Hours of Work:
Rotating Shifts & Extended Hours
Time of Day:
Days, Nights, Weekends, Holidays
Shift Length:Open Date::
The Acute Stabilization initiative provides inpatient psychiatric care and treatment to eligible correctional inmates. Eligible inmates will be admitted to a secure unit, Harbour East 2, for treatment and stabilization and subsequently returned to custody. Treatment goals for this unit include symptom management and care planning, with nursing staff being predominantly responsible for medication administration and supervision. The unit will build partnerships with correctional facilities necessary to ensure a continuum of care.
The Registered Practical Nurse, under the Standards of Practice of the College of Nurses of Ontario, functions as a member of the nursing team to provide basic assessment and treatments, preventative, educational and/or supportive care. Under direction from the Registered Nurse, basic knowledge, decision making and communication techniques are employed in providing nursing care to one or more mentally disordered offenders.
HOURS OF WORK:
- Current registration with the College of Nurse of Ontario required.
- Successful completion of a provincially recognized educational program for Registered Practical Nurses required.
- Certificate in Mental Health Nursing preferred.
- Minimum 1 year of recent related clinical experience in psychiatric mental health nursing required; forensic psychiatric nursing experience preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge of psychiatric nursing, mental health and mental illness required.
- Current CPR, Asepsis Techniques, and Medication Administration Certification required.
- CPI – Crisis Prevention Training (or successful completion as part of clinical orientation) required.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Mental Health Act and other legislation relevant to practice.
- Knowledge base of major mental disorders and current treatment modalities, with knowledge of the Criminal Code of Canada as it pertains to working with mentally disordered offenders.
- Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, professional standards and guidelines, SJHH corporate and departmental Policies and Procedures, including successful completion of WHMIS training.
- Knowledge of documentation standards, privacy legislation, and health record management processes.
- Demonstrated familiarity and understanding of Forensic specific Risk Assessment Tools (ie. HARM/AIS).
- Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and expertise in the care of seniors and their families
- Gentle Persuasive Approach training preferred
- Knowledge of therapeutic communication and counselling with a clear ability to apply knowledge to practice.
- Demonstrated ability to emphasize the interpersonal aspect of nursing such as: interest, empathy, honesty, non-judgmental attitude and respect.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of custody and caring in the clinical care of mentally disordered individuals.
- Advanced oral and written communication skills and proficient computer skills required for assessment report writing and word processing.
- Demonstrated competence (knowledge/skills/attitude) in the use of non-violent physical crisis interventions, trauma-informed care and other best practices available to promote healing and recovery.
- Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning, professional development, and continuous quality improvement.
- Demonstrated ability to set own workload priorities and document according to standards.
- Demonstrated excellent problem-solving and organization skills.
- Basic skill level with computers, MS Word, internet searches, data entry and patient information systems.
- Good work performance and attendance record is essential.
- An updated resume should accompany the application.
Rotating shifts and extended hours - days, nights, weekends, holidays
(plus 14% in lieu of benefits)
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