Bilingual Mental Health & Addictions Nurse – Part Time
At this time, the South West Local Health Integration Network is seeking a bilingual (English and French) Mental Health and Addictions Nurse (MHAN) to provide essential mental health and addiction services to students registered within District School Boards located across the South West region.
The successful incumbent will 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. The MHAN will assist in connecting students (and families, where applicable) with care across the continuum of mental health and addictions services for children and youth.
What will you do?
As a Bilingual Mental Health and Addictions Nurse, you will:
- Provide support to District School Boards to build capacity to recognize and appropriately respond to student mental health and addictions issues.
- Work as part of an inter-disciplinary team and provide essential health related advice and support to the District School Board staff in developing comprehensive plans to address a collaborative response to the mental health and addiction needs of students.
- Advise school staff on potential side-effects of different classes of medications and provide medical consultation to school staff regarding issues such as medication management for individual students.
- Provide early interventions of care for working with students and families as addressed with counseling and therapeutic interventions and follow up assessments for mental health and addiction issues.
- Provide support to the intervention team in the management of complex issues such as refusal to attend treatment, self-harm, suicide, or violent behavior.
- 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 and addiction needs of students
- Act as a spokesperson as required, and interpret the role of the LHIN to clients, health care professionals and to the public.
- Develop and build relationships with mental health service providers and educators by utilizing various forms of communication including face-to-face and telephone interactions.
Location: This position supports school boards located within London, Woodstock, and Owen Sound.
What must you have?
- Current registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
- Minimum of three to five (3-5) years’ relevant experience as a Registered Nurse.
- Minimum of two (2) years’ direct clinical experience in providing mental health and/or addictions services for children and youth.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Proficiency in French (written and verbal) is required.
- Knowledge of the mental health and addictions service system for children and youth.
- Solid knowledge of health care related legislation and practices.
- Advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills.
- Must be able to practice independently and interdependently.
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
- Effective organizational and planning skills.
- Effectively maintain a constant flow of verbal and written communication with others throughout the workplace as well as outside the organization.
- Demonstrated awareness of cultural diversity, as well as ability to behave discreetly and sensitively to confidential issues.
- Canadian Nurses Association certification in Psychiatric Nursing would be an asset.
- Case Management Certificate would be an asset.
- An ambassador of workplace culture.
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 January 21, 2020 at 11:59pm.
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.