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Humber River Hospital is committed to revolutionizing patient care for our diverse community. With the opening of our new facility, North America’s first fully digital hospital, on October 18, 2015, the future is very exciting for our people and programs. And we’re looking for exceptional individuals to join our great team: people who share our passion to deliver compassionate, professional, respectful care. The Hospital is formally affiliated with both the University of Toronto and Queen’s University.
Right now we’re looking for a Registered Nurse to work in the Child and Adolescence Mental Health and Addictions Inpatient Program.
Location: Wilson Site - Must be willing to work on all Mental Health Units
Hours of work: Rotating shifts, days, evenings and nights
Employee Group: ONA
Completes psychiatric nursing assessment of patients
Administers Regular and or PRN medication to patients as required.
Provides health teaching to children, youth and family members concerning medication regimes using a biopsychosocial framework.
Leads and co-leads therapeutic groups and supervises patient learning activities in a classroom setting.
Establishes therapeutic alliances with the patients and their families.
Implements patient interventions based on assessment, patient and family input and in conjunction with the treatment team using a patient and family centered approach to care.
Ensures coordinated delivery of care through ongoing communication with all members of the team including school teachers and teaching assistant.
Documents all assessment findings, treatment plans, progress and discharge summaries of interventions as required
Attends patient related meetings to report on assessment findings and discuss plans for interventions and discharge as required.
Provides coverage to the other Inpatient Units of the Mental Health and Addictions Program as needed.
Assists with application of behavior management strategies under the guidance of the psychiatrist.
- Nurses may be reassigned to other mental health units as per the Collective Agreement
- Other related duties as required.
Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
Current BCLS/CPR certification required.
Certification in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing required, or willingness to obtain within one year of hire.
- Formal CPI certification required.
2 to 3 Years of recent child & adolescent mental health experience is required
Demonstrated ability to provide individual/group counseling for children and youth
Excellent assessment skills, including demonstrated knowledge of crisis intervention skills for children and youth.
Demonstrates awareness and understanding in working with individuals from different cultures.
Experience with specific individual/group therapy skills (e.g. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy) is an asset
Demonstrated ability to work with complex and difficult patient and family situations
- Demonstrates an excellent understanding re: the etiology of addiction and mental health illnesses related to children and youth
- An awareness and Knowledge/experience in Trauma Informed Care preferred
Good knowledge of the Mental Health Act.
Demonstrated excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and problem solving skills, with an ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
Must be able to work effectively, both individually and within a group setting, in a fast paced environment.
Demonstrates initiative and creativity in the workplace.
Must be able to work individually as well as work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team and teachers.
Excellent attendance and discipline free record required.
Interested applicants are required to apply online by the closing date. Incomplete or contain incorrect information may not be considered. We thank all candidates that apply but only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Humber River Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact the Human Resources Department for assistance.
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