The Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RN/RPN) participates in nursing assessments and interventions, care planning, implementing prescribed treatments, administering medications, evaluating treatments, and monitoring/documenting treatment progress and patient/resident response. Acting as an advocate, coordinator and liaison for the patient/resident, the RN/RPN identifies needs and sets priorities in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team. The RN/RPN facilitates patient/resident and family education and discharge planning, and may be required to act in a charge nurse capacity. The RN/RPN is responsible for the provision of care in accordance with established standards, and the Mission, Vision, Values, policies and procedures of Covenant Health.
Classification: Registered Psychiatric Nurse
Union: COV UNA
Department: Emergency Mental Health MCH
Primary Location: Misericordia Community Hosp
Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
Posting End Date: 17-AUG-2020
Employee Class: Regular Part Time
Date Available: 24-AUG-2020
Hours per Shift: 11.25
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 28
Shift Pattern: Days, Nights
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $36.86
Maximum Salary: $48.37
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Graduate of a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse program or recognized equivalent required. Active registration with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA) and/or the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) required. Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider (Level C) required.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required. Proven problem solving and critical thinking skills required.
One to two years of related experience preferred. Charge Nurse experience preferred. Knowledge of: Psychiatric Nursing Principles. The Mental Health Act and other relevant Mental Health legislation. Psychiatric Disorders and DSM-5. Psychotropic Medications. Mental State Assessment. Suicide Risk Assessment.