(flexibility to work all shifts as required)
The Forensic Psychiatry Program has adopted the Psycho social Rehabilitation and Recovery Model as its overarching philosophical framework. This philosophy is built on a set of principles and values that emphasize client and family involvement in decision making, client choice, the provision of a range of services to meet treatment, rehabilitation and support needs, and a commitment from mental health services' professionals to achieving the best possible outcomes for clients based on their stated preferences, wishes, desires and life plans. As part of the forensic system, this must also be accomplished within the parameters defined by the Ontario Review Board within each patient's Disposition order. The Forensic Psychiatry Program is also highly invested in both education and research and has various connections with the University of Western Ontario.
Working with an interdisciplinary team, the successful candidate will provide nursing care to clients with severe and persistent mental illness who have come into conflict with the law.
New graduate nurses eligible to obtain their temporary or general license with the College of Nurses of Ontario are encouraged to apply. This is an exciting opportunity for a new graduate nurses looking to expand their nursing assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation skills in the field of Forensic Psychiatry. As part of a multidisciplinary team you will have the ability to develop your skills in a supportive environment.
Valid registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
Valid CPR certificate
Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
Ability and commitment to act as a supervisor under OHSA
Well-developed assessment, consultative practice and evaluation skills in the care of clients with severe and persistent mental illness
Excellent working knowledge of nursing principles, theory and legislation and of the nursing care needs of clients with severe and persistent mental illness
Must be capable of establishing positive interpersonal relationships and able to work as an effective team member
Demonstrated ability to apply and document the nursing process
Ability to relate therapeutically with clients
Demonstrated leadership in the initiation, coordination of, and participation in team/family conferences and clinical activities
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational, critical thinking and problem solving skills
Experience in the development of teaching materials and the teaching of clients, family, and caregivers
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in applying the principles and technology of psychosocial rehabilitation
Travel within the catchment area is required
Proficiency in French would be an asset
Experience working in mental health
Psychiatric Mental Health Worker certification
Teaching and Research
St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Provide documentation you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and a written commitment to follow any future Public Health recommendations and St. Joseph's Health Care London policies and processes related to Covid management in the workplace.
Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing
Posting date: February 02, 2022
Submission deadline: February 08, 2022
Christine Davison, Human Resources
Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.