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.

*As part of Grey Bruce Health Service’s Sustainable Staffing program, this position will spend approximately six months learning all aspects of our inpatient and outpatient Mental Health and Addictions programs at GBHS.  During this time they will be an ‘extra’ in the departments with their time dedicated to developing their MH nursing skills by participating in an extensive on-the-job training and orientation program.  Once this learning is complete, the RN will remain as a full-time staff member on Inpatient Mental Health.



  • Current Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Interest in pursuing a long-term career in Mental Health & Addictions and a commitment to GBHS
  • Basic knowledge of standards of care for the mental health and addictions patient population
  • Willingness to obtain – Valid CPI Course, CNA for Mental Health, Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and DSM-IV-R
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and respond effectively to emergent situations
  • 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
  • Recent satisfactory performance and attendance records
  • Adherence to GBHS ‘CARE’ Behaviours (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence) and ‘LEAD’ Competencies (Lead by example, Empower, Achieve results, Develop others) 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

Additional Information:

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

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