Sans Souci Program for Transition and Recovery
Rate of Pay:
$40.02-$48.39 per hour
Temporary Full Time
Up to 1 year
October 13, 2022
37.5 hours weekly as per schedule
Rotating days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays
Sans Souci Program for Transition and Recovery is a tertiary care service specializing in the care of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness with complex care needs. Located on the 4th floor of the Toanche building. Sans Souci is a 40-bed inpatient program (the largest bedded program in the organization) for individuals needing a longer term stay for stabilization. We are a collaborative team consisting of health care professionals – Psychiatrists, Medical Physician/Nurse Practitioner, Nurses (RN, RPNs), Unregulated Care Provides (PCAs), Social Workers, Recreation Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Behavior Support Specialist and Addiction Counsellor We provide psychiatric assessments, treatment, rehabilitation services and reintegration (discharge planning) into one’s community of choice. Services include pharmacotherapy, group therapy and individual 1:1 support. We focus on patient centered care that encourages involvement from family, caregivers and community mental health services.
Reporting to the Clinical Manager, Sans Souci Program for Transition & Recovery, the RN willprovide mental health nursing care, physical assessment and related patient care within a specialized inter-professional clinical program.
- Providing leadership in the provision of nursing services within the nursing and inter-professional teams especially in circumstances when the patient’s condition is more complex and the outcomes of patient care are unpredictable
Assessing patient condition and needs based on interviews, interaction and direct observation; developing and implementing therapeutic patient treatment/care/discharge plans
Developing therapeutic nurse-patient relationships utilizing nursing and other theoretical or practice frameworks i.e. psychosocial rehabilitation, counselling, health teaching, administering and monitoring medication, and teaching life skills in preparation for community reintegration
- Observing, assessing, recording, and reporting patient condition; evaluating progress and modifying plans as appropriate; assessing patient risk to self and/or others; participating in quality improvement activities to facilitate changes in nursing practice and inter-professional care
Contributing toa safe, therapeutic environment through adherence to the College of Nurses of Ontario Standards, program/facility-wide policies and procedures, including mandatory training
- Current registration in good standing as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario, current CPR and First Aid, with a preference for CNA certification in psychiatric/mental health nursing
- Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience with medical and mental health nursing theory and practice
Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience with medication practices, side effects, and current treatment modalities, knowledge of mental health medications an asset
- Recent mental health nursing in a mental health facility or service preferred, including familiarity with the recovery philosophy, and trauma informed care
Preference for experience providing care to individuals with a severe and persistent mental illness
Experience with patient safety including emergency patient care procedures
Results oriented work ethic to work independently and undertake tasks needed to accomplish work objectives and deliver quality, consistent and timely results
Demonstrated leadership, conflict resolution, interpersonal and organizational skills
Proven written and verbal communication skills
Proven ability to adapt readily to change
Models and promotes core ethical practice, Waypoint Values, and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude
Preference for proficiency in French/English language
You must meet the requirements of our COVID-19 Immunization Policy by providing proof of full vaccination, or a request and receipt of an accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code, including a medical exemption.
How do I apply?
Waypoint employees apply through the Employee Self-Service portal at https://employees.waypointcentre.ca and external applicants apply tohttp://www.waypointcentre.ca/i_want_to/join_your_team by quoting Job ID WC22-335. This position is open until filled. Attach your cover letter and resume detailing why you are interested in this opportunity and how you meet the qualifications and key accountabilities specified.
We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued and respected. Waypoint offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of our recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.
All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position, however, due to high volumes only those selected for an interview will be contacted.