Specialized Mental Health Inpatient Combined (Freeport Campus)
Permanent Full Time Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
HOURS OF WORK:
Monday to Friday, Days
The Nurse Practitioner is an integral member of the SPMH care team in the provision of comprehensive health care services. The Primary care nurse practitioner demonstrates autonomy by assuming and having sole accountability and the authority to independently communicate a diagnosis, prescribe drugs and a range of diagnostic tests within the scope of practice. The key responsibilities to achieving the NP purpose include: utilizing and demonstrating advanced clinical knowledge, critical thinking and decision making skills to assess, diagnose, plan and effectively manage the patient. The focus of the NP is to implement strategies that promote health and prevent illness, lead, develop and implement professional development activities / programs that support quality of work life and patient outcomes.
Current RN (EC) registration with College of Nurses of Ontario; and/or eligible to write Extended Class exam
Experience in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Strong knowledge of, and support for, recovery principle
Knowledge of local community resources (across the WWLHIN)•
Certification (CNA), Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing preferred, or willingness to obtain certification. Post diploma preparation, relevant to Psychiatric and Mental Health nursing preferred.
Advanced de-escalation, Code White training preferred (training will be provided)
Working knowledge of psychiatric and mental health disorders and related psychiatric/ psychosocial interventions and treatment models
Comprehensive knowledge and experience in administration and/or monitoring of psychotropic medications
Excellent interviewing skills (individual/group)
Strong skills in biopsychosocial assessments, care planning, crisis plans, psychiatric nursing interventions and complete outcome evaluation for individual care.
Knowledge of Community Resources preferred
Ability to work independently on cases with consultation from multidisciplinary team members
Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to engage in conflict resolution
Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
Ability to conduct risk assessments, risk management and debriefing
Contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors
Effective communication and leadership capabilities;
Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a interdisciplinary team;
Superior presentation and consultative skills;
Demonstrated teaching and mentoring skills;
Good attendance record.