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Registered Nurse

Employer
Medavie Health Services
Location
Listowel, Ontario
Closing date
Sep 8, 2024

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Discipline
Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Other - Work Setting
Hours
Full-time, Part-time

MOBILE MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTIONS TEAM – SOUTHWEST ONTARIO 

Schedule: This is an 8-hour shift Monday-Friday.  Full time and casual positions are available.

The Ontario government is connecting people to timely and convenient mental health and addictions services in Huron, Perth, Bruce and Wellington counties by launching a new mobile mental health and addictions team in partnership with Medavie Health Services to deliver timely care in the community.


The mobile mental health and addiction team will supplement existing local services while creating a new pathway to care. As part of the Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Team, this position supports individuals post discharge from hospital, conduct mental health and risk assessments, and links individuals to care and supports in the community. You will work collaboratively with other interdisciplinary service providers such as, but not limited to, Community Mental Health, Primary Care, Psychiatry, Paramedic Services, justice, victims’ services, child and family services, and police services.


Several positions are available in the counties of Huron, Perth, Bruce and Wellington and surrounding communities for interested Registered Nurses.


Duties include but are not limited to:
•    conduct in-home client visits with Mobile Mental Health Team members;
•    provide client support through Tele-Support access line.
•    possesses in depth knowledge of suicidal and self-destructive behaviors as well as homicidal and aggressive behaviors;
•    accurately assesses client’s condition and presenting problem, and contributing factors, taking into consideration the environment, individual, family, and social context;
•    conducts mental health and risk assessments to facilitate client rapport; make referral recommendations; and provide mental health and addictions support incorporating client, family and other professionals’ information;
•    collaborates and shares information with law enforcement and/or Paramedic Services;
•    recommends and facilitates referrals to appropriate alternative resources as indicated, including appropriate location for service delivery;
•    employs a technical knowledge of psychotropic medication, including expected outcomes and the ability to identify a need for further evaluation or consultation with physician/psychiatry;
•    gathers information from interviews with the client as well as collateral information from family and other professionals involved (e.g., physicians, continuing care facilities, supported housing, community partners, caregivers, etc.) where appropriate;
•    uses substantive knowledge of numerous areas including but not limited to, mental illness, cognitive functioning, medical co-morbidity, and substance abuse to formulate clinical impressions and recommendations;
•    ensures that evidence-based practices are embedded into client care; and other duties as required; and
•    other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:
•    considerable clinical experience, preferably involving assessment of and exposure to acute as well as chronic and persistent mental illness; treatment and/or case management of clients with mental illness; work with clients of varied ages and levels of intellect; exposure to addictions related issues, and experience working in varied mental health settings as well as in the community;
•    must be registered and in good standing with the Ontario College of Nurses;
•    demonstrated ability to provide initial psychological interviews and assessments;
•    experience on interdisciplinary teams, in program development and case management;
•    requires independent critical thinking, clinical judgment and independent decision-making skills required to develop, implement and monitor care plans;
•    must have the ability to work effectively as a reliable member of a team; to work independently with minimal supervision; and to adapt to a changing, evolving environment;
•    must have a valid Driver’s license in good standing;
•    applicants must have a good previous work attendance record;
•    the successful applicant must provide a satisfactory criminal record and vulnerable sector check prior to beginning employment.

This competition will remain open until filled.

Working on the frontlines of health care, we know the toll that mental health and addictions issues can have on individuals, families and communities. Now, more than ever, we need to find ways to increase access to mental health and addictions supports.

Medavie Health Services is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005  and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Medavie Health Services will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Medavie Health Services Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.  All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

We would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest. Please note only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Medavie Health Services is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.

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