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Registered Practical Nurse (RPN), Mental Health

Grand River Hospital
Kitchener, Ontario
Closing date
Apr 5, 2024
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; TRUST AND BE TRUSTWORTHY; COURAGE TO START, HEART TO FINISH and WELCOME ONE TO WELCOME ALL 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 Mental Health teams.

How Mental Health, Registered Practical Nurses (RPN) support our teams at Grand River Hospital

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:
  • Support and promote collaborative team practices
  • Utilize evidence-based practices and analysis of outcomes to identify opportunities for improvement and promote professional accountability
  • Consult with our multidiscipline teams to ensure our patients receive the highest level of care and support

At Grand River Hospital, our Mental Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs):
  • Current Registration with the 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 behaviors 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

Please note that additional qualifications and experience may be required for specific units and specialties. During your application process, our Specialized Nursing (RN) Recruiter will discuss your areas of interest and your current qualifications, as well as how Grand River Hospital can support you to reach your nursing career goals.

At Grand River Hospital we support our team members with:
  • A thorough onboarding and orientation program
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Access to our Ongoing Education Fund
  • Career mentorship
  • Wellness Programs
  • Employee Referral Program

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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