Mental Health Nurse (Registered Nurse)
About the Role
CASA is a trusted non-profit organization delivering holistic, culturally safe wrap-around mental health services to children and their families in Alberta. We do this through a team of specialized mental health professionals who are trauma experts committed to delivering outcomes-based programming in collaboration with community partners. CASA’s vision is a community where all children, youth and their families are provided timely mental health care and empowered to thrive.
CASA provides an opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary team that makes a positive impact on child and adolescent lives! At CASA, we also understand and value people as their full selves. We want you to be the best you can be, and enjoy a great work-life balance. We strive to create a learning environment for our teams with the opportunity for career growth and professional development.
CASA House is a voluntary tertiary care residential program for youth aged 12-17. CASA House has a multidisciplinary team that works closely with the youth from a bio-psycho-social treatment approach, and utilizes a trauma-informed approach in all areas of programming. Adolescents who come to CASA House have complex needs, including severe mental health challenges, family dysfunction, school issues, peer related issues and social/economic challenges.
Reporting to the clinical manager and working with the nursing professional practice lead, the mental health nurse works collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team to provide and coordinate services for children, youth and families.
The mental health nurse will:
Provide nursing assessments and plans of care for clients, including medication administration and monitoring, teaching, telephone follow-ups and health promotion.
Practice according to the code of ethics and practice standards of their specific professional college.
Assist with individual or group therapy as directed and as appropriate .
Coordinate with other professionals to promote continuity of care, and assist families with connecting to a primary care physician.
Identify service delivery improvements and suggest enhancements, utilizing a lens of evidence-informed practice and with consideration to the CASA strategic and operational plan.
Maintain client electronic health records in a complete and timely way.
Work collaboratively with the research department to assist with critical appraisal, evaluation and knowledge transfer.
Contribute to program and clinical team meetings.
Participate in planning and implementation of the recreation program at CASA House.
Classification: Registered nurse
Location: CASA House
Minimum Salary: $38.43
Maximum Salary: $50.59
Hours per Shift: 7.25
Shifts per Week: Per Rotation; Sunday to Thursday Evenings, Monday to Friday Days
Days Off: Two days per cycle
Completion of an accredited nursing education program.
Must be a member in good standing with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta.
A minimum of three years recent experience in pediatrics and mental health is required.
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).
Preferred experience in crisis intervention and de-escalation.
Knowledge of the Health Information and Protection of Privacy Information Acts in addition to professional organization’s ethics and standards of practice.
Familiarity with electronic medical records or similar information systems.
Ability to work autonomously, independently and to prioritize work activities.
Demonstrated ability to adapt to new or changing situations
Flexibility and skill with interpersonal situations.
Closing Date: November 3, 2022
All members of the CASA team are required to have a double vaccination status at this time.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the competition number in the subject line. While we appreciate all applications, only the successful candidates will be contacted.