Key Accountabilities:
  • Work under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse and/or Registered Practical Nurse
  • Instruct, counsel, and assist patients in personal hygiene, life skills and encourage development of acceptable social behavior, provide direct basic care and assist with activities of daily living
  • Assist with patient socialization and recreational activities at Waypoint
  • Report to the team leader/charge nurse any observations of physical and behavioral issues related to patients, document in the electronic clinical file; maintain confidentiality in accordance with the Mental Health Act and Waypoint policy, and are subject to the same ethical standards as registered staff.
  • Provide a safe, therapeutic environment for patients who are experiencing physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral challenges
  • Provide escorts of patients within the facility and where appropriate to outside agencies
  • Participating in planned and emergency restraints

  • Developmental Support Worker diploma, or Personal Support Worker diploma (inclusive of any College, Private College or Adult Education Facility that includes a minimum of 600 joint classroom and practical experience hours) and/or successful completion of at least one year of a recognized Nursing Program (BScN or Practical Nursing)
  • Current CPR and First Aid
  • Preference for recent and related experience with dually diagnosed and/or autism spectrum disorder patient population
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience with personal support theory and procedures
  • Experience with basic patient care procedures (including mobility, hygiene and feeding) and the use of assistive devices
  • Recent and related experience working in a mental health facility or service is preferred
  • Preference for experience working with complex patients who are demonstrating treatment-resistant symptoms
  • Recent experience with Patient Safety and Risk Management policies and standards, including all hospital codes and interventions
  • Results oriented work ethic to work independently and undertake tasks needed to accomplish work objectives and deliver quality, consistent and timely results
  • Demonstrated leadership, conflict resolution, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to adapt readily to change
  • Models and promotes core ethical practice, Waypoint Values (Caring, Respect, Accountability, Innovation), and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude
  • Preference for proficiency in French/English language
Job Category: Health Services
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: ontario

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