New Job Psychiatric Registered Nurse Ii In Nova Scotia

Psychiatric Registered Nurse II
Psychiatric Registered Nurse II

Psychiatric Registered Nurse II

Company : NL Health Services
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Nova Scotia

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Job Description

Location: Pleasantville, Building 532

Psychiatric Registered Nurse II
Mental Health and Addictions
Opioid Dependence Treatment Hub
Permanent, Full Time
Hours 75 bi-weekly (8-hour shifts; days, evenings) Salary NS-30, ($35.74 - $44.38) Competition Number 2023005106 Posted Date 7 September 2023 Closing Date 17 September 2023

About Us
Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services (NL Health Services) brings together five former separate health entities - Eastern Health, Central Health, Western Health, Labrador-Grenfell Health, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information. The creation of a provincial health authority was announced following recommendations from Health Accord NL.

NL Health Services is responsible for delivering health and community services to more than 528,000 people living in Newfoundland and Labrador and employs over 21,000 people.

Job Summary
The Psychiatric Registered Nurse II provides quality nursing care to clients of NL Health Service's Opioid Dependence Treatment (ODT) Hub. Practicing through a harm reduction lens, responsibilities include providing nursing care to clients receiving Suboxone or Methadone treatment, offering immunizations, completing wound assessments, providing naloxone training, liaising with other services such as Communicable Disease and Laboratory Services, completing intake assessments for ODT, assessing the effects of opioid use and/or other substances, providing addictions education to other services when required, seeing clients individually, and provide support for families. The position is also responsible for providing consultation to inpatients with complex medical needs related to addictions and working in partnership with other professionals and community groups. Additionally, the position will be an integral part of a team that will plan for future expansions of ODT Hubs to include other substances beyond opioids.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Regularly moves or lifts between 5 - 10 lbs., occasionally moves or lifts up to 25 lbs. and occasionally is required to push patients in wheelchairs over 50 lbs.
Regularly walks, stands or sits to provide care or to observe patients.
Regularly uses fine finger/precision work requiring steadiness and accurate movement/control.
Visual concentration is required to observe a patient's behavior and body language.
Occasionally, required to drive to patients homes for visits or to accompany them to community agencies or resources.

Job Qualifications
Graduation from an approved/recognized post-secondary nursing education program with a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing OR a diploma in Nursing supplemented by a Post-Basic course or CNA Certification in Psychiatric Nursing is required.
Practicing licensure with the College of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (CRNNL).
Active certification in BLS.
Five (5) years' experience within the last seven (7) years in addictions, withdrawal management, psychiatric rehabilitation, acute or ambulatory care psychiatry is required.
Knowledge of specific addictions approaches such as: harm reduction principles; trauma informed care; supportive counselling; withdrawal management; crisis intervention; caring for vulnerable populations
Demonstrated progressive leadership skills.
Demonstrated communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
A valid Newfoundland and Labrador Class 5 Driver's License and the use of a private vehicle are conditions of employment.
A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.

To review your attendance record, please refer to your employee portal on the intranet for details. The attendance records are only available to employees who are currently in positions that accumulate sick time.

If this is an internal posting, only the applicants of Eastern Health RNUNL Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. If this is a external and internal post, all applications will be considered and preferred to those who are internally qualified to the Eastern Health RNNUNL Regional bargaining unit.

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You will receive a confirmation email upon successfully applying for a vacancy. If you do not receive this email please contact Recruitment 777-7777 ext. 5-2 immediately * Request

To become a part of our team, please submit an up to date resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.
Where can I get the best recruitment related information?

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693
Email: [email protected]. Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

If you are no longer interested in the position, please withdraw your application by emailing [email protected] as soon as possible.

Eastern Health is committed to inclusive and barrier-free recruitment, selection and onboarding processes. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting support during the process at 777-777-5 then press 2 (long distance 1 - 800-553-3377). Please request!

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be required to provide a satisfactory certificate of conduct from the RCMP or local police (Vulnerable Sector check may be necessary), educational documents, registration/licence if applicable and Social Insurance Number. '