Registered Practical Nurse (Mental Health Services)

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Job Category:
Adult InPatient (H6 - IPMHP)
Job Type:
Temporary Full Time
Standard Work Hours:
37.5 hours/week
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Registered Practical Nurses possess a defined body of knowledge, clinical skills, procedural skills and professional attitudes, which are directed to effective patient and family-centered care. RPNs apply these competencies to collect and interpret information, make appropriate nursing clinical decisions, and carry out therapeutic nursing interventions. In collaboration with the Registered Nurse, RPNs apply these competencies within the boundaries of their knowledge, skill and judgment, personal expertise, the healthcare setting and the patient's preferences. The role is guided by codes of ethics and a commitment to clinical competence, their care is characterized by up-to-date, resource-efficient clinical practice as well as with effective communication in partnership with patients and families and other health care providers. In addition, the RPN is responsible for mental status exams, individual therapy, group therapy, family support sessions, and discharge planning and coordination.



- Registered Practical Nurse with current Certificate of Registration issued by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
- Completion of a mental health nursing course from accredited college, or a commitment to attend and complete the education within one year of hire.
- Training with cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy, solution focused therapy and group therapy an asset.
-  Life skill certificate is an asset.



- 2 years of recent experience in an acute care mental health setting.
- Demonstrated ability to contribute to and execute multidisciplinary plans of care.
- Sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act.
- Sound knowledge of counseling and therapeutic techniques.
- Demonstrated ability to implement plan of care including independent and interdependent nursing functions.
- Demonstrated ability to participate in unit quality initiatives and measurements including the collection of workload statistics.
- Demonstrated ability to use cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy, solution focused therapy, and group therapy skills. 
- Demonstrated motivation to pursue educational goals.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team.
- Demonstrated understanding of accountability based practice.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Good work and attendance record required.
- All employees of Toronto East Health network - Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) [formerly Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH)] agree to work within the legislated practices of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario.
- All employees of MGH are responsible to contribute to a transparent culture of patient and staff safety by adhering to and abiding by patient and staff safety policies and procedures set by MGH.
-  All employees are accountable for protecting the psychological health and safety of themselves and their co-workers through adherence to Toronto East Health network's policies and practices.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.