RPN - Schizophrenia R2
Hamilton - Ontario (ON),
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
Estimated salary $27.02 - $28.18 an hour
Temporary Assignment - approximately 9 months
The Schizophrenia & Community Integration Service inpatient units offer comprehensive assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, and discharge planning. The individuals served have an Axis 1 diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder and have diverse and complex psychiatric, behavioural, functional, psychosocial, legal and physical needs requiring specialized service. An inter-disciplinary team approach is utilized along with other best practices including the use of anti-psychotics, therapeutic relationship, primary nursing, family and client education, peer support and supported employment.
The Registered Practical Nurse, under the Standards of Practice of the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Department of Nursing, functions as a member of the nursing team to provide psychiatric nursing and specialized level care to adults with severe persistent mental illness. Basic knowledge, decision making and communication techniques are employed in assessing, planning and implementing nursing care. The RPN will be committed to reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of restraint and seclusion.
- Current registration with the College of Nurse of Ontario required.
- Successful completion of a provincially recognized educational program for a Registered Practical Nurse required
- Acceptable certificate or proven enrollment in a psychiatric nursing program for RPNs preferred
- Current Asepsis Techniques and Medication Administration certificate required
- Current CPR certification required
- Minimum 1 year previous experience in psychiatric/mental health nursing preferred
- Demonstrated current knowledge of the signs and symptoms, nursing interventions/strategies and treatment modalities for schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
- Demonstrated ability to
HOURS OF WORK:
Extended hours and rotating shifts - days,, afternoons, nights, weekends and holidays
(plus 14% in lieu of benefits)
St. Joseph’s Nursing Vision is to make a difference in the lives of those we care for, our organization, and the future of our community through achievement of excellence in nursing and commitment to a culture of nursing innovation, empowerment, leadership and accountability.