Registered Practical Nurse, The Residence

Employer
Ravensview
Location
Guelph, Ontario
Posted
January 15, 2022
Closes
January 20, 2022
Ref
2814938117
Work Setting
Other - Work Setting
Area of Practice
General Nursing
Hours
Full-time
Make a difference in a growing, innovative mental health organization and centre of excellence in people-centered care. Work with supportive colleagues who are passionate about improving lives and champions for quality and continuous learning.

Position Summary

As a Registered Practical Nurse, you will be an integral part of a collaborative, inter-disciplinary team focused on delivering seamless services and programs to our clients and customers. If you are looking for a company that is constantly moving forward in pursuit of successful outcomes, get ready to love it here!

The Residence is a premier and highly specialized facility focused on delivering world-class, medically-based treatment for mental health, addiction and concurrent conditions in a private, highly personalized and luxurious residential setting. It is staffed by a dedicated team of nationally recognized medical and clinical experts including psychiatrists, physicians, and psychologists with access to national experts in various mental health and addiction specialties at the Homewood Health Centre. All activities are focused on helping clients build the skills they need to achieve and sustain recovery.

What you'll be doing

* Provide nursing care and contribute to fluctuating patient care needs according to CNO standards and RNAO Best Practice Guidelines
* Receive patient assignments and follow care plans accordingly
* Administer psychiatric and non-psychiatric medications and treatments
* Ensure necessary clinical assessments are initiated following admission and as needed, eg. Mental Status Exam and Columbia Suicide Scale
* Engage with interdisciplinary teams and individual team members as appropriate
* Act as a preceptor, mentor, coach, or resource nurse as appropriate
* Participate in clinical discussions, team meetings and patient/family conferences
* Accept changing work assignments as required

What we're looking for

* Current registration as an RPN with the College of Nurses of Ontario, in good standing
* 6 months of nursing practice and knowledge of the Mental Health Act (MHA) and community mental health resources
* CPR/Basic rescuer and venipuncture skills
* Knowledge of documentation standards (CNO) and privacy legislation (PHIPPA)
* Knowledge of CBT and DBT
* Experience with group facilitation
* Ability to effectively manage crisis situations and deal with acutely ill patients
* Current knowledge and experience of assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders, including suicide prevention and management of personality disorders
* Previous training in boundaries, suicide awareness and medication administration
* Experience assisting with program development is an asset
* Ability to work effectively independently and within a multi-disciplinary team
* Proficient computer skills and experience working with a number of systems and software applications, eg. BDM and Caseworks
* Exceptional customer service

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community from COVID-19, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, Homewood Health Centre requires that all staff have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.

Why work with us

Homewood Health is Canada's largest and leading service provider for medically focused, evidence-based treatment of mental health and addiction disorders. Our organizational culture values service excellence, integrity, collaboration and innovation. Our people make a difference!

Homewood Health Inc. is committed to ensuring that its teams reflect the diversity of our community and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. In accordance with the various provincial legislations that we operate under, Homewood Health is committed to working in collaboration with any team member who may require workplace accommodation in order to successfully perform any or all aspects of their role.

Join us at Homewood Healthâ„¢ and be part of a diverse team helping Canadians live healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives.