Consider Your Next Career with the Ministry of the Solicitor General, Ontario Public Service!
The Ontario Public Service is one of the largest employers in the province, with a wide range of exciting career opportunities. We believe in the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness. We invite you to join our teams!
The Ministry of the Solicitor General is embarking on a large-scale initiative to modernize Ontario's correctional system, with a focus on enhancing safety and security, infrastructure and services in institutions across the province. Consider a rewarding career in correctional services and join us in making a difference in the lives of individuals in custody and in keeping our communities safe.
We are seeking caring and compassionate Mental Health Nurses to join our health care team at the Central East Detention Centre. As a Mental Health Nurse, you will use your specialized knowledge and skills to provide patient-centered mental health care to offenders.
The Ministry of the Solicitor General offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation package, including:
The Ontario Public Service has been chosen as one of:
- A defined benefit pension plan
- Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits
- A comprehensive health and dental plan
- Life and disability insurance
- A progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance
- Flexible learning and developmental opportunities, including online, education and mentorship programs
- Opportunities for career advancement and specialization
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What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:
- Conduct mental health assessments for the purposes of triage and on-going care
- Plan and implement treatment plans
- Monitor adherence and response to treatment plans and health care interventions
- Liaise with community care providers to obtain mental health histories and facilitate transitional care at discharge
- Lead case management by initiating patient-specific plans of care
- Coordinate care with other members of the health care team, such as primary care, psychiatry, social work and psychology
- Utilize your sound knowledge of crisis prevention and intervention
- Contribute to mental health program development within the institution
- Establish and maintain positive working relationships with other staff members and external stakeholders
- Share your knowledge and expertise with other staff members
- Practice in accordance with College of Nurses of Ontario Practice Standards and Ministry expectations
- Practice in accordance with the security requirements of the institution
How do I qualify?
- You must be registered as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario and be in good standing
- The successful candidate will be required to be registered for a mental health nurse certification program upon job offer and complete certification requirements within a specified period of time
The ministry will accept the following certification or proof of enrolment:
- Canadian Nurses Association – Current Psychiatric and Mental Health Certification
- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - Concurrent Disorders Certification
- Accredited Colleges in Canada – Mental Health Certification
Nursing and Mental Health Knowledge and Experience
- You have in-depth knowledge of mental illness, mental health nursing theory, community mental health resources, evidence-based practices and current treatment options acquired through enrolment in/completion of a post-diploma/post-degree certificate program in mental health, and supplemented by continuing education in mental health/psychiatry
- You can interpret and apply relevant legislation (such as the Mental Health Act, Regulated Health Professions Act, Health Care Consent Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act)
- You have knowledge of mental health evidence based practices and current treatment options as well as experience completing comprehensive mental health assessments
- You can elicit, interpret and evaluate information from patients and other sources and draw conclusions to develop treatment and care plans
- You are able to evaluate patient responses to planned interventions and to modify interventions in collaboration with the inter-professional team to achieve established inmate goals
- You can address emergency situations and implement appropriate therapeutic interventions
Effective Communication Skills
- You can present information in a clear and concise manner as well as adapt your communication skills to provide information and health teaching to a diverse population
- You can work collaboratively with others, such as the inter-professional team, correctional staff and community agencies
- You are an effective patient advocate and can advocate for and encourage patient participation in their plan of care
- You have oral and written communication skills to clearly communicate care and progress through documentation, including progress notes, written care plans, clinical and administrative summaries
- You are able to support patients in working towards achieving identified goals
Hours of Work
- The permanent, full-time position is 40 hours per week. The temporary, casual position is 0-40 hours per week. You are expected to work rotating shifts in a health care unit that provides 7 days per week service, up to 24 hours a day.
4 Permanent - Full Time, 541 Highway 36, Lindsay, East Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS
2 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, 541 Highway 36, Lindsay, East Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS
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Monday, November 16, 2020
In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.
Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.
A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.