Job Position: Northern Nursing – Mental Health Nurse
Company: Bayshore HealthCare
Northern Nursing – Mental Health Nurse Job Details:
Are you looking to expand your nursing experience, see something different, and experience a different way of life at the same time?
Bayshore Northern Staffing is proud to provide exciting nursing assignments in isolated, semi-isolated and remote areas of northern Canada! All our locations in Nunavut are remote/isolated, which means you would get the full benefit of having a fly in-fly out of the community experience, and the opportunity to travel for free!
This is an amazing learning opportunity with unlimited potential for professional and personal growth, and a unique way to experience an exciting diverse role as a nurse in all scopes of practice while enjoying an adventure at the same time!
The successful candidate will provide high-quality community health relief support and exceptional nursing care to clients residing in the Nunavut Indigenous Communities. The experienced Northern Nurse must adhere to the policies and procedures under the direction of the Government of Nunavut.
Average assignment durations vary from 4 to 6 weeks.
Mental Health Nurse (MHN): MHNs provides holistic and comprehensive mental health nursing care to all Nunavut residents, across the life span. As a multidisciplinary team member, the MHN supports a leadership role within mental health by providing nursing care for patients/families through the administration and implementation of the nursing process – medical/psychiatric assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation with individuals presenting in acute crisis and with chronic illnesses. MHNs collaborate with individuals/families to apply knowledge of general nursing, physical health, and bio- psycho-social well being to formulate a plan of care. MHNs provide organization, direction, supervision and collaboration in the planning and implementation of nursing best practices and therapeutic modalities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Complete a full mental health assessment with formulation of a care plan for all mental health presentations across the life span. Consultation with physicians and psychiatrists as needed.
Provide crisis intervention as well as care planning for chronic illness with the mental health population presentations, including assessment of suicide risks, safety planning, additions treatments, longer term care requirements if needed, etc.
Provide comprehensive nursing care including initial /ongoing assessments, initiation and administration of medications, supporting monitoring of interventions/ including metabolic bloodwork, application and evaluation of therapeutic modalities and consistent application of the recovery model approach with the mental health population.
Application of client/family and community health nursing principles in all aspects of practice, including collaboration with other health centers/hospitals, RCMP, Family Services and Educational Institutions.
Knowledge of Mental Health Act (Nunavut) and ability to practice accordingly when caring for the mental health population.
Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and within a multi disciplinary team, and able to take a leadership role within mental health practice. Participate in medical/nursing/health center rounds by sharing a mental health perspective and advocating for the mental health population.
Adhere to Bayshore Policies and Procedures such as:
- maintains confidentiality of client and corporate information
- infection prevention practices
- continuous improvement initiatives in keeping with the company’s Quality Management System
- proactive Health & Safety activities while performing all duties.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education & Nursing License Requirements
- Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing, and
- Have or ability to obtain a nursing license through the Registered Nurses of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANTNU) or a current registration and licensing as an RPN or Registered Nurse in provincial college which supports practice in Nunavut.
The successful candidate must have within the past five (5) years either:
- one (1) year of recent experience (total 1500 hours) working in remote, isolated or semi-isolated communities with mental health population.
- two (2) years of experience (total 3000 hours) working with the mental health population in both acute and chronic phases of mental health conditions:
- Outpatient setting with a caseload providing ongoing assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation.
- An acute mental health inpatient care setting.
Other Skills and Abilities
** All courses and qualifications will be reviewed/discussed at time of interview
- Current and valid CPR (Canadian Heart and Stroke)
- Knowledge/certifications and clinical application of therapeutic modalities with mental health population including pharmacology, CBT, ACT, Trauma Informed therapy approaches, Addictions treatment, etc.
- Nunavut Immunization Certification Course
- Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector check
(must be within 12 months) and renewal annually * Must have valid Canadian driver’s license
We thank all applicants who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
About Bayshore Northern Staffing
Bayshore HealthCare’s Northern Staffing program has provided high-quality community clinical health relief services to Indigenous and northern communities since 1997. You’ll work closely with diverse Indigenous communities (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), providing exceptional care to client/patients of all ages.
We hire nurses for isolated, semi-isolated and remote northern communities of British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Nunavut.
Benefits of working with Bayshore Northern Staffing:
- Fully paid travel assignments
- Highly competitive pay packages and paid on an hourly basis.
- Comprehensive orientation/practicum and continuous education
- Diverse assignments with flexible schedules
- Enjoy a great work/ life balance with daytime hours, Monday to Friday (on call required depending on role)