B-Community Mental Health Nurse

Job Details

RHA Job Number:
Number of Vacancies:
Registered Nurse
Saskatchewan Health Authority
Facility Name:
Regional Positions
ILEX Child & Youth - NW
Employment Type:
Employment Term:
Full Time
Posting Date:
December 2, 2021
Closing Date:
March 4, 2022 21:30
Hours of Work:
224.00 hours per 6 week rotation
Rate of Pay:
$40.410 to $50.400 (6 step range)

Job Description

Under the direction of a Program Manager and working within an interdisciplinary Mental Health and Addiction team, the Community Mental Health Nurse will provide a range of clinical services to a population of acute and persistent mental health disordered children, youth and their families. The Community Mental Health Nurse will use clinical knowledge and interpersonal skills in all aspects of professional practice pertinent to the Psychiatric Nursing Discipline. The incumbent will provide clinical nursing skills in the development and maintenance of community mental health treatment programs, and adhere to nursing practice standards.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Registered or eligible for registration with the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan (RPNAS) or Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA)

Requires a minimum of two years (postgraduate) recent recognized experience in a Community Mental Health setting working with children, youth and families presenting with acute and chronic mental health problems.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Organizational skills
  • Knowledge of normal child and adolescent development and psychopathology
  • Proven ability to work independently, set priorities and show initiative`
  • Ability to implement a variety of evidence based intervention strategies (individual or group) for individuals with mental health and addiction problems in a community based setting
  • Knowledge of community psychiatric nursing clinical standards of practice and the ability to develop and ensure compliance of those standards related to a community mental heath setting
  • Knowledge of the diversity of cultures, values and traditions and their impact on accessing mental health services
  • Leadership abilities and the ability to work within a change management model
  • Interpersonal competence, including effective problem solving and conflict resolutions skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team to manage complex and multiple demands
  • Ability to work in partnership within the community and possess a broad knowledge of community resources including treatment programs and support agencies
  • Ability to design, initiate and conduct in service training for other professionals
  • Ability to provide public education regarding children and youth and mental health concerns
  • Knowledge and practical application of the Mental Health Services Act and Health Information Protection Act and other legislation that impacts the work of clinicians in a mental health setting
  • Ability to enter and retrieve data in computer database systems
  • Knowledge and skill related to community psychiatric nursing practice including, but not limited to, assessment, triage, treatment, case management and medication usage and side effects
  • Ability to identify, implement and evaluate areas of client difficulty across a wide range of clinical presentation and formulate evidence based intervention
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal); Ability to document in a concise and timely manner

Other Information
  • External applicants applying to the Saskatchewan Health Authority are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of Vaccination will be required prior to offer of employment.

Additional Information

- Registered as a Psychiatric Nurse in the Province of Saskatchewan (RPNAS) - Ability to work flexible hours to meet client need and operational needs. - Requires a valid driver's license and access to a personal vehicle for use as needed. To be considered you are required to apply with a Cover Letter and Resume provided. External applicants must upload the following additional documents when applying for this job: - Current Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check (less than 6 months old) - Grade 12 or post-secondary education certificates If you have more than on-required additional document, place them into 1 file (preferably Microsoft Word or PDF) and upload under Additional Document on the Apply screen. Fax, E-Mail or Mail resumes to: Human Resources - P.O. Box 40, Buffalo Narrows, SK S0M 0J0 - Phone (306)235-2220 Fax (306)235-4604 E-mail: careers@kyrha.sk.ca **Please note that if not all relevant information is received, your application will not be considered. We thank all applicants for your interest; only those invited for interview will be contacted.
Geographic Location: Ile a la Crosse Health Centre
Expected Start Date: December 20, 2021
FTE®: 1.00
This posting will remain Open until Filled.

Organization & Community

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Saskatchewan Health Authority
Buffalo Narrows

Community Description

Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan is located in the northwest part of Saskatchewan, 425 km’s northwest of Prince Albert and 249 km’s north of Meadow Lake. Buffalo Narrows has a lot to offer and is a great recreational community all year round including fishing, hunting, boating, swimming, camping, sightseeing, touring, snowmobiling, skiing, etc.