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Registered Practical Nurse, Emergency Mental Health & Addiction Services / Trillium Acute Care

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Registered Practical Nurse, Emergency Mental Health & Addiction Services / Trillium Acute Care
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Perm P/T
Ville, province, pays :
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 with Emergency Mental Health & Addiction Service (EMHAS)/Trillium Acute Care, 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.

Line type: Hybrid

What you'll be doing

• Provide care based on a crisis model of care with a bio-psychosocial approach in a safe environment
• Manage crisis and emergency situations in an Emergency Department environment
• Provide care to patients admitted to Trillium in psychiatric crisis requiring short stay admission to in the Intensive Care Unit and the Assessment and Stabilization program
• Assume Charge Nurse responsibilities as assigned, and direct the work of others
• Contribute to fluctuating patient care needs according to CNO standards, RNAO Best Practice Guidelines, specific program philosophy and diversified patient populations within Trillium
• Work from nursing care plans established by the primary nurse for each patient within Trillium
• Administer psychiatric, and non-psychiatric medications and treatments
• Provide group facilitation
• Assess and prevent suicide and manage aggressive behaviour through non-violent crisis intervention techniques
• Engage with interdisciplinary teams and individual team members as appropriate
• Act as a preceptor, mentor, coach, or resource nurse as appropriate
• Maintain accurate and timely documentation and reports
• Participate in clinical discussions, team meetings, and patient/family conferences

What we're looking for

• Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and community health resources
• Current CPR/Basic rescuer certification
• Knowledge of CBT/DBT is an asset
• Experience with group facilitation is an asset
• Licensed as an RPN with the College of Nurses of Ontario, in good standing
• 2+ years of experience in Mental Health/Acute Assessment/Community Crisis care
• Sound clinical judgment based on current best practices, and patient centered care
• Applied understanding of Mental Status Exam, and Crisis management
• Knowledge of documentation standards (CNO), and privacy legislation (PHIPPA)
• 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 behaviour
• Previous training in boundaries, suicide awareness, and medication administration is an asset
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong inter-personal skills and respectful communication style with patients, families and staff
• Ability to work independently and with multi-disciplinary team
• Proficient computer skills, and experience 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.

L'opinion de notre équipe

Je travaille dans un milieu qui valorise le travail d'équipe. C'est cela qui me donne envie de revenir travailler chaque matin.

- Allison,Services de réintégration au travail

Je me sens bien appuyée et je sais que mon travail est apprécié à tous les niveaux de l'organisation.

- Tamaura,Centre de santé Homewood

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