Homewood Health is Canada's leader in mental health and addiction services and we offer the most comprehensive and integrated continuum of services available in Canada.
We are redefining mental health and addiction services to help Canadians live healthier, more productive and more fulfilling lives.
We are hiring a Part-Time Registered Practical Nurse to join our Addiction Medicine Service for the Homewood Health Centre in Guelph and are looking for you.
You’re a great fit, if you thrive in a fast-paced environment, are passionate about innovation, foster collaboration, and are committed to service excellence in patient care.
Hours of work : this is a Part-Time position
Please Note : Internal applications for positions within a bargaining unit must be
received within 7 days of this position being posted to have seniority considered as a factor in selection.
What you'll be doing
The RPN provides care to stable patients recovering from a variety of addictions within a
therapeutic milieu environment.
As a member of the interdisciplinary team, the RPN supports the principles of the
The AMS programs are delivered primarily through a group model.
Ability to prioritize and to function effectively in a large, demanding environment under
the supervision of the Charge Nurse is essential.
Providing nursing care on units across Addiction Medicine Services as required;
Contributing to stable patient care needs according to CNO standards, RPNAO Best
Practice Guidelines, specific program philosophy and diversified patient populations;
Receiving patient assignments and following care plans accordingly
Engaging with interdisciplinary teams and individual team members as appropriate
Participating in clinical discussions and team meetings, patient / family conferences
Accepting changing work assignments across Addiction Medicine Services as required
and directed by supervisor and / or delegate
Maintain accurate and timely documentation and reports
Strong ability to problem-solve for stable patients
Solid understanding of the stable addicted patient population, treatments and
Strong inter-personal skills and respectful communication style with patients, families
Applied understanding of principles of health and safety in the workplace.
Assess and prevent suicide and manage aggressive behaviour through non-violent crisis
Ensures necessary clinical assessments are initiated following admission and at various
Experience with group facilitation an asset
Proficient computer skills and experience with working with a number of systems and
What we're looking for
Licensed as a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
Up to 6 months of experience in general nursing practice.
Demonstrated commitment to Homewood’s values (Service Excellence, Innovation,
Evidence of good work and attendance record.
Ability to effectively manage crisis situations and deal with acutely ill patients.
comfortable with leading groups
excellent communication and documentation skills
Current knowledge and experience of assessment and treatment of psychiatric
disorders, including prevention of suicide and management of aggressive behaviour.
Proven ability and skill in working independently and with a team.
Commitment to working within Homewood’s Health and Safety Standards.
Knowledge of the Mental Health Act (MHA).
Previous training in boundaries, suicide awareness, and medication administration is an
Knowledge of CBT / DBT is an asset.
Why work for us
We are driven by our values and are passionate about improving lives. We offer a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package and professional development opportunities.
Our remarkable organizational culture also makes for an exceptional workplace environment. Join us and work along-side highly motivated people who are collaborative and focused on delivering seamless services and programs to our clients and customers.
In accordance with the various provincial legislations that we operate under, Homewood Health is committed to working in collaboration with any team member who may require workplace accommodation in order to successfully perform any or all aspects of their role.
Join Homewood Health and be part of an exceptional team that is helping Canadians live healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives.
We thank all applicants for their interest : however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.