Registered Psychiatric Nurse

  • 6 Weeks Minimum
  • According to your availabilities
  • Anywhere

MON+ in collaboration with the government of nunavut

Under the direction of the Supervisor Interdisciplinary Practice or designate, the incumbent may work as the only professionally registered practitioner in the community to deliver specialized services to individuals with mental illness and/or problems, concurrent disorders addictions and suicide ideations/attempts. This will include prevention, intervention and educational activities to promote mental wellness and reduce risk factors, stigma and discrimination.


  • Conducts psychiatric assessments, mental status exams, suicide risk assessment, identification of persons at risk of harm to self and/or others, crisis intervention and debriefing;
  • Arranges psychiatry clinics for community members, delivered by the RPN/RN and/or visiting medical professionals;
  • Attends weekly rounds with mental health and consulting psychiatrists to review clients and consult on patient treatment;
  • General counselling, utilizing a strength based, client centered approach;
  • Provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-informed counselling;
  • Provides coaching and/or identification of priorities for other team members concerning life skills to promote independent living by:
    • Assisting clients with daily tasks, e.g., compliance with medication
    • Education to clients regarding activities of daily living
    • Provides education and support to families and community members who are supporting clients with mental illness;
  • Providing non-emergency and emergency mental health treatment services;
  • Arranging for safe client transport as required; acting as medical escort when required;
  • Administers pharmaceuticals in accordance with established regulations, policies, practices, safety procedures and as outlined in the Health Centers;

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse or Registered Nurse (preferably with Certification in Mental Health) and Registration with a professional governing body in good standing, adhering to all legal and ethical standards;
  • Minimum three years psychiatric nursing experience (preferably five years psychiatric nursing experience);
  • Knowledge of Mental health problems/illnesses, addictions, concurrent disorders, suicide, family violence, and intergenerational trauma, and its related current best practices and resources, trauma/PTSD, addictions and concurrent disorders;
  • Extended role certification or experience in Nunavut;
  • Knowledge of most current DSM;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license;
  • Knowledge of non-violent crisis intervention;
  • Vulnerable Sector and Criminal records checks required

Working conditions

  • Paid for every day worked (Various communities);
  • Salary condition to be discussed later;
  • Daily schedule: 8h30 to 17h00 with1 hour for lunch (Or, any similar consideration as determined by the department);
  • Travel fees, accommodation and food allowance are provided;
  • Free to choose your assignment among several opportunities in various communities;
  • Fly-In/Fly-Out contracts according to your availabilities (4 weeks up to 3 months).

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