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Posting # 48215 - [ UNIFOR ]
Registered Practical Nurse, Dual Diagnosis and Adult Inpatient Mental Health Short Stay Unit G5/H5 - 1 position
Dual Diagnosis and Adult Inpatient Mental Health Short Stay Unit G5/H5
Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care - London, ON
Full 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.

The Dual Diagnoses program provides nursing care to adult clients with a dual diagnosis (developmental disability and a mental health need). Using the principles of client centered care within the context of an interdisciplinary team approach, the successful candidates will provide nursing care to adult clients between the ages of 18 to 65 years.

The Short Stay Unit offers crisis intervention, assessment, and stabilization for people with severe and persistent mental illness with a focus on short term treatment and collaborative care with family physicians and other community providers. Optimal length of stay in our program is 14 days.

It is understood that the hours of work reflect the current scheduling arrangements and are subject to change as determined by the Employer.



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
  • Proficiency and experience in pharmacology and medication administration
  • Strong working knowledge of the Mental Health Act
  • Must be capable of establishing positive interpersonal relationships and able to work as an effective team member
  • Ability to coordinate care collaboratively with the Registered Nurse and other interdisciplinary team members as well as to function independently with clients with a predictable outcome
  • Demonstrated ability to apply and document the nursing process
  • Ability to relate therapeutically with clients
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively responding to psychiatric and physical emergencies and/or crisis situations
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to apply effective body mechanics and meet the physical demands of the position
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
  • Experience working in mental health
  • Experience working with people with an addiction
  • Experience working with clients with an intellectual disability
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 documentation you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and a written commitment to follow any future Public Health recommendations and St. Joseph's Health Care London policies and processes related to Covid management in the workplace
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: May 11, 2022
Submission deadline: May 17, 2022

Christine Davison, Human Resources

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