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Posting # 48350 - [ ONA ]
Registered Nurse, London ACT - Float - 1 position
London ACT - Float
Assertive Community Treatment - London, ON
Full Time

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Location:1553 Dundas St., Unit F, London, Ontario

The Parkwood Institute, Mental Health Care Building 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 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.

An exciting opportunity exists within the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Teams. Leading with a sound understanding of psychosocial rehabilitation and a strong knowledge of recovery-oriented care the Float RN will provide nursing and case management coverage across all 7 ACT teams affiliated with St. Joseph’s Health Care. As a member of the interdisciplinary team, the Float RN will assist with assessing, planning, developing, coordinating and providing treatment, rehabilitation and support services, primarily in the community, for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. The Float RN will assess the client's individual status and needs, contribute to the development of recovery plans and in collaboration with all ACT Team clinicians provide or participate in the provision of core program services including comprehensive assessment, substance abuse treatment, medication management, structuring time and employment, activities of daily living, social and interpersonal relationships and leisure time, and support. The Float RN will provide a variety of ACT level clinical supports across the multiple ACT teams (covering London, Oxford, Middlesex and Elgin counties).

Essential Qualifications

  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Certification or recent refresher, in CPR, within the last year
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Demonstrated knowledge of major mental illness from a biopsychosocial perspective
  • Knowledge, skills, and recent experience providing assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with serious mental illness
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in applying the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation and the practices of case management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the ACT model of care and the Ontario ACT Standards
  • Knowledge of psychotropic medications, symptom management, and community resources
  • Demonstrated ability to apply and document the nursing process
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Privacy Legislation and other relevant legislation
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational, time management, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Must be capable of establishing positive interpersonal relationships and able to work both independently and as an effective team member
  • Demonstrated experience using a patient-centered and recovery-oriented approach
  • Self directed and self motivated to accomplish specified outcomes
  • Demonstrated commitment to evidence-based practice
  • Knowledge of and ability to mobilize community resources
  • Experience in the development of teaching materials and the teaching of clients, family, and caregivers
  • Working knowledge and experience with theories and principles of guiding adult learning and patient self-management approaches
  • Proven flexibility and a high level of initiative
  • Familiarity with outcome measurement related to clinical practice
  • Flexibility in adapting to varying settings and caseload needs
  • Knowledge of computer systems (eg. workload measurement, Cerner, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook)
  • Ability to work days, evenings and weekends
  • Extensive Travel within the catchment area is required (London, Oxford, Middlesex, Elgin)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Crisis intervention skills and a Minimum of 2 years full time related experience in community mental health
  • Experience in both hospital and community service delivery
  • Certified in, or in the process of taking courses towards, the Canadian Psychiatry and Mental Health Certification
  • Proficiency in French is considered an asset
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: June 22, 2022
Submission deadline: June 28, 2022

Jennifer Pasichnyk, Human Resources

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