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South East Local Health Integration Network

The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is one of 14 networks established by the province to plan, manage, and fund the health care system at the local and regional level. Promoting integration and networking among our health care resources is already showing results. The South East region extends from Brighton on the west to Prescott and Cardinal on the east, north to Perth and Smith Falls, and back to Bancroft.

Position:  Mental Health Nurse

Region:  Hastings


If you’re a qualified Registered Nurse with front-line mental health and addictions nursing experience, bring your skills and expertise to the role of Mental Health and Addictions (RN) as part of the South East LHIN team.

To provide essential health related advice and support to educators within schools and develop individual care plans for clients with mental health and addictions needs, in collaboration with mental health workers where indicated. They will also be required to provide input to the mental health and addiction needs of students.

More specifically, as a Mental Health and Addictions RN, you will:

Advise educators on potential side-effects of different classes of medications
Provide medical consultation to educators regarding issues such as medication management for individual students, particularly those with complex medical conditions concurrent with mental illness or addictions
Liaise with children’s mental health agencies and primary care practitioners as required
Provide support and/or intervention in complex issues such as refusal to attend treatment, self-harm, suicide, or violent behaviour
Support educators to meet the complex medical and mental health needs of students who require extra supports for health and/or safety concerns of self and/or others
Provide the support of a health professional in helping students and/or parent(s) to access services such as primary health care or a children’s mental health centre and provide education about options for treatment.
Provide essential health related advice and support to the Mental Health leaders in developing comprehensive board plans to address a collaborative response to the mental health needs of students.
Act as a spokesperson as required, and interpret the role of the LHIN to clients, health care professionals and to the public. Ensure positive public relations and effective co-ordination of services through ongoing liaison and participation on internal and external committees.
Participate in the orientation of new staff, educators and students within district school boards.
Assesses for and promotes a safe environment for clients, caregivers, family members, and staff. Adhere to health and safety policies/ practices developed and implemented by the LHIN.
Participates in establishing, maintaining, and monitoring standards for the Case Management. This includes committee work and active participation and contribution to quality initiatives.
Other duties as assigned

The Mental Health Nurse we seek will have a profile that includes:

Registered Nurse (BScN or diploma)
Case Management Certificate is an asset
Minimum of two (2) years of experience relevant experience as a Registered Nurse (BScN or diploma)
Knowledge of the mental health and addictions service system for children and youth
Direct clinical experience in providing mental health and/or addictions services for children and youth
Solid knowledge of health care related legislation and practices
Hold current CPR- Level C & AED certification
Advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills
Must be able to practice independently and interdependently
Effective interpersonal and communication skills
Effective organizational and planning skills
Basic proficiency with computerized information systems
French language is an asset
Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
Demonstrates commitment to the LHIN’s mission and values.
Effectively maintain a constant flow of verbal and written communication with others throughout the workplace as well as outside the organization.
Able to communicate with clients’, their families, and other relevant individuals in order to follow through with care plan directives.
Demonstrated awareness of cultural diversity, as well as ability to behave discreetly and sensitively to confidential issues.

French Proficiency:  French an asset

Salary:  $37.28 - $44.21 per hour

Terms of Employment:  Temporary part-time (49 hours bi-weekly)

Deadline for Application:  Friday, December 01, 2017

How to Apply:  

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter, indicating Posting #113-2017 in the subject line, no later than December 1, 2017, to:

For more information, please contact Amanda Worden, Recruitment Specialist, at 1-888-871-8868 ext. 5675.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The South East LHIN is an equal opportunity employer.
La version française de cette annonce est disponible sur demande.

Location:  Belleville

Profession Type:  Nurses (NP, RN and RPN)

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