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Bargaining Unit:
Competition #:
Job Type:
Regular Part Time
Mental Health In-Patients
Hours of Work:
Date Posted:
July 19, 2022
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Length of Position:
Closing Date:
August 19, 2022

Bluewater Health, with locations in Sarnia and Petrolia, cares for the residents of Sarnia-Lambton. With close to 2,500 staff, Professional Staff and volunteers, Bluewater Health provides an array of specialized acute, complex continuing care, allied health and ambulatory care services. State-of-the-art facilities, which opened in 2010, contribute to Bluewater Health’s Mission: We create exemplary healthcare experiences with patients and families every time. For more information about Bluewater Health, visit or follow us on Facebook and YouTube.

The successful applicant will work in compliance with all relevant and applicable legislation and Hospital Policies and Procedures, will practice the Bluewater Health Standards of Performance Excellence and will fulfill their role within the Attendance Support Program parameters. The successful applicant will also possess effective communication and interpersonal skills, will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and will have strong attention to detail and accuracy.

Each member of Bluewater Health is called to embrace patient and family-centred care in its fullest form. This includes using techniques and strategies to communicate “I care and I respect you,” providing information in a way patients and families can understand, listening to patients and families to learn what an exemplary healthcare experience means to them, and seeking their perspective throughout their stay and during improvement initiatives.

Nursing is a self-regulated profession governed through the College. A nurse is responsible for practicing in accordance with the standards of the profession, and for keeping current and competent throughout his/her nursing career (College of Nurses of Ontario, 2009).


• Current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario required
• Current Basic Cardiac Life Support required
• Current NVCPI (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention) required
• BScN preferred
• Post Graduate education in Psychiatric Nursing preferred
• Current Certification in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing preferred

Skill, Ability and Experience:

• Ability to apply critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution and prioritization skills to nursing duties required
• Basic proficiency in the use of computers required
• Knowledge of the Mental Health Act required
• Possess strong knowledge of Nursing Process as related to varying Psychiatric conditions from acutely to chronically ill adult, children, adolescent and Psychogeriatric patients required
• Ability to work effectively with staff of community agencies required
• Ability to demonstrate effective role modeling and communications skills used to assist patients in identifying problems and modifying behaviours required
• Demonstrates ability to access and refer clients to appropriate service (ie.: PACT, CMHA, Sarnia Lambton Centre for Children and Youth, CAS, Sarnia Police, Family Counseling Centre) required
• Two (2) years’ recent experience in In-Patient Psychiatric nursing preferred
• Knowledge of Resident assessment Instrument-Mental Health preferred
• Highly developed crisis assessment and intervention skills preferred
• Experience with electronic nursing documentation preferred

Principal Duties:

• Provides appropriate nursing care and teaching to Mental Health patients
• Participates in unit/department and Hospital Quality Improvement initiatives
• Completes continuing education requirements as necessary
• Acts as a coach, mentor, resource and positive role model for new staff and students
• Other related duties as assigned

Selection will be made on the basis of skill, ability, experience and qualifications as per Article 10.07 of the ONA Collective Agreement

Bluewater Health is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. If you require any accommodations to fully and fairly participate in the application, interview or selection processes, please contact the Human Resources Department at (519) 464-4400 extension 8391 or and we will endeavor to provide a suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account your accessibility needs.

We thank you in advance for your interest in Bluewater Health, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with Bluewater Health policy, offers of employment to prospective employees are conditional upon the successful completion and disclosure of a Police Records/Vulnerable Sector Check.