Job Description Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) - Inpatient Adult Mental Health
Building healthy communities through outstanding care, innovative partnerships, and amazing people.
Join our team and together we will forge a new path to meet the changing needs of our growing communities and champion a culture of exemplary care to deliver clinical excellence by creating an environment where the best experiences happen.
Through new partnerships, a relentless focus on quality and sustainability, and a dedication to the best patient and provider experience, Southlake will improve the health of our communities and shape the future of healthcare.
Registered and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
Two years recent acute inpatient mental health experience
Nonviolent crisis intervention certificate (NVCI)
Demonstrated knowledge of and understanding the therapeutic responses, side effects and management of psychotropic medication and providing the patient, family and care givers with appropriate education
Demonstrated leadership skills
Good working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and legislation
Excellent interpersonal skills required, with a high level range of therapeutic verbal and non-verbal communication skills
Exceptional organizational skills and effective management of rapidly changing situations
Demonstrates facilitation and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrates ability to be self-directed and thrive in a dynamic environment.
Maintains positive and collaborative working relationships within the inter-professional health care team and community agencies.
Participates in continuous quality improvement initiatives
Demonstrated ability to conduct and provide ongoing risk assessments and identification of risk factors and early changes in patient’s status for self-harm and symptoms of aggression.
Demonstrated ability to understand and respond immediately to patient reactions by de-escalation and guiding the patients through complex behavior concerns and support the patients with alternatives to seclusion and restraint
Demonstrated advocacy for resources that increase the patients and families accessibility to mental health supports to improve their community living, exploring all options with the patient, family, care givers and allowing the patient, family, and care givers to make informed choices
Good working knowledge of the Ambulatory Electronic Documentation System (B Care)
Good working knowledge of Ministry of Health mandated Resident Assessment Inventory (RAI)
Ability to conduct environmental risk assessment
Demonstrated excellence in communication, both written and verbal
Demonstrated problem assessment skills
Demonstrated commitment to customer service and teamwork
Demonstrated individual leadership skills
At Southlake Regional Health Centre, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve, including those with disabilities.
Southlake Regional Health Centre is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
It is the responsibility of all Southlake Regional Health Centre employees to work in a safe manner and promote health and safety in the workplace.