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Registered Nurse - PFT - Brief Assessment Service

Oakville, ON
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Posting #: 2022-892592


Position: Registered Nurse X2

Department: Mental Health Program - Brief Assessment Service (BAS)

Status: Permanent Full-time

Hours: Monday to Sunday, 12 hour night shifts - with weekends and statutory holidays (hours are subject to change based on operational needs)

Site: Oakville

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we take healthcare to a new level to meet the urgent needs of our community's growing and aging population. We are a distinctive centre of healthcare excellence that offers first-rate care in an innovative environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the community.

Halton Healthcare’s vision of Exemplary patient experiences, always, goes beyond just the patient experience; it has shaped our entire culture and remains at the core of every interaction in our organization, from our patients & families to our staff, physicians and volunteers. We believe in exemplary PEOPLE experiences always!

This is what you’ll be doing:

The Mental Health Program is implementing a new model of care in partnership with the Emergency Department to support patient care and access to services. We are currently seeking nurses that have the passion for the art and science of mental health nursing. The successful candidate would perform mental health and risk assessments, and provide one to one supportive therapy and medical care. The position would require the full scope of nursing care, which includes nursing competencies outlined in the College of Nurses Practice Standards. The BAS nurse will report to the Manager of Mental Health, working collaboratively with the Emergency Department and inpatient Programs, alongside other hospital services and community agencies.

This is what you’ll need to do it:

Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.

  • Current registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario;
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing preferred;
  • Current BCLS Certification required at time of hire;
  • Minimum of 3 years recent experience in emergency, crisis & mental health required
  • Minimum of 3 years of psychiatric emergency experience required
  • Mental health community experience preferred
  • Advanced skill in the assessment and management of acute mental health and concurrent disorders conditions, including mental status examination, suicide risk assessment, management of aggressive behaviour, bio-psychosocial assessment, physical health assessment, treatment and transitional care;
  • Additional experience in addictions and/or medical/surgical or emergency nursing would be considered an asset;
  • CNA certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing or Post-Diploma Mental Health Nursing preferred, or completion within 2 years of start date required;
  • Current certification in non-violent crisis intervention
  • Demonstrated knowledge of all applicable health care legislations

Additional skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to perform charge nurse duties preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize care and make informed autonomous decisions;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with complex and difficult patient and family situations;
  • Physical ability to intervene effectively in clinical situations requiring the management of aggressive behaviour;
  • Proficient in the use of computers, with the ability to type notes and utilize the electronic health record;
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organization, time management, professionalism, and ability to work as part of team;
  • Excellent attendance, punctuality and work record required;
  • Passion for change, quality improvement, and professional development

The ideal candidate is strong in patient centred care in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment and should be ready to drive change and innovation. We require a person with good communication skills with a clear patient focus with the ability to foster teamwork and cooperation.

Salary: $33.90 to $48.53 per hour

Date Refreshed: Dec 8th, 2022

Please apply if you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are. Please submit your application via our website at directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.

In accordance with Directive #6, Halton Healthcare has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination and Management Policy. All new hires must be fully compliant with our Policy as a condition of employment with Halton Healthcare. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a documented medical exemption as part of the hiring process.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products. We ask for everyone's cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns.


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