Registered Practical Nurse- Addiction Medicine Services
Homewood Health, Inc.
Guelph, Ontario
6d ago

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.

Position Summary

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
  • Addiction program.

  • 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
  • medications

  • Strong inter-personal skills and respectful communication style with patients, families
  • and staff.

  • Applied understanding of principles of health and safety in the workplace.
  • Assess and prevent suicide and manage aggressive behaviour through non-violent crisis
  • intervention techniques

  • Ensures necessary clinical assessments are initiated following admission and at various
  • other times

  • 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,
  • Collaboration, Integrity).

  • 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
  • asset.

  • 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.

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