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Clinical Nurse Specialist, Regional Services

CB Canada
Guelph, Ontario
Closing date
Nov 1, 2023

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Clinical Nurse Specialist, Regional Services

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Perm F/T

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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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 Clinical Nurse Specialist, you will be an integral part of a collaborative, inter-disciplinary team focused on delivering seamless services and programs to our clients and patients. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to provide your clinical expertise, leadership, guidance, coaching, collaboration and support within your assigned unit. 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

• Assess abilities, patient care, priorities, risk, needs, behaviours and resources within the unit
• Plan patient care assignments, workloads, patient evaluations, communication, implementation of change, processes and new policies as well as orientation, coaching and learning opportunities
• Act as an expert nursing resource and liaison for the team and other staff in the provision of patient care
• Participate in patient care conferences, grand rounds, relevant committees, meetings and teams to improve patient care, provide learning opportunities and support risk management, infection control and quality improvement initiatives
• Collaborate with appropriate health care team members, clients, patients and families to create individualized care plans
• Communicate patient status concerns, unsafe practice, professional misconduct and unusual situations
• Identify and recommend actions that will improve functioning of the unit
• Coordinate the effective and efficient discharge and transfer of patients in collaboration with other members of the Health Care Team
• Foster a team approach to client care delivery and promote positive behaviour, relationships and working climate
• Review and follow-up with prescribed interventions i.e. diagnostic, consults, etc.
• Assist staff with daily evaluation of patient care goals and modification of interventions
• In keeping with College of Registered Nurses (CNO) standards, promote good interpersonal relationships by modeling professional behavior and practice
• Mentor nursing staff and provide constructive feedback to promote best practice
• Participate in relevant education programs, in-services and workshops to increase professional competency and meet personal needs and goals
• Collaborate with the Clinical Education Team in planning, delivering and reinforcing continuous learning, application of knowledge, critical thinking and application of research

What we're looking for

• Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is required; Master's degree in Nursing is preferred
• Currently registered and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• 20+ years' experience in acute psychiatric/inpatient unit; or a combination of 15+ years' experience in acute psychiatric/inpatient unit and 5+ years' experience in emergency mental health
• Advanced knowledge of, and expertise in, psychiatric and mental health nursing
• Knowledge of Ontario Mental Health Act, PHIPA and the provincial and regional initiatives to enhance patient safety and care as well as current clinical trends and best practices
• Education and experience with DBT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, crisis intervention and aggressive behaviour management
• Knowledgeable of and experience with incorporating trauma-informed philosophies into practice
• Demonstrated consistency with developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with a broad range of individuals and partner organizations
• Ability to work independently and also collaborate effectively as a member of multi-disciplinary team in an environment that supports quality improvement, client interaction and intervention, staff development and empowerment
• Knowledge of, and respect for, diversity including economic and social status, race, cultures, beliefs systems and sexuality
• Evidence of professional development in the areas of new and emerging issues, changing needs of the population, evolving impact of the determinants of health and emerging research
• Demonstrated ability to engage and collaborate with patients and families to achieve best possible outcomes
• Excellent organization, communication, leadership, teaching and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated success and a keen interest in leading, supervising, delegating, mentoring and teaching
• Understanding of change behaviour and developmental theories is an asset
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher and various databases

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.

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