Reporting to the manager of the Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry Services, the Registered Nurse/ Registered Psychiatric Nurse will carry out professional duties as assigned including court ordered assessments of individuals facing charges under the Criminal Code of Canada. Nursing duties include effective communication among team and stakeholders, patient’s admission and discharge processes , completing of nursing histories in a timely manner, one to one interviews, history documentation, medication administration, attending weekly conferences, facilitation of patient groups, observing patients in all settings, documentation of patient's presentations/behaviors and maintaining a safe and secure environment at all times. This posting is for Assessment Unit. Orientation and training will also be provided for the Treatment Units at SAFPC.
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: (SAF)FORENSIC INPATIENT UNIT
Primary Location: Southern AB Forensic Psych Cen
Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
Posting End Date: 31-OCT-2019
Employee Class: Regular Part Time
Date Available: 10-NOV-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 24
Shifts per cycle: 74
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
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:
3-5 Years recent experience in an inpatient Mental Health setting is required. A minimum of 1 years’ experience working within a forensic mental health setting. In-depth knowledge of mental health/mental illness required. Solid interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills, critical thinking skills and writing/interviewing skills are required. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention required. Current Collaborative Problem Solving training.
Solid knowledge and experience working in the area of Forensic Psychiatry is preferred. Knowledge of NCR designations and ARB procedures is preferred.