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Posting # 50589 - [ ONA ]
Registered Nurse, Dual Diagnosis H5 - 1 position
Dual Diagnosis H5
Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care - London, ON
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 and support to adult clients between the ages of 18 to 65 years with a dual diagnosis (intellectual disability and a mental health need or extreme behavioural challenge) within our Dual Diagnosis Program. Using a behavioural model, the Registered Nurse will work alongside the Advanced Behaviour Analysts and Developmental Service workers to apply and integrate behaviour support plans into the daily care for each client. In addition, the Registered Nurse will collect behaviour data and provide feedback to the interdisciplinary team regarding the behaviour support plans and plan of care for each client.

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
  • Strong working knowledge of nursing principles, theory and legislation as well as the nursing care needs of individuals with a dual diagnosis
  • Strong working knowledge of mental health legislation
  • 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 clinical activities
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively responding to psychiatric and physical emergencies and/or crisis situations
  • 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
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
  • Experience working in mental health
  • Experience working with individuals with a developmental disability or dual diagnosis
  • Experience with the behavioural psycho social model
  • BScN
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: November 20, 2023
Submission deadline: November 26, 2023

Andrew Harriman-Duke, Human Resources

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