Ontario Provincial Jobs – MENTAL HEALTH NURSE

Website Ministry of the Solicitor General

Job Description:

To provide general and psychiatric nursing care to patients in a correctional facility in collaboration with the inter-professional team, the Mental Health Nurse cares for mentally ill patients with diverse backgrounds through assessment, developing and implementing treatment plans and accessing community mental health services as required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitor adherence and response to treatment plans and health care interventions
  • Lead case management by initiating patient-specific plans of care
  • Share your knowledge and expertise with other staff members
  • Coordinate care with other members of the health care team, such as primary care, psychiatry, social work and psychology
  • Practice in accordance with the security requirements of the institution
  • Conduct mental health assessments for the purposes of triage and on-going care
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with other staff members and external stakeholders
  • Practice in accordance with College of Nurses of Ontario Practice Standards and Ministry expectations
  • Contribute to mental health program development within the institution
  • Plan and implement treatment plans
  • Utilize your sound knowledge of crisis prevention and intervention
  • Liaise with community care providers to obtain mental health histories and facilitate transitional care at discharge

Job Requirements:

  • You can work collaboratively with others, such as the inter-professional team, correctional staff and community agencies
  • 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 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 can elicit, interpret and evaluate information from patients and other sources and draw conclusions to develop treatment and care plans
  • 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 are able to support patients in working towards achieving identified goals
  • You must be registered as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario and be in good standing
  • You can address emergency situations and implement appropriate therapeutic interventions

Qualification & Experience:

  • You have knowledge of mental health evidence based practices and current treatment options as well as experience completing comprehensive mental health assessments
  • Accredited Colleges in Canada – Mental Health Certification
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – Concurrent Disorders Certification
  • 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
  • Canadian Nurses Association – Current Psychiatric and Mental Health Certification

Job Details:

Company: Ministry of the Solicitor General

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada

Application Deadline: N/A

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