RN – Mental Health and Addiction Nurse (MHAN)

Home and Community Care Support Services values the health and safety of its employees and is committed to the prevention of COVID-19 exposure and transmission of infection to employees, patients, caregivers, volunteers, visitors and residents. As a requirement of Home and Community Care Support Services Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all employees must be considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19

We are currently recruiting a Mental Health & Addiction Nurse, RN

Competition #:    FY2223-023

Date Closed:         Until filled

Start Date:            as soon as possible

Reports to:            Manager, Home and Community Care

Job Rate:                CUPE Salary Band 5: $39.83 to $46.35 per hour

Category:               Permanent Full-Time

Team:                     Mental Health and Addiction

Primary assigned location:  2655 North Sheridan Way, Mississauga

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Manager, Patient Care – Children’s Health Services, Mental Health & Addiction, the Mental Health & Addiction Nurse is responsible for providing essential health related advice and support to educators within schools and for developing individual care plans for clients with mental health and addictions needs in collaboration with mental health workers where indicated. The Mental Health and Addiction Nurse will additionally be required to provide input to the mental health and addiction needs of students.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advise educators of the potential side-effects regarding 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 center 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 Home and Community Care Support Services Mississauga Halton 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 Home and Community Care Support Services Mississauga Halton.
  • Participates in establishing, maintaining, and monitoring standards for the Case Management, including committee work and active participation and contribution to quality initiatives.

Risk Management

  • Identifies, evaluates and appropriately reports/documents client or corporate risk(s) according to organization policy and develops service plan changes as required
  • Escalates potential high risk events to reporting manager
     

QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training & Experience

  • 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 & practices                                                                                                             

To apply for this vacancy please visit the Mississauga Halton page of healthcareathome.ca

Home and Community Care Support Services Mississauga Halton is a respectful, caring and inclusive workplace, committed to Employment Equity.  We welcome diversity in the workplace, and encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities. We will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.



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