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.
As a Registered Practical Nurse on our Nursing Resource Team, 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!
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 to patients with addictions and/or a variety of mental health diagnoses
* Contribute to fluctuating patient care needs according to CNO standards, RNAO Best Practice Guidelines, specific program philosophy and diversified patient populations
* 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
* 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 across Elective Psychiatry Services as required and directed by supervisor and/or delegate
What we're looking for
* Current registration as an RPN with the College of Nurses of Ontario, in good standing
* Up to 6 months of experience in general nursing practice preferred
* Current CPR certification
* Knowledge of the Mental Health Act (MHA), documentation standards (CNO), and privacy legislation (PHIPPA)
* Ability to effectively manage crisis situations and deal with acutely ill patients
* Strong interpersonal skills and respectful communication style with patients, families and staff
* Previous training in mental health nursing, boundaries, suicide awareness, and medication administration is an asset
* Ability to work independently and within a multi-disciplinary team
* Proficient computer skills and comfortable learning new systems
* Flexibility with respect to work schedule
* Knowledge of CBT/DBT and experience with group facilitation is an asset
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 Health™ and be part of a diverse team helping Canadians live healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives.