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Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
500 Church Street
Penetanguishene, Ontario (Canada)

Phone: 7055493181
Web: http://www.waypointcentre.ca/

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Registered Nurse (FT) - Geriatric Psychiatry

Job ID: 56069
Job Views: 1,817
Location: Penetanguishene, Ontario
Job Category: Nurse
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 01-02-2018

Job Description

Reporting to the Clinical Manager of the Horizon Program for Geriatric Psychiatry, the Registered Nurse will provide mental health nursing care, physical assessment and related care required to patients within a specialized inter-professional clinical program. Key Accountabilities: •Providing leadership in the provision of nursing services within the nursing and inter-professional teams especially in circumstances when the patient’s condition is more complex and the outcomes of patient care are unpredictable •Assessing patient condition and needs based on interviews, interaction and direct observation; developing and implementing therapeutic patient treatment/care/discharge plans •Developing therapeutic nurse-patient relationships utilizing nursing and other theoretical or practice frameworks i.e. psychosocial rehabilitation, counselling, health teaching, administering and monitoring medication, and teaching life skills in preparation for community reintegration •Observing, assessing, recording, and reporting patient condition; evaluating progress and modifying plans as appropriate; assessing patient risk to self and/or others; participating in quality improvement activities to facilitate changes in nursing practice and inter-professional care •Contributing to a safe, therapeutic environment through adherence to the College of Nurses of Ontario Standards, program/facility-wide policies and procedures, including mandatory training Requirements/Qualifications: •Current registration in good standing as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario, current CPR and First Aid, with a preference for CNA certification in psychiatric/mental health nursing •Preference for previous experience working with geriatric patient population and/or additional certifications/education in geriatrics •Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience with medical and mental health nursing theory and practice •Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience with medication practices, side effects, and current treatment modalities, knowledge of mental health medications an asset •Recent mental health nursing in a mental health facility or service is preferred, including familiarity with the recovery philosophy, and trauma informed care •Experience with patient safety including emergency patient care procedures •Results oriented work ethic to work independently and undertake tasks needed to accomplish work objectives and deliver quality, consistent and timely results •Demonstrated leadership, conflict resolution, interpersonal and organizational skills •Proven written and verbal communication skills •Proven ability to adapt readily to change •Models and promotes core ethical practice, Waypoint Values, and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude •Preference for proficiency in French/English language

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