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Registered Nurse – OP Mental Health

Humber River Regional Hospital

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted July 18, 2021.

Position Profile Build your career at the hospital that’s building for the future 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, scheduled for 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 excellent, patient-focused, expert care.

The Hospital is formally affiliated with both the University of Toronto and Queen’s University.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse to join our Outpatient Mental Health and Addiction Services Location: Wilson Site
– Cross Site Coverage may be required
– Must be willing to work on all Mental Health Units Hours of work: Day shift Monday to Friday, some evenings may be required Employee Group: ONA Responsibilities: Assessment and treatment of patients in the Outpatient Mental Health Service, with special emphasis on those individuals with serious and persistent mental illness.

Participate in clinic activities, including the depot medication injection clinic and clozapine clinic if required.

Collaborate with the Physician Leader, Manager and other stakeholders in the development of new programs for patients and families.

Deliver individual/group therapy and psycho-education for patients and/or their families.

Evaluate and perform psychiatric and physical status history/assessment of patients who are referred to the program and provide follow-up as required.

Facilitate strong working relationship within our internal Mental Health and Addictions programs as well as within our community partners.

Nurses may be reassigned to other mental health units as per the Collective Agreement Requirements: Current registration with CNO required.

Current BCLS certification required.

BScN or degree in health sciences preferred.

Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing required or willingness to obtain when eligible to do so.

Two years’ experience in Mental Health required; with two years’ experience in working with patients who have serious and persistent mental illness preferred.

Excellent assessment skills using a bio-psycho-social model required.

Experience/trained in providing therapy to patients (e.g.

interpersonal, cognitive-behavioural, dynamic) is a strong asset.

Excellent familiarity with psychotropic medications and ability to administer depot medication.

An awareness and Knowledge/experience in Trauma Informed Care preferred Experience with addictions care is an asset, working knowledge of the Mental Health Act.

Familiarity with the interplay between substance use history and mental health symptoms.

Demonstrates strong initiative and possesses excellent organizational skills.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to work autonomously as well as a part of the interdisciplinary team.

Excellent attendance and discipline free record required.

Interested applicants are required to submit an Application before the closing date.

Internal Applications that are 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.