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Registered Practical Nurse, Addiction Medicine Program

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Registered Practical Nurse, Addiction Medicine Program
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Perm P/T
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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Make a difference in a growing, innovative mental health organization and centre of excellence in people-centered care. Work with supportive colleagues who are passionate about improving lives and champions for quality and continuous learning.

Position Summary

As a Registered Practical Nurse, you will be an integral part of a collaborative, inter-disciplinary team focused on delivering seamless services and programs to our clients and customers. If you are looking for a company that is constantly moving forward in pursuit of successful outcomes, get ready to love it here!

Internal applications for positions within a bargaining unit must be received within 7 days of this position being posted to have seniority considered.

What you'll be doing

• Provide care to stable patients recovering from a variety of addictions within a therapeutic milieu environment
• Support the principles of the addiction program delivered primarily through a group model
• Contribute to stable patient care needs according to CNO standards, RPNAO Best Practice Guidelines, specific program philosophy and diversified patient populations
• Prioritize and function effectively in a large, demanding environment under the supervision of the Charge Nurse
• Provide nursing care on units and accept changing work assignments across the Addiction Medicine Program as required
• Ensure necessary clinical assessments are initiated following admission and at various other times
• Administer psychiatric and non-psychiatric medications and treatments
• Engage with interdisciplinary teams and individual team members as appropriate
• Facilitate group sessions and participate in clinical discussions, team meetings, and patient/family conferences
• Assess for potential risks, and assist in extreme, or life-threatening emergencies

What we're looking for

• Licensed as a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) with the College of Nurses of Ontario, in good standing
• 2+ years of experience working with patients who have a broad range of addiction, and psychiatric diagnoses preferred
• BCLS for Healthcare Providers
• Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, and community mental health resources
• Knowledge of CBT/DBT and/or group facilitation will be an asset
• Ability to effectively manage crisis situations and deal with acutely ill patients
• Current knowledge and experience of assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders, including prevention of suicide and management of aggressive behavior
• Understanding of the addicted patient population, treatment methodologies, and medications
• Ability to work independently and with a team
• Proficient computer skills and experience with working with a number of systems and software applications

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community from COVID-19, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, Homewood Health Centre requires that all staff have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.

Why work with us

Homewood Health is Canada’s largest and leading service provider for medically focused, evidence-based treatment of mental health and addiction disorders. Our organizational culture values service excellence, integrity, collaboration and innovation. Our people make a difference!As an equal opportunity employer, Homewood Health is committed to employment accessibility, diversity, equity and inclusion. For this reason, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking groups including women, racialized and indigenous communities, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

Join us at Homewood Health™ and be part of a diverse team helping Canadians live healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives.

What Our Team Has To Say

I work in a team-oriented atmosphere. Its the type of environment that makes you enjoy coming to work every day.

- Allison,Return to Work Services

Every day I feel well supported and I know that my work is appreciated at every level of the organization.

- Tamaura,Homewood Health Centre

Its gratifying to know that the services we provide through this vital work truly make a difference.

- Gabor,Stay at Work Services