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Posting # 48227 - [ ONA ]
Registered Nurse, Forensics - Rehab Readiness A1 - 1 position
Forensics - Rehab Readiness A1
Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care - St. Thomas, ON
Full Time


The Forensic Psychiatry Program has adopted the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Model as its overarching philosophical framework. This philosophy is built on a set of principles and values that emphasize client and family involvement in decision making, client choice, the provision of a range of services to meet treatment, rehabilitation and support needs, and a commitment from mental health services' professionals to achieving the best possible outcomes for clients based on their stated preferences, wishes, desires and life plans. As part of the forensic system, this must also be accomplished within the parameters defined by the Ontario Review Board within each patient's Disposition order. The Forensic Psychiatry Program is also highly invested in both education and research and has various connections with the University of Western Ontario.

Working with an interdisciplinary team, the successful candidate will provide nursing care to clients with severe and persistent mental illness who have come into conflict with the law.

New graduate nurses eligible to obtain their temporary or general license with the College of Nurses of Ontario are encouraged to apply. This is an exciting opportunity for a new graduate nurses looking to expand their nursing assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation skills in the field of Forensic Psychiatry. As part of a multidisciplinary team you will have the ability to develop your skills in a supportive environment.

The successful candidate is flexible to work all shifts as required.



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
  • Well developed assessment, consultative practice and evaluation skills in the care of clients with severe and persistent mental illness
  • Excellent working knowledge of nursing principles, theory and legislation and of the nursing care needs of clients 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
  • Ability to relate therapeutically with clients
  • Demonstrated leadership in the initiation, coordination of, and participation in team/family conferences and clinical activities
  • 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
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in applying the principles and technology of psychosocial rehabilitation
  • Ability to travel within the catchment area
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
  • Experience working in mental health
  • BScN
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Worker certification
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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