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Waypoint Centre’s Provincial Forensic Programs are currently seeking dedicated Registered Nurses. The Registered Nurses willprovide forensic mental health nursing care, physical assessment and related care required to patients 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 to a 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
Specialized education/training in forensics, dual diagnosis, gerontology, and/or addictions considered an asset
Recent mental health nursing and/or forensic experience in a mental health facility or service is preferred, including familiarity with the recovery philosophy, and trauma informed care
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
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 (WC18-33), 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.
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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.