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Registered Nurse - Mental Health Focus

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Reporting to the Associate Director of Wellness and Development, this position promotes, maintains and improves the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of College students and employees by means of health assessments, preventative health care, health education, health counselling and emergency care of the sick or injured. In addition, the incumbent will assist in ensuring legislative and contractual health requirements are met by students prior to commencing academic placements as well as participate on committees representing Health Services, Student Success & Engagement and the College. The incumbent is part of an interdisciplinary team providing nursing care and using the nursing process in the promotion of mental health and care of students experiencing mental health disorders. The development of a therapeutic relationship, is the foundation from which the registered nurse enters into a partnership with the student and through the use of the human sciences, and the art of caring, will develop helping relationships to assess and clarify goals and achievements of the student, (RNAO, 2002b). The incumbent has specialized training and work experience in the area of mental health which allows them the skills and competency to assist students in crisis or at high risk; provides evaluation, triage and case manages the students’ mental health care needs, as determined in collaboration with the health care team; and works with members of the Student Support and Intervention Team (SSIT) committee to help manage and support students of concern. The incumbent is expected to perform duties in accordance with the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations including, but not limited to, wearing/using protective equipment, devices, and/or clothing. In addition, the incumbent is expected to report to their supervisor any safety concerns, unsafe conditions or acts and any contraventions of the Act or regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, any defects in, or the absence of, protective devices or equipment.


The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, be a Registered Nurse, and have AMFR, WHMIS, Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health and Nurse Certification. Alongside this the successful candidate will have a minimum of three years of experience that must include crisis/trauma counselling, a working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, College of Nurses, Registered Privacy/Confidentiality Act, Substitute Decision Act, and Health Care Consent Act. Specialized training and work experience in the area of mental health which allows the competency to deal with Mental Health crisis is essential. Additional qualifications include: superior verbal and written communication skills; ability to utilize MS Office software; demonstrated leadership, organizational and problem solving skills; and the ability to work independently as well as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Reports To:

Associate Director, Student Wellness & Development

Job Type:

Full Time

Job Classification:

Support Staff


Hours of Work: 35 hours (Occasionally at short notice evening and weekend time will be required, including the possibility of overtime)


Student Success & Engagement/Student Wellness & Development

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Hourly Wage Rate:

Payband I, Start Rate: $33.17 Maximum Rate: $38.44

Hours of Work:

35 Hours per week

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