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St. Joseph's Health Centre
Dec 13, 2019
Part time
Salary Range:$33.23-46.75 (25 Yr $47.57) 0.5 FTE Shift/ Hours Of Work:Days, Evenings , Nights; 12 & 8 hour shifts Since the inception of this unit in 2001, we have become one of the most reputable child and adolescent mental health inpatient units in the region. Over recent years, this unit has provided quality mental health care to children and adolescents presenting with a variety of mental health diagnoses, medical conditions and/or addiction issues. This unit uses a team approach to care planning and delivery of care. Working in collaboration with our Social Workers, Psychiatrists, and Child & Youth Workers, the Registered Nurse will conduct mental health assessments, therapeutic group programming, psycho-education, risk assessments, and stabilization of patients. The Registered Nurse will promote health and well-being, recognize patient dignity, and regard patients and their families as an essential partner in the delivery of healthcare. Affiliated with the University of Toronto and as part of our larger Mental Health and Addictions program, we provide trauma informed care and developmentally appropriate services while strengthening our community partnerships to promote recovery. St. Joseph’s is committed to professional development, research, innovation and student learning. As a member of our mental health team, you are highly-adaptable, highly-flexible and thrive in a structured environment. Your approach to care and teamwork is non-judgemental and inclusive with patients and staff. The Registered Nurse will be committed to continuous professional development of their nursing competencies. Successful candidates will be required to successfully complete their Canadian Nurses Certificate in Psychiatric Nursing within two years. Qualifications: Professional Registration Currently registered and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario.  Education/Training Canadian Nurses Association (C.N.A) Certificate in Psychiatric Nursing on hire or willingness to complete within 2 years of start date. Current BLS/CPR. Non-Violent Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training required within 3 months of start date.   Experience Two years of recent mental health and addictions nursing experience in an acute care setting required (recent within last 5 years), including one year minimum with child and adolescent patient populations. Candidates with a minimum of 6 months of experience may be considered at the Health Centre’s sole discretion.  Required Skills/Competencies Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to patient and family centred care. Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills Demonstrated passion for change and ongoing quality improvement in support of patient care  and safety. Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively within an interprofessional team environment. Experience in engaging in therapeutic approaches such as (but not limited to) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness. Experience in facilitating individual and family sessions and comfortable conducting these sessions independently. Demonstrated professionalism, accountability and positive attitude. Demonstrated ability to engage and educate patients and their families. Demonstrated ability to recognize the signs of a deteriorating patient and the symptoms of substance  withdrawal. Demonstrated ability to engage patients and their families in psycho-education and structured therapeutic group programming. Proficiency in the application of de-escalation and de-briefing skills. Demonstrated skills in bio-psychosocial assessment, mental status assessments, differential diagnosis, treatment and transitional care of mental health and addictions patients. Demonstrated knowledge and application of legislation which guides mental health nursing practice (example, Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, Child and Family Services Act). Demonstrated alignment with St. Joseph’s Health Centre Values. Ability to type notes and access/navigate hospital electronic systems for the provision of care to patients. Evidence of ongoing professional development and learning.
St. Joseph's Health Centre
Dec 13, 2019
Part time
Salary Range:$33.23-$46.75 (25 Yr $47.57) 0.6 FTE Shift/ Hours Of Work: All Shifts Be a Leader in Patient Care, Join our Interprofessional Resource Team! Are you a passionate healthcare professional who embraces working in a dynamic and innovative environment? St. Joe’s Interprofessional Resource Team offers the ideal opportunity to broaden your skills, gain experience in a wide variety of disciplines, and build meaningful relationships with patients, families, and the whole community.  Why work on a Resource Team at St. Joseph’s Health Centre? We are a dynamic downtown community teaching hospital, situated in the West End of Toronto in a picturesque location overlooking Lake Ontario and adjacent to High Park. Our catchment area serves a multi-faceted community that ranges widely in needs. The experience you will gain on this team will be unique simply because of our location and diverse patient population. At St. Joseph’s Health Centre, we are proud of our many accomplishments in delivering exceptional care and service to the patients and families in our community.  We have recently been accredited with Exemplary Standing – the highest level of recognition by Accreditation Canada. Position Profile: Our Interprofessional Resource Team (IRT) provides relief staffing to a wide spectrum of clinical areas including General Medicine (Cardiology, Nephrology, Oncology, Neurology, Respirology), Surgery (Thoracics, Orthopeadics), Mental Health, Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, and Paediatrics. IRT staff are provided with an individualized orientation program to ensure competency to practice in a variety of the above clinical areas. Working with the Patient Care Manager and Advanced Practice Clinical Educator, the IRT nurse will broaden their skills and knowledge and enrich their critical thinking and problem solving through exposure to a variety of work environments and patient populations.  Based on your previous experience and for each scheduled shift, you will be oriented to one or more of the above clinical areas based on area of need.  In order to branch into certain specialty clusters, the IRT nurse will be expected to participate in ongoing training and learning as well as take relevant courses as required. Qualifications include: Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario required. Current BCLS/CPR Certificate required Two years of current acute nursing experience required in one of the following areas: Medicine, Surgery, Mental Health, ICU, ED, Paediatrics (Candidates who do not have 2 years of current acute nursing experience may be considered if there are no internal or external qualified candidates). Completion of Coronary Care 1 (CC1) or equivalent within six months Completion of ACLS within six months for orientation to ED and ICU Excellent communication, interpersonal and computer skills Ability to work well independently and as a team Demonstrated ability to collaborate within an interprofessional team Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills Ability to be well organized and adaptable to changing work environments Strong patient teaching skills
