Job Posting 68502

Community Mental Health Nurse
Hope Mission
Edmonton area, Edmonton
closes in 24 days (Wed, 31 Mar)
full time  •  $36.87/hour + 4% Vacation pay

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH NURSE

 

 

 

Job Title                              :               Community Mental Health Nurse

Designation                        :               Registered Psychiatric Nurse/ Registered Nurse

 

Based at                             :               Downtown Edmonton

Reports to                          :               Homeless Services Senior Manager

Hours of work                   :               40 hours per week

 

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OUR VISION

 

Hope Mission has a vision that men, women, youth and children who come to our doors

would come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour.  

This vision can be fulfilled only if all staff is diligent

in serving, strengthening and uplifting people in the name of Jesus Christ. 

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POSITION SUMMARY:

 

This position functions as part of a diverse team within a Homeless Shelter/ Addictions & Recovery setting. Clients present with various physical, mental and social health concerns – as well as challenges with addictions. The mental health nurse collaborates with staff and provides leadership in offering safe, evidence-based mental health and addictions care within the organization. The nurse case manager utilizes clinical expertise, critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making skills, and a health promotion approach to provide holistic care to individuals and families. As an RPN/RN, you will use your nursing skills to advocate for clients and complete health teaching and promotion. You will work to continually increase your knowledge of and relationship with community resources to be able to guide clients to the appropriate facilities to meet their whole health needs and goals. Within the parameters of your license and scope of practice, you will safely provide hands-on care to clients as able. As a nurse leader, you will use your understanding of evidence-based practices to advice shelter leadership and staff on methods to promote the health and safety of workers and clients. The successful applicant will work to intentionally connect with and build relationships and rapport with clients so as to assist them in identifying and achieving their mental, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health goals. The nurse will be mobile in their care, able to safely provide services within their scope of practice at Hope Mission’s various shelters, recovery sites, and crisis diversion vans as needed.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in Hope Mission’s recovery programs and collaborate with program directors in further developing these programs
  • Monitor the daily symptoms of clients in the COVID19 isolation space and assist staff in arranging movement of clients to appropriate isolation facilities
  • Coordinate with shelter management in overseeing Hope Mission’s isolation spaces in compliance with provincial health mandates and recommendations
  • Coordinate with shelter management and Alberta Health connections in Hope Mission’s COVID19 response and vaccination efforts when initiated
  • Complete training on COVID19 rapid swab testing and be able to provide this service to clients as per Alberta Health guidelines
  • Regularly connect with shelter staff and guests to build rapport and connect with clients, assessing and working to meet their holistic mental, physical, and social health needs
  • Establish and maintain effective liaison with Hope Mission staff, current community resources, and other agencies and stakeholders to ensure coordinated services are provided
  • Connect clients with community resources and advocate for clients’ holistic mental, physical, and social health needs
  • Facilitate the development, implementation, and ongoing administration of an effective individualized plan of care in collaboration with the client and other care providers ensuring continuity of care. Monitor and evaluate progress and outcomes.
  • Provide education for mental health, addictions, and chronic disease management as needed
  • Provide naloxone education to clients who request it
  • Continually grow in personal knowledge of current evidence-based practices in mental health, addictions, chronic disease management, wound care, and caring for vulnerable populations
  • Complete accurate, succinct, and complete documentation to record care given to clients

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Completion of an accredited RPN or RN program. Active registration with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA), or active registration with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) with mental health and addictions experience. Active First Aid certification (preferably BCLS-HCP).

A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a community or mental health setting preferred

 

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

 

Performance Skills:

Highly detail oriented with excellent organizational skills

Motivated and have the ability to work well independently and within a team

Ability to work well under time pressure

Strong analytical skills and ability to perform critical analysis

 

Office Decorum:

Excellent communication skills (oral/written)

Superior listening skills

Excellent interpersonal skills and a full understanding of professional ethics with an emphasis on customer service (staff members in different departments, coworkers and peers)

 

  • Being a Christian Organization we require our employees to be in agreement and sign the Hope Mission Statement of Faith  (http://hopemission.com/about-us/values/)
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada on a full-time basis.
  • Able to provide Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search
  • A letter of reference from a church or ministry is an asset
  • Adherence Hope Mission’s Policies and Procedures.
  • Valid Driver's Licence (Class 5) and access to a reliable and insured vehicle.

 

START DATE:    Immediately   

 

 

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PLEASE SEND: 

 

  1. Resume,  and
  2. Cover letter stating why you would like to work in a Christian Ministry 

 

TO:  People and Culture, Hope Mission

Email:   

 

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  We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

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