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.

Qualifications / Skills / Abilities:


  • 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
  • Knowledge of and adherence to GBHS ‘CARE’ Behaviours (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence)
  • Recent satisfactory performance and attendance


Posting Date: 2021-08-10

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