Registered Practical Nurse at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, Canada

Application ends: March 31, 2023
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Job Description

  • Current RPN registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Where RPN College certification diploma program did not include Advanced Physical Assessment and Medication Administration, applicant must provide evidence of additional education/certification equivalent to current diploma requirements or three (3) years current nursing experience in a psychiatric environment working with seriously mentally ill individual in an inpatient or outpatient setting including medication administration
  • Certificate/Diploma in Mental Health Nursing or equivalent or intent to enroll in program and complete within two years of hire
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate or CPI training
  • Current BCLS, on hire
  • Must be able to fulfill physical requirements of the job, as per current Physical Demands Analysis

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three (3) years current nursing experience in psychiatric environment working with seriously mentally ill individuals in an inpatient or outpatient setting including medication administration
  • Excellent and comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment skills
  • Experience in Crisis Intervention techniques
  • Demonstrated knowledge of psychopharmacologic treatment and protocols
  • RAI
  • Excellent listening, 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
  • Current knowledge of IPAC Standards
  • Experience in health teaching
  • Basic computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively and cooperatively with all levels of staff, patients and the public
  • Demonstrated problem solving, communication, team work and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated skill in safe/correct techniques for transferring and positioning patients
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment with continually changing priorities
  • Ability to maximize utilization of resources
  • Demonstrated good attendance with the ability to maintain this standard
  • Ability to work within the Multidisciplinary Team
  • Trained in EPIC – training can be provided, but must pass required testing.

Hours of Work
Must be available to work 8 hour day/evening shifts and/or 12 hour day/night shifts, Monday to Sunday. Shifts and hours may change according to departmental requirements and as per the CUPE 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.