Full-Time
Owen Sound 

Reporting to the Manager of Outpatient Mental Health Services, the RPN will implement and monitor services to meet the needs of individuals with significant mental health issues following Recovery Principles.  The RPN must be able to function independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team and work cooperatively with multiple service providers.  This position requires travel throughout the catchment area (Grey and Bruce Counties) to deliver programs and to meet the needs of clients.  Responsibility for a case management caseload is required.  This position is initially targeted to work with Indigenous communities with the understanding that the RPN is a member of Addictions and Mental Health services and as such may be assigned to another program as needed.

Skills/Abilities/Qualifications

Required:

  • Current Registration with the Ontario College of Nurses
  • Completion of a Psychiatric Nursing education program
  • Familiarity with principles and practice of the Recovery Model as well as case management and rehabilitation
  • Knowledge, training and appreciation of the specific needs of the Indigenous Population
  • 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 of significance in the client’s life
  • Ability to communicate positively and professionally with family members, community providers and physicians on a one to one or group basis
  • Minimum two years’ experience working in outpatient mental health
  • Two years recent experience working with significant mental health issues population
  • Knowledge of DSM-V and Mental Health Act
  • Extensive traveling required – Possession of a valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License and personal reliable vehicle
  • Ability to work closely as a member of a team and share responsibilities
  • Knowledge of medication side effects and coping strategies
  • 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
  • Experience in medication delivery
  • Willingness to learn new concepts and integrate them into practice
  • Ability to work all shifts
  • 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: 2022-07-05
Closing Date: 2022-07-11

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