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Career Opportunity

Posting Number: 241-17
Date of Posting: 2017-09-13
Closing Date: 2017-09-19

Registered Nurse - Inpatient Mental Health

Full-Time, Temporary (Approx. 12 months)
Owen Sound

Reporting to the Manager, Inpatient Mental Health, the Registered Nurse works collaboratively in an inter-disciplinary team to provide patient care within the professional scope of practice.  In addition this position shares patient care assignments on a rotational basis between the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit and Unit 4-5. In keeping with a client-focused philosophy, the functions of this role are to assist our patients and co-workers in achieving positive outcomes in a safe and therapeutic environment.

Qualifications / Skills / Abilities:


  • Current Ontario College of Nurses registration or eligibility
  • Successful completion of CNA for Mental Health or willingness to obtain
  • Recent Psychiatric Nursing experience within the past three years
  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Act and the DSM-V
  • Valid CPI Course
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct psychosocial and psychiatric assessment including a risk assessment
  • Knowledge of community resources and navigation of broader mental health system
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and respond effectively to emergent situations as assigned including charge nurse duties
  • Ability to provide a brief solution-focused therapy modality as well as support, advocacy and education services to patients and as needed to their support person(s)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, customer service and collaboration skills with patients, families and other healthcare professionals
  • Excellent leadership, problem solving, decision making, organizational and patient assessment skills
  • Commitment to continuing education and agreement to take mandatory courses
  • Plan, develop and conduct inpatient groups
  • Ability to work cooperatively within a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Ability to work all shifts, weekends and holidays
  • Satisfactory attendance and performance
  • Knowledge of and willingness to implement the principles of the Recovery Model into nursing practice
  • Knowledge of and adherence to GBHS ‘CARE’ Behaviours (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence)
  • Advocates and supports a culture of patient safety and demonstrates an understanding of how the department service and assigned responsibilities contribute to overall patient safety at GBHS through patient safety knowledge, skills and attitudes


  • Baccalaureate Degree in nursing

To be considered for this position, please submit a resume to the address or fax number below or complete the On-line Application form. Applications must be received in Human Resources no later than 4 p.m. on the closing date. Grey Bruce Health Services is an equal opportunity employer.

You can submit your resume to one of the following:

Phone: 519-376-2121 extension 2014
Fax: 519-372-3949
Mail: Attn: Human Resources Department
PO Box 1800
1800 8th Street East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 6M9


Contact HR

Mailing address: 1800 8th Street East Owen Sound, ON N4K 6M9

(519) 376-2121

(519) 372-3949


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