Registered Practical Nurse (RPN), Children & Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Services

Grand River Hospital
Kitchener, Ontario
Closing date
Mar 24, 2023
Location: Kitchener

Union: Unifor

Work Type: Full time, part time, temporary positions

Shift: Variety of shifts available

At Grand River Hospital we are building a world class health care system supporting healthier lives for the communities we serve. We value people above all else and the experiences of our patients and their families, our team members, and our partners are at the very top of our agenda.

Through our values of:
  • CARE

we leverage the collective talents and strengths of our GRH team, our community, and our partners to innovate and accelerate the transformation of health care delivery.

We currently have a number of opportunities for Registered Practical Nurses (RPN) to join our Child & Adolescent Inpatient (CAIP) Mental Health teams.

How Registered Nurses (RPN) support our CAIP teams at Grand River Hospital:

Our Mental Health & Addictions Program strives to deliver exceptional patient experience, excellent patient access, and engaged staff. We are seeking a mental health nurse who is passionate about mental health care and who embraces working in a growing and changing clinical environment where roles and responsibilities are evolving to better meet the needs of our patients in a new model of care.

At Grand River Hospital, our Registered Practical Nurses (RPN) are key members of our interdisciplinary teams. Delivering exceptional care to our patients and ensuring a safe, supportive and welcoming environment, our RPNs also:
  • Provide skill building and de-escalation interventions
  • Conduct mental health and risk assessments, as well as safety planning and support to patients and families
  • Offer person-centred care, guided by recovery principles
  • Promote healing and instills hope while demonstrating the values of the Mental Health and Addictions Program
  • Work as part of a team to provide psychiatric and mental health nursing care to individuals experiencing psychiatric and mental health problems
  • The patient population includes the moderate to severely mentally ill and/or those who are experiencing a psychosocial crisis Nursing care is provided in accordance with the Canadian Standards of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (CNA)
  • Support and promote collaborative team practices
  • Utilize evidence-based practices and analysis of outcomes to identify opportunities for improvement and promote professional accountability
  • Act as role models to our nursing and support team members
  • Effectively manage unit resources
  • Consult with our multidiscipline teams to ensure our patients receive the highest level of care and support

At Grand River Hospital, our Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) Supporting our CAIP Team:
  • Hold registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), or have demonstrated eligibility to become registered
  • Practices in accordance with Canadian Standards of Mental Health Nursing and has a working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Privacy Acts, Health Care Consent Act, and other relevant legislation
  • Have experience caring for and supporting children and adolescents
  • Have an-depth knowledge of psychotropic medication
  • Have successfully completed Basic cardiopulmonary life support (BCLS) training
  • Experience in responding to emergency situations; rapidly identifying priorities and complex patient care needs
  • Demonstrate exceptional assessment skills and the ability to function independently
  • Teach, support and coach our care team members to promote continuous improvement and learning
  • Develop, create and utilize research based teaching and resource material

At Grand River Hospital we support our Registered Practical Nurses with:
  • A thorough onboarding and orientation program
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Access to our Ongoing Education Fund
  • Career mentorship
  • Wellness programs

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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