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Job Title:
Psychiatric Registered Nurse I

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
None specified
Functional Discipline:
Mental Health and Addictions

Job Description

Psychiatric Registered Nurse I, Temporary Full-Time (Approximately 1 year)
Mental Health and Addictions, Central Newfoundland Regional health Centre, Grand Falls-Windsor

Definition of Work:
The Psychiatric Registered Nurse I is a new clinical position resulting from the recommendations of the Towards Recovery: The Mental Health and Additions Action Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador. The Action Plan identifies a number of initiatives as a part of a Stepped Care Approach to Mental Health and Addictions Services throughout the province.

One of these initiatives, Mobile Crisis Response (MCR) (Memphis Model) is a collaborative approach in which police and mental health professionals work together in responding to mental health crisis in the community. Once the team is established in Central Health, the psychiatric nurse will participate as a member of the crisis intervention team in provision of appropriate interventions in Mental Health crisis situations through the utilization of community base mental health approaches. The successful candidate will work closely with the RCMP in the implementation stages and in the ongoing operation of the team/service.

Prior to the full implementation of MCR and in keeping with the Stepped Care Approach to Mental Health and Addictions Services, this position will be responsible for providing professional standards of regional psychiatric nursing interventions for patients presenting to the ER with mental health concerns. Regional services to ER departments will be accommodated through telephone consultations and the use of Telehealth as required.

This position will work closely with the Regional Social Worker, who will work a corresponding shift in JPMH (or CNRHC).

The successful candidate will exercise a significant degree of independent clinical judgement, quick decision making and the ability to assess and intervene competently in various mental health concerns including crisis situations. Clinical

services include, but are not limited to, mental health assessment, treatment and intervention in collaboration with the Emergency Room team, the Mental Health team and the Department of Psychiatry.

The dual role of this position includes membership on the MCR team and provision of Mental Health Services in the ER. This involves assessment, treatment, follow up and support of individuals with mental health and addictions needs throughout various mental health and addictions programs and services.

The successful candidate must demonstrate an awareness of and be responsible for promoting and supporting person-and family-centered care, demonstrate a commitment to safety and partner with all team members to improve worker and patient safety by integrating safety into work practices, identifying risks and implementing improvements.

Required qualifications:
* Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
* Current registration with the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador.
* A post graduate Mental Health diploma/certificate from a recognized school/university.
* Current BLS certification for health care providers from the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
* Completion of the Health Assessment course or willingness to complete next available course.
* Consistent demonstration of Central Health's corporate values; Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Equity and Safety.
* A valid Newfoundland and Labrador Class IV Driver's License and the use of a private vehicle are conditions of employment.
* A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required for this position.
* A satisfactory certificate of conduct from the RCMP or local police authority.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Certification in Mental Health/ Psychiatric Nursing from CNA.

Hours of Work: 75 hours bi-weekly (Shift work may be required)
Salary: NS-28 ($32.98-$40.83)
Competition No.: P-2020000558-MHA
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Central Health is an equal opportunity employer.
We thank all candidates however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.