Registered Nurse

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Important note: 2 Vacancies (1 RFT 40hrs/ week and 1 PT 24hrs/week

Summary of Roles and Responsibilities

As the Program RN you will facilitate professional nursing practices that support the delivery of client-centered care. You will use your knowledge and skills in child/youth development; emotional and psychological care and medical/medication management to assist clients within the community and those youth residing in the residential programs. You will be working within an interdisciplinary team, providing treatment; collaborating on care plans with other team members and sharing expertise to optimize the care for clients and families.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Comprehensive physical, emotional and developmental assessments
  • Medication management including practices accomplished through medical directives
  • Individual, family and group counseling as appropriate
  • Engage in cognitive behavioural and other therapies as required and within scope
  • Provide liaison and consultation within the program team and with outside physicians, laboratories and pharmacies
  • Other responsibilities include (but not limited to):
    • Overseeing the systematic collection of laboratory, physical and developmental checks
    • Organizing and participating in psychiatry consultations; including follow-up and management of psychiatric plan of care
    • Support youth within residential care to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including coping with possible medication side effects (e.g.: undesired weight gain)
    • Provide education and guidance to children, youth and families around health and wellness concerns; normal growth and development issues and mental health presentation
    • Provide education and support to child youth workers and staff as needed

Qualification and Skills

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing or equivalent
  • Member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Proof of Personal Professional Liability Insurance
  • Recent experience and expertise in mental health/psychiatry
  • Knowledge of normal child/youth growth and development
  • Excellent nursing clinical assessment and intervention skills
  • Experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Proven facilitation, communication and counselling skills
  • Excellent and proven goal-directed, solution-focused interpersonal skills
  • The successful candidate will require a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Fluency in French language (written and oral) an asset.