The Royal Mental Health Centre

Registered Practical Nurse (TFT 1.0 FTE) (BB-34C45)

Found in: Talent CA

About The Royal As one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres, The Royal has a clear purpose: to get more people living with mental illness into recovery faster. This is at the core of everything we do and it is driven by the passion, focus and dedication of our employees. Every day, the work that we do transforms the lives of people with mental illness through specialized mental healthcare, advocacy, research and education. Duties:Under the direction of the Manager, Patient Care Services, you will work as part of a team, providing services to people with complex mental illness and substance use disorders on an in-patient unit.Works in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team using best practice and innovative approaches to provide the best possible client- oriented rehabilitation and treatment services.Promotes a healthy lifestyle through direct assistance, health teaching and side by side assistance with activities of daily living, social relationships, transportation and employment.Assesses and identifies patient needs and responds to them appropriately and promptly.Monitors and documents patient response to therapeutic intervention and reports unexpected outcomes to the clinical team.Recognize patient readiness to change, engaging patients using motivational interviewing techniques.Collaborates with the clinical team to effectively manage rapidly changing situations.Ability to provide teaching to patients, family and other staff members.Demonstrates an awareness of and complies with, the vision and value statements of the ROHCG, relevant policies, procedures, responsibilities and routines and other relevant information.Promotes a client centred focused environment and effective communication of the interdisciplinary team.Knowledge and ability to facilitate therapeutic groups.Establishes and promotes effective therapeutic relationships between staff members, patients and their families.Assist with planning admissions, discharges, and transfers.Liaise with community partners, primary care, and other referral sources.Accountable to meet College of Nurses of Ontario Standards for RPN’s.Engages in enhancing knowledge through ongoing learning, education and reflective practice.Administers medications and performs treatments within the RPN’s full scope of practice according to applicable regulations and the College of Nurses of Ontario Professional Standards.Work in a manner that is in compliance with staff and patient/client safety practices, policies and procedures of The Royal.Ensure a work environment that is conducive to the Royal’s Harassment-Free Workplace Policy.Other duties as assigned.Qualifications:Graduate of recognized Diploma Program in Practical Nursing;Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.Previous nursing experience working in psychiatric/mental health specialization.Knowledge of CNO Standards regarding RPN scope of practice.Understanding of MHA and relevant legislation.WHMIS update in preceding 12 months.Fire Training update in the past 12 months.CPR Certification within the last 12 months.Completion of Prevention of Violence in the Workplace training (C.P.I.) required.Commitment to ongoing professional development.Basic computer skills required.Ability to work effectively as a team player.Current knowledge of mechanical lifts, transferring and positioning techniques.English level A- is mandatory in oral expression, oral comprehension, reading comprehension and written expression. Bilingual (French/English) is considered an asset.

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info Temporary Full-time

location_on Ottawa, Canada

work The Royal Mental Health Centre

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