We are currently recruiting a Mental Health & Addictions Nurse, RN
Competition #: FY1819-059
Date Posted: June 6, 2018
Date Closed: Until Filled
Start Date: Immediately
Reports to: Manager, Mental Health and Addictions
Category: Temporary Full-time (1 year)
Team: Mental Health and Addictions
Current primary assigned location: 2655 North Sheridan Way, Mississauga
Reporting to the Manager, Mental Health & Addictions, the Mental Health & Addiction Nurse is responsible for providing essential health related advice and support to educators within schools and for developing individual care plans for clients with mental health and addictions needs in collaboration with mental health workers where indicated. The Mental Health and Addiction Nurse will additionally be required to provide input to the mental health and addiction needs of students.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Advise educators of the potential side-effects regarding different classes of medications
Provide medical consultation to educators regarding issues such as medication management for individual students, particularly those with complex medical conditions concurrent with mental illness or addictions
Liaise with children’s mental health agencies and primary care practitioners as required
Provide support and/or intervention in complex issues such as refusal to attend treatment, self-harm, suicide, or violent behaviour
Support educators to meet the complex medical and mental health needs of students who require extra supports for health and/or safety concerns of self and/or others
Provide the support of a health professional in helping students and/or parent(s) to access services such as primary health care or a children’s mental health center and provide education about options for treatment
Provide essential health related advice and support to the Mental Health leaders in developing comprehensive board plans to address a collaborative response to the mental health needs of students
Act as a spokesperson as required, and interpret the role of the Mississauga Halton LHIN to clients, health care professionals and to the public
Ensure positive public relations and effective co-ordination of services through ongoing liaison and participation on internal and external committees
Participate in the orientation of new staff, educators and students within district school boards
Assesses for and promotes a safe environment for clients, caregivers, family members, and staff
Adhere to health and safety policies/ practices developed and implemented by the Mississauga Halton LHIN.
Participates in establishing, maintaining, and monitoring standards for the Case Management, including committee work and active participation and contribution to quality initiatives.
Registered Nurse (BScN or Masters)
Certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Mental Health Nursing (CNA)
Minimum of two (2) years of experience relevant experience as a Registered Nurse working within a mental health setting.
Knowledge of the mental health and addictions service system for children and youth
Direct clinical experience in providing mental health and/or addictions services for children and youth
Solid knowledge of health care related legislation and practices
Computer literacy and keyboarding skills required
Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable motor vehicle
Insurance that includes driving for business purposes and minimum liability of $1,000,000.
Ability to communicate in French or other languages an asset.
To apply for this vacancy please submit a resume with covering letter referencing FY1819-059 via the following link www.lhinjobs.ca or visit the Mississauga Halton LHIN Career Opportunity page at lhinjobs.ca Please note, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Mississauga Halton LHIN is a respectful, caring and inclusive workplace, committed to Employment Equity. We welcome diversity in the workplace, and encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. We will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Applicants need to make their accommodation needs known when contacted.
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