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Registered Practical Nurse, Emergency Mental Health & Addiction Service (EMHAS)/Trillium Acute Care

Guelph, ON

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Make a difference in a growing, innovative mental health organization and centre of excellence in people-centered care. Work with supportive colleagues who are passionate about improving lives and champions for quality and continuous learning.

Position Summary

As a Registered Practical Nurse with Emergency Mental Health & Addiction Service (EMHAS)/Trillium Acute Care, you will be an integral part of a collaborative, inter-disciplinary team focused on delivering seamless services and programs to our clients and customers. If you are looking for a company that is constantly moving forward in pursuit of successful outcomes, get ready to love it here!

Internal applications for positions within a bargaining unit must be received within 7 days of this position being posted to have seniority considered.

What you'll be doing

• Provide care based on a crisis model of care with a bio-psychosocial approach in a safe environment
• Manage crisis and emergency situations in an Emergency Department environment
• Provide care to patients admitted to Trillium in psychiatric crisis requiring short stay admission to in the Intensive Care Unit and the Assessment and Stabilization program
• Assume Charge Nurse responsibilities as assigned, and direct the work of others
• Contribute to fluctuating patient care needs according to CNO standards, RNAO Best Practice Guidelines, specific program philosophy and diversified patient populations within Trillium
• Work from nursing care plans established by the primary nurse for each patient within Trillium
• Administer psychiatric, and non-psychiatric medications and treatments
• Provide group facilitation
• Assess and prevent suicide and manage aggressive behaviour through non-violent crisis intervention techniques
• Engage with interdisciplinary teams and individual team members as appropriate
• Act as a preceptor, mentor, coach, or resource nurse as appropriate
• Maintain accurate and timely documentation and reports
• Participate in clinical discussions, team meetings, and patient/family conferences

What we're looking for

• Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and community health resources
• Current CPR/Basic rescuer certification
• Knowledge of CBT/DBT is an asset
• Experience with group facilitation is an asset
• Licensed as an RPN with the College of Nurses of Ontario, in good standing
• 2+ years of experience in Mental Health/Acute Assessment/Community Crisis care
• Sound clinical judgment based on current best practices, and patient centered care
• Applied understanding of Mental Status Exam, and Crisis management
• Knowledge of documentation standards (CNO), and privacy legislation (PHIPPA)
• Ability to effectively manage crisis situations and deal with acutely ill patients
• Current knowledge and experience of assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders, including prevention of suicide and management of aggressive behaviour
• Previous training in boundaries, suicide awareness, and medication administration is an asset
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong inter-personal skills and respectful communication style with patients, families and staff
• Ability to work independently and with multi-disciplinary team
• Proficient computer skills, and experience working with a number of systems and software applications

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community from COVID-19, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, Homewood Health Centre requires that all staff have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.

Why work with us

Homewood Health is Canada’s largest and leading service provider for medically focused, evidence-based treatment of mental health and addiction disorders. Our organizational culture values service excellence, integrity, collaboration and innovation. Our people make a difference!

As an equal opportunity employer, Homewood Health is committed to employment accessibility, diversity, equity and inclusion. For this reason, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking groups including women, racialized and indigenous communities, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

Join us at Homewood Health™ and be part of a diverse team helping Canadians live healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives.


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