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Posting # 45371 - [ ONA ]
Registered Nurse, Mental Health - 2 positions
Dual Diagnosis G5 - Bed Based
Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care - London, ON
Regular Part Time

Parkwood Institute, Mental Health is an organization that provides specialized mental health care to individuals living with mental illnesses on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. In addition to providing direct care to individuals living with mental illness, the organization is also actively involved in the education of future clinicians and in advancing the research knowledge base. Our work is guided by a recovery oriented philosophy of care as well as the utilization of treatment and rehabilitation interventions that are based on the best available evidence of their effectiveness to assist individuals in pursuing their life goals. We believe in supporting both the individual and their family/friends throughout their recovery journey.

Using the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation within the context of an interdisciplinary team approach, the successful candidate will provide nursing care to adult clients between the ages of 18 to 65 years with a dual diagnosis (intellectual disability and a mental health need) within our Dual Diagnosis Program.

Essential Qualifications

  • Current certificate of competence with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Valid CPR certificate
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Ability and commitment to act as a supervisor under OHSA
  • Excellent working knowledge of nursing principles, theory and legislation and understanding of the nursing care needs of youth with severe and persistent mental illness
  • Must be capable of establishing positive interpersonal relationships and able to work as an effective team member
  • Demonstrated ability to apply and document the nursing process
  • Demonstrated leadership in the initiation, coordination of, and participation in team/family conferences and teaching/ leading treatment groups
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Experience in the development of teaching materials and the teaching of clients, family and caregivers
  • Ability to travel within the catchment area
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
  • Psychiatric mental health nursing certificate
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy trained
  • Knowledge of community supports and services for youth
  • Experience working with young adults and/or in mental health
  • Experiencing working with adults with intellectual disabilities
Teaching and Research
  • St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Immunization Requirements
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: June 08, 2021
Submission deadline: June 14, 2021

Christine Davison, Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.
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