• Mental Health and Addictions Nurse - London/Middlesex County (Temporary Full Time)

    Posted Date 2 days ago(4/23/2019 11:04 AM)
    Job ID
    Job Location
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Temporary (Full-Time)
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector, Healthcare and Medical Services
    South West LHIN
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
  • Job Description


    Are you an experienced registered nurse (BScN) looking for a different kind of practice environment? You’re looking in the right place.


    The South West LHIN is currently seeking one Mental Health and Addictions Nurse to work in our London/Middlesex County location. This is a temporary full time assignment for an approximate duration of 16 months.


    As a valued member of our Home and Community Care portfolio, the Mental Health and Addictions Nurse brings their mental health and addictions expertise to provide essential health related advice and support to educators within the district school boards.


    What will you do?  

    • Assist school boards in recognizing and responding to student mental health and addiction issues and work with the boards to develop strategies to address student mental health and addictions needs.
    • Support students and/or parents’ in accessing services such as family health care, community mental health and/or addictions agencies.
    • Balance patient needs and choices with available resources, ensuring patients’ values and preferences are respected.
    • Act as a spokesperson as required, and interpret the role of the LHIN to clients, health care professionals and to the public. 

    What must you have? 

    • Membership, in good standing, with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
    • Minimum of two (2) years’ direct clinical experience in providing mental health and/or addictions services for children and youth.
    • Minimum of three (3) years’ relevant experience as a Registered Nurse.
    • Effective planning, organizing and evaluation skills to manage multiple clients, provide information reports and take corrective action as required.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, assessment and decision-making skills.
    • Effective time management skills, with the ability to work independently and co-operatively in a busy multidisciplinary environment.
    • A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
    • Ability to use a computer in a Windows-based environment. 

    What would give you an advantage? 

    • Experience working with diverse patient groups, e.g., multicultural, homeless, palliative, acquired brain injury (ABI), mental health, geriatrics, pediatrics.
    • Ability to speak French or another second language. 

    Who we are:


    Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) play a key role in Ontario’s health care system. Working in partnership with patients, families, providers and community organizations, LHINs ensure people have access to the health care they need — at home and in the community.


    Committed to innovation and collaborative partnerships, the South West LHIN plans, coordinates and funds local health services, and delivers high-quality home and community care to patients and families, with a focus on improving population health, the patient experience, and value for money across the health care system. Our staff incorporate the best aspects of teamwork and continuous learning as they work with the local community to ensure the best health outcomes for everyone.


    How do I apply?


    Please visit www.lhinjobs.ca to submit your resume and cover letter. Application deadline is May 7, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.


    All applications will be reviewed; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Due to volume of applications, we are not able to respond to general inquiries by phone or e-mail.


    We are committed to a culture that values diversity and inclusion.


    We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities, and are committed to providing accommodation as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise Human Resources during the recruitment process. 



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