5 May 2017

Full-Time Mental Health Nurse

AdminHamilton, Ohio, United States

Job Description

Mental Health Nurse

Bring your knowledge and clinical expertise to provide mental health care in the role of Mental Health Nurse within the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services at the Hamilton Wentworth Detention Centre.

Please note: This position will be required to work flexible hours e.g. rotating shifts in a health care unit that provides up to 24 hours per day, 7 days per week service, including evenings, nights, weekends and statutory holidays.

During the selection process, you may be required to provide proof of certification or enrolment in the Mental Health Nursing program.

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation package including:

• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits
• A comprehensive health and dental plan
• Life and disability insurance
• A progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance
• Flexible learning and developmental opportunities including online, training and mentorship programs
• Opportunities for career advancement and specialization

The Ontario Public Service has been chosen as one of:
• Canada’s Top 100 Employers
• Greater Toronto’s Top 90 Employers
• Canada’s Best Diversity Employers
• Canada’s Greenest Employers
• Top Employers for Canadians Under 40

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will use your specialized knowledge and skills to provide patient-centered mental health care to inmates.

Specifically, you will:
• conduct mental health assessments for the purposes of triage and on-going care
• plan and implement treatment plans
• monitor adherence and response to treatment plans and health care interventions • liaise with community care providers to obtain mental health histories and facilitate transitional care at discharge
• lead case management by initiating patient-specific plans of care
• coordinate care with other members of the health care team, such as primary care, psychiatry, social work and psychology
• utilize your sound knowledge of crisis prevention and intervention
• contribute to mental health program development within the institution
• establish and maintain positive working relationships with other staff members and external stakeholders
• share your knowledge and expertise with other staff members
• practice in accordance with College of Nurses of Ontario Practice Standards and Ministry expectations
• practice in accordance with the security requirements of the institution

How do I qualify?

Mandatory Requirements:

• you must be registered as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario and be in good standing
• you are enrolled in or have completed a certificate in a mental health nursing program
• you are able to work rotating shifts in a health care unit that provides up to 24 hour per day, 7 days per week service

Nursing and Mental Health Knowledge and Experience

• You have in-depth knowledge of mental illness, mental health nursing theory, community mental health resources, evidence based practices and current treatment options acquired through enrolment in/completion of a post-diploma/post-degree certificate program in mental health, and supplemented by continuing education in mental health/psychiatry
• You can interpret and apply relevant legislation (such as the Mental Health Act, Regulated Health Professions Act, Health Care Consent Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act)
• You have knowledge of mental health evidence based practices and current treatment options as well as experience completing comprehensive mental health assessments
• You can elicit, interpret and evaluate information from patients and other sources and draw conclusions to develop treatment and care plans
• You are able to evaluate patient responses to planned interventions and to modify interventions in collaboration with the inter-professional team to achieve established inmate goals
• You can address emergency situations and implement appropriate therapeutic interventions

Effective Communication Skills

• You can present information in a clear and concise manner as well as adapt your communication skills to provide information and health teaching to a diverse population
• You can work collaboratively with others, such as the inter-professional team, correctional staff and community agencies
• You are an effective patient advocate and can advocate for and encourage patient participation in their plan of care
• You have oral and written communication skills to clearly communicate care and progress through documentation, including progress notes, written care plans, clinical and administrative summaries
• You are able to support patients in working towards achieving identified goals

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 1 Permanent, 165 Barton St E, Hamilton, West Region, Enhanced – Vulnerable Service Sector Check, Local Police Record Check, Intelligence Check, Credit Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union

Schedule:

4.7
Category:
Health and Social Services
Posted on:
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Note:

  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

  • W-CL-107395/17

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 16, 2017 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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Mental Health Nurse

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