Owen Sound

Reporting to the Manager, Mental Health Services, the Registered Nurse will oversee implementation, assessment and triage for coordinated Specialized Geriatric Services in the Grey Bruce Region. Will provide assessment and triage services to older adults with behaviours associated with complex and challenging mental health, addictions, dementia or other neurological conditions.



  • Current Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario or eligibility
  • Certification in PIECES, GPA, Montessori Training
  • Psycho/social and mental status assessment skills
  • Ability to provide a wide range of counselling, support, advocacy and education services to family members and others significant in the patient’s life
  • Ability to communicate positively and professionally with family members, community providers and physicians
  • 2 Years recent experience in Geriatric Assessment
  • Minimum two years experience working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of DSM-IV-R and the Mental Health Act
  • Valid Class G driver’s license and willingness to travel
  • Ability to work closely as a member of a team and share responsibilities
  • Knowledge of medication side effects
  • Excellent organizational skills and scheduling abilities
  • Ability to co-ordinate multiple interests to provide quality patient care
  • Ability to problem solve and make effective decisions during highly stressful and potentially violent emergency situations
  • Willingness to learn new concepts and integrate them into practice
  • Excellent knowledge of community resources
  • 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


  • BScN Degree
  • Canadian Nursing Association Mental Health Nursing certificate and/or Geriatric Nursing certificate
  • Experience in Crisis Intervention / emergency psychiatry and working with community agencies
  • Familiarity with principles and practice of intensive case management.
  • CPR & CPI Certification
  • Experience with Cerner and Clinical Connect
  • Knowledge of registration and scheduling.
  • MOCA Certification

Additional Information:

Posting Date: 2022-04-08
Closing Date: 2022-04-14

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