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Posting # 49840 - [ ONA ]
Registered Nurse, Elgin Assertive Community Treatment Team 1 - 1 position
Elgin Assertive Community Treatment Team 1
Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care - London, ON
Full Time


Location: St. Thomas, Ontario

The Mental Health 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. In order to make this vision a reality the program ensures that all of its clinical staff have the necessary skills by providing education and training, and has in place an evaluation framework to measure quality of services delivered including client outcomes.

Using the principles of client-centered care in a continuous care approach within the context of an interdisciplinary team approach, the successful candidate will provide comprehensive community support/rehabilitation/treatment to individuals with serious mental illness.
Candidate will be required to work rotating 8 hour shifts (0800-1600 or 1200-2000 and some weekends).

Essential Qualifications

  • Valid registration 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
  • In-depth 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 ability to apply and document the nursing process
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in applying the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation
  • Knowledge of psychotropic medications, symptom management, and community resources
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation
  • Must be capable of establishing positive interpersonal relationships and able to work as an effective team member
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Experience in crisis intervention and the development of teaching materials and the teaching of clients, family, and caregivers
  • Ability to travel within extensive catchment area
Preferred Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of the Assertive Community Treatment Model of Care
  • Experience working in a community setting
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
  • Knowledge of Elgin County social and health services network
  • Working knowledge of Cerner and other relevant computer systems (Microsoft programs, Infomed, TREAT)
  • Certified in, or in process of completing courses toward the Canadian Psychiatry and Mental Health Certification
Teaching and Research
  • St Josephs Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St Josephs 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: January 19, 2023
Submission deadline: January 25, 2023

Stacy Kearns, Human Resources

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