Care Coordinator/Mental Health & Addictions Nurse

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/14/2020 5:04 PM)
Job ID
Job Location
CA-ON-Waterloo | CA-ON-Waterloo | CA-ON-Cambridge
# Positions
Job Type
Temporary (Part-Time)
Job Industry
Government and Public Sector, Healthcare and Medical Services
Waterloo Wellington LHIN
Career Level

Job Description


Reporting to the Manager, Community and Population Health, the incumbent will be responsible for a combined role of Hospital Mental Health Care Coordination and Mental Health Nursing. Monday through Friday mornings, 8:30 to 12:00pm at Cambridge Memorial Hospital and 1:00pm to 4:30pm as a Community MHAN Nurse.


Hospital MH CC:

  • Conducting eligibility and service needs assessments for clients referred to WWLHIN for in home or placement services;
  • Developing, initiating and co-ordinating individualized care plans for eligible clients, and providing ongoing resource management and discharge planning as appropriate;
  • Conducting alternate planning for non-eligible clients, and providing program interpretation/education to hospital and community agency staff, long term care facilities, physicians, clients and families;
  • Performing other duties as assigned.
  • MHAN Nurse:
  • assisting school boards in recognizing and responding to student mental health and addiction issues
  • providing services and support to students with mild to complex mental health and substance abuse issues
  • developing plans for Patients with mental health and addiction needs including the transition of students back to school from hospitalization
  • providing support or intervention for issues such as self-harm or treatment refusal.
  • supporting students and/or parents access services such as family health and/or addictions agencies.  


Knowledge and application of case management principles and practices acquired through membership in good standing, with the appropriate college as a Registered Nurse. Proven skills in the areas of case management, assessment, communication, interviewing, problem solving, interpersonal and leadership within a team based setting is required. Recent LHIN case management and experience and knowledge related to mental health issues required and certification in Mental Health Nursing (CPMHN(C)) or other Professional Mental Health certification is preferred. The ability to work independently in a highly organized manner is required. This position also requires proficiency in the use of a personal computer in a windows networked environment, using Word and database software. The ability to travel throughout Waterloo Region and Wellington County is required. Fluency in French language preferred.

  • direct clinical experience in providing mental health and/or addictions services for children and youth
  • 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
  • ability to work independently
  • effective interpersonal and communications skills
  • proficiency in the use of a personal computer in a windows networked environment, using Word and database software
  • must have valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • ability to travel throughout Waterloo Region and Wellington County is requiredThis position may be required to provide relief at other LHIN locations or teams as needed and may be part of the on call rotation as per the provisions of the ONA collective agreement.

WWLHIN strives to create a respectful, accessible and inclusive work environment. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources at for assistance.


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