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Registered Practical Nurse, Inpatient Mental Health (CUPE) – Part Time Temporary (until July 2023)- Markham Site

Markham Stouffville Hospital

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted January 20, 2023.

Land Acknowledgement:

Oak Valley Health honours the traditional territory of the closest Indigenous communities, the Chippewas (chi-puh-waas) of Georgina Island and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island. The Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-shau-nee) and Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-beh) have lived, worked and existed on this land from time immemorial. This land is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with many Mississauga and Chippewa bands.

Forbes Canada Honouree

We are honoured to be recognized as one of Forbes Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity 2022. We ranked within the top 150 organizations across the country. Learn more about our commitment to EDI. https://www.oakvalleyhealth.ca/about-us/equity-diversity-and-inclusion

Who you are:

  • You encompass Oak Valley Health’s core values and live the words of Respect, Trust, Commitment, Compassion and Courage
  • You are a patient and/or client centered individual who performs at an exemplary standard
  • You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and prioritization skills

What we are looking for:

The Registered Practical Nurse is responsible for conducting psychiatric assessments and engaging in the various treatment modalities provided in this acute, active Inpatient Mental Health Unit which is a Schedule 1 facility. As a Nurse in this progressive interprofessional environment, you will utilize your skills in assessment and supportive counseling with a diverse patient population. You will enjoy many opportunities to contribute to our patient/family centered approach to care, to participate in initiatives designed to continually improve the quality of care and to ensure the patient’s stay is a therapeutic experience.

What you bring to the role:

  • Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses
  • Current BCLS certification
  • A minimum of 2 years of recent acute psychiatric nursing experience
  • Completion of Medication Administration certification
  • Completion of Physical Assessment certification with proven excellent physical assessment skills
  • Completion of a psychiatric / mental health certificate
  • Knowledge of Canadian Standards for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act of Ontario
  • Knowledge of Personal Health Information Protection Act
  • Mental Health Assessment course is preferred
  • RPNAO membership is preferred
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to a patient/family centred care environment
  • Demonstrated excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within an interprofessional team as well as independently
  • Well developed organization, communication, interpersonal and teaching skills
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development, continuing education and leadership experience
  • Demonstrated good attendance and performance records with the ability to maintain these same standards
  • Demonstrated commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with hospital related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required

Work Schedule:

Candidates must be available to work a variety of 8 (0730-1530, 1530-2330) and 12 (0730-1930, 1930-0730) hour shifts on weekdays and weekends. Please note schedules may change due to operational needs.

Compensation

BAND- CU10: $31.25 -32.39/hour

Who we are:

Oak Valley Health is one of Ontario’s leading community healthcare organizations. Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 435,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children’s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).

Our 526 physicians, 28 midwives, 2,400 staff and 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?

Oak Valley Health Diversity Statement

Oak Valley Health takes pride in serving some of Canada’s most diverse communities. We are committed to fostering an environment of equity and inclusivity where every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital or family status, belief system, or other factors related to one’s personal identity and/or values. Furthermore, Oak Valley Health is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.

COVID Statement

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen and promote health protection to patients, staff and members of the public attending in the hospital, prior to the first day of employment with the Hospital, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination is required). In order to provide you with fair & equitable accommodation, you must submit supporting medical exemption documentation or an affidavit detailing why your religion prohibits you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn more about our Honoured to care culture: