The Mental Health and Addictions Nurse (MHAN) provides essential health related advice and support to educators and develop individual care plans for clients with mental health and addictions needs, in collaboration with mental health workers within an assigned district school board. This position will also be required to provide input to the mental health and addiction needs of students and will work in different locations across Trillium Lakelands District School Board.
Duties and responsibilities include:
- Advise educators on potential side-effects of different classes of medications.
- Provide medical consultation to educators regarding issues such as medication management for individual students, particularly those with complex medical conditions concurrent with mental illness or addictions.
- Liaise with children's mental health agencies and primary care practitioners, as required.
- Provide support and/or intervention in complex issues such as refusal to attend treatment, self-harm, suicide, or violent behavior.
- Support educators to meet the complex medical and mental health needs of students who require extra supports for health and/or safety concerns of self and/or others.
- Provide the support of a health professional in helping students and/or parent(s) to access services such as primary health care or a children's mental health centre and provide education about options for treatment.
- Provide essential health related advice and support to the Mental Health leaders in developing comprehensive board plans to address a collaborative response to the mental health needs of students.
- Act as a spokesperson and interpret the role of the CCAC to clients, health care professionals and to the public, as required. Ensure positive public relations and effective co-ordination of services through ongoing liaison and participation on internal and external committees.
- Participate in the orientation of new staff, educators and students within district school boards.
- Assesses for and promotes a safe environment for clients, caregivers, family members, and staff.
- Participate in establishing, maintaining, and monitoring standards for the Case Management. This includes committee work and active participation and contribution to quality initiatives.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Your qualifications and experience will include:
- Registered Nurse, in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
- Minimum of two years direct recent and relevant clinical experience in providing mental health and/or addictions services for children and youth required.
- Any relevant certification in Mental Health/Addictions if completed.
- Knowledge of the mental health and addictions service system for children and youth in schools.
- Solid knowledge of health care related legislation and practices.
- Advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills.
- Excellent organization and time management skills.
- Ability to work independently.
- Problem-solving and critical thinking.
- Effective interpersonal, communications, and conflict resolution skills.
- Accurate and efficient keyboarding and computer skills.
- Proficiency in French is an asset.
- Must have a valid driver's license and access to a vehicle.
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We treat ourselves and others with dignity and understanding.
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To apply for this position, state the position's job title in the subject line of your email and send with your résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2017.
NSM Community Care Access Centre is governed by the requirements of the French Language Services Act and therefore encourages applications from French speaking candidates.
NSM CCAC is committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have any special requirements during the recruitment process, please advise Human Resources.
We thank all applicants who take the time to apply; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.
As part of the mandatory screen process NSM CCAC requires professional references, verification of academic training, professional accreditation, plus a current Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening.
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