The Registered Nurse (RN) functions as a valuable member within both the CYMHP inpatient and emergency mental health services, providing care to children and youth with complex mental health issues.
The registered nurse is key in leading patient care, including assessment of risk, mental status examination, crisis management, establishment of effective therapeutic relationships, utilization of developmentally appropriate approaches to care, implementation and evaluation of therapeutic interventions, and coordination of services.
The RN offers mental health teaching to patients and families, demonstrates knowledge of all Ontario legislation that guides mental health care and is responsible for meeting the medical needs of clients, including medication management and education.
The Registered Nurse contributes to new and ongoing research, quality assurance projects, and provides consultation / liaison to caregivers and community agencies.
Schedule Work Hoursdays, evenings, nights, weekends
1. Current Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse
2. Canadian Nurses Association in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing designation (CPMHN) required
3. Certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI)
4. Evidence of minimum 1 year, acute child and youth inpatient mental health experience within the past two years
5. Demonstrated skill in effective crisis management
6. Demonstrated knowledge of child and youth mental health services
7. Demonstrated knowledge of psychopharmacology
8. Demonstrated knowledge in developmental psychology and psychopathology
9. Demonstrated knowledge of the mental health act, substitute decisions act, health care consent act, Personal Health Information Protection Act
10. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and establish therapeutic relationships with clients and team members
11. Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team
12. Demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning
13. Evidence of self-motivation, enthusiasm, and flexibility
Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct.
Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.
To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.
Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact Human Resources Operations at 905-
521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.
This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process.
If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note : the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment
Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset