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Nurse Practitioner

Closing Date: Until Filled

Permanent, Part-time, 21 Hours per Week, One weekday, Saturday and Sunday (every weekend) and Evening Hours required

Competition #: 201709

Our Mission:  As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, helps build resilience, and supports recovery from mental illness.

Our Organizational Values:

  • Client and Family Centered – through partnership, accountability and action
  • Culturally Competent – to provide the best service and work experience
  • Innovation – to bring value to our community

Team Values:                          Trust, Respect, Communication and Teamwork.

Hours of work:                       21 hours per week. Evening and weekend hours required.

Location:                                York and South Simcoe

Job Profile:

The Nurse Practitioner will provide assistance with youth’s primary health concerns including physical health and health screening, pregnancy / prenatal issues, sexual and mental health care.  The Nurse Practitioner will determine the presence of existing and potential health problems, provide nursing care and treatment (including prescriptions, counselling interventions, and/or referral) and monitor on-going therapy of clients within the RN(EC) scope of practice.

In addition to compliance with all organizational policies and procedures, the incumbent is also expected to behave ethically, demonstrate competence in effective communication and team building, demonstrate effectiveness in working in a collaborative environment, and demonstrate confidence in decision-making and in building relationships.

Requirements:

  • Licensed Registered Nurse (B. Sc. N degree)
  • Council of Ontario University Program in Nursing Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program Certificate (or recognized equivalent)
  • Member in good standing with the Ontario College of Nurses
  • Four or more years experience as an RN, preferably in a mental health setting
  • A second language (Cantonese, Farsi, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, Tamil, Urdu) reflecting the local community is an asset.
  • Availability to work: One weekday and Saturday and Sunday (every weekend) and evening hours required
  • Excellent health assessment skills, sound clinical judgment and diagnostic skills
  • Experience working with individuals experiencing serious mental illness, concurrent disorders and dual diagnosis (developmental disability and/or traumatic brain injury) is preferred
  • Familiarity with the administration, injection, side effects and iatrogenic manifestations of psychotropic medications, especially the newer neuroleptics
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Mental Health Act, mental health reform principles, the Substitute Decisions Act, the Health Care Consent Act and PHIPA requirements
  • Ability to apply Recovery principles and empowerment oriented philosophies and practices in work with clients
  • Driver’s License Abstract required, and a valid Canadian driver’s license, a minimum $1,000,000 third party liability insurance
  • A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening (Police Check)
  • This position reports to and is supervised by the Program Manager.
  • Ability to drive 38' Recreational Vehicle, training will be provided

Working Conditions:

Recreational Vehicle, community settings, meetings in clients home and travel with clients, office work

Disclaimer: In keeping with mental health reform, best practices, funding and direction this position may later require knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions not noted here.

Why work for CMHA York Region?

We are team committed to our vision of mentally healthy people in a healthy society. That means we respect that our clients are the experts in their recovery journey and our role is to provide support, resources and opportunities based on their hopes and dreams.  It means that we foster and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit to create, implement and sustain innovative, evidence based and transformational impact.  We seek out and build partnerships, collaborate and share knowledge to be the most culturally competent team and fully integrated service delivery partner.

Our team cares for each other.  We have our own team values of trust, respect, teamwork and communication.  We hold ourselves accountable and we celebrate our wins.  Because we risk, we learn and we take the opportunity and time to constantly improve our skills, the way we function as a team and ultimately deliver services.  We are a team committed to mental health for all.  Join us and be part of providing great care in great communities!

Application Procedures:
 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please follow the link on this posting or visit the Career section of our website. Complete the application form and submit cover letter and resume together as one (1) document / attachment I(Word or PDF) n the Resume section, outlining how your experience matches our requirements, to the Human Resources Department quoting Competition # 201709.

CMHA, York Region Branch supports the recovery of people with mental illness and promotes diversity in the workplace. We welcome consumers, women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ, visible minority and immigrant communities to apply.

To request this posting in an alternate format or to request accommodation in the application process, email AODA@cmha-yr.on.ca

Online: www.cmha-yr.on.ca, under CAREERS section.

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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