Norquest College

PSYCHIATRIC NURSE

CA-AB-Edmonton
1 month ago
Job ID
2017-1924
# Positions
1
Job Type
Full Time
Job Industry
Education, Healthcare and Medical Services
Career Level
Entry Level, Experienced
Years of Experience
3

Job Description

PSYCHIATRIC NURSE

STUDENT SERVICES AND OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR

 

NorQuest College helps students unlock their potential and realize their dreams. We are Challenge Positive and embrace every situation as an opportunity. As Alberta’s largest community college and regional steward for the greater Edmonton region, we play an integral role in Alberta’s education system. NorQuest College offers a vibrant, inclusive, diverse and student-centered learning environment that transforms lives and strengthens communities. We are nationally recognized leaders in health, community studies and business post-secondary career programs, as well as foundational, intercultural and language training. We are proud to offer our employees meaningful work, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits program and a commitment to a positive work/life balance. This is an exciting time to be a part of NorQuest College. Take a step forward with us. Together, we can help build and sustain a strong province for future generations.

 

Reporting to the Manager of Student Wellness & Accessibility, the Psychiatric Nurse’s primary function is to identify and respond to medical and mental health emergencies, provide medical and mental health counselling, information, and support and community referrals for students. This will include development and delivery of student health education programs, monitoring of immunizations, providing emergency/ routine care, community referrals and, N95 Mask Fit Testing.  This role will promote and assist students with restoring and maintaining health and well-being and will have an active role in the Workplace Health Safety and Wellness Committee.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychiatric Nursing is required. A nursing diploma with a specialized certification in psychiatric nursing with a considerable amount of experience may be considered.
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience in a community setting or public mental health nursing setting is required.
  • Recent experience responding to medical emergencies is required.
  • Ability to provide assist students with mental health related concerns
  • Ability to provide education to students and staff regarding health- related topics
  • Experience reviewing immunization records would be an asset
  • Experience conducting N95 mask fit testing would be an asset
  • Experience establishing/maintaining a network of contacts and community resources
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, in both verbal and written formats
  • Must be independent, organized, and detail oriented
  • Communicates with a high level of professionalism, discretion, and courtesy

 

NOTE: Due to position requirements candidates must be prepared to provide a current criminal record check upon request.

TO APPLY: If you meet the requirements of this position and wish to apply please continue with this on-line process, by uploading your cover letter and resume as one document.

SALARY: $59,380 - 77,106 per annum; Commensurate with education and experience. Immediate enrollment in Benefits and the Public Service Pension Plan. This position offers generous vacation entitlement with structured day-time hours.

CLOSING DATE: Open until suitable candidate found.

COMPETITION NUMBER: P4499-04-16

NOTE: Notification of receipt will only be made to on-line applicants. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 28 days.

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