Registered Nurse - #104578

LHIN-Eating Disorders


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Hamilton, ON
Contract type: Part time

Job Description - Registered Nurse (111184)

: Nursing

: Ontario-Hamilton

This position will be located at: McMaster University Medical Centre

: LHIN-Eating Disorders

: Casual Job Part-time

Hours per week: 0.01

: 1

Union Code: ONA Local 70

: 37.9300 Hourly

: 54.3700

: Feb 6, 2024, 5:00:00 AM

: Feb 14, 2024, 4:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

The McMaster Childrens Hospital Eating Disorder Program is a clinical service for children and adolescents with an eating disorder. The program provides outpatient, day treatment and inpatient care. The inpatient unit provides 6 inpatient beds and 4 day treatment places. Care is provided through a multidisciplinary team consisting of nurses, physicians, dietitian, social workers, psychologists, child life specialist and physiotherapist. The philosophy of care is applied in a family-centered care environment.

The Registered Nurse (RN) functions as a valuable member of the interdisciplinary team and provides care to children and adolescents with complex mental health and medical issues related to a range of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and eating disorders not otherwise specified. The RN will bring an excellent knowledge, understanding and skills including, but not limited to: mental health and medical status examination, establishment of effective therapeutic relationships, utilization of developmentally appropriate approaches, and implementation and evaluation of various therapeutic interventions. The RN will provide comprehensive care to each patient and family, on the foundation of the RN�s competent knowledge of the medical and mental health components of eating disorders, in a family centred care setting. The RN will work in a health care setting that fosters collaboration, recognizes the value of all disciplines and team members, and ensures a culture of self development and learning to ensure the most appropriate delivery of care to all patients and their families. As a member of the interdisciplinary team of clinicians the RN will attend rounds, participate in leading/ co-leading group activities, communicate with families and caregivers, liaise with community resources as required as well as manage issues related to mental health and patient safety. The RN offers health teaching to patients and families on both the medical and mental health aspects of an eating disorder. The RN brings a strong knowledge of all Ontario legislation that affects the range of considerations including pediatric and adolescent care, Health Care Consent Act, and the Mental Health Act.

Schedule Work Hours

days, evenings, nights, weekends

1. Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse
2. Current Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing certification with the Canadian Nurses Association (CPMHN)**
3. Minimum of 3 years recent experience in the last 4 years in a tertiary caresetting with children and adolescents who have an eating disorder
4. Minimum of 3 years experience in the last 4 years in either a medical and/or a mental health inpatient tertiary care setting working with children and adolescents with an eating disorder
5. Demonstrates clinical expertise in the psychosocial and physical assessment, management, planning and delivery of interventions for children and adolescents with an eating disorder
6. Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Substitute Decisions Act, Health Care Consent Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act
7. Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of the management and safety of children and adolescents who are at risk of self harm or self injurious behaviour and crisis management
8. Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of the etiology of an eating disorder, the treatment interventions available, and the application of Family Based Therapy (FBT) Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for children and adolescents
9. Demonstrates excellence in effective therapeutic communication and interpersonal skills with patients, families and team members
10. Demonstrates excellent knowledge of psychopharmacology
11. Demonstrates effective teamwork, organizational, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
12. Demonstrates knowledge, skill and ability in health teaching with child and adolescent patients and their families
13. Ability to communicate in an effective manner with children, adolescents and their families under stressful conditions
14. Demonstrates excellence in interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate and work within an inter-disciplinary team
15. Ability to organize and coordinate patient and family-centered care with members of the health care team
16. Certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) (will be provided by the program)
17. Evidence of self-motivation, enthusiasm, and flexibility

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around 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 the outlined 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

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