Registered Nurse (RN) - Full/Part Time Opportunities - Schizophrenia

St. Joseph Healthcare
Hamilton, Ontario
Closing date
Feb 24, 2024

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Other - Work Setting
Area of Practice
General Nursing
Your Mission...

As a Registered Nurse (RN) with the Schizophrenia & Community Integration Service inpatient units, you are a regulated health care professional who adheres to and models the Standards and Guidelines of the College of Nurses of Ontario, alongside the Joseph's Hamilton Healthcare (SJHH) mission, vision and values which is to make a difference in the lives of those we care for, our organization, and the future of our community through achievement of excellence in nursing, and commitment to a culture of nursing innovation, empowerment, leadership and accountability.

As an RN, you provide patient/client-centred and evidence informed care to promote health and assess the need for the provision of care and the treatment of health conditions by supportive, preventative, therapeutic, palliative and rehabilitation means in order to attain or maintain optimal patient/client function. You collaborate with the inter-professional team and assumes a leadership role in the delivering a full range of care and treatment to patient/clients including those with complex needs, high acuity and less predictable outcomes.

What We are Looking For...
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario required.
  • CNA certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (CPMHN(c)) preferred
  • Knowledge and expertise in the application of the principles of Psychosocial Rehabilitation is required. PSR Level 1 is an asset
  • Current CPR certification is required
  • CPI - Crisis Prevention Training (or successful completion as part of clinical orientation) is required.
  • Minimum of one year of recent mental health nursing experience with demonstrated knowledge, skill and ability in the care of patients with serious mental illness preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the application of the Mental Health Act, Consent and Capacity, and other legislation relevant to the practice of psychiatric/mental health nursing is required
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, professional standards and guidelines, SJHH corporate and departmental Policies and Procedures, including successful completion of WHMIS training
  • Knowledge of documentation standards, privacy legislation, and health record management processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the assessment and management of co-morbid medical disorders (ie. diabetes, metabolic monitoring, etc.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Mental Status Examinations (MSE)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of individual counseling and group skills (ie. DBT, MI, IPT, CBT, Behavioral Activation)
  • Knowledge of risk assessment and management, including knowledge of trauma informed care and alternatives to seclusion and restraint, and associated risks
  • Knowledge and practice of safe and secure environment for clients/families/teams by listening, discussing, exploring, clarifying and acting on their concerns, needs and priorities
  • Proficient computer skills including successful completion of Resident Assessment Instrument - Mental Health (RAI-MH) training upon hire
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill related to crisis intervention and conflict resolution
  • Demonstrated leadership, superior problem solving, critical thinking skills and strong team building skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and de-escalation skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of psychopharmacology, including current psychotropic medications and side effects
  • Good attendance and work record are essential

What Will Grab Our Attention...
  • Have a demonstrated interest in ongoing education, an orientation to continuous learning, and continuous quality improvement in healthcare practices
  • Are organized and flexible to adapt to rapidly changing environments
  • Thrive as a valued team player and contributor
  • Are professional and courteous
  • You communicate effectively with patients, their families, and all members of the health care team
  • Are available to work all shifts to support the unit - these roles work days, nights, weekends and holidays

Please Note...

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

St. Joe's fosters an environment where we celebrate diversity, where teams reflect the diversity of the community in which we serve, enhancing the connection to patients, clients, community, and each other.


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