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RPN - Casual -Adult Inpatient Mental Health Unit 2 in Oakville at Halton Healthcare

Date Posted: 4/6/2018

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Posting #: 2017-804009

CUPE 815

First consideration will be given to members of the bargaining unit in accordance with the collective agreement.

Position: Registered Practical Nurse

Department: Mental Health Treatment Unit 2

Status: Casual

Hours: Monday - Sunday, Rotating shifts  **Hours subject to change based on operational requirements.**

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 are committed to being an innovative centre of excellence in community hospital care in the Halton and Peel Regions.   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. 

This is what you'll be doing::

The successful candidate will provide Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing care to adult inpatient Psychiatry patients in a new 36 bed unit. The model of care is Primary Nursing, where the RPN will function as Primary and Associate Nurse for a small group of patients to provide continuous care from admission to discharge, and subsequent admissions. This includes optimizing the RPN scope of Nursing Practice to include medication administration. Responsible for delivering patient care to individuals who are depressed, suicidal, psychotic and/or have severe personality and behavioural disorders.

Your skills include the ability to make behavioral observations, mental status and physical assessments, monitoring patient’s response to pharmaceutical care interventions, documentation and ongoing communication with other team members and charge nurses

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 
  • CPI certification
  • Current BCLS certification required at time of hire
  • Psychiatric nursing certification in progress required
  • 1 year minimum acute adult mental health experience required
  • Must possess a strong understanding of psychopharmacology
  • Must possess a strong knowledge of psychiatric nursing, addiction issues and risk assessments
  • Must possess good assessment and crisis intervention, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to perform well in stressful situations and problem solve.
  • Good team player
  • Satisfactory employment and attendance record
  • Must be physically able to do the job, which involves heavy lifting and intensive physical effort

The ideal candidate is strong in patient centered 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 manage execution and to foster teamwork and cooperation.

Salary: CUPE $23.48 to $29.35 per hour

Date Posted: April 5, 2018

Internal Applications Due by:  April 12, 2018

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, we'd like to hear from you.  Please submit your application via our website at www.haltonhealthcare.com 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 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.