In this role you report to the Manager of CRH Inpatient Psychiatry, Addiction and Mental Health, and respond to the direction of the Program Manager in the CRH Emergency Department. This position functions as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide quality, client focused, culturally appropriate Addiction and Mental Health intervention and stabilization, as well as continuity of care for patients who require support in relation to Addictions and Mental Health. In order to do this, the nurse will be required to provide triage, assessment and crisis intervention to individuals presenting the CRH Emergency Department with Addiction and Mental Health concerns. This position functions primarily in the Emergency Department, but as time permits can also provide liaison and consultation support to other units in CRH. The main focus of this position is to provide Addiction and Mental Health expertise in the CRH and to help build capacity within the CRH to care for the Addiction and Mental Health needs of patients. At AHS, we understand how important our people are to fulfilling our mission of providing a patient-focused, high quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans. Our most important asset is our people; when you are at your best, we are at our best. That’s why we provide a variety of benefits to enhance the health and well-being of our employees and their families. It’s one more reason we believe life is better with AHS.
As a Registered Nurse (RN), you will provide a wide variety of nursing services to patients, families, communities and populations, while taking necessary steps to ensure their safety and well-being. In your role, you will utilize nursing processes, through critical thinking, problem solving and decision making, as well as teach, counsel and advocate on behalf of patients and their families. You will play a leadership role in supporting an integrated and holistic approach to patient care, health promotion and maintenance. You will provide safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.
Classification: Registered Nurse
Union: United Nurses of Alberta
Department: Unrestr.Chinook EMG MHS
Primary Location: Chinook Regional Hospital
Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
Posting End Date: 18-NOV-2019
Employee Class: Regular Part Time
Date Available: 28-NOV-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 32
Shift Pattern: Days, Nights
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $36.86
Maximum Salary: $48.37
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Completion of an accredited nursing education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).
Additional Required Qualifications:
Minimum 5 years' experience in psychiatry. Ability to thoroughly and accurately collect and document information in a concise, professional and timely manner. Demonstrated competency in psychiatric assessment and crisis intervention. Working knowledge of mental health/mental illness across populations and of DSM V diagnosis. Thorough working knowledge and understanding of the Mental Health system. Provide coaching and mentorship to peers. Ability to manage a wide variety of clinical situations with varying levels of acuity and a heterogeneous patient population. Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a stressful environment and effectively resolve conflict. Ability to be self-directed and exercise independent decision making, nursing judgment and critical thinking skills. Excellent organizational and time management skills to efficiently organize and prioritize workload. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively work with a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals. Excellent written, verbal and computer processing skills.