RPN, Withdrawal Management

Grand River Hospital
Kitchener, Ontario
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023

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Union: UNIFOR Service

Location: Withdrawal Mgmt

Work Type: Part Time

Shift: UNIFOR 2D 2N


At Grand River Hospital, we work with the communities we serve towards life-long health and well-being for all. We exist to provide exceptional care through inspired people, one patient at a time. Our Mental Health & Addictions Program strives to deliver exceptional patient experience, excellent patient access, and engaged staff.


Reporting to the Clinical Manager, Withdrawal Management Centre, your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Offer person-centred care, guided by recovery principles, the RPN promotes healing and recovery, while instilling hope through demonstrating the values of the Mental Health and Addictions Program.

The RPN will provide clinical assessment of patients and recommend appropriate dispositions for a patient population that includes individuals with complex chronic addictions as well as those individuals with severe mental illness and medical complications.

Participates in service committees and quality improvement initiatives as required

Engages in professional development and continuing education

Assists with program development and evaluation as required

Participates in team building, service development and improvement activities striving to contribute to a healthy workplace environment

Other information:
  • Current registration in good standing with College of Nurses of Ontario mandatory
  • Practices in accordance with practice standards of the College of Nurses of Ontario, Canadian Standards of Mental Health Nursing, and Withdrawal Management Standards of Ontario.
  • Minimum 3-5 years nursing experience required.
  • 3 years' experience in mental health and addictions required and addictions/concurrent disorder counselling is preferred.
  • Addictions specific training preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of psychotropic medication and related side effects required
  • Demonstrated understanding of addictions, concurrent disorders and Recovery models required
  • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Privacy Act, Health Care Consent Act, and other relevant legislation required
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and resolve issues with minimum supervision
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Grand River Hospital Mental
  • Health & Addiction Program comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff, patient and environmental safety
  • Demonstrated skills in crisis assessment, intervention, de-escalation and motivational interviewing required
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team and community service providers required
  • Demonstrated ability to provide in depth mental health/addictions assessments, risk assessments, mental status examinations, and development of crisis, and discharge plans required
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, prioritization and problem-solving abilities
  • Proven to have strong interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word with strong keyboarding skills
  • Current CPR certification required
  • Good attendance record

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, Grand River Hospital requires that all staff have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.


Please include a resume with your application in order to ensure that your qualifications are appropriately considered in the hiring process.

Grand River Hospital is committed to fair and equitable employment and in our recruitment and selection practices. We strongly believe in inclusion and diversity within our organization, and welcome all applicants including, but not limited to: racialized communities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, Indigenous people, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Hospital community. We are committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace for all employees, free from violence and harassment. Grand River Hospital is a proud member of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI).

Upon individual request, the hospital will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources in advance for assistance.

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