Registered Nurse (RFT 1.0 FTE)

Registered Nurse Ottawa, Ontario


Position Information

Posting Number: ROM22-482E
Title: Registered Nurse (RFT 1.0 FTE)
Position Status: Regular Full-time
FTE: 1.0
Job Schedule: Days/Evenings/Weekends
Unit: Rehabilitation Inpatient Unit
Department: Forensic Psychiatry
Union: ONA Local 74 (Ottawa)
Site: Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
Number of Vacancies: 1

About The Royal

As one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres, The Royal has a clear purpose: to get more people living with mental illness into recovery faster. This is at the core of everything we do and it is driven by the passion, focus and dedication of our employees. Every day, the work that we do transforms the lives of people with mental illness through specialized mental healthcare, advocacy, research and education.

Duties:

  • The Staff Nurse is responsible for providing holistic nursing care using effective communication skills (verbal and written), observation and interpersonal skills.
  • Clear understanding of client centred nursing care as it applies to a forensic psychiatric environment.
  • Recognizing patient readiness to learn and providing individualized patient teaching.
  • Providing patient care for the assigned caseload.
  • Take in-charge duties and responsibilities.
  • Manage and direct the care of patients in crisis situations.
  • Safe preparation and administration of medication as per policy procedure.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively as a member of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Active participation in Program and Discipline related committees.
  • Application of the Mental Health Act, and all other legislation related to the practice of psychiatric nursing.
  • Able to perform patient restraint as outlined by the Task Analysis (Physical Demands Analysis).
  • Work in a manner that is in compliance with staff and patient/client safety practices, policies and procedures of the Royal and the Ottawa – Forensic Rehabilitation Unit.
  • Ensure a work environment that is conducive to The Royal’s Anti-Racism, Harassment & Discrimination Free Workplace Policy.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • BScN Preferred.
  • Certification in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing is preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years recent nursing experience in Psychiatry is mandatory.
  • Experience in Forensic Psychiatry is preferred.
  • Clear understanding of MHA and relevant legislation
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge and skill in psychiatric nursing practice as articulated in the Canadian Standards of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practice.
  • Able to meet the standards of nursing practice of the College of Nurses
  • Knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation an asset
  • Experience in Forensic Psychiatry is an asset.
  • CPR certification within the last 12 months
  • Completion of Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Workshop (CPI)
  • WHMIS update in preceding 12 months.
  • Fire training update in preceding 12 months.
  • Must complete RAI-MH training upon hire.  Input into the RAI-MH system is required on an ongoing basis.
  • English level A- is mandatory in oral expression, oral comprehension, reading comprehension and written expression. Bilingual (French/English) is considered an asset.

Salary Range: 34.24 to  49.02 per hour

Additional Information

  • All applicants must provide a recent resume that clearly indicate that they meet the required qualifications.
  • Please apply by clicking on the Apply button below.
  • The Royal sincerely thanks all applicants for their interest in a career with us; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • All new hires will be required to obtain a clear and valid Criminal Record or Vulnerable Sector Records Check as a pre-condition of employment.
  • The Royal is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment process.