Owen Sound 

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



  • Current Ontario College of Nurses registration or eligibility
  • Certificate in Psychiatric Nursing from a recognized Community College
  • Recent psychiatric nursing experience within the past three years
  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Act, Substitute Decision Makers Act, HCCA and the DSM-IV-R
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct psychosocial and psychiatric assessment including a 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
  • 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)
  • Valid CPI course
  • Experience in medication delivery
  • Excellent leadership, problem solving, decision making, organizational and patient assessment skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills demonstrated
  • Plan, develop and conduct inpatient groups
  • Ability to work cooperatively within a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Ability to work all shifts, weekends and holidays
  • Commitment to continuing education
  • 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
  • Recent satisfactory performance and attendance
  • 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: 2022-07-15
Closing Date: 2022-07-21

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