Registered Nurse, The Residence

Employer
Homewood Health
Location
Guelph, Ontario
Closing date
May 20, 2022

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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 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.

Internal applications for positions within a bargaining unit must be received within 7 days of this position being posted to have seniority considered.

What you'll be doing

• Provide nursing care as required
• Contribute to fluctuating patient care needs according to CNO standards, RNAO Best Practice Guidelines, specific program philosophy and diversified patient populations
• Assume Charge Nurse responsibilities as assigned, and direct the work of others
• 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 at various other times, 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
• Facilitate groups, eg. DBT Skills
• Accept changing work assignments as required and directed by supervisor and/or delegate

What we're looking for

• Licensed as an RN with the College of Nurses of Ontario, in good standing
• BScN and CPMHN(C) preferred
• 2 + years recent experience preferred
• Mental Health Nursing certificate preferred
• 1 year in Charge Nurse role preferred
• CPR/Basic rescuer
• Venipuncture skills required
• Knowledge of the Mental Health Act (MHA), and community mental health resources is required
• Knowledge of documentation standards (CNO), and privacy legislation (PHIPPA)
• Knowledge of CBT/DBT and CPT is required
• Experience assisting in program development is an asset
• Experience with group facilitation is required
• Skilled in the treatment of psychiatric disorders, including PTSD, OCD, suicide prevention, and the management of personality disorders
• Current knowledge and experience specific to emergency mental health and crisis intervention
• Proven excellence in communication, problem solving, conflict resolution and organizational skills
• Proven ability and skill in working independently and as a part of an innovative interdisciplinary team
• Ability to prioritize and function effectively in a demanding and challenging environment
• Proven ability to assume leadership
• 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!

As an equal opportunity employer, Homewood Health is committed to employment accessibility, diversity, equity and inclusion. For this reason, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking groups including women, racialized and indigenous communities, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

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 Health™ and be part of a diverse team helping Canadians live healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives.

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