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Psychiatric Assessment Nurse

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Emergency Department


Part Time

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Applications are now being accepted for a Part Time Psychiatric Assessment Nurse to work in Emergency.As well as providing emergency care to the emergency patients, the psychiatric assessment nurse will conduct mental health and risk assessments of patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with a mental health crisis. Successful candidates will provide full scope of nursing care to mental health patients requiring extended treatment and care while in the ED. This position is expected to begin immediately. The successful applicant will be required to work 37.50 hours per pay period.


  • Current Certificate of Competence with the College of Nurses
  • CNA Certification in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing preferred, or willing to obtain
  • Current ACLS & BCLS certification within one (1) year
  • Certified in Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention (NVCPI) preferred
  • Knowledge of Mental Health and Addictions best practices and processes, ED standards of care and current legislation (i.e. Mental Health Act, FIPPA, PHIPA and Mental Health Care Consent Act)
  • Triage certification required or will pursue within two (2) years
  • IV therapy experience

Skills and Ability

  • Excellent time management/organizational skills required
  • Demonstrated skills in day to day problem solving including but not limited to: patient safety and conflict resolution
  • Ability to lead and implement change effectively with a focus on patient centered care and patient safety
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary and inter-professional collaborative care team
  • Demonstrated ability to promote staff development, quality improvement and patient and family centered care
  • Ability to use related information system tools (i.e. MS4, EDIS, Oculys, OTN)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Crisis management skills
  • Care of non-mental health Emergency patient in the Critical Care Department will be required

Work Experience

  • 2 years recent experience working in an Emergency Department preferred
  • 5 years recent psychiatric and mental health nursing experience in hospital or community based preferred


  • Good attendance record and a level of fitness appropriate for the demands of the position is required
Erie Shores HealthCare is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations available on request in all parts of the recruitment and assessment process as required under ESHC’s Accommodation Policy
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