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EARLY INTERVENTION FOR PSYCHOSIS NURSE 064R2-21-2

MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTIONS, HEALTH SERVICES

Contract

Applications will be received by Six Nations of the Grand River and Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT) up until 4:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 for the Early Intervention for Psychosis Nurse with Mental Health and Addictions, Health Services Department. The Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form, Job Posting and Job Description are available for printing from the www.greatsn.com website. Online applications accepted through StaffHR@sixnations.ca.

NO LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED. Applicants from Six Nations and other First Nations will be given preference to deliver programs and services in a First Nations community.

JOB SUMMARY: The Intervention for Psychosis Nurse reports to and works under the direction and supervision of the Mental Health & Addictions Manager, Six Nations Elected Council. To assist the Mental Health & Addictions Manager in the performance of statutory, advisory and operational duties related to the successful integration of Early Psychosis Intervention and Mental Health & Addiction clients into the community. To assist the Mental Health & Addictions Manager and Director of Health Services in the provision of a culturally appropriate clinical community mental health & addictions program.

Type Contract
Closing Date  May 26, 2021.
Hours of Work  35 hours weekly
Wage TBD

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Registered Nurse with a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Degree; OR
  • Registered Nurse with a diploma in Nursing; OR
  • Registered Practical Nurse
  • Willingness to pursue Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing
  • Member of the College of Nurses of Ontario with a current license
  • Must have a current cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and first-aid certificate.
  • Understands the importance of confidentiality and the ability to work with tact and discretion.
  • Must have a vehicle and a Class G driver`s license.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: (Choose one method ONLY):

Method #1:  Email – Applications must include all of the following:

  1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form.
  2. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
  3. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
  4. Copy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  5. Email all documents (in a .doc or .pdf file) listed above to StaffHR@sixnations.ca.

Please ensure that the SUBJECT LINE of your email states:

Early Intervention for Psychosis Nurse – Contract – 064R2-21-2

Method #2: Mailed or Hand Delivered – Applications must include all of the following:

  1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form.
  2. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
  3. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
  4. Photocopy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  5. Place all documents listed above in a sealed envelope and mail to or drop off at:

Early Intervention for Psychosis Nurse – Contract – 064R2-21-2

c/o Reception Desk

Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT)

P.O. Box 69, 16 Sunrise Court

Ohsweken, Ontario  N0A 1M0

POSITION DESCRIPTION – HEALTH SERVICES

POSITION TITLE:           Early Psychosis Intervention Clinical Family Educator

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

Reports to and works under the direction and supervision of the Mental Health & Addictions Manager, Six Nations Elected Council.

PURPOSE & SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

To assist the Mental Health & Addictions Manager in the performance of statutory, advisory and operational duties related to the successful integration of Early Psychosis Intervention and Mental Health & Addiction clients into the community.

To assist the Mental Health & Addictions Manager and Director of Health Services in the provision of a culturally appropriate clinical community mental health & addictions program.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical Functions:

  • Employs appropriate nursing skills in the delivery of service to clients including assessment skills, use of nursing process in preparing plans of care for clients, manual dexterity in performing nursing procedures and excellent communication skills re: interpersonal relations, supportive listening, emotional support and health teaching.
  • Responds to community crisis with assistant as appropriate.
  • Provides crisis response coverage during regular work hours.
  • Provides crisis response coverage on a rotational basis.
  • Provides opportunities for student employment and student placements with Mental Health & Addictions by supervising appropriate student placements and summer student employment relevant to position.

Communications Functions:

  • Advocates for optimum client health as requested, including but not limited to shelter, finance, food, education etc.
  • Involves appropriate health team members in the delivery of culturally appropriate health care as identified by client need and consent.
  • Provides client and family education in relation to relevant health needs.
  • Educates client and family on outcomes of prescribed treatment.
  • Advocates compliance to prescribed treatment for optimum health.
  • Attends staff and program meetings as required.

Administrative Functions:

  • Manages individual client cases in a wholistic and culturally appropriate manner.
  • Monitoring client progression under prescribed treatment.
  • Development and delivery of community education programs for client families, community members, agencies and educational institutions.
  • Maintains documentation according to professional nursing standards and guidelines.
  • Employs effective decision-making skills to prioritize program needs, client needs and crisis response.
  • Maintains clinic statistics by fulfilling annual work plan activities and documenting of required information.

Other Functions:

  • Adheres to principles of safety re: body secretion precautions and procedures, correct disposal of bio-medical wastes, management of incidents/accidents/disasters as per protocols in terms of precaution, action, reporting and follow-up.
  • Performs related duties respective of educational qualifications and skill as may be required by the Director of Health Services and/or Mental Health & Addictions Services.
  • Provides support to the Six Nations Emergency Measures Plan by ensuring awareness of the Emergency Measures Plan and assistance as instructed by the Director of Health Services
  • Provides individualized support, personal planning and life skills to clients with serious mental illnesses in a supportive housing environment as necessary.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work requires physical activity and mental stress; requires working inside/outside; requires travel; requires extensive interactions with the public, who at times may be hostile or irate; subject to interruptions, deadlines, unscheduled hours.
  • Work requires the ability to prioritize tasks, work independently with minimal supervision, and cope with many demands and time constraints.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

With the Mental Health & Addictions Manager

Receives direction and guidance and discusses plans, prioritizes to ensure tasks are done efficiently and effectively, receives instruction and supervision.

With Six Nations Human Services Committee

Provides technical support and advice for administration and operational responsibilities. Develops positive relationships with individuals, families and leaders of the Six Nations Community.

With Other Staff

Promotes courtesy, cooperation and teamwork with all staff.

With External Agencies

Represents and promotes Six Nations interests relative to Health Services, maintains awareness of legislative policy and program changes; seeks to develop sound, professional working relationships.

With the Public

Represents and promotes the health service interests of Six Nations; works in a courteous, cooperative, positive proactive manner.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Registered Nurse with a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Degree; OR
  • Registered Nurse with a diploma in Nursing; OR
  • Registered Practical Nurse
  • Willingness to pursue Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing
  • Member of the College of Nurses of Ontario with a current license
  • Must have a current cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and first-aid certificate.
  • Understands the importance of confidentiality and the ability to work with tact and discretion.
  • Must have a vehicle and a Class G driver`s license.

Other Related Skills:

  • Knowledge of computers in Microsoft Office – MS Word & Excel an asset
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Good knowledge of the Six Nations Community
  • Willingness to maintain ongoing professional competency

IMPACT OF ERROR:

Errors in judgement and in the conduct of duties could lead to loss credibility, poor public relation, confusion, duplication of effort and misinformation being given to the Director of Health Services, Human Services Committee, Six Nations Elected Council, Government Agencies and the public.

CONTROL:

Guiding principles set by Health Services Department and Six Nations Elected Council. Works within the administrative policies and procedures established by the Six Nations Elected Council for the Health Services Department and other legislation provided by the respective governments.

Interested applicants: Please be sure to include SNGREC’s Employment Application Form with your submission.