The Forensic Psychiatry Program has adopted the Psychosocial 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 achieve 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 to 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.
It is understood that the hours of work reflect the current scheduling arrangements and are subject to change as determined by the Employer.
Current certificate of competence with the College of Nurses of Ontario
Valid CPR certificate
Proficiency and experience in pharmacology and medication administration
Experience and knowledge of the special needs and nursing care needs of clients with severe and persistent mental illness
Good working knowledge of mental health legislation
Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
Must be capable of establishing positive interpersonal relationships and able to work as an effective team member
Ability to coordinate care collaboratively with the Registered Nurse and other multi-disciplinary team members as well as to function independently with clients with a predictable outcome
Demonstrated ability to apply and document the nursing process
Ability to relate therapeutically with clients
Demonstrated skills in effectively responding to psychiatric and physical emergencies and/or crisis situations
Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated flexibility and strong organizational skills
Ability to apply effective body mechanics and meet the physical demands of the position
Ability to travel within the catchment area
Proficiency in French would be an asset
Minimum of one year experience in mental health
Completion of courses in psychiatric nursing
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: November 29, 2021
Submission deadline: December 05, 2021
Christine Davison, Human Resources
Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.