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Job Posting Number:
Job Title:
Registered Nurse First Episode Psychosis
Job Category:
First Episode
Job Type:
Temporary Part Time
Open Positions:
City, Province, Country:
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted:
January 8, 2021
Available Shifts:
Day Shift Monday through Friday
Closing Date:
January 22, 2021
$33.56 - $48.05/Hour

As part of the Cornwall Community Hospital you uphold the mission, vision and ICARE values in order to create a safe environment for patients/clients, families, staff, physicians and volunteers, recognizing 'Patient Safety' and our hospital's 'Senior Friendly Strategies' as a top priority in creating a culture of safety and 'The Workplace of Choice'. Cornwall Hospital is committed to providing an accessible work environment. Accommodation are available upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment/selection process.

Summary of responsibilities

Under to the Supervisor, Assertive Community Treatment Team, the Registered Nurse works to provide psychiatric treatment services and transition support to individuals and families using a care model which emphasizes a holistic approach of health promotion and client education, and encourages clients to take responsibility for their own health as well as embody a culture of caregiver inclusion in the patient’s plan of care.

Requirements of the job

• Holds current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario
• In-depth knowledge of serious mental illness with a demonstrated experience in an addiction and mental health environment.
• Demonstrated skill and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with a serious mental illness with respect for clients' rights and preferences.
• Minimum of two –year’s experience providing psychiatric treatment services to adults with a serious mental illness.
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to work flexible hours and evenings.
• Knowledge of Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation
• Highly effective oral communication and interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively within the community and across the service system.
• Able to assist in the management of client medications; including documentation, preparation and administering of long acting injections as directed by a physician.
• Able to draw blood in order to monitor specialized medications such as clozaril and lithium.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and interdependently with other service providers.
• Administrative skills: Supervising students, completing reports and maintaining client records; working in a computerized (Microsoft Office) environment.
• Must have a valid Ontario driver's license with access to own vehicle, and acceptable driving record.
• Demonstrated regular, punctual attendance
• Demonstrated commitment to patient safety
• Functional level in both official languages (oral and written in English; oral in French – and testing completed)

• Training in Crisis Intervention, Suicide Prevention and CPR