POSITION:Casual Registered Nurse
HOURS OF WORK:7.5 Hour Shifts; Days and some evenings
This is an Intensive Support Coordination Nursing Position with responsibilities for an extensive clinical case load, group facilitation and administering medications. The program works out of 850 King St, Kitchener. This position provides psychiatric treatment and support, based on psychosocial rehabilitation and Recovery principles, to individuals with a severe and persistent mental illness and functions as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Primary responsibilities include: Advanced client focused case work including individualized assessment and service coordination, community treatment order service planning., development of recovery and discharge plans, direct clinical treatment and support, administering oral and injectable medication as prescribed by the team psychiatrist, assessing and monitoring patients’ responsiveness to medication and providing education and support to patients regarding self-care and medication compliance, coordinating patient care with community services and general practitioners, and facilitating groups. Treatment will be required to be delivered in the community where patients reside so personal transportation and comfort with working with people in their home environment. Contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.
• Current registration with College of Nurses of Ontario• Baccalaureate preparation preferred • Practices in accordance with Canadian Standards of Mental Health Nursing• Preferred Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Certification • 3 years nursing experience working in a mental health setting• In-depth knowledge of the oral and injectable psychotropic medication and related side effects • Experience administering psychotropic medication• Demonstrated group facilitation skills• Demonstrated ability to critically appraise current mental health literature• Demonstrated ability to work independently and resolve issues with minimum supervision• Working knowledge of current best practices related to treatment of people with a severe and persistent mental illness.• Demonstrated understanding of psycho-social rehabilitation • Functional working knowledge of Recovery Principles and Recovery Planning • Demonstrated skills in crisis assessment, intervention, and de-escalation• Proven ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team and community service providers• Demonstrated ability to provide in depth mental health assessments, risk assessments, mental status examinations, and development of crisis, and discharge plans• Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Community Treatment Order Legislation, Privacy Act, Health Care Consent Act, and other relevant legislation.• Excellent critical thinking skills• Excellent interviewing, verbal and written communication skills• Demonstrated time management and organizational skills• Current Ontario Driver’s License and own transportation• A second language of any kind would be an asset • Good attendance record