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Registered Nurse – Addiction Medicine Program

Homewood Health

This is a Contract position in Guelph, ON posted June 30, 2020.

Make a difference in a growing, innovative mental health organization and centre of excellence in people-centered care. Work with supportive colleagues who are passionate about improving lives and champions for quality and continuous learning.

Position Summary

As a Registered Nurse, you will be an integral part of a collaborative, inter-disciplinary team focused on delivering seamless services and programs to our clients and customers. If you are looking for a company that is constantly moving forward in pursuit of successful outcomes, get ready to love it here!

Internal applications for positions within a bargaining unit must be received within 7 days of this position being posted to have seniority considered.

What you’ll be doing

• Provide care to patients recovering from a variety of addictions within a therapeutic milieu environment
• As a member of the interdisciplinary team, you will support the principles of the Addictions program through a group model
• Assume Charge Nurse responsibilities as assigned, and direct the work of others
• Provide nursing care on units across the Addiction Medicine Program as required
• Contribute to fluctuating patient care needs according to CNO standards, RNAO Best Practice Guidelines, specific program philosophy and diversified patient populations
• Administer psychiatric and non-psychiatric medications and treatments
• Ensure necessary clinical assessments are initiated following admission and at various other times
• Engage with interdisciplinary teams and individual team members as appropriate
• Act as a preceptor, mentor, coach, or resource nurse as appropriate
• Participate in clinical discussions, team meetings, and patient/family conferences
• Accept changing work assignments across the Addiction Medicine Program as required and directed by supervisor and/or delegate

What we’re looking for

• Licensed as a Registered Nurse with the CNO, in good standing
• BScN preferred
• CPMHN (C) preferred
• 2+ years of experience working with patients who have a broad range of addiction and psychiatric diagnoses preferred
• 1 year in Charge Nurse role preferred
• Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, and community mental health resources
• BCLS Level C for Healthcare Providers
• Proven ability to assume leadership
• Experience with group facilitation
• Sound clinical judgment based on current best practices, and patient centered care
• Applied understanding of the Stages of Change Model, Mental Status Exam, and Crisis management
• Knowledge of CBT/DBT is an asset
• Understanding of the addicted patient population, treatment methodologies, and medications
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong inter-personal skills and respectful communication style with patients, families and staff

Why work with us

Homewood Health is Canada’s largest and leading service provider for medically focused, evidence-based treatment of mental health and addiction disorders. Our organizational culture values service excellence, integrity, collaboration and innovation. Our people make a difference!We offer a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, professional development opportunities and promote a psychologically healthy workplace.

Homewood Health Inc. is committed to ensuring that its teams reflect the diversity of our community and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. In accordance with the various provincial legislations that we operate under, Homewood Health is committed to working in collaboration with any team member who may require workplace accommodation in order to successfully perform any or all aspects of their role.Join us at Homewood Health™ and be part of a diverse team helping Canadians live healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives.