Ross Memorial Hospital - Kawartha Lakes
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RN Registered Nurse

Job Number:
Job Title:
RN Registered Nurse
Job Type:
Temporary Full Time
City, Province, Country:
Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
Mental Health Inpatient
Open Positions:
Date Posted:
August 11, 2022
Closing Date:
August 17, 2022
$34.240 - $48.170/Hour

Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) is an active, acute-care community hospital located in the heart of the City of Kawartha Lakes. Among our acute and continuing care services, our team cares for 45,000 patients per year in the 24/7/365 emergency department, provides orthopedics and ophthalmology, operates a dialysis unit, and is renowned for its mental health programs and restorative seniors care. The Ross family takes pride in providing compassionate, quality patient care.

Department/Unit/Program Description

The Mental Health Inpatient Unit is a Schedule 1 adult psychiatry short-term unit that provides assessment, stabilization and short-term treatment. The secured inpatient unit also features a dining room, group work areas and a private terrace for patients. A multidisciplinary team staffs the Unit, providing nursing care as well as treatment and activity programs.

Position Summary

The Mental Health Inpatient Unit is currently seeking a Temporary Full-Time Registered Nurse to join their healthcare team.

*** Ross Memorial Hospital qualifies for the Government of Canada's Student Loan Forgiveness Program***

Effective Date: May 30, 2022
Ending on or before: August 31, 2022

Essential Qualifications

• Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario in good standing
• Non Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate or CPI training
• BCLS certificate, on hire
• Three (3) to five (5) years related psychiatric experience working with Seriously Mentally Ill individuals in an inpatient or outpatient setting
• Excellent and comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment skills
• Experience in Crisis Intervention techniques
• Excellent knowledge of psychopharmacologic treatment and protocols
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills
• Knowledge of community resources and referral protocols for consumers and family members an asset
• Skilled at verbal and non-verbal de-escalation techniques
• Knowledge of the consultation/liaison model of care delivery
• Experience with working with the seriously mentally ill population
• Knowledge of nursing theories
• Must be able to fulfill physical requirements of the job, as per current Physical Demands Analysis

Preferred Qualifications

• B.Sc.N.
• Excellent understanding of psychiatric nursing role in a hospital/community mental health care setting
• Expert understanding with relationship between psychiatric illness and emotional health
• Excellent interpersonal skills to be supportive to patients, families, colleagues and community health care professionals
• Excellent organizational skills to be able to cope with a demanding and every changing workload
• Sound knowledge of counseling skills
• Sound knowledge of pertinent Mental Health legislation and forms pertaining to psychiatric assessment/hospitalization as stipulated under the Mental Health Act
• Assessment skills including ability to conduct and evaluate a comprehensive bio-psychosocial history and mental status examination
• Assessment skills for conducting suicide risk
• Sound knowledge of acute psychopathology
• Sound knowledge of psychotropic medication
• Knowledge of solution based model
• Mastery of Crisis intervention theory and techniques/skills
• Short and long term problem solving skills
• Understanding of Patients Rights, Patient Advocate Office etc as outline in the Mental Health legislation
• Demonstrated application of Bereavement theory and CISM

Hours of Work

Must be available to work twelve hour shifts (days, evenings, weekends), Monday to Sunday. Shifts and hours may change according to patient/program requirements and as per the ONA Collective Agreement.

Employment Equity

Ross Memorial Hospital is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities. Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process at the request of the applicant.

Employees must meet expectations for appropriate, respectful and professional conduct, as set out in the RMH Code of Conduct.

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10 Angeline St. North
Lindsay, ON K9V 4M8


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