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RPN, Inpatient Psychiatry

Grand River Hospital
Kitchener, Ontario
Closing date
May 27, 2023

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Union: UNIFOR Service

Location: KW Campus

Work Type: Temporary Full Time

Shift: 2D 2N, morning, evening, weekends


Grand River Hospital offers exciting opportunities to Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) interested in starting or developing a career in Mental Health. Full paid orientation is provided & educational support is available. The Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) assists in the co-ordination of total nursing care for an assigned group of patients. The RPN works closely with other nursing staff and patient team personnel, in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice within the clinical setting. Contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.

  • Recognized health discipline - RPN with certificate of competence with College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Post diploma in Psychiatric Nursing preferred
  • Minimum of 3 year experience in mental health nursing preferred
  • Experience in working collaboratively in multidisciplinary setting
  • Code white and de-escalation training
  • Knowledge of mental illness, suicidal behaviours and current mental health practices and treatment modalities
  • Demonstrates knowledge of recovery principles into practice with patients and their families
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Using preset standards and protocols and within their RPN scope of practice, provides assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of individuals with psychiatric/mental health disorders
  • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act and Substitute Decisions Act
  • Excellent patient teaching skills
  • Good attendance record
  • Basic Rescuer CPR

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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