intervention. Knowledge of rapid tranquilization techniques for all age groups. Willingness to administer medications as required in both office based and community based settings
- Completion of mental health rating scales including, but not limited to PANSS, Edinburg, Simpson Angus, AIMS, Basis 32, BDI, Beck and Hamilton rating scales for depression and anxiety
- Able to lead in the development and facilitation of group therapy programming specific to mental health clients
- Demonstrated skill and ability in specific treatment modalities such as Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Therapy, Crisis Intervention Strategies.
- Completion of Mental Health Assessment tools and the ability to interpret results
- Demonstrated ability to complete crisis care plans with patients.
- Demonstrated ability to work professionally with physicians and psychiatrists, community agencies and interhospital departments.
- Ability to identify and mobilize resources in crisis situations. To act confidently and independently in the formulation of future interventions and to appreciate the client’s role in decision making, where appropriate.
- Personal transportation and hold a valid Ontario driver’s license.
- Auto endorsement insurance for the purposes of patient transportation
- Demonstrated ability to complete treatment plans and crisis plans with the client, community partners and colleagues.
- Ability and willingness to travel to clients’ homes, independently or in the company of local police services to complete assessments and to independently provide assessment to local ER physicians and physicians in offices when required.
- Self-directed, motivated team player with a commitment to ongoing professional development and client and family centred care

**Applicants may be eligible for Canada Student Loan Forgiveness and Tuition Support Program for Nurses programs**

Please be advised that we are no longer accepting emailed or paper-based resumes. Please submit a complete resume by visiting our job opportunities page on our website: www.hpha.ca

Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance is an equal opportunity employer that strives to create a respectful, accessible and inclusive work environment. We know that we are strengthened by a diverse workforce and encourage applications from all equity-seeking groups, including but not limited to: Indigenous persons, visible minorities, persons with visible and/or invisible disabilities, persons who identify as women and persons of marginalized sexual orientations and gender identities. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection process, please contact Human Resources for Assistance.



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