St. Joseph's Health Centre
Dec 13, 2019
Temporary
Casual Salary Range:33.23-46.75 (25 Yr Rate 47.57) Shift/ Hours Of Work: All tours The Psychiatric Day Hospital is a three-week partial hospitalization program for patients of St. Joe’s who require mental health stabilization. Clients are followed by a psychiatrist and receive individual and group support from our interdisciplinary staff. The nurse on the team provides brief psychotherapies, psycho-educational group interventions and case management services. The nurse also provides crisis intervention with Day Hospital clients when required. The nurse will also be asked to assist with IM injections in our Injection Clinic when needed. Qualifications: Current registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Post-diploma Mental Health Nursing Certificate or the Canadian Nurses Association Certificate in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing required or willingness to complete within two years. Day Treatment/Day Hospital experience would be an asset. Minimum 3 - 5 years direct experience in acute hospital and/or outpatient mental health setting. Superior written and verbal communication skills Excellent health education knowledge and understanding of current nursing best practices in mental health. Demonstrated initiative, ability to set priorities, develop, implement and evaluate strategies and care plans. Experience in providing crisis intervention and brief psychotherapies for an acute mental health population. Experience in facilitating psycho-educational groups. Excellent knowledge of community resources Ability to facilitate appropriate transitions to external services in the context of a three week treatment window. Demonstrated ability to be a positive and productive member of an interdisciplinary team. Comfortable working with a broad range of client groups and their families/supports Second language is an asset. Intermediate computer skills including Excel, Word and email applications. Experience participating in Quality Improvement Initiatives or willingness to learn.
St. Joseph's Health Centre
Dec 13, 2019
Full time
Salary Range:$33.23-46.75 (25 Yr $47.57) Shift/ Hours Of Work:Days, Evenings ,Nights, Weekends, holidays, Statutory holidays Opened in 2014, the Mental Health Emergency Services Unit (MHESU) is a 12 bed, highly specialized unit dedicated to meeting the needs of patients who present in crisis with mental health and addictions issues. If you are passionate about mental health and addictions care and embrace working in a fast paced and innovative clinical environment where roles and responsibilities are continually evolving to better meet the needs of our patients, this opportunity is for you.  Working in collaboration with the Emergency Department, The  MHESU Registered Nurse  will conduct rapid mental health and risk assessment and stabilization of patients presenting in the Emergency Department with a view to recommending appropriate dispositions to the ER physician and/or psychiatrist. You will also be required to provide the full scope of nursing care to patients requiring extended assessment or transitional care and support as they await an inpatient bed in Adult Mental Health.    The ideal candidate will possess superior nursing and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated competence in the field of mental health and addictions. Working collaboratively alongside other health care professionals you will demonstrate the ability to incorporate current evidence and best practice into plans of care and in the provision of your professional nursing services. You will approach the planning, delivery of care to patients and families in a manner which promotes health and well-being, recognizes patient dignity and regards patients and their families as an essential partner in the delivery of healthcare. As a member of our mental health team, you are highly-adaptable, highly-flexible and thrive in a fast paced environment. You will also be responsible for patients requiring medical clearance and/or ongoing assessment and care. The Registered Nurse will be committed to continuous professional development of their nursing competencies. Successful candidates will be required to complete their Canadian Nurses Certificate in Psychiatric Nursing within two years. Qualifications:  Professional Registration Currently registered and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario.  Education/Training Canadian Nurses Association (C.N.A) Certificate in Psychiatric Nursing on hire or willingness to complete  within 2 years of start date. Current BLS/CPR. Non-Violent Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training required within 3 months of start date.   Experience Two years of recent mental health and addictions nursing experience in an acute care setting required  (recent within last 5 years). Candidates with a minimum of 6 months of experience may be considered at the  Health Centre’s sole discretion. Experience with medical nursing an asset. Experience with mental health emergency nursing strongly preferred.   Required Skills/Competencies Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to patient and family centred care. Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills Demonstrated passion for change and ongoing improvement in support of patient care   and safety. Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively within an interprofessional team environment. Demonstrated professionalism, accountability and positive attitude. Demonstrated ability to engage and educate patients and their families. Demonstrated knowledge, understanding and application of trauma informed approaches. Proficiency in the application of de-escalation and de-briefing skills. Demonstrated recovery-focused skills in bio-psychosocial assessment, mental status assessments, differential diagnosis, treatment and transitional care of mental health and addictions patients. Demonstrated knowledge and application of legislation which guides mental health nursing practice (example, Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, Child and Family Services Act). Demonstrated alignment with St. Joseph’s Health Centre Values. Ability to type notes and access/navigate hospital electronic systems for the provision of care to patients. Evidence of ongoing professional development and learning.
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