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Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care

As a Catholic hospital, we are committed to providing excellence in specialized mental health and addictions services grounded in research and education and guided by faith-based values. As an inspired organization, we will change lives by leading the advancement and delivery of compassionate care.

Located 150 km from Toronto on the shores of Georgian Bay in the town of Penetanguishene, we provide an extensive range of acute and longer-term psychiatric inpatient as well as outpatient services to Simcoe and Dufferin counties, as well as Muskoka/Parry Sound. Our Inpatient care also includes the province’s only maximum secure forensic hospital for clients served by both the mental health and justice systems. Waypoint is proud to be an official University of Toronto teaching hospital and university based research academic centre.

Position:  Registered Nurse (TFT) - Bayview Program for Dual Diagnosis

Region:  Midland, Penetanguishene & Area

Description:  Reporting to the Clinical Manager of the Bayview Program for Dual Diagnosis, the Registered Nurse will provide mental health nursing care, physical assessment and related care required to patients within a specialized inter-professional clinical program.

Key Accountabilities:
•Providing leadership in the provision of nursing services within the nursing and inter-professional teams especially in circumstances when the patient’s condition is more complex and the outcomes of patient care are unpredictable
•Assessing patient condition and needs based on interviews, interaction and direct observation; developing and implementing therapeutic patient treatment/care/discharge plans
•Developing therapeutic nurse-patient relationships utilizing nursing and other theoretical or practice frameworks i.e. psychosocial rehabilitation, counselling, health teaching, administering and monitoring medication, and teaching life skills in preparation for community reintegration
•Observing, assessing, recording, and reporting patient condition; evaluating progress and modifying plans as appropriate; assessing patient risk to self and/or others; participating in quality improvement activities to facilitate changes in nursing practice and inter-professional care
•Contributing to a safe, therapeutic environment through adherence to the College of Nurses of Ontario Standards, program/facility-wide policies and procedures, including mandatory training

•Current registration in good standing as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario, current CPR and First Aid, with a preference for CNA certification in psychiatric/mental health nursing
•Preference for experience with dually diagnosed and/or autism spectrum disorder patient population or related education
•Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience with medical and mental health nursing theory and practice
•Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience with medication practices, side effects, and current treatment modalities, knowledge of mental health medications an asset
•Recent mental health nursing in a mental health facility or service is preferred, including familiarity with the recovery philosophy, and trauma informed care
•Experience with patient safety including emergency patient care procedures
•Results oriented work ethic to work independently and undertake tasks needed to accomplish work objectives and deliver quality, consistent and timely results
•Demonstrated leadership, conflict resolution, interpersonal and organizational skills
•Proven written and verbal communication skills
•Proven ability to adapt readily to change
•Models and promotes core ethical practice, Waypoint Values, and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude
•Preference for proficiency in French/English language

Salary:  $36.95 - $44.67 per hour

Terms of Employment:  Temporary Full-Time

Deadline for Application:  Saturday, February 10, 2018

How to Apply:  

How do I apply?

Waypoint employees apply through the Employee Self-Service portal at and external applicants apply to by quoting Job ID WC17-177. Please note: This posting will remain open until filled. Attach your cover letter and resume detailing why you are interested in this opportunity and how you meet the qualifications and key accountabilities specified.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued and respected. Waypoint offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of our recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position, however, due to high volumes only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Location:  Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care

Profession Type:  Nurses (NP, RN and RPN)

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