Full-Time
Owen Sound

Reporting to the Manager, Inpatient Mental Health, the Registered Nurse works collaboratively in an inter-disciplinary team to provide patient care within the professional scope of practice.  In addition this position shares patient care assignments on a rotational basis between the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit and Unit 4-5. In keeping with a client-focused philosophy, the functions of this role are to assist our patients and co-workers in achieving positive outcomes in a safe and therapeutic environment.

Skills/Abilities/Qualifications

Required:

  • Current Ontario College of Nurses registration or eligibility
  • Successful completion of CNA for Mental Health or willingness to obtain
  • Recent Psychiatric Nursing experience within the past three years
  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Act and the DSM-IV-R
  • Valid CPI Course
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct psychosocial and psychiatric assessment including a risk assessment
  • Knowledge of community resources and navigation of broader mental health system
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and respond effectively to emergent situations as assigned including charge nurse duties
  • Ability to provide a brief solution-focused therapy modality as well as support, advocacy and education services to patients and as needed to their support person(s)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, customer service and collaboration skills with patients, families and other healthcare professionals
  • Excellent leadership, problem solving, decision making, organizational and patient assessment skills
  • Commitment to continuing education and agreement to take mandatory courses
  • Plan, develop and conduct inpatient groups
  • Ability to work cooperatively within a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Ability to work all shifts, weekends and holidays
  • Satisfactory attendance and performance
  • 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

Additional Information:

Posting Date: 2022-06-29
Closing Date: 2022-07-05

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