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Mental Health and Addictions Nurse

Home and Community Care Support Services
Red Lake, Ontario
Closing date
Apr 17, 2024

Are you an experienced registered nurse seeking a rewarding career that cares for others, in a professional practice that cares for you? You're looking in the right place.

Whether you work in our office, in the community, or a health care facility - you will play a lead role in providing connected, accessible, patient-centred care - and be supported by our collaborative team that includes over 8,000 regulated health care and other professionals.

As a valued team member, your mission will be to help our patients be healthier at home, while you benefit from our supports for professional growth, personal wellness and work-life balance.

What will you do?

Reporting to the Home and Community Care Manager, the Mental Health and Addictions Nurse will be working with district school boards to advise educators, develop individual care plans in collaboration with other professionals and assist boards in developing strategies to address mental health and addiction needs. Responsibilities for this position will also include:
  • Assisting school boards in recognizing and responding to student mental health and addiction issues
  • Providing services and support to students with mild to complex mental health and substance abuse issues
  • Developing plans for clients with mental health and addiction needs including the transition of students back to school from hospitalization
  • Medication management and providing support or intervention for issues such as self-harm or treatment refusal

What must you have?
  • Membership, in good standing, with College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience as a Registered Nurse.
  • Working knowledge of community resources and roles of health care professionals
  • Knowledge of the health care delivery system and community resources
  • Knowledge of the mental health and addictions and service system for children and youth.
  • Advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, assessment, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Effective time management, prioritization and organizational skills, with the ability to work independently and co-operatively in a busy multidisciplinary environment
  • Established ability to accurately complete required documentation, reports and forms
  • A valid driver's licence and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Proficiency in a Windows environmentWe have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. As a condition of employment, all employees are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination status prior to start date.

What would give you the edge?
  • 2-3 years of relevant experience in providing direct clinical mental health and/or addictions services for children and youth
  • Effective interpersonal and communications skills and able to adapt communication style to suit different audiences of all ages and backgrounds
  • Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification in an area of specialty
  • Ability to speak French or another second language

What do we offer?

We know wellness is supported with work-life balance. In an inclusive culture committed to support your passion for continuous learning, growth and innovation, we offer: ​
  • Attractive comprehensive compensation packages and benefits
  • Valuable development opportunities​
  • Membership in a world class defined benefit pension plan​

Who are we?

We are Home and Community Care Support Services, ready to serve every person in Ontario. We partner with patients and caregivers, primary care providers, hospitals, long-term care and retirement homes, service providers and Ontario Health Teams, to deliver responsive, accessible, integrated, patient-centred care.

Why join us?

If you're interested in driving excellence in care and service delivery, and seeking an unparalleled opportunity to lead and learn, partner and connect, care and be cared for, this is your home.

Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and Anti-Racism Commitment

Home and Community Care Support Services is committed to a culture of equity, inclusion, diversity and anti-racism. We are committed to attracting, engaging and developing a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.

This opportunity is eligible for Community Commitment Program for Nurses (CCPN) funding.

To be eligible for the CCPN, a nurse must:
  • Not have been employed as a nurse in Ontario in the six months prior to being hired;
  • Hold a Certificate of Registration in good standing from the College of Nurses of Ontario;
  • Begin employment no later than March 31, 2024;
  • Commit to two-years of employment at a full-time work schedule offered by the employer; and
  • Not simultaneously receive funds from the Ministry of Health for the Tuition Support Program for Nurses.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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