Department / Program : CMHA- Specifci Care Clinic, Mental Health & Addictions Program
Type of Employment : Temporary Hourly PT (60% FTE) until 07 / 31 / 2020 x 1 position(s)
Req ID : 34105
Union Status : NSNU Nursing, Nursing Bargaining Unit
Compensation : $35.0356 - $42.723 / hour
Posting Date : November 05, 2019
Closing Date : Open Until Filled
Start Date : ASAP
The IWK Health Centre is an internationally recognized and respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million women, children, youth and families across the Atlantic region.
The IWK is committed to a workplace where our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers reflect the patients, families and communities that we serve.
We seek and encourage applicants who reflect our broad diversity, and we are committed to reducing barriers to employment and career growth.
Reporting to the Clinical Manager, Community Mental Health and Addictions, the RN works closely with the other members of the Specific Care Clinic staff to provide nursing care that is integrated and compatible with the clinic’s patient-focused goals and objectives.
The RN is responsible and accountable for the delivery of patient and family centered patient care consistent with the philosophy, objectives, vision and mission of the IWK Health Centre.
The Staff Nurse’s focus will primarily involve an ambulatory care population, but the provision of care in inpatient / acute care settings may also be required.
The RN role includes case coordination, transition support, telephone facilitated care, psycho-education, medication management and monitoring, assessment & intervention.
The nurse’s role will encompass physical / mental health assessment at different points of care including referral, intake, treatment and consultation.
The nurse will liaise with and engage in capacity building through the provision of education and consultation services to others across the continuum of care.
The RN will also liaise with family doctors to bridge communication between different care areas and treatment teams. Collaboration with interdisciplinary care team members involved in patient care essential.
The RN practices according to the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia Standards of Nursing Practice, specialty standards as applicable and the policies and procedures of the IWK.
Hours of Work
7.5 hour shifts, Monday to Friday, 0830-1630, with some evenings. Flexibility is required
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Applications are accepted until 11 : 59 PM on the Closing Date.