HNHB Local Health Integration Network

  • Temporary Full Time Registered Nurse - Mental Health & Addictions (Youth)

    Competition Number
    NIAGARA - Office
    Position Group
    Closing Date
    Length of Term
    18 months (starts Nov 2018)
    Hours of Work
    Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
    ONA: $39.69 - $46.20 per hour
  • Position Summary


    To provide essential health related advice and support to educators within schools and develop individual care plans for clients with mental health and addictions needs, in collaboration with mental health workers where indicated. They will also be required to provide input to the mental health and addiction needs of students.


    Projected start date: November 12, 2018

    Core Duties - Responsibilities

    1. Advise educators on potential side-effects of different classes of medications
    2. Provide medical consultation to educators regarding issues such as medication management for individual students, particularly those with complex medical conditions concurrent with mental illness or addictions
    3. Liaise with children’s mental health agencies and primary care practitioners as required
    4. Provide support and/or intervention in complex issues such as refusal to attend treatment, self-harm, suicide, or violent behaviour
    5. Support educators to meet the complex medical and mental health needs of students who require extra supports for health and/or safety concerns of self and/or others
    6. Provide the support of a health professional in helping students and/or parent(s) to access services such as primary health care or a children’s mental health centre and provide education about options for treatment. 
    7. Provide essential health related advice and support to the Mental Health leaders in developing comprehensive board plans to address a collaborative response to the mental health needs of students.
    8. Act as a spokesperson as required, and interpret the role of the LHIN to clients, health care professionals and to the public.  Ensure positive public relations and effective co-ordination of services through ongoing liaison and participation on internal and external committees.
    9. Participate in the orientation of new staff, educators and students within district school boards.
    10. Assesses for and promotes a safe environment for clients, caregivers, family members, and staff. Adhere to health and safety policies/ practices developed and implemented by the LHIN.
    11. Participates in establishing, maintaining, and monitoring standards for the Case Management. This includes committee work and active participation and contribution to quality initiatives.
    12. Other duties as assigned.



    • Registered Nurse (BScN or diploma)
    • Case Management Certificate is an asset
    • Preference will be given to candidates with ASIST Training

    Knowledge & Experience

    • Minimum of two (2) years of experience relevant experience as a Registered Nurse (BScN or diploma)
    • Knowledge of the mental health and addictions service system for children and youth
    • Direct clinical experience in providing mental health and/or addictions services for children and youth
    • Solid knowledge of health care related legislation and practices

    Skills & Abilities

    • Advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills
    • Must be able to practice independently and interdependently
    • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
    • Effective organizational and planning skills
    • Basic proficiency with computerized information systems
    • French language is an asset
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
    • Demonstrates commitment to the LHIN's mission and values.
    • Effectively maintain a constant flow of verbal and written communication with others throughout the workplace as well as outside the organization. 
    • Able to communicate with clients’, their families, and other relevant individuals in order to follow through with care plan directives. 
    • Demonstrated awareness of cultural diversity, as well as ability to behave discreetly and sensitively to confidential issues.
    • Well-developed analytical and critical thinking skills are essential for the management of daily operations.  Analytical skills are required for activities such as: analyzing and interpreting information collected from clients’, physicians and other stakeholders; reporting and documentation.


    • Valid driver’s license
    • Access to a motor vehicle
    • Driving to and from client visits
    • Current CPR certification


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