RN-Acute Mental Health-9 Tower

Posting #: 2548   Location: Charlton Campus

Position Details

# of openings: 1   Time of Day:
Reg/Temp/Casual: Temporary   Shift Length:
Full/Part Time: Full Time   Department: ACUTE PSYCHIATRY - T09
Union: ONA   Open Date: 02/01/14
Hours of Work: Rotating Shifts   Closing Date:


Temporary Assignment - approximately 52 weeks


•Current registration in the Province of Ontario.
•BScN preferred.
•Previous clinical experience in Psychiatric nursing with demonstrated knowledge, skill and ability in: psychiatric nursing, psychotropic pharmacology, counseling principles and group psychotherapy.
•Preference will be given to applicants with three to five years experience in acute psychiatry.
•Preference will be given to candidates who have the CPMHNC (Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Certification) and/or candidates willing to obtain this certification within one year.
•Experience in crisis intervention and knowledge of crisis intervention theory.
•Experience and knowledge in the treatment of addiction and withdrawal is required.
•Previous clinical experience of at least one year on general medical or surgical areas would be preferred.
•Demonstrated commitment to professional development and continuous quality improvement.
•Knowledge of community resources is essential.
•Knowledge of the Hamilton-Wentworth network is required.
•Knowledge of the principles of Mental Health Reform Act in Ontario is required.

Essential demonstrated skills:
•Ability to integrate psychiatric nursing research into practice;
•Well developed observation, interviewing and communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly and professionally;
•Ability to function independently and be self-directed;
•Ability to problem-solve constructively;
•Ability to cope with stressful crisis situations;
•Ability to work collaboratively with all members of the team.
•Good attendance and work record are essential.
•A resume regarding further education, special courses and experience should accompany the application.
•Demonstrates competence (knowledge/skills/attitude) in the use of non-violent physical crisis interventions, trauma-informed care and other best practices available to promote healing and recovery.

Hours of work include rotating shifts and extended tours.

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, and Core Values of SJHH.

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