Registered Nurse, Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit

Are you passionate about exceptional care? Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) is seeking a dynamic and motivated Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit Registered Nurse to join our team. RVH is located in the city of Barrie in the heart of Ontario's cottage and ski country and is a 50-minute drive north of Toronto. The area offers numerous recreational activities, a relaxed lifestyle and a comparatively low cost of living. Every day, inspiring care is provided to patients across the Simcoe Muskoka region by a team of exceptional employees, physicians and volunteers who demonstrate Work Together, Respect All, Think Big, Own It, and Care. Being a member of the RVH team means you work side-by-side with people who are passionate and dedicated to delivering high quality patient-centred care... opportunities begin here!

RVH Adult Mental Health is a Schedule 1 Designated Psychiatric Facility.  The 36 bed Acute Care Adult Inpatient Unit has an emphasis on the Recovery Model, short term assessment, stabilization and treatment.  The unit includes a secure Extra Care Area with 5 beds for patients requiring close monitoring and support.  An additional 3 bed Emergency Mental Health Suite is available 24 hours a day with services that include risk assessment, crisis intervention, consultation and referrals for patients experiencing acute mental health crisis.

The Registered Nurse (RN) is a professional caregiver who is responsible and accountable for providing quality patient care within a delivery model in accordance with the philosophy, policies and standards of care of the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) and all relevant legislation. This position in Mental Health Inpatient requires experience with an emphasis on mental health care nursing.

As a qualified candidate you will have the following job requirements:

•A current Certificate of Competence issued by the College of Nurses of Ontario is required
•Certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing is an asset
•Non-violent Crisis Intervention is required
•Current CPR is required
•Suicide Risk Assessment
•Mental Status Assessment knowledge an asset
•Post diploma courses in Psychiatric/Mental Nursing an asset
•A minimum of three years' experience in an acute care inpatient mental health setting required
•Experience in acting in a preceptor role
•Knowledge with the Recovery Model of Care is an asset
•Knowledge of the pharmacology in the treatment of major psychiatric disorders
•Systems theory as it relates to family dynamics
•Working knowledge of diagnostic test and tools used in the Mental Health field i.e. therapeutic drug levels, Mental Status Exams, Beck Depression tests, etc.
•Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act and Substitute Decisions Act
•Knowledge of community resources

You will be a great fit for this position if you have:

•Exceptional written and verbal communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
•Knowledge of the major psychiatric disorders as identified in the DSM IV
•Sound assessment skills with regard to physical assessment, mental status assessment etc.
•Good problem solving skills and efficient time management skills
•Ability to make decisions regarding patient care both independently and as a part of the interprofessional team
•Sound documentation skills and awareness of legalities related to documentation
•Strong commitment to ongoing education and professional development