• Mental Health & Addictions Nurse, RN

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/7/2018 3:56 PM)
    Job ID
    Job Location
    CA-ON-Mississauga | CA-ON-Mississauga
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector, Healthcare and Medical Services
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
    Mississauga Halton LHIN
  • Job Description

    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.



    • 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.


    To receive any Mississauga Halton LHIN document required by the Accessibility for Ontarians Disability Act (AODA) and its standards, or to receive any public document on our website in an alternate format, please contact our Communications Department at 905-855-9090 or 1-877-336-9090.




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