POSITION: ONA Registered Nurse- One (1) Full Time
Transitional Aged Youth Clinic – Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness
POSTING NUMBER: OSLER02423
HOURS: Currently 8 & 10 hour shifts, Days/Evenings and weekends
(Subject to change in accordance with operational requirements)
The Registered Nurse (RN) is a regulated health care professional who is accountable and responsible for providing quality patient focused nursing care to patients in the Transitional Aged Youth Clinic. As part of the inter-professional health care team, the RN will practice according to the nursing practice expectations set by William Osler Health System, the regulatory practice standards of the College of Nurses and the legislative requirements set by the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA).
This position reports to the Manager of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. The successful candidate will work as part of a team in managing the referrals from Centralized Intake to the TAY clinic and triage in a timely and responsive manner. You will function as a member of a multidisciplinary team providing quality, client and family centered services that are grounded in evidence based practices. You will provide education to patients, their families, work placement students, and interdisciplinary team members as needed, and participate in interdisciplinary rounds, meetings, committees, and quality improvement initiatives. You will be involved with program planning, development and implementation. Responsibilities include performing mental status assessment, provision of individual and group counselling, supportive interaction with family members, collaboration with community providers, and maintaining the therapeutic milieu of the clinic.
You will provide psycho-social assessments, and individual, group, and family treatment at the Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Clinic. Clinic services are designed for youth 16 to 24 years of age who, due to having a major mental illness, such as anxiety, depression, psychosis, or emerging personality disorders, are at risk of harm to self or others, and/or high risk of developing major impairments in functioning and meeting developmental milestones as they transition into adulthood.
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an acute and community setting with a minimum of 2 years in a Child and Adolescent mental health required
- Certification in Mental Health Nursing from CNA preferred
- Extensive experience in the advocacy for and assessment and treatment of adolescents and young adults with mental health and concurrent disorders
- Experience with individual counselling and case management using evidence based interventions.
- Ability to work autonomously within a multidisciplinary team with minimal supervision.
- Extensive experience and knowledge of the Major Psychiatric Disorders and their treatment including experience in developing and conducting groups as well as providing individual and family therapies
- Knowledge of youth engagement strategies and the challenges faced by transitional aged youth
- Knowledge and experience using evidence based therapeutic practices
- CORE COMPETENCIES:
- Current registration, and in good standing, with the College of Nurses of Ontario
- Sound knowledge of nursing process, theory, and responsibilities to the nursing profession
- BCLS required
- Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, conflict-resolution and decision-making skills required
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an inter-professional team and independentlyDemonstrated knowledge of patient and family-centred care
- Demonstrated experience with patient and family health teaching required
- Demonstrated leadership and facilitation skills required
- Demonstrated excellent customer service, organizational and critical-thinking skills required
- Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and professional development as it applies to the profession and related field
- Demonstrated ability to work in a stressful and fast paced environment
- Exemplary clinical practice within an inter-professional team to develop appropriate strategies for patient care
- Ability to prioritize patient care needs and make autonomous decisions
- Excellent physical assessment skills required
- Ability to promote a healthy work environment and practice excellent Client Safety guidelines
- Knowledge and understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety ActMust demonstrate Osler Values of Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Diversity, Innovation
- May be required to travel and work between all Osler campuses
- Excellent attendance, punctuality and work record
- Knowledge and understanding of information systems and technology
THE TRANSITIONAL AGED YOUTH CLINIC RN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR:
- Safe nursing practice in all aspects of the nursing process: Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care
- Compliance with policies and procedures.
- Professional, patient-centred care to ensure patient safety and physiological and psychological well-being, associated with creating a therapeutic relationship and environment
- Providing professional nursing care within a diverse cultural environment.
- Practicing according to the infection control and prevention measures.
- Responding to emergency situations by recognizing changes in patient's health status and consulting appropriately when necessary using Transfer of Accountability principles
- Providing health teaching to patients and families including thorough discharge instructions to ensure the continuity of care in the community