Registered Nurse – Comprehensive Integrated Housing Services

  • Addiction & Mental Health Services KFLA (AMHS-KFLA)
  • May 22, 2019
Full time

Job Description

Are you looking for a career that allows you to use your skills to be part of a robust, interprofessional care team providing support to individuals in their recovery? Join our team and make a difference!

 AMHS-KFLA is a non-profit organization delivering community-based mental health, addiction and housing services to nearly 8,000 individuals in the City of Kingston and the counties of Frontenac and Lennox and Addington. Focusing on a client-centered model of care, AMHS-KFLA’s 250+, highly-skilled staff act with an emphasis on psychosocial rehabilitation, harm reduction and evidence-informed principles and practices. 

 Also why not come live on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, where the region has world class universities and health care, recreational opportunities, and close proximity to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and the US Border. Residents benefit from a superior quality of life and are proud to share it!

Position: Registered Nurse – Comprehensive Integrated Housing Services             

Competition Reference: 2019-29-KFLA

Required Shifts: Days, Evenings, Weekends                                        

Reports to:   Associate Director, Tertiary Care

Vacancies:          1                                                                                             

Hourly Rate: Pay Band 7 - $31.87 - $37.00

Job Status:          Permanent Full Time

Location:             Kingston                                                                            

Union/Non-Union: OPSEU Local 489

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing and current unrestricted registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario is required
  • One year relevant experience providing services, preferred, to individuals who live with a serious mental illness, preferably in a community setting is preferred
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training an asset
  • Crisis Prevention & Intervention training an asset

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply nursing principles and practices, as they relate to individuals who live with a serious mental illness, within a client-centered approach
  • Excellent bio-psycho-social and health assessment skills
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of mental health symptoms, issues, psychotropic medications and associated side effects
  • Knowledge of issues related to addictions an asset
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply principles of psychosocial and recovery model
  • Knowledge of and ability to incorporate best practices of supportive housing, best practices for individuals living with a serious mental illness and/or who have complex needs
  • Demonstrated assessment and crisis intervention skills with broad knowledge of emergency mental health and crisis stabilization
  • Demonstrated advanced clinical reasoning and decision-making skills
  • Ability to effectively utilize community resources and supports to meet the needs of individuals
  • Ability to work under pressure within a changing environment
  • Working knowledge of the Health Care Consent Act, Mental Health Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act, and other relevant legislation
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to effectively engage community services and individuals, increasing awareness of services
  • Well-developed problem-solving, prioritization and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively in a interprofessional team environment
  • Basic proficiency in computer skills; MS Office preferred
  • Ability to work rotating days, evenings, and weekends
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License and have regular access to a reliable vehicle and provide proof of adequate vehicle insurance
  • Required to provide a satisfactory criminal reference check (CRC) and Vulnerable Sector screen prior to hire

Please submit a resume and cover letter as one document only  quoting Competition Number 2019-29-KFLA


AMHS-KFLA strives to be a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community enhance our ability to provide quality services to our clients.

 We are committed to accessible employment practices. If you require an accommodation to fully participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources to discuss your individual accessibility needs.

Job Category

Registered Nurse