•Current registration in the Province of Ontario
•Demonstrated ability to practice within the Standards of the College of Nurses of Ontario
•Commitment to fulfilling the Mission and Vision of St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton
•CPR and First Aid certification
•Previous clinical experience in psychiatric mental health nursing with demonstrated knowledge, skill and ability in the holistic assessment, treatment and evaluation of clients. It is essential that current knowledge and research evidence be integrated into clinical practice
•Demonstrated commitment to professional development. Demonstrated ability to identify areas requiring improvement and to actively contribute to the resolution of these issues
•Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching students, peers and clients
•Knowledge and skills related to crisis intervention; demonstrated ability in the application of non-violent crisis intervention
•Experience and knowledge in the treatment of addictions and withdrawal
•Demonstrated knowledge and experience in effective therapeutic communication techniques
•Knowledge of community resources including the mental health network served by St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, is required
•Knowledge of the application of the Mental Health Act and other legislation relevant to practice
•Ability to actively participate within the multidisciplinary team with effective contributions, promoting positive client focused care
•Demonstrated ability to document according to standards
•Demonstrated ability to function independently and be self-directed
•Demonstrated ability to think critically and problem solve effectively
•Demonstrated capacity to build and sustain positive working relationships with others
•C.N.A. certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse is desirable
•Good attendance and work record are essential
•A resume outlining experience and education should accompany the application
Qualifications Specific to Specialized Assessment & Treatment/Acute Mental Health:
•Demonstrated knowledge, skill and experience in the application of the nursing process and nursing diagnosis; conducting mental status examinations; assessing, managing and evaluating crisis situations; and conducting physical assessments
•Demonstrated current knowledge of the signs and symptoms, nursing intervention strategies and treatment modalities of a variety of psychiatric disorders
•Demonstrated knowledge of current psychotropic medication, including side effects
•Effective utilization of therapeutic interviewing skills
•Balanced judgement in risk assessment and management
•Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, supervision and support to colleagues
•Demonstrated commitment to own professional development and to supporting that of others
•Demonstrated ability to develop effective therapeutic relationships with increased knowledge base of need for adherence to therapeutic boundaries
Note: Hours of work will include extended tours and rotating shifts.
St. Joseph’s Nursing Vision is to make a difference in the lives of those we care for, our organization, and the future of our community through achievement of excellence in nursing and commitment to a culture of nursing innovation, empowerment, leadership and accountability.
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) is an equal opportunity employer and strives for equity, inclusiveness, and diversity in all our programs, practices, facilities, and people.
Applications must be received online by 12:00 midnight on the Closing Date - late applications will not be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. SJHH is committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process - please inform us should accommodation be required at any point in the recruitment process.
We foster a culture of patient and staff safety where all positions comply and work in conjunction with the Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategic Plan of SJHH.