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Regular Part Time RPN Adult Inpatient Mental Health, #18-1048

Internal Job Posting # 18-1048

Regular Part Time Registered Practical Nurse – Adult Inpatient Mental Health


Adult Inpatient Mental Health




Mental Health




DDNN 12 hour


As per Collective Agreement

POSTED:       September 4, 2018                                        CLOSE DATE: September 10, 2018           

If you are interested in applying to this position, please complete a “Job Posting Application for Hospital Employees” form, quoting the vacancy # and return directly to Human Resources on or before 11:59 p.m. on the specified closing date

Job Summary:

The Registered Practical Nurse works within the Standards of Nursing practice as laid down by the College of Nurses, the Regulated Health Professional Act, July 1996, Regulations, the Nursing Act (Bill 57) and the Guidelines of Ethical Behaviour, policies and practices of the Hospital.


  • Registered Practical Nurse Registration from the College of Nurses

  1. Two years recent acute inpatient mental health experience

  2. Nonviolent crisis intervention certificate (NVCI)

  3. Demonstrated knowledge of and understanding the therapeutic responses, side effects and management of psychotropic medication and providing the patient, family and care givers with appropriate education

  4. Demonstrated leadership skills

  5. Good working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and legislation

  6. Excellent interpersonal skills required, with a high level range of therapeutic verbal and non-verbal communication skills

  7. Exceptional organizational skills and effective management of rapidly changing situations

  8. Demonstrates facilitation and problem-solving skills.

  9. Demonstrates ability to be self-directed and thrive in a dynamic environment.

  10. Maintains positive and collaborative working relationships within the inter-professional health care team and community agencies.

  11. Participates in continuous quality improvement initiatives

  12. Demonstrated ability to conduct and provide ongoing risk assessments and identification of risk factors and early changes in patient’s status for self-harm and symptoms of aggression.

  13. Demonstrated ability to understand and respond immediately to patient reactions by de-escalation and guiding the patients through complex behavior concerns and support the patients with alternatives to seclusion and restraint

  14. Demonstrated advocacy for resources that increase the patients and families accessibility to mental health supports to improve their community living, exploring all options with the patient, family, care givers and allowing the patient, family, and care givers to make informed choices

  15. Good working knowledge of the Ambulatory Electronic Documentation System (B Care)

  16. Good working knowledge of Ministry of Health mandated Resident Assessment Inventory (RAI)

  17. Ability to conduct environmental risk assessment

  • Proven ability to attend work regularly as per the Attendance Support Policy #HA30 and Procedure #HA35

    At Southlake Regional Health Centre, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment.  We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve, including those with disabilities.  Southlake Regional Health Centre is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

    It is the responsibility of all Southlake Regional Health Centre employees to work in a safe manner and promote health and safety in the workplace.

If interested in applying, please submit a resume and coverletter to quoting the position title, and vacancy# in the subject line.

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