Part-Time
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.

Skills/Abilities/Qualifications

Required:

  • 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
  • Adherence to GBHS ‘CARE’ Behaviours (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence) and a commitment to a safe workplace free of violence and harassment
  • 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

Preferred

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

Additional Information:

Posting Date: 2022-06-23
Closing Date: 2022-06-29

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