Reporting to the Manager of Mental Health Regional Housing, the Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RN/RPN) utilizes nursing process, critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills in order to provide quality, client-driven, culturally appropriate, and integrated services that is safe, competent and ethical. Working in collaboration with an Outreach Worker, Psychiatrist and other key stakeholders, the RN/RPN provides treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to individuals with a history of chronic homelessness and severe/persistent mental illness who require a supported housing environment to live successfully in the community. The RN/RPN provides evidence based nursing care in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for the purpose of promoting, maintaining or restoring health, preventing illness, injury and disability. The RN/RPN also fulfills the role of educator to clients, families, staff and colleagues adhering to the principles of recovery and promoting client-centered care. The RN/RPN is an assertive, proactive individual with a strong foundation in the area of mental health services, and possesses the ability to interact in a wide range of challenging circumstances. Please note this position requires a vehicle for business use. Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle in good repair for work-related travel is required to drive to supportive living homes and drive clients if necessary.
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 (2022.75)
Union: United Nurses of Alberta
Department: Cal Supported Apartments
Primary Location: Sheldon M Chumir Health Centre
Multi-Site: At or Out of (UNA only)
Posting End Date: 19-DEC-2019
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 29-DEC-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 4
Shifts per cycle: 20
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $36.86
Maximum Salary: $48.37
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
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 3-5 years current mental health nursing clinical experience. Experience working with severe and persistent mental health and addiction issues. Knowledge of and ability to provide Mental Health Recovery Focused Care. Knowledge and belief in the Patient and Family Centered Care approach. Experience and clinical skills necessary to conduct psychosocial assessments, treatment planning and crisis intervention, including medication management. Knowledge of the Addiction and Mental Health Continuum of Care and Housing Resources within the Calgary Zone. Knowledge of Mental Health Legislation especially related to Community Treatment Orders. Self-motivated with proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. Demonstrated responsible decision-making through the application of knowledge, critical thinking and sound legal and ethical judgement. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the proven ability to maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with a variety of different stakeholders. Proven conflict resolution, organizational, problem-solving and time management skills. Ability to work in demanding and dynamic conditions. Thorough and accurate collection and documentation of information. Experience with MS Office Suite, Outlook, Netcare, and Sunrise Clinical Manager. Demonstrates behaviors consistent with the values of AHS.
Baccalaureate degree in nursing preferred; however, skills and experience relevant to nursing practice will be considered. Community Mental Health Outreach experience and comfort providing injections in the community. Experience working in partnership with non-AHS and non-profit community agencies. Group therapy experience.