Unity Health, St. Joseph's Health Centre

5 job(s) at Unity Health, St. Joseph's Health Centre

Unity Health, St. Joseph's Health Centre
Mar 11, 2020
Part time
Part Time $28.26-$30.67 per hour 8 hour and 12 hour shifts Are you looking to make a difference in people’s lives? St. Joseph’s Health Centre currently has an exciting opportunity to join our mental health team as a Registered Practical Nurse in our Adult Inpatient Mental Health Unit (7M). As an integral member of the interprofessional care team and working with a highly acute mental health and/or addictions patient population, the Registered Practical Nurse will be responsible for the provision of high quality, patient and family centered nursing care, within a trauma informed framework in an acute care setting. In this position, you will be instrumental in helping people learn to manage their illnesses and support their recovery journey while growing your career in a professionally rewarding, fun, challenging and fulfilling environment. As part of our larger Mental Health and Addictions program, our 35 bed inpatient unit, including a psychiatric intensive care unit, provides services to adults 19 years and older and is focused on delivering holistic and accessible mental health services to patients and their families. Affiliated with the University of Toronto, we strive to provide cutting-edge trauma informed care and services while developing innovative community partnerships that strengthen lives. We are committed to professional development, research, innovation and student learning. 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.  The Registered Nurse will be committed to continuous professional development of their nursing competencies. Qualifications include: Education/Certifications Successful completion of a Practical Nursing Diploma Program. Candidates who are currently working as an RPN at the Health Centre with a medication administration certificate will be considered. Current BCLS certificate Professional Registration Currently registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Required Experience Recent clinical experience in acute mental health nursing required. Required Skills/Competencies Excellent interpersonal and English communication skills, both written and verbal. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in effective therapeutic communication techniques and interviewing skills Comprehensive knowledge base of major mental health disorders and current treatment modalities Evidence of understanding of current healthcare legislation as it pertains to mentally ill individuals Demonstrated ability to engage and educate patients and families. Demonstrated physical assessment skills, critical thinking skills and problem solving skills Demonstrated ability to organize patient care demands and to set priorities in a rapidly changing environment. Commitment to professional training and development. Demonstrated computer skills. Demonstrated understanding and commitment to patient and family centered care. Demonstrated critical thinking abilities. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within an interprofessional team, as well as independently. Ability to respond to code white situations
Unity Health, St. Joseph's Health Centre
Mar 11, 2020
Full time
Full Time and Part Time Opportunities Available $33.23-46.75 (25 Yr $47.57) 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
Unity Health, St. Joseph's Health Centre
Mar 11, 2020
Full time
Full Time and Part Time Opportunities Available $33.23-$46.75 (25 Yr $47.57) St. Joseph’s Health Centre currently has an exciting opportunity to join our critical care team as a  Registered Nurse  in our  Intensive Care Unit.  As an integral member of the interprofessional care team, our distinctive ICU offers first-rate care in an innovative environment supporting the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the community.   In this position, you will be instrumental in caring for critically ill patients and also being there for their families as they go through one of the most difficult journeys in their lives. Affiliated with the University of Toronto, we strive to provide cutting-edge care and services while developing innovative community partnerships that strengthen one’s quality of life. We are committed to professional development, research, innovation and student learning. We are also dedicated to building a diverse workforce that reflects the community in which we live and serve. If you are looking to grow your career in a professionally rewarding, challenging, and fulfilling environment, this position is for you!  The ideal candidate will possess superior nursing and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated competence in the area of critical care. 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 critical care team, you are highly-adaptable, highly-flexible and thrive in a fast paced environment. The Registered Nurse will be committed to continuous professional development of their nursing competencies. Successful candidates will be required to have completed a critical care certificate. Some other quick facts about our ICU:  Our unique ICU was designed with the input of staff and consists of 17 beds and has the capacity for 20 beds. There are windows for some of our patients and a skylight to let in natural light. Nursing care is usually provided at a 1:1, RN to patient ratio or a 2:1 ratio. The ICU is a closed unit that is led by four Intensivists who manage the unit one week at a time. A Critical Care Response Team also works out of the ICU with specifically trained ICU RNs assigned on a 24/7 basis. The interdisciplinary team includes: an Advanced Practice Clinical Educator, Social Worker, Clinical Ethicist, Dietician and Physiotherapist. There are over 800 patients each year admitted to the ICU. The average length of stay is about 6 days. Our ICU supports regional programs including the hepatobiliary and thoracic patient population within the Greater Toronto Area LHIN.  Our patients present with: respiratory conditions requiring ventilation including oscillation as required; shock; renal failure requiring hemodialysis or continuous renal replacement therapy; post-operative surgical procedures include general cases, thorasics, and bariatrics; and emergency admissions including resuscitation patients. Qualifications include: Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Current Critical Care experience required. Critical Care Certificate required. ACLS issued by the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a program recognized by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, required within 6 months of hire. Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to collaborate within an inter-professional team. Must be able to deal effectively with patients and family members in crisis situations. Demonstrated commitment to continuing education. Ability to be well organized and flexible. Excellent computer skills.
Unity Health, St. Joseph's Health Centre
Mar 11, 2020
Full time
Full Time $33.23-46.75 (25 Yr $47.57) All days and shifts. Qualifications include: Currently registered with the Ontario College of Nurses Current BLS required; completion of ACLS and PALS within 6 months CC1 or equivalent within 6 months Complete Course on Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behaviour within 6 months One year of recent Emergency experience and/or 2 years of acute medical/surgical nursing experience preferred Physical Assessment Course or equivalent within 2 years Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to function as a team player Must be able to deal effectively with patients and family members in crisis situations Paediatric experience an asset
Unity Health, St. Joseph's Health Centre
Mar 10, 2020
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.