DEPARTMENT: MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTIONS – BEHAVIOURAL SUPPORT ONTARIO
POSITION LOCATION: OWEN SOUND
UNION AFFILIATION: ONA
STATUS: FULL-TIME, TEMPORARY (APPROX. END DATE MAY 2025)
WAGE RATE: $39.07 – $56.00

Reporting to the Manager, the Registered Nurse provides outreach services to older adults with behaviours associated with complex and challenging mental health, addictions, dementia or other neurological conditions.

Skills/Abilities/Qualifications

Required

  • Current Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario or eligibility
  • Certification in PIECES, GPA, Montessori Training
  • Psycho/social and mental status assessment skills and knowledge of psychotropic medication side effects
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of specialized Geriatric services including: Geriatric Medicine, Psychiatry, Mental Health and Behavioural Supports Ontario Care
  • Advanced proficiency in computer skills, i.e. Excel, Word
  • Ability to provide a wide range of counselling, support, advocacy and education services to family members and others significant in the patient’s life
  • Ability to communicate positively and professionally with family members, community providers and physicians
  • 2 Years recent experience in Geriatric Assessment and working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Minimum two years’ experience and  knowledge of DSM-IV-R and the Mental Health Act
  • Valid Class G driver’s license and willingness to travel
  • Excellent organizational skills and scheduling abilities
  • Ability to use critical thinking and problem solve in acute emergent situations
  • Excellent knowledge of community resources and willingness to learn new concepts and integrate them into practice
  • Recent satisfactory performance and attendance records
  • Adherence to Brightshores ‘CARE’ Behaviours (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence) and ‘LEAD’ Competencies (Lead by example, Empower, Achieve results, Develop others) and a commitment to a safe workplace free of violence and harassment
  • Advocates and supports a culture of patient safety and demonstrates an understanding of how the department service and assigned responsibilities contribute to overall patient safety at Brightshores through patient safety knowledge, skills and attitudes

Preferred

  • Canadian Nursing Association Geriatric Nursing certificate
  • Familiarity with principles and practice of intensive case management.
  • CPR & CPI Certification
  • MOCA Certification
  • Knowledge of LEAN principles

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