Community Mental Health RN
Durham Mental Health Services - Whitby, ON

Mental Health RN

This position will provide crisis intervention, evaluation/assessment, and information and referral services for individuals experiencing emotional or personal crisis, upon interaction with Durham Regional Police Services (DRPS), including initiating follow-up for Emotional Disturbed Persons (EDP) reports. This posting is open to both female and male applicants. Please see job description for further details.

Minimum Education and Experience:
Must be a registered nurse we cannot consider applicants who are RPNs
Current registration with the Ontario College of Nurses in good standing
Minimum five (5) years related mental health experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Membership with the Ontario College of Nurses’ Association.
Current First Aid/CPR certification.
Valid Ontario Driver’s license, access to a dependable vehicle in safe working order, and appropriate insurance coverage.

Knowledge:
Knowledge of major mental illnesses including; signs/symptoms, medication management etc.
Sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, Community Treatment Orders and other related legislation in Ontario.
Sound knowledge of psychotropic medications including usage and potential side effects.

Skills and Abilities:

Work cooperatively as a member of the MHSU team and collaboratively with the Crisis Services team. Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of services provided.
Ability to make accurate nursing assessments and implement best practices.
Work in partnership with DRPS responding to calls for service for individuals and their families identified by DRPS as needing emotional or mental health assistance.
Exchanges and/or transfers nursing knowledge on evidenced-based nursing practices with, or to team members in order to assist in the physical health needs of clients.
Evaluate DRPS EDP reports and initiate follow-up based on an evaluation of the situation, input from DPRS, and taking into consideration safety and risk factors.
Assist the client and their families in linking to need community and natural resources.
Develop discharge plans which include relapse prevention strategies.
Complete all necessary DMHS and DRPS documentation and reports. Compile statistics.
Demonstrated reliability, punctuality and attendance.
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
Professional, positive attitude.

Salary - $66,000 annually + Group Benefits


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