Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Alberta Health Services - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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Your Opportunity:
Supportive Living (SL) provides personal and professional care services in and around the Edmonton zone at a number of different Designated Supportive Living sites for approximately 3,500 clients with needs that fall within the psychosocial, physiological, health related behavior, and environmental domains. SL is recruiting a Registered Nurse in a role of a Case Manager to coordinate the placement, assessments of on-going referral needs, care planning (both complex and annual), and delivery of professional and personal care services to our clients. As well, it is imperative that the Case Manager facilitates client engagement in community and site programs to enhance client self-worth, motivation, and stability in physical and mental health status; continuously monitors and evaluates care and outcomes, and; conducts formal reassessments, as well, identifies and mitigates client disengagement. The Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Case Manager SL will collaborate with a number of partners and stakeholders across the continuum of the health system including – but not limited to – Contracted Service Providers, family physicians, acute care, clinical ethicists, multidisciplinary consult teams, management, Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee, and clients and families. The Case Manager acts as the link between all of these groups to ensure the clients receive the right care in the right place at the right time. Furthermore, Case Managers facilitate the achievement of client -based goals and applicable standards, and assists site-based nursing and support services teams through excellent communication, leadership, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills. Case Managers function as leaders, advocates, educators, and stewards of resources and rely extensively on clinical information systems and computer technology to effectively complete responsibilities.

Description:
As a Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN), you will provide leadership through a wide variety of nursing services to patients (clients, residents) for the purpose of promoting, maintaining or restoring health, mental health and preventing mental illness, injury and disability. You will teach, counsel and advocate on behalf of patients and take necessary steps to ensure their safety and well-being. You will provide safe, quality patient and family centered care, while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.

Classification: Registered Psychiatric Nurse
Union: United Nurses of Alberta
Department: P124.Supportive Living
Primary Location: Plaza 124 Building
Multi-Site: At or Out of (UNA only)
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 26-AUG-2019
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 05-SEP-2019
Temporary End Date: 02-SEP-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 57
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $36.86
Maximum Salary: $48.37
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required

Required Qualifications:
Completion of an accredited Psychiatric nursing education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).

Additional Required Qualifications:
Active registration (and ongoing maintenance of) with CARNA required (in good standing). Proof must be provided: degree and registration. Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to engage in meaningful and solution-focused discussions with stakeholders and partners is imperative. The ability to organize one’s self and remain organized during times of priority shifting and pressure is imperative in Case Management; there are ongoing multiple, competing priorities that shift daily. Strong computer and technology skills (or ability to quickly learn and adapt) is required due to electronic documentation and care planning requirements for SL. Strong negotiation and mitigation skills; ability to remain professional and composed during times of adversity. Ability to conduct (clinically competent) and experience with comprehensive physical assessments; ability to problem solve and communicate abnormal findings within appropriate time frames based on a risk assessment. Connections with and understanding of community services, resources, and supports is an asset. Experience with care plan development and complex case conferencing to overcome situations.

Preferred Qualifications:
Baccalaureate degree in nursing preferred; however, skills and experience relevant to nursing practice in the community sector will be considered. Recent community related nursing experience (obtained within the last 5 years) is an asset. Previous experience working with clients who are geriatric, have mental health diagnoses, and with clients who have complex medical health needs (e.g., COPD, end of life status, diabetes) is an asset.