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Career Opportunity

Posting Number: 085-17
Date of Posting: 2017-04-17
Closing Date: 2017-04-23

Registered Nurse (Psycho-Geriatrics)

Owen Sound

Reporting to the Manager, the Registered Nurse (RN) works collaboratively in an inter-disciplinary team to provide patient care to older adults with behaviours associated with the complex and challenging mental health and addictions, dementia and other neurological conditions.  In keeping with a client-focused philosophy, the functions of this role are to assist our patients and your co-workers in achieving optimal outcomes in a safe and therapeutic environment as well as supporting positive transitions back to community care settings.

Qualifications / Skills / Abilities:


  • RN Certificate of competence with Ontario College of Nurses
  • Recent psychiatric nursing experience within the past three years with focus on older adult with complex needs and responsive behaviours
  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Act and the DSM-V
  • Psycho/social and mental status assessment skills including risk assessment
  • Knowledge of community resources and navigation of broader mental health system
  • Demonstrates an ability to think critically and respond effectively to emergent situations
  • Knowledge and application of BPGs for the Older Adult including P.I.E.C.E. S. ,GPA and RNAO’s “3D’s”  or a willingness to learn/accept training and integrate into practice
  • Provide support, advocacy and education services to patients and as needed to their support person(s)
  • Valid CPI course
  • Experience and knowledge in Medication Delivery and relevant side effects
  • Excellent leadership, problem solving, decision making, organizational and patient assessment skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills demonstrated
  • Ability to work cooperatively within a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Ability to work all shifts, weekends and holidays
  • Commitment to continuing education
  • Recent satisfactory performance and attendance records
  • Knowledge of and adherence to GBHS ‘CARE’ Behaviours (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence)
  • Advocates and supports a culture of patient safety and demonstrates an understanding of how the department service and assigned responsibilities contribute to overall patient safety at GBHS through patient safety knowledge, skills and attitudes


  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing
  • Canadian Nursing Association Mental Health Nursing certificate or eligibility

To be considered for this position, please submit a resume to the address or fax number below or complete the On-line Application form. Applications must be received in Human Resources no later than 4 p.m. on the closing date. Grey Bruce Health Services is an equal opportunity employer.

You can submit your resume to one of the following:

Phone: 519-376-2121 extension 2014
Fax: 519-372-3949
Mail: Attn: Human Resources Department
PO Box 1800
1800 8th Street East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 6M9


Contact HR

Mailing address: 1800 8th Street East Owen Sound, ON N4K 6M9

(519) 376-2121

(519) 372-3949


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