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TFT Registerd Nurse, Child and Youth Mental Health in Oakville at Halton Healthcare

Date Posted: 7/5/2018

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Job Description

Posting #:  2018-825490


Position: Registered Nurse

Department: Mental Health - Child & Adolescent Mental Health (North Halton Mental Health Clinic)

Status: Temporary Full-time (9 month maternity leave)

Hours: 8:30 – 4:30 Monday to Friday (must be willing to flex hours)

Site: Off-site

This is what you’ll be doing:

Reporting to the Manager, North Halton Mental Health Clinic, the nurse therapist functions as a key member of the mental health child and youth team. 

The successful candidate will function as a member of the multidisciplinary team. The incumbent will be skilled in providing treatment to children and youth living with mental health symptoms, including suicidal and complex individuals, those with severe depressive or psychotic illnesses and personality and behaviour disorders. Responsibilities will include assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating treatment plans in collaboration with other team members and liaising with multiple community agencies and professionals in planning treatment and follow-up. The incumbent will implement clinical best practices, engaging in therapeutic partnerships with clients, their families, the hospital, and community resources.

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 and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario required.
  • Current BCLS certification required at time of hire 
  • BScN Preferred
  • CPI certified (willingness to obtain)
  • C.N.A. mental health certification preferred
  • Must have recent child/adolescent psychiatric experience of at least 1-5 years.
  • Advanced skill in the assessment and management of 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 Skills:

  • 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
  • Ability to establish a therapeutic alliance.
  • Objective, empathetic attitude.
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, appropriate community agencies.
  • Excellent team player who projects a positive, non-judgmental attitude.
  • Excellent problem solving and conflict/crisis resolution skills.
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act of Ontario & other relevant legislation.
  • Competent knowledge of Standards of Mental Health nursing practice and Scope of Nursing practice.
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of this position

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: $32.21 to $46.11 per hour

Date Posted: June 28, 2018

Application Deadline for HHS Employees: July 5, 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 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.