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Registered Nurse

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Part-time position in Hamilton, ON posted May 6, 2021.

The Community and Population Health Services portfolio supports the advancement of integrated health and social services in hospital and into the community.

The Program is responsible for the development and advancement of innovative partnerships with peer, community, academic partners and provides expert leadership in the area of pre
– and post-acute care transitions.

The Community and Population Health Services portfolio is accountable for HHS’ Population Health, Bundled Care and Alternate Level of Care strategies.

The portfolio provides system-wide support through the Site Administrative Managers, Transitional Care & Discharge Specialists, ALC Navigators, Centralized Care and Transition Team, Hospital to Home, Hamilton and Niagara North West Sub-Region Health Links, Integrated Comprehensive Care Program, and In-patient Medical Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Teams.

The McMaster Family Health Team (McMaster Family Practice, Stonechurch Family Health Centre and Canadian Blood Services) and Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) are aligned to the portfolio.

As part of an inter-professional team, the Registered Nurse provides mental health assessment and brief intervention to medical/surgical inpatients across the HHS sites.

In addition, opportunities may exist to develop outpatient inter-professional psychiatric consultation-liaison service models with targeted outpatient medical/ surgical clinics.

The Registered Nurse will work with the medical/surgical teams in a liaison role to further enhance aspects of mental health care nursing, according to the job description for Registered Nurse in Consultation Liaison.

The Registered Nurse will participate in the initiatives of the broader, city-wide Consultation Liaison Psychiatry service associated with the Mental Health and Addictions Program of St.

Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and the McMaster Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences.


Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse, Baccalaureate degree (BscN) or Master’s degree in Nursing preferred 2.

Recent (5 years) experience working as a Registered Nurse in a psychiatric setting, working with patients with a variety of (general) psychiatric disorders 3.

Experience working with adults as well as individuals, couples and families 4.

Experience in working with people with addictions 5.

Previous experience with research methodology, program evaluation and program development 6.

Demonstrated knowledge of DSMIV diagnostic categories 7.

Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as with an inter-professional team 8.

Demonstrated working knowledge of psychiatric discharge resources 9.

Expert demonstrated knowledge of psychiatric disorders and psychopharmacology 10.

Excellent interpersonal, teaching and communication skills 11.

Demonstrated capacity for critical thinking and problem solving 12.

Demonstrated evidence of continued professional development 13.

Willingness to work flexible hours if required 14.

Current CAN certification in mental health nursing preferred 15.

Demonstrated working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Healthcare Consent Act, and other relevant legislation in the context of providing mental health care to the medically ill 16.

Non-violent crisis intervention certificate preferred 17.

Valid driver’s license; cross-site travel to deliver service at all the HHS sites is expected Guidelines for submitting an Application UNION staff, who choose to submit their application through hard-copy mail, fax or email will need to have their application (ONA & OPSEU: with accompanying skills profile) available to the Recruitment Staff before 4 p.m.

on the day the posting closes (day-7).

ALL JOB SEEKERS, including UNION staff, who use the Career’s Website to apply for job postings will have until 11 p.m.

on the day the posting closes (day-7).

– Please ensure that both your ID and last name are entered exactly as you see it on your most recent pay stub, otherwise you will be treated as an external candidate.

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters aculture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by ourMission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct.

Hamilton HealthSciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected tosupport students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during theposting period.

All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via theCareers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we willaccommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom,Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human RightsCode.

Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate thosewith disabilities, if requested.

Should any applicant require accommodationthrough the application processes, please contact HRServices at 905-521-2100, Ext.

46947 for assistance.

If theapplicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during aninterview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when schedulingthe interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants,however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first.

Pastperformance will be considered as part of the selection process.

If you are aprevious employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstancesaround an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English,is considered an asset If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per theoutlined Collective Agreements: Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement