Job title: RN Coordinator, 24/7 Concurrent Disorders Inpatient Unit

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority

Job description: Company : IWK HealthReq ID: 183302
Department/Program: AIS Addictions/Concurrent 24/7, Mental Health And Addictions
Location: Halifax
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)Start Date: ASAP
Union Status: NSNU Nursing, Nursing Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $40.7679 – $51.8628 /hour
Closing Date: July 07, 2024 (Applications are accepted until 23:59 Atlantic Time)IWK Health is a respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million children, youth, adults and families each year across the Atlantic region. We have a team of approximately 4000 employees, physicians, volunteers and learners at sites across . People build careers with IWK Health with our focus on training and mentorship opportunities. We recognize each other’s talent and celebrate our successes. We collaborate in modern facilities or virtually from home, align our work to our , and enjoy access to enhanced and wellness programs. We are proud to support our patients, families and communities and are grateful for the generous donor support we receive.Promoting an anti-racist environment, and calling out discrimination as we work and provide care, is important to us. We are located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Working in Mi’kma’ki and providing care to those across Atlantic Canada is a shared privilege with the original inhabitants who have lived here for many thousands of years prior to colonization. There are 13 First Nation communities across Nova Scotia, and more than 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities who also have a long, deep, and complex history dating back over 400 years. We have the highest percentage of people with disabilities in the country. Nova Scotia has the highest proportions of transgender and non-binary people than any other province or territory in the country. We are active in our work to eliminate discrimination, but have more work to do to build that trust, acknowledge our biases and reduce the barriers our diverse communities face. We want IWK Health to be a safe and supportive space of equity and belonging in the care we provide and the employment we offer. We welcome all interested persons who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply to support our goal for our workforce to be representative of the patients, families, and communities that we care for at all job levels.The OpportunityReporting to the Clinical Manager, Adolescent Intensive Services through the Clinical Leader of Operations, the Unit Coordinator (RN3) of the 24/7 Concurrent Disorders Inpatient Unit is responsible for the supervision and coordination of all nursing and patient-related care and functions on the 24/7 inpatient unit. The Unit Coordinator works to full scope of nursing practice within a collaborative interprofessional team.The Unit Coordinator ensures that the principles and practices that guide the IWK Health Centre’s Mental Health and Addictions Program such as the mission, vision, values, expected behaviours, leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, professional standards, and codes of ethics, safety, quality, partnership and interprofessional collaboration are integrated within the Adolescent Intensive Service 24/7 Concurrent Disorders Inpatient Unit.The Unit Coordinator is responsible and accountable for the following:

  • Coordinating the unit function in collaboration with the Clinical Leader of Operation to provide an interprofessional approach to care.
  • Identifying, promoting, and collaboratively working toward common interprofessional goals.
  • Facilitating change to overcome issues as identified by audits, staff meetings, patients/families, physicians, and other patient related departments, as well in response to changes in practice/policy.
  • Taking initiative, identifying opportunities for improvement, and finding innovative ways to change and optimize operations of the unit.
  • Providing clinical support to nursing staff on the unit by assisting them with in the assessment, planning, evaluation and documentation of care.
  • Collaborating with the Clinical Leader of Operations when corrective action is required.
  • Demonstrating and promoting excellence in communication and interpersonal professional relationships with staff, patients, families, other care areas of AIS, and the Mental Health and Addictions Program.
  • Facilitating patient care assignment, and assigning breaks.
  • Other duties as required.

Hours of WorkMonday-Friday, 0700-1500 (7.5hr shifts), flexibility required.Your Qualifications

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  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing (BN or BScN) required.
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure by the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN)
  • Three to five years experience in youth mental health and addiction nursing required.
  • Successful completion of a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Basic Life Support (BLS) course within the last 12 months required or successful completion of a BLS Renewal Challenge Certificate required.
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certification required.
  • CNA Psychiatric Nursing Mental Health Certification preferred.
  • Post graduate certification in Mental Health Nursing (RNPDC) preferred.
  • Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention Training preferred.
  • Ability to support/co-facilitate psychoeducational, psycho-therapeutic, life skills and recreation therapy evidence based groups.
  • Recent experience in a mental health and addiction inpatient unit preferred; AIS experience an asset.
  • Recent demonstrated experience in a Charge Nurse capacity is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, make informed decisions, set objectives, implement policies/procedures/standards, and to generate creative, innovative, and realistic problem solving actions.
  • Knowledge of addictions, substance misuse and harm-reduction approach to treatment preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, patient and family centred care required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within an interprofessional team and to work independently required.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, including clinical judgment, problem-solving, and decision making abilities required.
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills and ability to take initiative required.
  • Demonstrated ability and skills as a clinical preceptor required.
  • Demonstrated ability to function and manage multiple priorities within complex systems required.
  • Demonstrated effective communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and leadership skills required.
  • Demonstrated professionalism and ability to conduct oneself in a mature manner required.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain internal and external partnerships required.
  • Demonstrated excellent time management, workload prioritization, and organizational skills required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and practice required.
  • Demonstrated experience and competency with Meditech/PCI an asset.
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license and willingness to drive program van as required.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset.

Thank you for your interest in IWK Health.Please note that we only contact applicants selected for interview/testing. If we invite you to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) you have the right to request accommodation. Please discuss your needs when invited to the assessment process.This is a Nursing bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.An offer of employment is conditional upon the completion and satisfactory results of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials.If you are an employee of IWK Health, please apply through the to ensure you are flagged as an internal applicant.

Location: Halifax, NS

Job date: Fri, 28 Jun 2024 03:09:51 GMT