Grand River Hospital - Kitchener, ON
With the planned expansion of the inpatient units & the addition of 50 Longer Term MENTAL HEALTH beds (Fall 2010) Grand River Hospital offers exciting opportunities to registered nurses interested in starting or developing a career in MENTAL HEALTH. Full paid orientation is provided & educational support is available.
The Registered Nurse provides psychiatric and mental health nursing care working within a team with individuals experiencing psychiatric and mental health problems. The patient population includes the severely mentally ill and those who are experiencing a psychosocial crisis. Nursing care is provided in accordance with the Canadian Standards of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (CNA). This rotating position requires that the RN work as a member of an intraprofessional clinical team. The schedule involves rotating on days, evenings and nights and working extended shifts.
Full Time and Part time Registered Nurses
Current registration with College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
Experience in Mental Health & Addictions Nursing preferred
Certification (CNA), Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing preferred, or willingness to obtain certification.
Post diploma preparation, relevant to Psychiatric and Mental Health nursing preferred.
Advanced de-escalation, Code White training preferred (training will be provided)
Basic Rescues, CPR
Working knowledge of psychiatric and mental health disorders and related psychiatric/ psychosocial interventions and treatment models
Comprehensive knowledge and experience in administration and/or monitoring of psychotropic medications
Excellent interviewing skills (individual/group)
Strong skills in biopsychosocial assessments, care planning, crisis plans, psychiatric nursing interventions and complete outcome evaluation for individual care.
Case Management experience preferred, with ability to develop strong community agencies relationships
Knowledge of Community Resources preferred
Strong consultation skills with Physicians, Community therapists, Support workers and families.
Ability to work independently on cases with consultation from multidisciplinary team members
Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to engage in conflict resolution
Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
Ability to conduct risk assessments, risk management and debriefing
Contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors
Good attendance record
Orientation and Training will be provided to successful candidates
Grand River Hospital requires all new hires to submit a valid Criminal Record Check that includes a Vulnerable Sector Screen prior to start date. Grand River Hospital - 11 months ago