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.
The Mental Health Crisis Nurse is responsible for providing comprehensive urgent/emergent mental health services to clients, including psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention and urgent follow-up, as well as consultation and education to other staff, professionals and community agencies. This is specialized mental health practice. Employees provide rapid, accurate and effective assessment, interventions, recommendations regarding disposition, referral to community resources, and supportive consultation to community agencies, police departments and families as well as embody a culture of caregiver inclusion in the patient’s plan of care. Work is performed with considerable independent judgement within approved policies and procedures.
• Holds current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario• Three years’ experience in a mental health setting • 2 years’ experience in a mobile crisis service • Current Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support• Current certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public and co-workers• Ability and knowledge on how to use Microsoft Windows, Word, CRMS, email and the internet• Ability as a competent practitioner in mental health crisis response• Excellent interpersonal/communication skills (oral and written) and organizational/teaching skills• Solid understanding of substance abuse• Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment• Motivated and able to practice independently• Demonstrated knowledge of best practices within the defined population• Experience in working in the community• Able to work in partnership with the police, crisis lines and community agencies and considerable knowledge of available government, community and private programs and resources• Valid driver's license• Demonstrated commitment to patient safety• Demonstrated regular, punctual attendance• Functional level in both official languages (oral and written in English; oral in French – and testing completed)
Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-866-996-0991 (16 years and up)