Registered Practical Nurse

  • Registered Practical Nurse

    As a Registered Practical Nurse, you will be an integral part of a collaborative, inter-disciplinary team focused on delivering seamless services and programs to our clients and customers. If you are looking for a company that is constantly moving forward in pursuit of successful outcomes, get ready to love it here!

    We are currently hiring part-time for a variety of inpatient programs and/or critical care. Registered Practical Nurses are part of our UFCW collective agreement.

    What you'll be doing
    • Provide nursing care to patients with addictions and/or a variety of mental health diagnoses
    • Contribute to fluctuating patient care needs according to CNO standards, RNAO Best Practice Guidelines, specific program philosophy and diversified patient populations
    • Receive patient assignments and follow care plans accordingly
    • Administer psychiatric and non-psychiatric medications and treatments
    • Ensure necessary clinical assessments are initiated following admission and at various other times, eg. Mental Status Exam
    • Engage with interdisciplinary teams and individual team members as appropriate
    • Act as a preceptor, mentor, coach, or resource nurse as appropriate
    • Participate in clinical discussions, team meetings, and patient/family conferences

    What we're looking for
    • Current registration as an RPN with the College of Nurses of Ontario, in good standing
    • Up to 6 months of experience in general nursing practice preferred
    • Current CPR certification
    • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act (MHA), documentation standards (CNO), and privacy legislation (PHIPA)
    • Ability to effectively manage crisis situations and deal with acutely ill patients
    • Strong interpersonal skills and respectful communication style with patients, families and staff
    • Previous training in mental health nursing, boundaries, suicide awareness, and medication administration is an asset
    • Ability to work independently and within a multi-disciplinary team
    • Proficient computer skills and comfortable learning new systems
    • Flexibility with respect to work schedule
    • Knowledge of CBT/DBT and experience with group facilitation is an asset

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