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Waypoint Centre’s Provincial Forensic Programs are currently seeking dedicated Registered Practical Nurses. The Registered Practical Nurses willprovide forensic mental health nursing care, physical assessment and related care to patients within a specialized inter-professional clinical program.
Assess patient condition and needs; develop and implement therapeutic patient treatment/care/discharge plans
Actively participate in the identification and coordination of provision of services and resources for patients from admission to discharge
Observe, assess, record, and report patient condition; evaluating progress and modify plans as appropriate; assess patient risk to self and/or others
Contribute to a safe, therapeutic environment through awareness of the College of Nurses of Ontario Standards, program/facility wide policies and procedures, and mandatory training
Current registration in good standing as a Registered Practical Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario, and current CPR and First Aid
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
Specialized education/training in forensics, dual diagnosis, gerontology, and/or addictions considered an asset
Additional experience with the recovery model, and trauma informed care is an asset
Preference for forensic mental health experience in a mental health facility or service
Experience with patient safety including emergency patient care procedures
Demonstrated reasoning and analytical skills
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, teamwork and organizational skills
Proven ability to adapt readily to change and experience working in a fast-paced work environment
Models and promotes core ethical practice, Waypoint Values and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude
Preference for proficiency in French/English
Note: The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s Tuition Support Program (TSPN) offers tuition reimbursement to new graduate nurses from rural and remote communities who chose to do a return- of- service (ROS) in an eligible community. Please visitwww.health.gov.on.ca for more information.
How to Apply?
If you are interested in this opportunity (WC18-34), please continue with submitting your application by clicking the "Apply" button at the top of this page. Please Note: This competition will remain 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.
For planning purposes, please be advised that final screening of
all applicants will be completed by 01/01/2016. All
applicants are thanked for their interest in this position, however, due to
high volumes only those selected for an interview will be contacted.