The Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) is a service providing holistic assessment within a recovery model framework of patients in Psychiatric or Psychosocial Crisis presenting to the Emergency Department. The Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse will work as part of an interdisciplinary team in the Emergency Department and provide care to patients in Psychiatric or Psychosocial Crisis. The incumbent will assess clients and determine the level of illness and risk to self or others and makes recommendations to Emergency Physicians and Psychiatrists regarding the plan of care for the patient, as well as collaborates with services and organizes referrals to community services or admission to inpatient units based on client need. The Psychiatric Emergency Services Nurse assesses, and then develops in collaboration with the patient an effective plan using the Addiction and Mental Health continuum to identify appropriate services for clients and arrange care. The Psychiatric Emergency Services Nurse will provide brief interventions to clients and will identify, initiate, and modify interventions based on changing needs of patients as appropriate to the RN/RPN legislated scope of practice. The Psychiatric Emergency Services Nurse will act as a resource to Emergency Department staff regarding assessment and care of patients with Mental Health conditions, and provides direct care to mental health patients in the Emergency Department. The population served will include adolescents, families, and adults.
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: SHC Emerg Mental Hlth Service
Primary Location: South Health Campus
Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
Posting End Date: 22-NOV-2019
Employee Class: Regular Part Time
Date Available: 02-DEC-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 37
Shift Pattern: Days, Nights, 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 of experience in the Addiction and Mental Health field. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training. Working knowledge of Mental Health/Mental illnesses across populations and Mental Health diagnosis. Knowledge of Addiction and Mental Health system and resources within Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone. Knowledge of Addiction and Mental Health and related resources in the Calgary community. Strong critical thinking, assessment, and intervention skills (including crisis intervention skills). Ability to manage a wide variety of clinical situations with varying levels of acuity and a heterogeneous client population. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively liaise with various professionals. Ability to work confidently, independently, and within collaborative partnerships. Ability to thoroughly and accurately collect and document information in a complete and accurate professional and timely manner. Proficiency in computer navigation.
Community and crisis experience. Previous experience with dictation or Dragon speak an asset.